New records – first highlighted by University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato — describe what an FBI informant later told officials about Ruby. Oswald shot and killed JFK on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. The interaction on the morning of the JFK assassination wasn’t officially relayed to the FBI until March 1977, and the informant was eventually revealed to be Bob Vanderslice of Dallas.
“The informant stated that on the morning of the assassination, Ruby contacted him and asked if he would ‘like to watch the fireworks,'” an FBI record dated April 6, 1977, says. “He was with Jack Ruby and standing at the corner of the Postal Annex Building facing the Texas School Book Depository Building at the time of the shooting. Immediately after the shooting, Ruby left and headed toward the area of the Dallas Morning News Building.”
Commentary by The Secular Jurist: This revelation – if true, and there’s no evidence yet indicating that it isn’t – can only be interpreted one way. Prior knowledge of the assassination outside of Oswald means that a conspiracy of some sort was involved in the killing of President Kennedy. It’s conceivable that Oswald, assuming he was the lone-gunman, might have told someone close to him about his deadly intent. However, there were few people in his life which could be considered as confidants and Ruby certainly wasn’t one of them.
Oswald’s activities in the months and years prior to the assassination are key to solving this mystery. As I have stated several times on this blog, he simply could not have been both a communist pro-Castro sympathizer and a right-wing anti-Castro militant at the same time. This evidentiary paradox is a logical impossibility.