- In the 48 hours since the death of UK WMD scientist David
Kelly several key pieces of evidence concerning his final hours and frame
of mind have now come to light. These are extracted from key articles and
- Notably they do not point to a seemingly suicidal or
internally tortured end for the scientist who has taken to the grave the
truth about his relationship with the UK PM's office and the alleged "sexing
up" of Iraqi WMD intelligence.
- In the wake of some reports that the death has been "confirmed
as suicide" it is important for news consumers to realise that legally
neither the police, nor the media, have any power to make such a determination.
- The cause of death will ultimately be determined legally
by a coroner's inquest and that will probably be several weeks if not months
- It is also important to realise that while the evidence
that has been released about the death is consistent with suicide, it is
also consistent with a murder made to look like suicide.
- Moreover the alleged method of suicide a self inflicted
knife wound to the wrist is 1) a method of suicide extremely seldom used
by men, and 2) a method of suicide that is seldom successful as it takes
such a long time to die.
- Finally it is worth repeating some remarks from WhatReallyHappened.com:
- "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?"
- And on that point, given his importance to the UK Government
at this time, and his role in the affair as an alleged leaker of sensitive
information (he gave evidence only last Tuesday about the most significant
intelligence scandal in recent memory) isn't it also just a little bit
odd that Dr David Kelly wasn't under observation by the intelligence services?
- Postscript: Since publication another report has come
to our attention shedding light on the issue of whether or not Dr Kelly
was under observation. <http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1097399,00.html>Sky
News reported (CLICK FOR LINK- See 5th To Last Para) , "Mr Mangold
also revealed Dr Kelly had been taken to a safe house but 'he hadn't liked
that, he wanted to come home.'" Clearly someone considered that Dr
Kelly was in danger of being attacked.
- - The Scoop Editor