Tim Gratz Posted January 22, 2005 Share Posted January 22, 2005 John has suggested (and I concur) that the “cover-up” may have been implemented by people unrelated to the conspirators. As an illustration, consider the following: As most of you probably know, shortly after Ruby killed LHO, a British journalist approached either the FBI and stated that he had been in prison in Cuba in 1959 and he believed he had seen Ruby visiting an American gangster named “Santos”. The journalist requested photographs of Ruby so he could verify his recollection. The FBI sent an urgent cable to London requesting that the London FBI cease this line of inquiry. The FBI cable stated: “Prior information available at Bureau that Ruby in Havana, Cuba in 1959. Bureau desires no further investigation re Wilson.” The FBI never informed the WC of this possible connection between Jack Ruby and Santo Trafficante, Jr. In “Deep Politics and the Death of JFK”, Peter Dale Scott argues that the urgent intervention by FBI HQ may have been motivated by the FBI’s knowledge that “Santos” had worked with the CIA to attempt to kill Castro. About the last thing our government wanted to be publicly revealed was that it had plotted the murder of Fidel Castro with the assistance of the underworld. I have not read all of “The Assassination Tapes” but I do not believe that Hoover ever mentioned this to LBJ either. The record seems to indicate that LBJ first found out about the CIA/Mafia plots in 1967 and when he first heard about them he did not believe them because the idea seemed so preposterous to him. The connections of Ruby to Trafficante merit further comment and I will have a post on that tomorrow. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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