BBC had correctly reported Kelly was high-rank source. Blair Government had lied by rejecting this and calling Kelly just a technical expert.
This is headline of the hour, not the perception management that one read/hears/sees in the embedded media.
You don't hear this point in the corporate papers, or hear it on Radio/TV.
Originally they planned a press briefing with details of the murder.
David Kelly's wife has collected a dossier herself on the facts
that do not fit the official version.
Seen the knife? She has!
Do a little Research!
The suicide hypothesis would have us believe he suffered a
huge change of heart just after indicating his state of mind
in this e-mail written shortly before he left for his regular
walk on Thursday 17th July, 2003: "He also sent an e-mail to
his close friend, scientist Alastair Hay, saying: “Many
thanks for your support. Hopefully, it will soon pass and I
can get back to Baghdad to get on with some real work.” This
was a reference to his ambition to return to Iraq and
complete his work as a weapons inspector." Sunday Herald, 20
July 2003, by Neil Mackay 'Blair on brink as Kelly family
point finger'Further indications of his state of mind come
from this account of his departure on that last walk: "He
said he was going for a walk and that there was no indication
of anything untoward. He was seen by farmer Paul Weaver as he
walked through farmland north of the A420 near his home.
Weaver said Kelly had appeared happy and smiled at him."
Sunday Times, 20 July 2003, 'Special Branch seals off
Whitehall office' And why would he not feel happier? He had
spent the previous two days at a Ministry of Defense safe
house to avoid reporters. Now, the worst was behind him. He
was back with his family in the home he loved. He had caught
up with his e-mail correspondence. And he was heading off on
one of his habitual relaxing walks. Consider this idyllic
account: "I visited him most often in the summer, when his
garden was in bloom... [ ] trimming the edge of his lawn,
occasionally mopping his forehead and wiping his spectacles.
Janice, his wife, would bring tea or lemonade. His
daughters... would arrive or leave with boyfriends or
girlfriends. It was a happy household; I believe it gave him
strong roots to do brave and sometimes dangerous things in
Iraq. Sunday Times, 20 July 2003, by Nicholas Rufford
'Scientist whose first loyalty was to seeking truth Clearly,
this was a time and here was a place where Dr. Kelly could be
more at ease. Certainly, three or four days later, when he
had time to brood over issues, it might well be that he could
deliberately and with due preparation take his own life. But
right now, there was little risk of that.
However there was considerable risk of murder.
Even before Dr. Kelly's body was found, halfway around the
world on his diplomatic tour, Prime Minister Tony Blair had
already been informed of his disappearance. Instantly, Dr.
Kelly became the most important man in Britain. But, the
search for this vital individual was halted overnight: "Susan
Melling, a neighbour, said... "My husband told me they would
be searching all the way to the village of Longworth, which
was the nearest village to where he was heading." The search
went on into the early hours, before it was resumed after
daylight yesterday, with a team of 70... organised by Thames
14 renowned microbiologists who have died in mysterious
circumstances over the past 2 years.
In 1989, Vladimir Pasechnik defected from the Former Soviet
Union (FSU) to Great Britain while on a trip to Paris. He had
been the top scientist in the FSU's bioweapons program, which
is heavily dependent upon DNA sequencing. Pasechnik's death
was reported in the New York Times as having occurred on Nov.
The Times obituary indicated that the announcement of
Pasechnik's death was made in the United States by Dr.
Christopher Davis of Virginia, who stated that the cause of
death was a stroke. Davis was the member of British
intelligence who de-briefed Dr. Pasechnik at the time of his
defection. Davis says he left the intelligence service in
1996, but when asked why a former member of British
intelligence would be the person announcing the death of
Pasechnik to the US media, he replied that it had come about
during a conversation with a reporter he had had a long
relationship with. The reporter Davis named is not the author
of the Times' obituary, and Davis declined to say which
branch of British intelligence he served in. No reports of
Pasechnik's death appeared in Britain for more than a month,
until Dec. 29, when his obituary appeared in the London
Telegraph, which did not include a date of death.
The Guardian orbituary
Kelly was the Ministry of Defence's chief scientific officer
and senior adviser to the proliferation and arms control
secretariat, and to the Foreign Office's non-proliferation
department. The senior adviser on biological weapons to the
UN biological weapons inspections teams (Unscom) from 1994 to
1999, he was also, in the opinion of his peers, pre-eminent
in his field, not only in this country, but in the world.
After the eviction of the Iraqis from Kuwait in 1991, the UN
invited Kelly to join Unscom to force Saddam into compliance
with the peace agreements. Kelly made 36 visits to Iraq, and,
from New York, continued his work into the late 1990s. What
made him the obvious candidate for such work was his earlier,
and continuing, experience in Russia. In autumn 1989, he had
been called in to assist MI6 in debriefing Vladimir
Pasechnik, a leading Soviet biochemist and defector.
Suicide ? What Really Happened?
First off, there was no mention yesterday of either a slashed
left wrist or a knife, or the copious amounts of blood which
would have to be present from death by slashed wrist. Second,
a slashed wrist is not necessarily a suicide, but could
easily be a murder made to look like a suicide. Frankly, the
flood of "Gee, he was depressed" that preceded the
announcement is itself cause for suspicion. Finally, this was
a man for whom the ordeal before Parliament was already OVER.
He was out of trouble and only months away from retirement.
Why would he commit suicide NOW? And why try to commit
suicide using the slowest method possible, out on the open,
where he might be seen and stopped, as opposed to renting a
motel room with a bed and bathtub? How could Kelly know that,
once he was unconscious, a passer by
might not spot him and call for an ambulance?
Looks like we get rid of NeoLiberal Blair now.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said he would take full
responsibility if an inquiry finds the government contributed
to the suicide of scientist David Kelly