Comment of the week

leslie sharp – May 20

RIP, Stephen Roy. You remind us of the immediacy. The Kennedy assassintion will either be relegated to history or it will remain in our consciousness as a cold case murder investigation. Our choice.

leslie sharp – May 24

The framing of Oswald was based around real events from his past, but modified and brought forward to help incriminate him. It also drew heavily on known historical cases. Someone (and I am sure I know who), had access to information about Oswald’s time in Minsk and knew a lot about past communist cases.

You can tear it down now, but I don’t know how you’ll justify that without knowing what evidence I have to support it all. The evidence will stand up.

He will produce the evidence in Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War, Volume 3. I look forward to it.’

— Stand Dane, Reopen the Kennedy Case

9 thoughts on “Comment of the week”

  1. Stephen Roy’s passing was a prompt for me to observe the precipice that several generations of researchers and authors find themselves approaching … the Kennedy assassination will be relegated to an historical event or it will be pursued as a cold case murder investigation. I can’t see it residing in both venues, but maybe I’m a pessimist. Anyone following the top 10 assassination forums will detect a sense of urgency; “lets all agree” vs. “I/we have solved the crime and I/we ain’t tellin’ until I/we get a book or movie contract”. Such is the nature of flawed humans. Regardless of Roy’s research, his death on the heels of the flawed human in the form of Mark Lane should be a wake up if the deaths of those who passed before them were not.

    1. Leslie would you mind listing the top 10 sites in your opinion. JFKfacts is my main site and I would like to branch out. No disrespect to JFKfacts it is a great resource IMO.

      1. terry, this is the only site I follow for conversation and debate.

        these are sites I refer to periodically.
        the Harold Weisberg collection . .
        and for an invaluable collection of photographs and videos (with the caveat that Mr. Von Pein believes Oswald was a lone assassin):

    2. I think for some it IS a historical event AND a cold case to a lot of the public. Much of that 70-80% of the American People who still don’t believe the official/Warren Omission lone nut version just accept that a conspiracy still yet can’t be proven, they accept it as a historical event. But, they also accept that many “Conspiracy Theorists” are still investigating the cold case. They would be receptive to the new evidence since JFK the Movie (e.g. Joannides) but the MSM won’t give it to them, and, they are not interested enough in history to look for themselves.

      1. Ronnie, my point is that a cold case investigation is not solved by the conclusions of “historians”; the ongoing cover up of Kennedy’s assassination may be rely upon some magic number – a majority opinion that tips the scales in the popular mind, but real investigators will not nor should they be satisfied.

      2. Ronnie, my point is that a cold case murder investigation is not resolved by the conclusions of “historians”; the ongoing cover up of Kennedy’s assassination may well rely upon some magic number – that being a majority opinion that finally tips the scales in the popular mind – but real investigators will not nor should they be satisfied until they have solved the crime.

  2. I am not clear on the connection between; Stand Dane – Reopen the Kennedy Case, Joseph McBride’s work, and the work of Stephen Roy.

    Perhaps some clarification is in order here.

    1. I wish someone qualified would answer Willy’s question. I am not.
      Mr. Dane seems dedicated primarily to Prayer Man.
      I’ve got Into the Nightmare, dedicated to Acquilla Clemmons, S. M. Holland, and Mary Moorman, the best thing I’ve read on Tippitt and the arrest of Oswald if memory serves.
      I remember Stephen Roy’s posts as insightful. Tom says he was the most knowledgeable of all on Ferrie.

  3. Link to last week’s “Cotw”

    Stephen Roy, posting as David Blackburst eleven years ago.:!topic/alt.assassination.jfk/2ABZfuFQqds%5B1-25%5D 1/27/05
    ….And I want to keep a few things until I publish. Pick a
    friend of Ferrie, and I’ve probably found and interviewed him.!topic/alt.assassination.jfk/2ABZfuFQqds%5B1-25%5D 1/28/05
    ….I’m not waiting for a deal. I already have a publisher, who wants me to
    be circumspect.
    ….Before that, McBride published Into the Nightmare: My Search for the Killers of President John F. Kennedy and Officer J. D. Tippit (2013); both epic and intimately personal, that book is the result of McBride’s thirty-one-year investigation of the case.

    There are three replies to Jeff’s recent article announcing the death of Stephen Roy, the unrivaled expert on the
    background of David Ferrie.

    Joseph McBride kept his earliest Kennedy Assassination research private for nearly thirty years.

    A more recent “tease” of blockbuster information anticipated by its originators to solve, or at least reopen an active investigation is described yesterday in a comment submitted by leslie (click on her name.)

    I hope for a discussion here on the trade-offs between what information belongs to a researcher vs. the public domain, and when and how it should be disclosed. Researchers, especially those attempting to write for publication deserveto be compensated, even to a greater degree than their actual outlay of expenses. Compensation for time expended is probably immeasurable. Do the examples I’ve presented indicate “the system” is not working, at least to anywhere near the degree in which there can be a collaboration, with the best information reaching the ablest and most knowledgeable researchers in a timely fashion? “The community” is not getting any younger.

    Should change be urged in methods of information distribution and due compensation owing to the problem that the increasingly elderly state of the most experienced researchers poses an ever increasing risk some of the best, yet to be presented evidence may not reach them (or be published by them) before they die, delayed by a marketing plan or by an author plagued with a perfectionist personality? Why did “things” seem to move along much more quickly in the early years, the mid-1960’s when there were no email or internet, for example?

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