Tuesday, December 14, 2010

David Kelly's murder case still haunts Britain

Dr. David Kelly
Do you remember the death in most strange circumstances of Dr. David Kelly in London in July 17th 2003?

Not? What if I tell you that he was an expert in biological warfare who worked for the British Ministry of Defense and that he had been a weapon inspector in Iraq?

Not yet? What if I add that he was suspect of informing the BBC about a false claim included by authoritarian force in the intelligence reports claiming that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, reports that were important in the feeble justification by the Azores Trio for the invasion of Iraq that year?

If it doesn't ring a bell, you sure were born after 1987 (so you'd be younger than 16 at that time) or you really don't follow the news at all. Or maybe you suffer from amnesia.

Guess that if you are in this circumstance you may read the Wikipedia entry to refresh your memory, with previous warning that it is a one-sided view carefully manipulated by US and British secret services, who control Wikipedia in key issues like this (I can tell you but too long to explain here, just take a look at the history of the page and notice the activity of SlimVirgin, a well known MI6 wikipedian).

Anyhow, the case is that yesterday the Daily Mail published the memorial redacted by four doctors on the death of Dr. Kelly, again casting doubt in the official version. In the words of M. Goslett:

The Hutton inquiry into his death found that he killed himself after slashing his wrist with a blunt knife and overdosing on painkillers.

On Monday the Mail revealed that no fingerprints were found on the blister packs of pills which Dr Kelly supposedly took. No fingerprints were recovered either from the knife or a bottle of water found by his side. He was not wearing gloves when his body was found, nor were there gloves anywhere near the body.

The memorial argues that Dr Kelly’s death was not sufficiently investigated and claims that there are a large number of irregularities surrounding it.

It names Lord Falconer, once Tony Blair's flatmate and in June 2003 appointed Lord Chancellor, as the architect of the public inquiry into Dr Kelly's death chaired by Lord Hutton.

It was Falconer who proposed the controversial decision to abandon a coroner's inquest, where witnesses would be cross-examined under oath, and replace it with a non-statutory examination of the circumstances leading to Dr Kelly's death. As a result no witness, including Tony Blair and his press secretary Alastair Campbell, swore an oath or was cross-examined.


The memorial addresses - and answers - each of the six legal points necessary for a coroner's inquest to be re-opened. Under section 13 of the Coroners Act 1988 only one of these points has to be satisfied for an inquest to take place.

Wendy Wearmouth, a relative of Dr. Kelly with previous professional experience on suicide risk, agrees that it cannot be a case of suicide, that such an option was totally against his whole way of being.  She clearly supports the need for a coroner inquiry.

Sources: Uruknet, Daily Mail.

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