Gone but not forgotten.
Dr David Kelly
Briefly the facts; the post mortem results are that Dr David Kelly committed suicide, although his family said he was not a person to commit suicide. The argument was that Hutton’s conclusion that Dr Kelly killed himself by cutting his wrist with a blunt knife severing the ulnar artery in his left wrist after taking an overdose of prescription painkillers.
This argument was untenable because the artery is small and difficult to access, and severing it could not have caused death. A group of doctors compiled a medical dossier as part of their legal challenge to the Hutton verdict.
In their 12-page opinion, they concluded: ‘the bleeding from Dr Kelly’s ulnar artery is “highly unlikely” to have been so voluminous and rapid that it was the cause of death.
Now Dr Kelly told the government that Iraq held no Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s). That was general knowledge anyway, even Bliar and Bush were aware of that.
So why would a person who was sent to Iraq to confirm this, but finds no WMD’s kill himself?
He didn’t, all pathologists findings point to an assassination.
I am led to believe that for the first time in our history the Lord Chancellor, Lord Hutton who chaired the controversial inquiry has slapped a 70 year moratorium on this. A story that surfaced but died very quickly was that Dr David Kelly was involved in experiments involving Anthrax and Ebola.
I cannot vouch for that story but if that was the case I can well understand why a government would want the story covered up for 70 years. In 70 years anyone involved in this cover up would either be dead, or people would not have heard of a Dr David Kelly or could not care less, the government know this.
The "thirty year rule" is the popular name given to a law in the United Kingdom that states that the yearly cabinet papers of a government will be released publicly thirty years after they were created. In the United Kingdom, the Public Records Act 1958, amended in 1967, states that "Public records ....other than those to which members of the public have had access before their transfer ...., shall not be available for public inspection until they have been in existence for thirty years or such other period....as the Lord Chancellor may,.... for the time being prescribe as respects any particular class of public records."
The rule was essentially two 30 year rules; one requiring that records be transferred from government departments to the Public Record Office (now The National Archives) at 30 years unless specific exemptions were given (by the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Council on Public Records), and that they were opened at such time unless they were deemed likely to cause "damage to the country's image, national security or foreign relations" if they were to be released.
Only now has it emerged that a year after his inquiry was completed, Lord Hutton took unprecedented action to ensure that the vital evidence remains a state secret for so long, so why a 70 years moratorium?
All the people involved in the cover up, or who were aware of, or who ordered the assassination would be dead in 70 years time. It would be like asking was it 5 or 6 million Jews who were killed in Nazi concentration camps.
The inquest into Dr Kelly’s death was suspended before it could begin by the then Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer a close personal friend of the Bliars.
News that the records will be kept secret comes just days before Mr Blair gives evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry on Friday. Well what a coincidence! There is a rancid smell here. Expenses abuse is not enough for these people, getting away with murder has taken on a whole new meaning.
Who is our present Lord Chancellor you may ask, none other than his RT Hon Jack ‘dopey’ Strawski.