If you read through this timeline of Jack Ruby's activities for the three days preceding the 24th, you realize that he was on the go constantly. It was frenetic. Day and night. There are a couple of references to him sleeping, but the amount of time he spent sleeping is incredibly little. Lots of people can tolerate an occasional sleepless night, but how many can tolerate several such nights in a row?
Jack Ruby was wired. He was sky-high on amphetamines. And that's why he could apparently get by on so little sleep.
But, the question is: were the plotters aware that he was taking huge doses of amphetamines? Was anyone urging him to take such huge doses? Were they helping him in any way, perhaps by supplying them? We know that Ruby saw a doctor at 6 PM on November 20. What was that about? We know he was being goaded to shoot Oswald, such as Officer Olsen telling him that somebody ought to cut Oswald inch by inch into ribbons and referring to Ruby as "the greatest guy in the world." Now, I'm not even going to assume that he thought such a ridiculous thing, but why would he say such a ridiculous thing, except to butter Ruby up?
Ruby's roommate George Senator is a VERY suspicious guy. He reportedly said that at 10:15 on Sunday morning, Ruby told him that he was going to kill Oswald. What? Then why didn't he call the police? And don't tell me that it's because he didn't think Ruby would actually do it. He knew Ruby was strung out on uppers. Even if you thought the chance was only 1 in 100, wouldn't you call the police?
But, let's assume, for the time being, that Ruby's drug-induced psychosis was a factor that the the plotters were aware of and were seeking to exploit. Well, how would they exploit it? By having Ruby shoot Oswald?
But, why would anyone choose to have a psychotic person bear a loaded gun and start shooting someone? Is it necessary for me to point out that things can go wrong at shootings- even when you don't have psychotic shooters?
The shooting of JFK went terribly wrong. Didn't it? And they, presumably, had the best snipers they could get. We can be certain that money was not a restraining factor in getting the best shooters.
And don't you think it was their expectation that the first shot would be lethal? Of course, that is the shot that missed. It was taken from a low elevation in the Dal-Tex building, and it went right over Kennedy's head. It may not have missed him by much. And then it went practically the whole length of Dealey Plaza before being brought to the ground by gravity. But really, the shooting of JFK was a fiasco. They accidentally shot Connally. Twice. And they didn't deliver a fatal shot to JFK until he was practically at the steps at the bottom of Dealey Plaza. Hey! It did not go well.
If the Dal-Tex shooter had hit Kennedy in the back of the head, it would not only have been fatal, but instantly fatal, and all the other shooters would have been called off. The spotters would have held them back. And surely, it would have been much better for the official story if there were never any shots taken from the front.
So, when it comes to shootings, things don't always go as planned- even with the best shooters. But, Ruby wasn't an expert shooter at all, and the idea that he could be trusted to shoot Oswald is ridiculous.
Do you understand that the shot that hit Oswald was a precision shot? They needed a shot, one shot, that would be fatal. If Oswald had survived the shot, it would have been an unmitigated disaster. They would have had no chance to do it again. Who would believe that a prisoner, under the tightest police security, could twice be shot, on two separate occasions, by an intruder? Nobody could believe that. Even Walter Cronkite would have balked at that. The one time stretches credulity a lot as it is, but twice? Again: nobody would believe it.
I mentioned the other evening that Ruby got by two police guards at the Main Street ramp. One of them was in a police car pulling out, but even so, he had eyes. He could see. And he knew Jack Ruby. And the other guy was on foot. The official story has it that he, Officer Vaughn, stepped into the street to hold up traffic so that Officer Pierce could get out, but was that really necessary. What if Vaughn wasn't there? Would have Pierce have been stuck? Unable to exit? Did he really need help doing a common, everyday, driving maneuver? And considering the lengths that the Dallas PD was going to to secure that garage, why would Vaughn de-prioritize that for even a moment?
How difficult was it to keep Ruby from entering that ramp? An 80 year old Walmart greeter could have done it with ease.
No, I'm afraid that when you really look, objectively, at the story of how Jack Ruby got through police security into the garage, you are forced to conclude one thing: that the Dallas Police let him in, that they wanted him to come in.
And if they wanted him to come in, then surely they wanted him to shoot Oswald.
But, would the Dallas Police actually let Ruby do the shooting? Pull the trigger? They knew he was strung out on drugs. They knew he was unstable. Stop thinking that this was easy, that anyone could do it. It was not just a matter of hitting Oswald. He had to be hit exactly the right way, to deliver a sure-fatal wound, and not hit anyone else.
And stop thinking that the Mafia put Ruby up to doing it. The Mafia was not involved. Ruby was not involved with any Mafia in Dallas. He was involved with Mafia in Florida and in Louisiana. So, unless they called in their threat and their order for him to kill Oswald, the Mafia wasn't involved. The Dallas Police were involved. The Mafia didn't let Ruby into that garage. Dallas policemen let Ruby into that garage.
But, here's the point: the official "lone-nut" Ruby story is just as ridiculous as the official "lone-nut" Oswald story. Both of them were set up.
And, just as I have been saying that they never actually would have armed Oswald and had him do any shooting (remember: he couldn't hit a rabbit with a shotgun in Russia) then likewise, if there was anyone involved in facilitating Ruby's presence in the garage, that they too would never have wanted him to actually do any shooting. Both Oswald and Ruby were just patsies.
Nobody would trust a psychotic, drug-strung maniac, like Ruby, with a precision shot.
And, Ruby did not take that shot. I'm telling you: James Bookhout did.