Posted on 30 June 2010.
Back in 2003, Dr. David Kelly embarrassed Bush and Blair by saying that Iraq probably didn’t have the ability to fire battlefield biological and chemical weapons within 45 minutes of an order to use them (simply known as “the 45 minute claim”), though he believed it most likely that Iraq still retained some 20-year-old weapons from back when they were fighting with Iran.
Kelly visited Iraq twice, the second time to go look at two of the “mobile weapons laboratories” that Colin Powell later regretted talking about in front of the UN. Kelly was unhappy with the description of the trailers and spoke off the record to The Observer, which, on 15 June 2003, quoted “a British scientist and biological weapons expert, who has examined the trailers in Iraq.” The expert said:
“They are not mobile germ warfare laboratories. You could not use them for making biological weapons. They do not even look like them. They are exactly what the Iraqis said they were – facilities for the production of hydrogen gas to fill balloons.”
Some time after appearing before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, he was found dead. The quite strangely done inquiry very quickly ruled his death a suicide, and the evidence and results of the committee were declared to be secret for the next 70 years. And some people think that just because the British Government had evidence, lied about it, and conducted a weird investigation that resulted in a strange report that makes no sense, that means there’s a possible cover-up.
According to Wikipedia:
The most detailed objection was provided in a letter from three medical doctors published in The Guardian, reinforced by support from two other senior physicians in a later letter to the Guardian. These doctors argued that the autopsy finding of a transected ulnar artery could not have caused a degree of blood loss that would kill someone, particularly when outside in the cold (where vasoconstriction would cause slow blood loss). Further, this conflicted with the minimal amount of blood found at the scene. Paramedics described that they would expect to find at least three pints of blood on or near the body if he bled out where he was found. They also contended that the amount of co-proxamol found was only about a third of what would normally be fatal. Dr Rouse, a British epidemiologist wrote to the British Medical Journal pointing out that the act of committing suicide by severing wrist arteries is an extremely rare occurrence in a 59-year-old man with no previous psychiatric history. Nobody else died from that cause during the year.
From the article.
Many believe the truth about the manner of Dr Kelly’s death has never been established properly. Some even fear that the 59-year-old, the world’s leading expert in biological and chemical weapons, was murdered.
Of course, it would be easy to dismiss these sceptics as wild conspiracy theorists — but for the fact they include eminent doctors and MPs.
The blanket of secrecy thrown over the case by the last Labour Government has only fuelled the sense of mystery.
In January this year, it emerged that unpublished medical and scientific records relating to Dr Kelly’s death – including the post-mortem report and photographs of his body – had been secretly classified so as not to be made public for 70 years.
Lord Hutton, who had been appointed by Blair, was responsible for this extraordinary gagging order, yet its legal basis has baffled experts accustomed to such matters.
Against this shadowy background, we have conducted a rigorous and thorough investigation into the mystery that surrounds the death of David Kelly. And our investigation has turned up evidence which raises still more disturbing questions.
Our new revelations include the ambiguous nature of the wording on Dr Kelly’s death certificate; the existence of an anonymous letter which says his colleagues were warned to stay away from his funeral; and an extraordinary claim that the wallpaper at Dr Kelly’s home was stripped by police in the hours after he was reported missing – but before his body was found.
Read the rest: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1289692/Dr-David-Kelly-The-damning-new-evidence-points-cover-Tony-Blairs-government.html#ixzz0sGjAo0ln