Requiem for the Suicided: Dr David Kelly

Another in James Corbett’s series focusing on suspicious or unexplained deaths

Famed microbiologist and UN weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly became the centre of a dispute between the BBC and the UK government over claims that the government had “sexed up” its dossier on Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction in order to sell the Iraq war to the public. He was found dead on Harrowdown Hill on July 18, 2003. It was ruled a suicide. Today we look at the troubling discrepancies, inconsistencies and questions surrounding that official verdict, and broach the question of what secrets Dr. Kelly may have taken to the grave…


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Dick Kent
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Dick Kent

The Frank Olson case is related to the David Kelly case. Eric Olson had his father exhumed: “In 1994 had his father’s body exhumed and examined by the country’s leading forensic pathologist who determined that Olson had suffered a blow to the head before falling from the window.” http://www.anthraxwar.com/1/?p=518 “After an exhaustive investigation by a team of twenty detectives that stretched over several years, the police recommended the prosecution of Porton Down scientists and senior MOD officials. But in July 2003, just days before David Kelly was found “dead in the woods” the Crown Prosecution Service quietly announced that they… Read more »

Joerg
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Joerg

Olson and Ivins, yes, indeed! Very good, Dick Kent!
Here an article on that from 2008: “WAPO: PURPORTED ‘ANTHRAX KILLER’ HAD ‘NO ACCESS TO DRY, POWERED ANTHRAX,’ ACCORDING TO EXPERT, LAB OFFICIALS” – http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6239

Dick Kent
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Dick Kent

There is a parallel case of a Government Scientist Jumped/fell out of a window in the USA in 1953, the difference is that there is a great deal of evidence obtained using the freedom of information act. President Ford personally apologised to the family – an attempt at damage limitation. Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were involved in the failed cover up. “This is the case of 1953 death of Frank Olson—a military scientist whose supposed “suicide” was complicated when the Rockefeller Report of 1975 revealed that he’d been secretly dosed with LSD.” You can see the documentary Wormwood by… Read more »

Joerg
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Joerg

ROBIN COOK
(The great!) James Corbett’s guess is, that Dr. Kelly wasn’t killed because of his opposition to and his unmasking of the Iraq war, but because he knew “too much” of other things. Things that we could only speculate about.
But the also very strange death of Robin Cook seems to indicate that intimidation alone of countless persons (we may never hear of) receiving this ‘warning’ could have been very well the only motivation for (possibly) murdering Dr. Kelly and Robin Cook.
To Robin Cook see: http://shaphan.typepad.com/blog/robin_cook/
…and: “Will There Ever Be an Investigation Into the Death of ROBIN COOK…?” – https://theburningbloggerofbedlam.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/will-there-ever-be-an-investigation-into-the-death-of-robin-cook/

Joerg
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Joerg

Additionally:
“DRUG EXPERT CLAIMS DAVID KELLY WAS MURDERED AS HE COULD NOT HAVE TAKEN OVERDOSE” – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329272/Drug-expert-claims-David-Kelly-murdered-taken-overdose.html
Also a dead witness: “SUICIDE RIDDLE OF WEAPONS EXPERT WHO WORKED WITH DAVID KELLY: SCIENTIST TELLS WIFE HE IS GOING FOR A WALK, THEN TAKES HIS LIFE IN A FIELD… JUST LIKE HIS FRIEND”- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2133201/Dr-Richard-Holmes-Suicide-riddle-weapons-expert-worked-David-Kelly.html

flybow
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flybow

Kelly was clearly murdered. But using the daily heil as a source? Fuck me. That is sad.

BigB
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BigB

Actually flybow: as egregious as the Daily Heil is – on this one issue, I have to give them credit. They have kept the issue in the public eye, called for a new inquiry, and published the paramedics evidence and Gordon Thomas’s claims. Credit where credit is due? Other than that, I totally agree!

