Linda Tripp and Jack Ruby

         by Tom Wilkinson

         Remember the 'fear and trembling' that overwhelmed Linda Tripp when she had to fend off
         allegations that she was the author of the "talking points"? If that allegation proved to be
         true, Linda Tripp would have been as complicit to criminal conspiracy as Jack Ruby
         was, during the hysterical effort to silence Lee Harvey Oswald. Some things never change.
         To be sure, Jack Ruby had his own "talking points", he allegedly shot Oswald because he
         was overwhelmed with sadness, over the assassination of John F. Kennedy. That is somewhat
         reminiscent of that other famous "talking point" -Linda Tripp did not betray a friend, she had
         been asked to lie and law abiding citizens like Linda Tripp are above criminal conspiracy
         -just like Jack Ruby. If only people were still that gullible, the plot to force the resignation
         of President Bill Clinton would have been delivered without a hitch.

         Who was Jack Ruby? Since the late 1940’s, Jack Ruby was the go-between law enforcement
         and the Mafia -it was his task to corrupt the Dallas Police. With respect to the shooting of
         Lee Harvey Oswald, Ruby’s relationship with the Mafia and Hoover’s FBI placed him at the
         heart of the effort to cover up the truth about the Kennedy assassination. An FBI Informant
         since 1959, the interests of Jack Ruby, J. Edgar Hoover and the Mafia intersected over the
         preoccupation to destroy Castro -a preoccupation that preceded the notorious CIA/Mafia plots.

         It was Mafia Mogul Meyer Lansky who initially approached the CIA to urge the recruitment
         of gunmen to assassinate Castro. Lansky thought that he could use Cubans who were trained
         to work in Mafia-controlled hotels as his agents, but he failed to hatch a successful plot.
         Regardless, Hoover and the Mafia developed clandestine, “eyes only” relationships through
         mutual obsessions like the determination to destroy Fidel Castro, and they used their informal
         network of 'anti-Communist' contacts, to bury the truth about the Kennedy assassination.

         Fellow-Patriots like Hoover, Jack Ruby, Sam Giancana and Johnny Roselli cultivated relationships
         which distorted and perverted routine law enforcement practices. In particular, Hoover refused
         to recognize the existence of organized crime, to keep his own, cladestine criminal operations
         away from the public domain.

         The world got a glimpse of the clandestine world that Hoover inhabited when the CIA/Mafia plots
         were exposed. But that was really just a clear glimpse of the fact that the world only saw what
         J. Edgar Hoover wanted the world to see. As a matter of fact, even John F. Kennedy, who was
         the President of the United States did not know about the CIA/Mafia plots until J. Edgar Hoover
         brought them to the attention of Robert Kennedy. And why did he do that? Hoover exposed the
         CIA/Mafia plots because his friends Sam Giancana and Johnny Roselli were threatened with
         imminent prosecution in an illegal wiretap case, and he used the “national security” card
         to keep his Mafia allies out of jail. Kind of makes you realize how people like Linda Tripp
         manage to stay out of jail, doesn't it? Needless to say, Robert Kennedy was furious over the
         fact that his war against organized crime was compromised by the tactics that Hoover routinely
         deployed to protect his Mafia allies.

         Those who believe that the CIA controlled the Mafia war against Castro should ponder
         the fact that CIA Director John McCone did not know anything about the involvement of
         Chicago Crime Boss Sam Giancana, until he read about it in the Chicago-Sun-Times. It was
         J. Edgar Hoover who operated on the level of “CIA rogue” and since his failed bid to be the
         Director of the CIA as well as the FBI, he formed secret alliances which granted the opportunity
         to meddle in foreign as well as in domestic intelligence operations. The term “legal mandate”
         does not deter powerful masters of deceit who routinely pervert justice, under the cover of
         extreme secrecy.

         In retrospect, the fact that Hoover and the rabidly anti-Castro Mafia dominated the war
         against Castro makes perfect sense. They are the ones who controlled the illegal,
         gun-running campaign to arm a popular counter-revolution, and Jack Ruby’s trips to Cuba
         placed him at the heart of that operation as well. And it is this secret, corrupt world that
         Jack Ruby, J.Edgar Hoover and the Mafia shared, which produced the "patsy" contract
         to cover up the truth about the Kennedy assassination by silencing Oswald.

         It does not take a great leap of faith to believe that the almost exclusive, post-Kennedy
         assassination focus on a patsy like Lee Harvey Oswald indicates that he was supposed to
         be murdered before he was captured by the Dallas Police. Indeed, there were several,
         thwarted opportunities to kill Oswald before he was taken into custody. Confronted by the
         drawn, loaded gun of a Police Officer in the Dallas School Book Depository, was Oswald
         supposed to survive or was his life momentarily spared because the manager of the Book
         Depository witnessed the incident? Just 30 minutes after the assassination, a police car
         stopped in front of Oswald’s house. Was that efficient police work or another attempt to
         silence a patsy? Shortly before Oswald was arrested, a group of policemen waited in the
         alley behind the theater, but if it was their intention to murder Oswald, that plan was foiled
         when, instead of running out of the theater, he was arrested. Oswald was probably supposed
         to be shot in a scuffle with the Dallas Police, but the best of plans can go awry and Oswald
         survived. At that point in time, Mafia go-between, Jack Ruby, who was routinely responsible
         for corrupting payoff-prone, Dallas Police Officers, demonstrated his responsibility when he
         rescued the foiled plot to silence Oswald.

         Linda Tripp and the tortured Jack Ruby appear to have much in common. Jack Ruby failed
         to deliver Oswald’s corpse as planned and he paid the ultimate price. Linda Tripp failed
         to deliver a solid obstruction of justice case against the President, and she was visibly
         shaken as a consequence. And in both cases, Linda Tripp and Jack Ruby trembled with fear,
         not because they had enemies who terrified them, but because they had failed to deliver
         the necessary goods.

         Don’t tell us that Jack Ruby is a murderer and Linda Tripp is not, because the distinction
         is not substantively relevant. Clearly, if the “heroic” Dallas Police had been successfully
         manipulated to the point where Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by one of their finest, a violent
         thug like Jack Ruby would not have spent a single day in prison, and substantively speaking,
         that is the only difference between Jack Ruby and Linda Tripp.

         Anyone who thinks that the comparison between Linda Tripp and Jack Ruby is a stretch,
         think again. The Starr cooperative was in the middle of every controversy -“talking points”,
         Lewinsky, Willey and Foster, and she was a key player in the plot to use each of these
         “circumstances” to promote wrongdoing on the part of the Clinton administration. You can beg
         for evidence that is more telling than that but you will certrainly never get it, as long as people
         like Linda Tripp are unwilling or afraid to betray the sort of secrecy that obsessed Jack Ruby.
         We cannot force Linda Tripp to talk, and we are therefore not able to discuss the "smoking gun"
         that is required, to produce a comprehensive, detailed account of "who did what, when and to
         whom." Unfortunately, we have to rely upon history, to make figurative claims like; Jack Ruby
         served Lee Harvey Oswald the bullet as certainly as Linda Tripp served Vincent Foster his final
         meal at the White House. We would have preferred to rely upon the integrity of Linda Tripp.

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