There are two short but interesting video clips of Jack Ruby speaking to reporters after the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. These statements are rarely brought up in articles about Ruby, which only adds to their significance.

In the first clip Ruby says, "When I mentioned about Adlai Stevenson, if he was vice president there never would have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy." The reporter asks him to explain and he replies, "Well, your answer is the man in office now [referring to LBJ]."

The second clip has Ruby telling reporters, "The world will never know the true facts of what occurred, my motives. The people who? had so much to gain, and had such an ulterior motive to put me in the position I am in, will never let the true facts come above board for the world." A reporter asks, "Are these people in very high positions, Jack?" to which he replies "Yes!"

Ruby desperately wanted away from the prison in Dallas, and he pleaded with the Warren Commission to have him transferred to Washington. Ruby said he would tell the whole story if they would get him to a safe facility. This was refused. Ruby told Earl Warren, "Well, you won’t see me again. I tell you that a whole new form of government is going to take over the country, and I know I won’t live to see you another time."

While awaiting a second trial, Ruby suddenly became ill and was diagnosed with lung cancer. Ruby maintained he had been injected with a cancer bioweapon in prison. He died within one month of the diagnosis, an extremely rapid progression. Ruby was a non-smoker.

The theme of a cancer bioweapon comes up again in the story of Judyth Baker. She claimed to have worked on developing such a weapon for the CIA in the early 60’s. She also claimed to have been involved with Lee Oswald, who introduced her to CIA contacts in New Orleans. The embedded video features Baker and is an episode from The History Channel’s series, The Men Who Killed Kennedy.

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