We recently received and read the latest edition of Offshore Echos Magazine (English Edition 205), and we noted a challenge in its Editorial.
It is headlined: We'll Never Know.
Since we have successfully worked with the English Editor, we are somewhat surprised to read his statement which we accept as a challenge, and to which we reply:
We Will Know!
The reason for our confidence in disputing the OEM editorial, is because we are in the process of knowing a lot of the details that others have said either cannot be found, or cannot be verified, and we are doing it right now!
Critics base their claims upon the diminishing number of people still around who had first-hand knowledge. But that is the wrong way to investigate. People lie! Lots of people lie. Sometimes it is due to faulty memory and sometimes it is intentional.
Disc jockeys for the most part had no inside working knowledge about the money trail and without money nothing happened. We are not relying upon what a DJ said or what someone told a reporter long ago. But the main players who had contact with the money and the plans behind the Radio Caroline venture, did not live their lives in a vacuum. They left 'crumbs' behind that were documented by contemporary sources when the events were taking place, and we don't mean in just commercially reported interviews. We mean documents that were assembled by investigators for purposes of enforcing existing laws. No matter whether you agreed or disagreed with those existing laws, the investigators were "just doing their jobs" - that they were trained and paid to do. They were in search of the facts. Sometimes they were only partially successful, but that is when multiple reports by multiple investigators can be overlaid to see where documents are in agreement and where they are in conflict. Thanks to the Internet and the scanning of old documents, they are now becoming available to this investigation.
We do not mean by this that we are relying upon a single book or newsprint article, but by sources that recorded details for legal and other reasons, and sources that were not influenced by the 'actors' themselves. In other words, while individuals think that their life is private and not the business of 'outsiders', that is obviously not true, and we are not talking about snooping private eyes.
So we question the statement in the OEM that begins: "We will never know the complete story of offshore radio." While this may be true of many of the individual stations, the true and authentic primary details about the creation of Radio Caroline are now surfacing with increasing rapidity!
Yes, as OEM claims ".... there are always some missing links", but in the instance of Radio Caroline the actual story framework is now becoming clear, and it declares that EVERYTHING that has been published by others in their books and magazines to date, is a total and utter fraud - if they claim to be the true, and real story about the creation of Radio Caroline!
Therefore we totally dispute the validity of the following OEM paragraph, because as it relates to Radio Caroline and our research - it is 100% incorrect.
We will prove that this statement is totally untrue: "Some are still trying to unravel the story, but the missing links can only be filled by guesswork - it may be right - or it may be wrong. No one can say for certain."
If that statement is intended to refer to this work, well we can tell OEM that we have already found a contradiction in what they printed about Oonagh Karanjia in their recent edition 205, and what we found about Oonagh M. Leigh (same person)! In this instance, believe it or not, Paul Rusling in his plagiarized work that he calls 'The Radio Caroline Bible' is correct in part with his reporting about Oonagh Karanjia, and Offshore Echos is wrong.
On the other hand, Oonagh Karanjia may be winding everyone up just like Ian Cowper Ross - which means that we will have to expose the truth about her involvement to everyone who is trying to make sense of the Radio Caroline story.
We will continue doing just that: tomorrow!