Operation Light | 24.07.2003 07:30
Weapons expert found suddenly dead. Nobody asks "did he jump or was he pushed?" Papers all 'assume' suicide. Hmmmm. No questions.
Let's see. DR David Kelly, age 59, MoD’s chief
scientific officer and senior adviser to the
proliferation and arms control secretariat. Worked as
a weapons inspector in Iraq following the first Gulf
war between 1991 and 1998 and was a senior adviser on biological warfare for the UN. Part of his job was to
brief journalists on defence issues, but he was unused to the media glare. He told the House of Commons select committee that he could not even get into his Oxfordshire home because of the press outside.
He had one ambition left and that was to go back to
Iraq as part of a new inspections team – this was his
last year of public service and he wanted to fulfil
that ambition. He would have found evidence of weapons programmes, but he knew there were no actual weapons left.
Thursday Kelly said goodbye to his wife, Janice, telling her he was just going for a walk.
A neighbour saw him walk out of his 18th century
He had a smile on his face.
Just a few hours before he left, Kelly sent another
e-mail, this time saying he was waiting “until the end
of the week” before judging how his appearance before the FAC had gone, and referring to “many dark actors playing games”.
On Friday morning, he was found dead beneath a copse of trees at Harrowdown Hill, just a few miles from his house. Kelly had taken [???Did he take it? Or did someone administer it to him?] the drug coproxamol, a codeine-based prescription painkiller regularly used in overdoses, and [someone] slit his left wrist with a knife.
Dr Kelly’s body was found in woodland near his
Oxfordshire home on Friday, three days after he gave
evidence to a parliamentary inquiry. A coroner’s court
yesterday heard he died from a cut to his left wrist.
His friend Tom Mangold says:
“Suicide just wasn’t David. He could handle the worst
that the world could throw at anyone. He fought the
Iraqi intelligence services and won."
In February this year, Kelly gave his daughter Ellen
away at the local church. Later this year, he was
going to do the same again for her twin sister Rachel
Let's see, he's off for a stroll in the woods. "Dark
actor" strolls up to meet him. A syringe pumps him so
full of coproxamol, a codeine-based prescription
painkiller regularly used in overdoses, that he can't
see straight. Dark actor slits Kellys left wrist with a knife. "Dark actor" strolls on off. Kelly doesn't come home. Wife calls police -- but by then it's after dark.
Body found in the morning. Amazing how simple it is -for the "Dark actors." and it's a warning -- tell the truth and die.