Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
“You all know me, I’m Jack Ruby,” Oswald’s assassin famously stated after silencing President Kennedy’s putative killer on November 24, 1963. He addressed the Dallas police who immediately took him into custody. Indeed, the proprietor of the Carousel strip club was well acquainted with most of the city’s police force – but does the public at large really know Jacob Rubenstein, the man who introduced himself to the world as “Jack Ruby”?
Rubenstein was born in Chicago’s heavily Jewish-immigrant Maxwell Street neighborhood in 1911; but even his birth is shrouded in an air of absurd mystery:
There is some confusion about his exact birth date. School records report it as June 23, April 25, March 13, and March 3, 1911. Other early official records list his date of birth as April 21 and April 26, 1911. During his adult life the date Ruby used most frequently was March 25. The police arrest report for November 24 gave his birth date as March 19, 1911.1
Ira Berkow, in his book Maxwell Street, calls it “one of the filthiest streets in the world”2 and paints this picture of its condition in the seventies:
Once, the stands made a continuous line along the curb for eight blocks. Many stands were torn down while others collapsed from sheer disregard, as Maxwell Street’s business declined. Even the Sunday market – always bustling – gave way to the emerging Sunday commerce in neat and safer suburban shopping centers.
One can get a good perspective of Maxwell Street from the walk of the low-arching Dan Ryan Expressway, the structure that lopped off the eastern end of the marketplace. From the expressway, Maxwell Street, with its hollow spaces between wooden stands, has the peculiar gaping smile of a Halloween pumpkin.
To the west, much of Maxwell Street and the surrounding area has been razed, though a few three-story, pitched-roof buildings from the turn of the century remain among the rubble and are still lived in. […]
Although truncated and waning, some of the old-time mood of Maxwell Street remains, recalling its heritage in the ancient labyrinths of Baghdad and Jerusalem.3
“Maxwell Street is the center of a ghetto about a mile square which served as a blighted garden of promise,” Berkow writes4.
The son of Jewish immigrants from what is now Poland, Jacob Rubenstein grew up speaking Yiddish in a violent and sometimes broken home and thrived in an atmosphere of street thuggery. He got into brawls with neighborhood toughs and helped his father make gin in his bathtub5. Notwithstanding these tawdry pastimes, however, Rubenstein was possessed of a strong racial pride, promising to his mother that he would never marry a goy and losing his temper whenever Jews were insulted. Private Rubenstein, while stationed at air bases in the South during World War II, even pummeled a sergeant who had called him a “Jew bastard”6. According to the Warren Commission Report:
Following his return from the Army, Ruby was described as ready to fight with any person who insulted Jews or the military. [His brother] Earl Ruby testified that on one occasion in 1946, Jack returned from downtown Chicago with his suit covered with blood. He explained at that time that he had fought with a person who had called him a “dirty Jew or something like that.”7
It was after the war that the Rubenstein brothers began styling themselves “Ruby”. It is at this point – from Rubenstein’s move to Dallas to help his sister manage her nightclub and up to the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald – that Berkow’s account of “Jack Ruby” becomes a blank. The reader is left to assume that these were uneventful years – or would be if not for Michael Collins Piper’s indispensable study Final Judgment.
Rubenstein was an associate of Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen during the postwar years, when Berkow conveniently loses his trail8. “Ruby’s criminal ties are legendary,” Piper elaborates.
As a youth in Chicago, Ruby worked for Al Capone himself. His other organized crime connections, in Chicago, Dallas and elsewhere have been documented time and again.
However […] Ruby was more than a low-level Jewish henchman in the employ of the Italian wing of organized crime.
Ruby, in fact, was very much a part of the Meyer Lansky Crime Syndicate and, what’s more – the Warren Commission’s conclusions notwithstanding – was also working for Lansky’s longtime collaborators in the CIA, itself tied closely with Israel’s Mossad […]9
JFK researcher James DiEugenio contributes that, “as with Oswald, the Warren Commission’s exploration of Ruby’s actual background was, to be kind, cursory. To be unkind, today it looks humorous.” DiEugenio continues:
For instance, the Commission famously wrote that Ruby had no significant link to organized crime. […] Yet the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) listed a series of phone calls made by Ruby in the month leading up to the murder of Kennedy. It clearly exposes that assertion as dubious. In fact, the House Select Committee specifically criticized both the Warren Commission and the FBI for “failing to analyze systematically … the data in those records.” […] Ruby’s phone usage went up by a factor of 300% in November of 1963. […] At this time, Ruby was in phone contact with the likes of Irwin Wiener, Barney Baker, Nofio Pecora, Lewis McWillie, and Dusty Miller, all of who had ties to organized crime. […] And as Jim Marrs writes in Crossfire, “the record shows his involvement in a number of criminal activities including gambling, narcotics, prostitution, and gun running.” […] But, as the quote above shows, these activities were not done only with the Mafia.
