WTF is happening here? Did he kill himself, or did someone else kill him? (I think that we can rule out coincidence.)
Who would want him dead, and why? He's already spilt the beans, hasn't he? Or was there more to tell?
I didn't think that the US or UK governments did this sort of thing any more. They use the F16 or Tornado for their summary executions these days, don't they? But perhaps I'm not paranoid enough...
And even if he did commit suicide, no one will believe it. This'll be fueling conspiracy theories for years.
Update, 2:35 p.m.: According to the BBC's timeline, he went for a walk at three yesterday. Which tells us nothing. If he wanted to kill himself, it sounds like the ideal excuse to get out of the house.
But on the other hand, if he was a regular walker, then an assassin could have been waiting for him. And they would probably try to make it look like suicide.
Me? I do think suicide is the more likely explanation. Partly because he wasn't used to press attention, and he was in trouble with his bosses, the MOD. But mainly because I can't see any motive for anyone to kill him. Am I missing something?
One thing I am sure of - we'll never be sure of the truth.Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at July 18, 2003 02:04 PM