Tipping Point Part 1 – “The Cuba Backstory” – is now live on the Mary Ferrell Foundation:
This segment is a pretty large piece of the total material, some of the following segments will be much shorter. It just comes out this way in trying to maintain some topical unity in dividing it serialization. I urge those interested to give it a really detailed read, to check out the links and citations and especially to try and follow the chronology as it develops over some five years.
Certainly much of the content has been discussed in bits and pieces, but often without keeping it in proper chronological context. Given how much people, assignments and agendas changed over that period of time, it is really a mistake not to discuss some of the key names in the conspiracy discussion without placing them in the right time frames (especially since some names appear multiple times, and in very different roles).
I will advise with a blog post whenever a new segment goes up, Part two will likely follow in a week or so.
In the meantime, I will begin to address posts to the question of why some figures who are discussed at length in Someone Would Have Talked to not appear, or appear in a reduced role, in Tipping Point. One of those figures is Richard Case Nagell, who I still consider to be a source with some important information about Lee Oswald, but not information directly related to the attack in Dallas or specifically the details of the specific conspiracy that jelled during October and early November, 1963.
Nagell has some important information to offer about Oswald’s history, going back to Japan, and the interest from various parties which developed in Oswald during 1963. However the overall story of Oswald and the intelligence community is outside the very specific the focus of Tipping Point. Readers of Someone Would Have Talked have already been introduced to Nagell, the 2010 edition introduced the likelihood that Henry Hecksher, someone much more deeply involved in the Cuba story than previously suspected, had been the CIA officer connected to Nagell in Mexico.
In a follow on post I’ll attempt to parse out what Nagell does offer us which is directly related to the context of events in 1963, and what isn’t related to the attack in Dallas.