I don't know how many people now on ATS remember the death of Dr. David Kelly. He'd been a weapons inspector and had revealed to the BBC that No.10
had "sexed up" the "dodgy dossier" on Iraq.
For those with short memories, in the run-up to the Iraq war, Blair's poodle government put together a dossier purporting to show how dangerous
Saddam was and how puissant his myriad weapons of mass destruction.
It emerged, embarrassingly quickly, that the dossier had been cobbled together from out-of-date research that wasn't threatening-sounding enough, so
the document had to be"sexed up" (in other words, filled with exaggerations) in order to even remotely justify an actual invasion.
Kelly revealed this in to a BBC reporter under guarantee of anonymity. The government leaked Kelly's identity to the press who then hounded the poor
man. In telephone calls to friends he spoke of "dark forces" at work and even predicted he'd end up dead in the woods.
Which he did.
No proper inquest was held, and there were rumours that his body had had those little pads on it that you get with ECGs.
Before any inquiry, the BBC started up the drip-drip-drip of propaganda. They kept referring to "the suicide of Dr. David Kelly". This actually
worked on me, to my shame.
I was very suspicious when it was first reported, but by the time I went abroad again two or three months later, it
came as a shock to find that foreign news agencies (specifically US news agencies) referred to "the alleged
suicide of Dr. David Kelly.
Blair refused a formal inquest but convened an inquiry under Lord Hutton which was an utter whitewash. I followed the inquiry at the time by checking
the discussion forum of The Independent
, who had a regular poster who was unbelievably good. He pointed out all the inconsistencies in the
Government's side of the story and regularly fought off other posters who absolutely reeked of being disinfo agents
, far more so than anyone
And of course Kelly is far from the only scientist to suffer a mysterious death: those who've been keeping up will know that although he's the most
high profile victim, he's a drop in the ocean....
So now thirteen doctors want a proper inquest held.
Link... the Daily Mail (eurghhh!)
And two of the doctors have added to the sense of persistent intrigue surrounding Dr Kelly by claiming that thousands of emails
relating to the case had 'vanished' from their computers, in what one claimed was an act of 'state-sponsored sabotage'
Mr Halpin said that he lost more than 6,000 pieces of correspondence - many relating to Dr Kelly - during his investigation, explaining that the
mystery began when the 'firewall' on his computer, which all similar machines are fitted with as a security measure, became inactive without
His emails started disappearing as though they were being sifted remotely. 'I believe this will have been done by a state-sponsored agency and not by
an amateur acting singly,' he said.
A close associate of Mr Halpin's who has also taken an active interest in the case confirmed to The Mail on Sunday that at around the same time he,
too, fell victim to what he believes was a rogue agent, losing 'somewhere in the region of 2,000 emails', many of which discussed Dr Kelly.
I'll have more to say on this but it's late...
[edit on 12-7-2009 by rich23]