July 18, 2003
Dr David Kelly's body found

Dr David Kelly's body found.

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

Thinking about it, thr only party that *I* can think of with a motive to kill Dr Kelly is the BBC themselves. It muddies the whole is he/isn't he the prime source business wonderfully.

So. better not trust the BBC's web site on *this* one, then. And who did the deed? Anne Robinson, I reckon. Got to be.

Posted by: Simon Brunning on July 18, 2003 03:18 PM

Could be done by an Iraqi agent. What better way to screw the peace of Blair and Bush?

Posted by: Babu on July 18, 2003 06:23 PM

I think that there was some "dirty game" between UK and US, so Mr.Kelly was one of the victim to covered up that. I sympathized for him, for his braveness to tell the truth.

Posted by: Insiwi on July 24, 2003 04:02 AM

My brother called to say he was listening to a late night talk show, guy called in...he's doing research.....several chemical/bio chem experts dying mysteriously....one blown off a bridge by a passing truck, as he stood on bridge ? ? ? I forget the other example...the caller thinks that scientists who have worked on bio-chem weapons are being eliminated...before they can tell their stories of American bio-chem weapons build-up. I'm trying to find postings with supportive info.

Posted by: Anna Lee on July 26, 2003 12:58 AM
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