Its not an unknown state of mind in regard to the JFK assassination; I’ve been there many times over the last thirty plus years of delving into it. What has led me back into it at the moment is the response to Tipping Point.
Given that it was serialized online for over three months and now has been out in print for some time, I would have expected more questions than I’ve received – especially given that it introduced a number of new names into the equation, proposed a set of specific activities involving the CIA’s SAS group and JMWAVE’s activities in and around Lee Oswald in the fall of 1963 and got pretty specific about the actual conspiracy and the attack in Dallas. Its the furthest out on the conspiracy limb I’ve gone and usually when you do that the results are pretty predictable.
While there have been a few good questions about the new names and connections introduced in the book, I would have expected more given that the associations are quite complex and evolved significantly over a number of years – especially among those I’ve designated as actual participants. In other words, when you add that much history you expect it to be challenging for readers and I have no claim to have simplified matters to the point of being crystal clear in my writing.
Beyond that, in Someone Would Have Talked I closed a number of chapters with suggestions as to very specific pieces of research I thought would move matters forward. Somewhat surprisingly in many instances those leads did prove out and new research produced material that appeared in both NEXUS and finally in Tipping Point. However following Tipping Point I’ve hit a bit of a wall and am not sure what specific new research is viable in terms of moving further – not that there are not lots of open questions and leads, but with close to sixty years having past I’m not sure which of them are viable or that I should recommend. On the other hand, if some of you have decided to pursue certain leads I’d love to hear about it and any progress you have going forward.
So in pursuit of both issues – outstanding questions and new research directions, I’m soliciting questions that remain in reader’s minds or specific leads they think have potential in terms of the people and historical material still available. For reference those could come out of any of the major sections of Tipping Point:
The Cuba Backstory
Enter Lee Oswald
People in Motion
Context for Conspiracy
The Conspiracy / Operating in Dallas
Feel free to either post your thoughts on this thread or email me direct (which may be best given that provides more room for extended discussion) at firstname.lastname@example.org