Admin
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Surely anything can be used as a source – providing their information is sound and itself well-sourced? The idea of dismissing evidence based on where it comes from and not on what it is is the basis of propagandist narratives everywhere.

vexarb
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Two sinister figures loom over the corpse: TB.Liar and Lord Hutton, both of Dodgy Dossier fame. Bliar presented Dodgy to Parliament, and Huoton judged he done it in good faith. Trust me, I’m a High Court judge and I tell you Dr.Kelly bled to death , never mind what the medics and the paramedics say, Trust me, there’s also no need for a coroner’s inquest, I’m a High Court judge and I outrank a coroner’s court. Coroners cannot be relied upon anyway, I had to reprimand one quite severely over his opinion on Bloody Sunday. Whereas I am known as… Read more »

rtj1211
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rtj1211

Part of the Establishments modus operandum is to maintain a constant stream of unsolved mysteries, accusations etc which are not intended to be resolved until the Establishment wishes it so. Kennedy * 2 and MLK: 50 years and counting, the arguments continue. Global VIP paedophile accusations: 60+ years and many of the accusations remain simply that. Princess Diana: was she murdered, was she pregnant, what did she know? 20 years on, the industry still lives. 9/11 and 7/7: conspiracy theories continue, calls for new investigations abound. The State of Israel just gets on with its business. David Kelly and Iraq:… Read more »

flaxgirl
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Kennedy * 3 (John, Jr)

Big B
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Big B

Fascinating: I have long been interested in the death of Dr Kelly. Personally, I have never had much doubt he was suicided: the real question is – “why?” From the last five minutes of the documentary …”Porton Down received the Ames Strain of anthrax in the late 80s” …would that be the same strain of the bacillus that was at the heart of the AMERITHRAX case? Indeed it would. What did he know about Operation Coast? Was Zimbabwe ever subjected to bio-attack from (non-endemic) ebola and marburg viruses? What work was he involved in when he worked with Mossad as… Read more »

Cherrycoke
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Cherrycoke

Hadron Advanced Biosystems ties in with the endlessly fascinating PROMIS saga. PROMIS was, to cut a long story short, the mother of all software backdoors and definitely related to Hadron, Wackenhut, Earl Meese, Iran-Contra etc . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Riconosciuto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosecutor%27s_Management_Information_System https://www.wired.com/1993/01/inslaw/ A condensed version of Cheri Seymour’s book “The Last Circle” is available here: http://www.lycaeum.org/books/books/last_circle/1.htm Yes, they also seemed to have worked on an “Arab bomb” (see also “Rebuilding America’s defenses: “And advanced forms of biological warfare that can “target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool. ” When following these links, you… Read more »

binra
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When you associated pharma with (only) the antidotes to bio war I thought – do you still operate under the pharma reality-distortion field? If iatrogenic drugs and procedures contributing to and also used to treat cancer and heart disease are in fact a large part of the first two causes of death in the US (and likely similar in other ‘developed’ countries, medical treatments are at least officially the third leading cause of death. Ok so everyone dies one way or another, maybe the stats assign causes that are not in fact as stated because life is more complicated than… Read more »

Big B
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Big B

“[D]o you still operate under the pharma reality-distortion field? ” No: I was writing within the specific context of Dr Kelly. In the broader context: I am well aware of the iatrogenic, overutilisation, opioid and vaccine related pandemics developing in America – only they are not relevant to Dr Kelly’s field of expertise. The narrow focus is on whether Dr Kelly was killed for essentially outing the WMD lies – which even Corbett thought was not plausible (given that it came out anyway, and did not disrupt the pre-determined outcome – the Iraq War.) As featured in the documentary: Gordon… Read more »

Harry Stotle
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Harry Stotle

‘Was he going to retire and make his fortune in the private sector: turning his expertise into hard cash to replace his paltry pension?’ – Kelly moved in fairly rarefied circles and the evidence suggests he was driven primarily by intellectual curiosity, or the pursuit of exellence rather than mammon. He must have known a few dark secrets certainly since his time as head of the Defence Microbiology Division at Porton Down and I suppose its possible he might have considered payback (i.e. making public a few inconvient facts) after being sacrificed in the way he was, but I don’t… Read more »

bevin
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bevin

“The only thing we know for sure is that Kelly did not for one minute buy into the 45 min WMD meme..” Did you? Did anyone with any sense? I certainly didn’t and I’m not sure that I knew anyone who did. The case made for war-by both Blair and the US- was clearly designed to serve as a propaganda cover story with a half life of days. The idea was that Iraq could not hold out for more than a few days, real Intelligence was that it was virtually defenceless, almost unarmed. And then what the egregious Blunkett called… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

