David Kelly

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Person.png David Kelly  Rdf-icon.png
(Whistleblower)
David Kelly.jpg
Born14 May 1944
Died17 July 2003 (Age 59)
Victim ofpremature death
Interest ofMiles Goslett
SubpageDavid Kelly/Assassination
Dr David Kelly former UN weapons inspector

Dr David Kelly was an expert in biological warfare and a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq. Dr Kelly's discussion with BBC Radio 4 journalist Andrew Gilligan about the British government's dossier on the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq led to a major political scandal. He was found dead days after appearing before the Parliamentary Committee charged with investigating the scandal.[1]

On 7 February 2015, the Daily Mail announced that PM David Cameron had leaked details from the Iraq Inquiry report which "will be a 'devastating' indictment of the Blair Government".[2]

On 8 February 2015, it was revealed that the Chilcot Inquiry had been tasked specifically with tracking down those responsible for “misplacing” three nuclear weapons obtained from apartheid South Africa 25 years ago. Both David Cameron and Dr David Kelly are understood to have been involved in the diversion of these WMD which eventually became the pretext for the Iraq War.[3]  

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David Kelly/Assassination11,412On 17 July 2003, David Kelly allegedly committed suicide by swallowing 29 co-proxamol tablets and cutting to his ulnar artery (wrist) with a blunt pruning knife. He was writing a book exposing high level corruption at the time and had given no indication of depression. An official inquest was commenced but never completed.

Unfinished book

Dr Kelly was writing a book at the time of his death. He was intending to reveal that he warned Prime Minister Tony Blair there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq weeks before the US/UK led Iraq War. He had had several discussions with a publisher in Oxford and was seeking advice on how far he could go without breaking the law on secrets. Following his death, his computers were seized by police.[4]

Death

Full article: David Kelly/Death

David Kelly was found dead days after appearing before the Parliamentary committee charged with investigating the scandal. A lot of evidence suggests that he was 'suicided'. Energetic in the proposal of this possibility has been retired surgeon Dr David Halpin.

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Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Suffer the little childrenArticle12 November 2012Susie BonifaceNine years ago the BBC was at the centre of another frenzy when it similarly accused the government of misleading the public. Only then it wasn't child abuse, it was starting a war after publicly stating our enemy could launch chemical weapons within 45 minutes of the order being given.
Document:The Death of David Kelly and the "Sexed Up" WMD Reportarticle21 February 2008Stephen Frost
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