Ruby’s gun running was at least partly done with former CIA agent Thomas Eli Davis. […] Davis had a slight resemblance to Oswald and he used the name Oswald at times in his work. […] In fact, Ruby was so close to Davis that, after he shot Oswald, Ruby actually volunteered Davis’ name to his attorneys. Incredibly, Ruby said that if he beat the Oswald rap he wanted to go back into the gun running business with Davis. […] Both Davis and Ruby had been involved with another gun runner named Robert McKeown. […] McKeown had run guns to Castro and during one of Ruby’s contacts with McKeown, Ruby offered him 25,000 dollars for a letter of introduction to the Cuban dictator. […]
Less than three weeks after the assassination, Davis was attempting to sell guns in Morocco. He was arrested. While he was searched, the authorities found a strange handwritten letter on him referring to “Oswald” and the assassination. […] Geez, those are interesting Ruby connections to the JFK case: Castro, the Mafia, the CIA, and the usage of Oswald’s name. […]
Ruby also lied about how many times he had been to Cuba. He said he had been there only once, in August of 1959. […] Yet there is evidence Ruby was there two times just in that same year. Again, it appears the Commission tried to cover up this fact about Ruby. How? By blending the two trips, which took place in August and September, into one. […] Robert Blakey, Chief Counsel of the HSCA, once wrote that it was “…established beyond doubt that Ruby lied repeatedly and willfully to the FBI and the Warren Commission about the number of trips he made to Cuba and their duration … Their purpose, was to courier something, probably money, into or out of Cuba.” […]
The man who Ruby was closest to in Havana was the mob associated gambler, Lewis McWillie. […] While managing the Tropicana in Havana, McWillie became associated with some of the Mob’s top leaders like Santo Trafficante and Meyer Lansky, who were part owners. […]
Further, Ruby was reportedly involved in gun running with Miami arms dealer Eddie Browder. Browder was also involved with Sturgis. […] Frank Sturgis, of course, was connected to the CIA, Castro, and the Mafia. […]
In fact, this aspect of Ruby’s life – his relations to CIA-Mafia activities in Cuba – was obvious to even Commission staffers. Warren Commission attorneys Leon Hubert and Burt Griffin, who ran the Ruby investigation, wrote a memo to Chief Counsel J. Lee Rankin in March of 1964. They wrote that, “The most promising links between Jack Ruby and the assassination of President Kennedy are established through underworld figures and anti-Castro Cubans and extreme right-wing Americans.” […] Two months later, they wrote another memo: “We believe that a reasonable possibility exists that Ruby has maintained a close interest in Cuban affairs to the extent necessary to participate in gun sales and smuggling … Neither Oswald’s Cuban interests in Dallas nor Ruby’s Cuban activities have been adequately explored … We believe the possibility exists, based on evidence already available, that Ruby was involved in illegal dealings with Cuban elements who might have had contact with Oswald. The existence of such dealings can only be surmised since the present investigation has not focused on that area.” […]
Like Oswald, Jack Ruby was in the middle of the Cuban conflict as it extended into the United States. And he connected to each of the domestic power centers that interacted with that conflict. […]
As most everyone knows today […] Ruby was also an FBI informant. A fact that J. Edgar Hoover tried to get the Warren Commission to conceal. Which they willingly did for him. […] As one FBI report, partly censored by the Warren Commission revealed, the FBI not only knew about Ruby’s ties to underworld gambling in Dallas and Fort Worth, but their informant said that for Ruby to carry them on as he did, he had to have police connections in both cities.10
Peter Dale Scott has connected Rubenstein to Meyer Lansky’s international narcotics syndicate, “probably the biggest drug-smuggling channel into the United States.”11 Piper continues:
Now although Jack Ruby was long known to be proud of his Jewish heritage, what is little known is that Ruby himself had an intimate connection with an individual with deep ties to the world of intelligence and to the pro-Israel lobby in the United States. This was Ruby’s “longtime associate and former lawyer,” Luis Kutner of Chicago, who had represented Ruby when Ruby was called before the staff of the Kefauver Senate Rackets Committee in 1950 to discuss underworld activities in his former home base of Chicago. According to Kutner, Ruby’s offer was contingent upon the condition that the Kefauver Committee stay away from investigating organized crime in Dallas where Ruby was by then ensconced. […]
Although a “mob lawyer,” it seems, Kutner did have additional interesting connections. According to Scott, “Kutner, by his own account, had known Ruby since 1936, when he had used Ruby to ‘run errands’ in his unsuccessful 1936 congressional campaign. Later Kutner had inserted himself into what can only be described as international intelligence operations, ranging from Latin American coups to the defense of ousted Congolese leader Moise Tshombe.”