He also exposed the “Winnebago’s of Death” as mobile weather balloon stations – exactly as the Iraqis said. Given that we will never know why he was killed – it doesn’t seem to me that he was a threat …unless he was planning to write a book, as has been suggested. He kept some of the governments darkest secrets for thirty years. The WMD comments he made to Gilligan were off the record – he wasn’t outed till after his death. Something changed that made him a threat: he does seem to have concerns about money – but people go… Read more »

Binra (@onemindinmany)
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Anyone privy to dangerous secrets and still alive, invokes dangerous outcomes for themselves if acting in a way that makes them seem a liability rather than an asset to those who most want the secrets kept.

summitflyer
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summitflyer

All should take out insurance as in digital copy of what is crucial info. left in good hands should anything happen to them .It is very dangerous today to have information on the elite that could or is damaging to them.Seth Rich comes to mind .

Big B
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Big B

Absolutely.

mohandeer
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Reblogged this on Worldtruth and commented: The truth about Kelly’s death will not now ever be known, he’s in his grave and dead men don’t talk. Which is rather the point of the question “why would MI5/6 need him dead?” Just following Nikki Haley’s lesson in the use of the English Language I can state that there is irrefutable evidence that Dr. Kelly did not take his own life. Where there is a total lack of evidence to either prove or disprove any allegation then any claim becomes irrefutable. The only ones that could refute this claim would need to… Read more »

Ross Hendry
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Along with many others I have always believed Dr. Kelly was murdered. His wife apparently doesn’t share this view – “friends say that despite the lack of a coroner’s inquest, she has never been minded to challenge the official verdict of his death, namely that he took his own life.” Mrs Kelly says the last time she saw her husband he “had a broken heart”. Even so it’s surely odd that a presumably loving wife wouldn’t want a proper coroner’s Inquest to help confirm the suicide verdict. It all gives rise to the suspicion that she and the other family… Read more »

Harry Stotle
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Harry Stotle

I understand it was Mrs Kellys supply of coproxamol that were taken by her husband, and this may have influenced her thinking? Coproxomol, is a compound analgesic containing paracetamol and dextropropoxyphene and is certainly a problematic drug (leading to its withdrawl in 2005) According to this authority ‘In comparison with other drug fatalities, death characteristically occurs rapidly, as little as 1hr after ingestion and usually before hospital treatment can be initiated. Toxicity is increased by alcohol. The fatal dose may be as small as 15 tablets or possibly less. Many victims are young and some never intended to take their… Read more »

Harry Stotle
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Harry Stotle

Interesting account of media machinations from David Kelly’s friend, Tom Mangold, who says; “Now just sit back for a moment and think quietly about what that allegation was saying. The BBC, the world’s most reputable broadcasting organisation whose news reports were guaranteed to be wholly truthful and impartial had just claimed that Tony Blair might be a cheat and a liar who had, with malice aforethought led the British people to war based in part on a colossal intelligence deception organised by him or his lackeys. This had happened on BBC Radio 4 at 6.07 in the morning. What should… Read more »

rtj1211
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rtj1211

Just where is the evidence that the BBC is the world’s most reputable and trustworthy news organisation?
It is a substation of MI6, it is a State Propaganda service and for a few decades harboured a rampant child molestation unit….

Harry Stotle
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Harry Stotle

True, but in the context of Mangolds account the point is the Beeb was a media source the public paid attention to – in other words if you are in the midst of plans to foment a long term military operation in the Middle East it was a blow to be called out by Britains leading weapons inspector.

binra
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Narrative control operates more severely in terms of public office or influence. Robin Cook also comes to mind. Cooked up ‘intelligence’ is nothing new. Lies are considered justifiable means by those who put the end above the means. Once the wherewithal for the deed is its doing, any history can be buried by new diversions. Allegiance to ‘power’ or in its terms ‘survival’ has to override all sense of personal integrity to ‘deserve’ (preserve) privilege. When Emperors had buildings constructed with secrets held within their facade, the architects and builders of the secret would be killed or buried with the… Read more »

vierotchka
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Full transcript of Gilligan’s ‘sexed up’ broadcast (from when the Guardian still was a decent media):
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2003/jul/09/Iraqandthemedia.bbc
That is when Blair intervened in the BBC’s board of directors and the BBC went bad.