Bob Jackson, former photographer for the Dallas Tiimes Herald who captured on film Ruby shooting Oswald, reveals for the first time on American radio he didn’t see a speck of blood on the body or at the crime scene.
20 Oct 2006
By Greg Szymanski For those JFK assassination researchers and truth seekers, a startling revelation was made on American radio Thursday, as Bob Jackson, former Dallas Times Herald photographer, made public for the first time that there was “not a speck of blood anywhere” on the body or at the crime scene when Jack Ruby supposedly shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald. Jackson was on assignment for the Dallas paper on the morning of Nov. 24, 1963, when Oswald was being transferred from his holding cell and snapped the picture “seen around the world,” a Pulitzer Prize winning photo of Oswald grimacing with Jack Ruby fully visible with pistol in hand, shooting Oswald.
After 43 years, Jackson told listeners of Greg Szymanski’s radio show, The Investigative Journal, he witnessed no blood on Oswald after the shooting, as well as “not a speck of blood” at the crime scene leading all the way to when Oswald was put in the ambulance. “I sure did think it was strange not to see any blood whatsoever,” said Jackson, whose award-winning photo was later published first on the Times Herald front page and then in the Saturday Evening Post. “I stayed on the scene well after Oswald was taken away in the ambulance and I never did see any blood, not one drop.” Jackson’s startling revelation adds fuel to the fire of researchers who claimed Oswald was never shot by Ruby, but later killed by CIA operatives in the ambulance after Oswald was sedated against his will.
Jackson’s testimony, never before released in the American media, backs up other researchers who claim Oswald and Ruby faked the shooting as a part of an undercover operation designed to eventually eliminate Oswald’s knowledge of the real JKF assassination team as well as his part played as the government’s patsy. “Oswald probably was told to fake the shooting and then was double crossed by Cia operatives who killed him in the ambulance in order to eliminate any loose ends in the Kennedy assassination,” said one researcher who claims Oswald was used as a patsy. On the Investigative Journal, Jackson was joined by researcher Brian David Andersen, a long time JFK truth advocate, who said Jackson’s testimony gives further credibility to the discrepancy to the type and angle of the wound reported in Oswald’s autopsy and the angle of the gunshot would captured in Jackson’s photo taken as Ruby supposedly fired the pistol into Oswald’s chest.
“The bullet should have went straight through Oswald if you look at Bob’s photo, but later the attending physician said the angle of the bullet was at an upward angle” said Andersen after he questioned Jackson on the radio show, indicating the possibility that Oswald was actually shot after he was placed in the ambulance. “The absence of blood also indicated this to be a real possibility.”
Regarding the Kennedy autopsy, Andersen was also privy to inside information, showing the final doctor’s report used by the Warren Commission was rigged. “When growing up in Irving, Texas (suburb of Dallas) my neighbor was Dr. Charles Baxter M.D., the Parkland Hospital coordinating surgeon on John Kennedy,” said Andersen. “On November 23 1974, while I was photographing a hand surgery being conducted by the doctor, Baxter explicated and thoroughly detailed all of the events that occurred related to him regarding the treatment of Kennedy that was purposely excluded from the Warren Commission Report.
The truth is so more outlandish than any kind of fiction.” In the radio interview, Jackson added that he was also present in the presidential motorcade ? seven cars behind the lead vehicle – the day Kennedy was shot, hearing three distinct shots coming from the direction of the book depository. “I looked up after the shots and saw a rifle being pulled in from the window but I couldn’t make out who it was,” said Jackson .
“I also remember seeing two police officers run right into the book depository and remember thinking who ever fired the shots never had a chance of getting out of the building without being caught or killed.” Regarding the Oswald photo seen by tens of millions of people, Andersen set the scene as it took place in 1963. “In the basement of the Dallas Police Department on November 24, 1963 were two photographers. Jack Beers pointed a twin-lens reflex camera while working for the Dallas Morning News and took a photograph of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald “One sixteenth of second after Jack Beer pressed the button on his camera, Bob Jackson with a 35mm camera and working for the Dallas Times Herald, pressed the button on his camera.
“Beers immediately returned to the darkroom and processed his photograph that was instantly sent out on the wire services around the world. Everyone who witnessed Beer’s photograph for the next two hours stated he would win the Pulitzer Prize.
“However?But…Also…and Hold On! “The City Desk of the Dallas Times Herald ordered Bob Jackson to remain in the basement of the Dallas Police Department for over an hour and half therefore his film was not processed until two hours after Oswald had been shot. “After Jackson’s picture was printed in the darkroom, Felix McNight, managing editor of the Times Herald shouted and stomped his feet as he tried to describe the fantastic photograph to the photo editor of Life Magazine but to no avail?the magazine was under a tight publishing deadline and the Life editors believed they had the best photo therefore Beer’s photo was published in the most popular American publication in 1963. “Bob Jackson’s photo was published on the front page of the Times Herald and in the Saturday Evening Post. Bob Jackson’s photo won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards and his photograph is an icon of American history. Jack Beer’s photo became an almost forgotten footnote in American History by 1/16 of a second.” Greg Szymanski
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