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Revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency launched a world-wide assassination program, and then concealed its existence from the US Congress and the American people for eight years, carries an implication that death squads may have been employed against political opponents. Tom Burghardt, Was Dr David Kelly a Target of Dick Cheney’s ‘Executive Assassination Ring’? Dissident Voice 20th July 2009
Did MI5 Kill Dr Kelly? Another crazy conspiracy theory? But amid reports that he’d written a tell-all book that disappeared after his death, it’s one that refuses to go away. Daily Mail article Sue Reed
The death of Government scientist David Kelly returned to haunt Labour today as a group of doctors announced that they were mounting a legal challenge to overturn the finding of suicide. Daily Mail article Glen Owen & Miles Goslett 13th July 2009
Was Kelly Murdered? Daily Mail headline
Proud Of Yourselves? Daily Mail headline
KGB man: MI5 agent told me that Kelly had been ‘exterminated’: New twist in mystery over scientist’s death as former spy gives dossier to law chief. The Mail on Sunday 25th July 2010
Death of the Dossier Fall Guy. Daily Telegraph headline
Press question: Have you got blood on your hands, prime minister? Are you going to resign over this?
Tony Blair: ... [silence]
He was the scientist, the fall guy, the pawn in a political row who it seems has become a victim of the truth. News at Ten report
We ask, Who tonight should be examining their consciences? ibid.
They effectively leaked David’s name to the media. Andrew Gilligan
Harrowdown Hill, Oxfordshire: In July 2003 the body of Doctor David Kelly, Britian’s leading weapons inspector, was found here. The tragic death of the man caught in the crossfire of a prolonged and bitter battle between the government and the BBC over why Britain went to war in Iraq. The official account says that under pressure he took his own life by cutting his wrists; but the method it said he used was so unusual that many people now doubt the official version. Dr David Kelly – BBC Conspiracy Files, BBC 2007
When the BBC reported Andrew Gilligan reported that a secret source told him the government probably knew the forty-five minute claim was wrong, the government’s credibility was on the line. The stakes got higher and higher as the prime minister’s integrity was questioned around the world. As Andrew Gilligan’s secret source, David Kelly had unwittingly become the key to the biggest and fiercest row ever between the government and the BBC in which neither side would back down. ibid.
Doctor Kelly’s body was found by two volunteer searchers – Paul Chapman and Louise Holmes with the help of their dog ... They said they took care not to disturb the scene or get too close to the body, and contacted the police as soon as they found him. Their description was of a body slumped or sitting up against a tree. The searchers told a police officer DC Graham Coe how to find the body, and he stayed alone with it for thirty minutes. DC Coe said he only observed the scene and never got close to the body, and stayed about seven or eight feet away. But if the body was moved, who would have moved it and why? ibid.
On his last morning alive Dr Kelly sent emails to friends saying he would soon be back in Baghdad. Is that really the action of someone considering suicide? ibid.
The body was against a tree with the head and shoulders slumped back a little bit on the tree. Louise Holmes, discovered Dr Kelly’s body
Fort Detrick scientist Frank Olson was a liaison between the two facilities [Portland Down and Fort Detrick]. On November 28th 1953 Olson fell thirteen stories from a New York City hotel room. Was his death part of a pattern of mysterious deaths of bio-weapon scientists, including that of Anthrax Letter suspect Bruce Ivins also of Fort Detrick? Did all three scientists [inc David Kelly] know too much? Anthrax Wars, 2009
The police report described the body as laying flat on the ground. Who might have moved Kelly and why? ibid.
There just didn’t appear to be a substantial amount of blood loss, either on to the clothing or around the area. Vanessa Hunt, paramedic, press conference called with fellow paramedic Dave Bartlett
Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody die from wrist injuries. John Scurr, consultant vascular surgeon
It’s not generally regarded as a reliable way of committing suicide. John Scurr, interview Anthrax Wars
As specialist medical professionals, we do not consider the evidence given at the Hutton Inquiry has demonstrated that Dr David Kelly committed suicide.
Dr Nicholas Hunt, the forensic pathologist at the Hutton inquiry, concluded that Dr Kelly bled to death from a self-inflicted wound to his left wrist. We view this as highly improbable. Arteries in the wrist are of matchstick thickness and severing them does not lead to life-threatening blood loss. Dr Hunt stated that the only artery that had been cut – the ulnar artery – had been completely transected. Complete transection causes the artery to quickly retract and close down, and this promotes clotting of the blood.
The ambulance team reported that the quantity of blood at the scene was minimal and surprisingly small. It is extremely difficult to lose significant amounts of blood at a pressure below 50-60 systolic in a subject who is compensating by vasoconstricting. To have died from haemorrhage, Dr Kelly would have had to lose about five pints of blood – it is unlikely that he would have lost more than a pint.
Alexander Allan, the forensic toxicologist at the inquiry, considered the amount ingested of Co-Proxamol insufficient to have caused death. Allan could not show that Dr Kelly had ingested the 29 tablets said to be missing from the packets found. Only a fifth of one tablet was found in his stomach. Although levels of Co-Proxamol in the blood were higher than therapeutic levels, Allan conceded that the blood level of each of the drug’s two components was less than a third of what would normally be found in a fatal overdose.
We dispute that Dr Kelly could have died from haemorrhage or from Co-Proxamol ingestion or from both. The coroner, Nicholas Gardiner, has spoken recently of resuming the Inquest into his death. If it re-opens, as in our opinion it should, a clear need exists to scrutinise more closely Dr Hunt’s conclusions as to the cause of death. Doctors David Halpin, specialist in trauma and orthopaedic surgery; C Stephen Frost, specialist in diagnostic radiology; Searle Sennett, specialist in anaesthesiology, letter to Guardian 27th January 2004, Our Doubts About Dr Kelly’s Death
You don’t bleed to death from cutting the ulnar artery in your wrist. David Halpin
There were no fingerprints on the handle of the knife. David Halpin
What was the point of the Hutton Inquiry if the death certificate already gave the reasons? Norman Baker MP, question in Parliament, author The Strange Death of Dr Kelly
I Believe David Kelly Did Not Commit Suicide – And I Will Prove It: I asked how many people had died from this sort of injury in 2003. The answer was one: Kelly. Norman Baker MP, Daily Mail Review
There were no fingerprints on the knife which David Kelly allegedly used to kill himself. Norman Baker, interview The Anthrax Wars
When the paramedics turned up they weren’t aware he was supposed to have bled to death because there was no blood to be found. Norman Baker, interview Press TV: Death of Dr David Kelly
It was a blunt gardening knife with a hook on it ... There were no fingerprints discovered on the knife or on the water bottle he was supposed to use to consume water ... There has been no Inquest. ibid.
He was outed by the Ministry Of Defence itself after a meeting ... involving Tony Blair ... David Kelly was being used as a pawn in a game between the BBC and the government. ibid.
There’s buckets of new evidence and they don’t want to look at it. ibid.