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Special Reports Last Updated: Jul 14th, 2009 - 00:37:50

Was Dr. David Kelly killed because he knew too much?
By Ken Craggs
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Jul 14, 2009, 00:19

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According to the UK�s Sunday Express, British weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was writing an expose which would include his work with anthrax. Dr. David Kelly was an expert in biological warfare agents, as well as a former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq.

An excerpt from the newspaper article reads, �He had several discussions with a publisher in Oxford and was seeking advice on how far he could go without breaking the law on secrets.�

Dr David Kelly�s death -- said to have been suicide -- came days after he gave testimony to the House of Commons about a memo which purported that Britain had �sexed up� a dossier on Iraq�s alleged weapons of mass destruction.

The allegations of a potential Kelly expose come from a new film about biological weapons being debuted in London on the sixth anniversary of Dr. Kelly�s death, titled �