Suicide of top scientist proof of skullduggery, deceit and liesWhat makes a 59-year-old father of three girls, comfortably off and near to retirement, at the top of his profession, walk off into the woods and slash his wrist?
Mr. David Kelly slashed his wrist this weekend, in desperation. Days after the grilling, or the bullying, he received at the hands of the House of Commons Select Committee to discern whether the reports which provided Blair with his causus belli had been "sexed up", he felt he could not face life any longer.
Dr. David Kelly was not just another scientist, another grey figure in the background. Dr. David Kelly was the country's top expert. He was the chief scientific officer, senior adviser to the Ministry of Defense proliferation and arms control secretariat and senior adviser to the Foreign Office non-proliferation department. Dr. David Kelly had spent seven years in
Even so, Dr. David Kelly was an honest man, a man of integrity. Dr. David Kelly was not a liar and a cheat and he decided to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but. The causus belli used by George Bush and Tony Blair was that
Dr. David Kelly knew that this was not the case. Despite his intense disliking of the Hussein regime, he could not turn his back on a lifetime of scientific research and lie through his teeth to justify an illegal war in which thousands of innocent civilians were slaughtered.
Dr. David Kelly told the select committee that there was just a 30% chance that
A war was fought, thousands of people were killed, based upon a false premise, upon forged documents and lies. The liars and cheats are still in office, one in
We can draw our own conclusions as to what that pressure was.
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