Thursday, July 17, 2008

The strange death of David Kelly

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
2003 Mysterious death of UK Ministry of Defence biologist, David Kelly, CMG (b. 1944), employee of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), an expert in biological warfare and a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq.

Kelly's discussion with Today Programme journalist Andrew Gilligan about the British government's dossier on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq inadvertently caused a major political scandal. He was found dead days after appearing before the parliamentary committee charged with investigating the scandal. The Hutton Inquiry, a public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his death, ruled that he had committed suicide, but it is widely believed that he was murdered. On October 15, 2007, it was discovered, through a Freedom of Information request, that the knife with which Kelly allegedly committed suicide had no fingerprints on it. The book, The Strange Death of David Kelly, by Norman Baker, MP, was published in October, 2007 ...

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