Ralph Cinque and his friends in the “Oswald innocence campaign” have been raving and ranting that Oswald was standing outside in the doorway of the TSBD and watching President Kennedy’s motorcade as the shots were fired. The man who is supposedly Oswald; seen in the famous James “Ike” Altgens photograph taken at the equivalent of Zapruder frame 255, has been identified as Billy Nolan Lovelady – one of Oswald’s former co-workers at the TSBD, who does bear a resemblance to Oswald.
This issue has been discussed at great length by researchers in the past, and all the evidence indicates that the man in the doorway was Billy Lovelady – and not Oswald. Yet this doesn’t stop disinformation shills such as Cinque from declaring that Oswald was in fact in the doorway, nor does it stop him from insulting those researchers whom disagree with this outlandish claim.
I have also researched this claim for some time, and have found absolutely no convincing evidence that Oswald was in the doorway at the time of the assassination. Just consider the fact that no witness to the assassination has ever claimed that Oswald was standing outside the TSBD when the shots were fired! In fact, several of the TSBD employees, such as Buell Wesley Frazier and Ruth Dean, have claimed that it was Lovelady who was standing in the doorway. Also, consider the fact that Oswald never claimed during his interrogations with the DPD, the FBI etc. that he was outside the TSBD as the shots were fired!
Furthermore, why would the conspirators take the enormous risk of witnesses seeing Oswald outside the TSBD, when he was supposed to be on the 6th floor assassinating the President? There is good reason to believe that Oswald was framed, such as the wallet discovered at the Tippit murder scene, and the demonstrably phoney backyard photographs of “Oswald” holding the rifle (a discussion of the wallet issue can be found here).
Finally, and most significantly in my opinion, Oswald was seen shortly after the assassination on the first floor by the Vice President of the TSBD, Occhus Campbell. Campbell related this information to the NY Herald Tribune on the day following the assassination. Furthermore, Roy Truly, the superintendent of the TSBD, was overheard by Dallas morning news reporter, Kent Biffle, informing DPD Captain Fritz that he had seen Oswald on the first floor, as he and Officer Marrion Baker entered the building shortly following the shots (a discussion of this issue can be found here).
Yet Cinque and his fellow disinformation shills mention none of this whilst proudly and loudly declaring that they have proven Oswald was in the doorway of the TSBD. JFK assassination researcher, Joseph Backes, has been relentlessly arguing against Cinque’s utter bullshit. For those who are unaware, Backes runs a blog which he has appropriately entitled Ralph Cinque is a stupid bitch (see here). I for one commend Backes for all his efforts in arguing against Cinque’s stupidity.
One of Cinque’s most outlandish claims is that James Altgens and his wife, Clara Altgens, were murdered, because Altgens had taken the infamous photograph of the doorway man. At least that’s what Cinque believes. Altgens and his wife were discovered dead in their home on December 12, 1995 (see Backes’ blog for more information).
As Backes wrote on his blog, why would the conspirators wait over 30 years to “silence” Altgens - and for some reason, his wife as well? Honest to God, it is because of kooks such as Cinque that many people believe all JFK assassination conspiracy advocates are not to be trusted. As a matter of fact, the so-called mysterious deaths debate is one area of discussion which I tend to keep away, as I believe the number of mysterious deaths has been grossly exaggerated. However, let me state for the record that I do believe the deaths of people such as Dorothy Kilgallen, David Ferrie, and Gary Underhill are very suspicious.
Of course, Cinque and his friends are not alone in promoting bullshit. There are many other shills, such as Cliff Varnell, who are more concerned about promoting their own pet theories than in seeking the truth behind the assassination. Varnell is a member of John Simkin’s education forum, and is known for chastising fellow members who don’t subscribe to his belief that President Kennedy’s back wound was located at about the level of the third thoracic vertebrae – as per Admiral George Burkley’s death certificate. I have discussed this issue in this post.
Varnell constantly clashes on Simkin’s forum with Craig Lamson. Lamson is an ultra-right wing psychopathic asshole whom, by his own admission, takes pleasure from insulting fellow members of the forum. As we get closer to the 50th anniversary of the assassination, I think it is of the utmost importance that we avoid these disinformation shills, who are more interested in promoting their own theories, than in seeking the truth behind President Kennedy’s tragic and unfortunate murder.