But Kutner was himself also active in efforts to advance the interests of Israel. He was among a host of people who formed the Center for Global Security, Inc., which he served as “honorary counsel.” Serving as “honorary chairman” of this pro-Israel lobbying group was General Julius Klein, an American military figure who not only played a major role in supplying weapons to the Israeli Haganah underground prior to the establishment of Israel, but also assisted in the founding and training of the Israeli Mossad.
Klein also later served as chairman of the Swiss-Israel Trade Bank on whose board of directors was Mossad financier and arms procurer Tibor Rosenbaum, founder of the Banque De Credit International of Switzerland, Meyer Lansky’s chief European money laundry. […]
JFK researcher A.J. Weberman has revealed the little-known fact that Ruby traveled to Israel in 1955 and that while in San Francisco that year, Ruby told a friend, “After I leave here I’m going to Florida to buy a load of contraband to send to Israel.” […]
In addition, citing FBI documents, Weberman notes that Lawrence Meyers, Ruby’s long-time friend with whom he met at the Cabana Motel the night before the JFK assassination was a salesman for Ero Manufacturing. The FBI determined that calls were made from Ero to a corporation investigated for illegal arms shipments to Israel.
There is, in fact, evidence of other Ruby connections to Israel at the time of the JFK assassination itself. It is well known that while Ruby was milling about the Dallas Police Department after the assassination that Ruby claimed to be translating for Israeli “reporters” who were on the scene.
This is interesting, obviously, in that it seems unlikely that Israeli correspondents in the United States would have English capabilities so lacking they required the services of a Dallas strip club operator.12
In addition to Rubenstein’s relationship with Dallas police, it is interesting to note that, as Berkow claims, he also courted the press:
Ruby had ingratiated himself with local police authorities. He thought it was good business, as well as something to satisfy his urge for respectability. He did the same with the newspapermen and with various businessmen. He always seemed self-conscious about his looks, his lisp, his background, his business, always seemed to be trying to prove something, always seemed to be trying to be bigger than life. Lenny Bruce called him “the Jewish cowboy.”13
Rubenstein’s theatricality and his courtship of reporters is crucial to an understanding of the myth creation that was accomplished with the assassination of Oswald – the patriotic, all-American immigrant’s son and “Jewish cowboy” who loved his country not wisely, but too well. Rubenstein himself claimed to have shot Oswald so as to spare Jackie Kennedy the horror of having to sit through the assassin’s trial14. Earl Rubenstein, who ran a large laundry business in Detroit, did much to contribute to this mythology. “I think Jack was a very good Jew and a very good American,” the brother told Berkow. “He believed in America. He really did.” Rubenstein even goes as far as to characterize the Jews as a people uniquely wounded and grieved by the country’s loss of President Kennedy.
He was a man our age. He was our generation. Our President. Everybody loved him, you know. That’s why I put this picture up on my wall in ’61. He was also kindly toward the Jews, toward Israel. He put a Jew, Arthur Goldberg, into his cabinet. Come to think of it, Sirhan Sirhan killed Bobby Kennedy because of his friendly views toward Israel and Jews.15
Earl Rubenstein, too, was quick to dismiss any talk of a conspiracy in the matter of JFK’s death. “Something funny,” he says of his contacts with Jack after Oswald’s murder. “We spoke in Yiddish when we wanted to discuss something confidential, like family matters. And that’s when some reporters thought we were really talking about secret things.”16 Berkow gives this account of Jacob Rubenstein’s final days:
In jail, the prisoner was guarded twenty-four hours a day. He spent much of his time playing gin rummy with the guards. He cheated, the guards said, in keeping score.
He read newspapers, a Hebrew Bible, novels with erotic themes, and dictionaries. He prided himself on being a faultless speller. He told those policemen he became close to that he had acted “to show the world Jews had guts.” […]
Ruby worried that attempts to link him with a conspiracy would result in harm to his family, to Jews generally. […]
By 1966, Ruby had developed cancer. He was apparently also a tormented man mentally. His lawyer, Elmer Gertz, said, “He was fifty-five and he looked like a man of eighty.”
Gertz said, “At various times, apparently depending on the subject, Ruby appeared sane or insane during his final illness. He thought the Dallas jail was a Buchenwald.”17
So JFK had to be killed, his patsy “assassin” silenced, and Israel’s nuclear arsenal fully developed at U.S. taxpayer expense because …“Six Million Jews”!