Official David Kelly Story Unlikely Say Medical Experts
Dr. David Kelly was a world leading weapons expert who criticized the government’s claims of WMD’s that lead to the Iraq war invasion. He apparently committed suicide days after appearing before a Parliamentary committee charged with investigating the scandal that ensued after his criticism.
Now a group of prominent legal and medical experts are claiming the official government story of his death is “extremely unlikely”, and are calling for full inquest after the original inquest was suspended following the dubious Hutton inquiry.
As reported by The Guardian:
Nine experts including Michael Powers, a QC and former coroner, and Julian Blon, a professor of intensive care medicine, said in a letter to the Times that the official cause of death – haemorrhage from the severed artery – was “extremely unlikely”.
“Insufficient blood would have been lost to threaten life,” they said. “Absent a quantitative assessment of the blood lost and of the blood remaining in the great vessels, the conclusion that death occurred as a consequence of haemorrhage is unsafe.”
This comes after Kelly’s closest female confidante recently told the Daily Mail:
He was unable to use his right hand for tasks requiring strength because of a painful injury to his right elbow.
According to American military linguist Mai Pederson, when she dined with Dr Kelly at a Washington restaurant in the spring of 2003, the hand’s grip was so weak that he struggled to get a knife through a steak he had ordered.
Kelly’s body was found in woods close to his Oxfordshire home in 2003, shortly after it was revealed that he was the source of a BBC report casting doubt on the government’s claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction which could be fired within 45 minutes.
Lord Hutton concluded that “the principal cause of death was bleeding from incised wounds to his left wrist which Dr Kelly had inflicted on himself with the knife found beside his body”.
However the unpublished medical and scientific records relating to Dr Kelly’s death – including the post-mortem report and photographs of his body – have been classified for 70 years.
His death certificate also brings up an interesting question. It states in reference to place of death: ‘Found dead at Harrowdown Hill, Longworth, Oxon’.
Why was the word ‘found’ used? Why was the crucial question of ‘place of death’ not answered? The death certificate should be precise about the time, cause and location of death.
The doctors who have investigated the case believe the failure to answer this question leaves open the possibility that Dr Kelly died somewhere other than Harrowdown Hill, the wood where his body was discovered. If this was the case, they are concerned the law may have been subverted over Dr Kelly’s death.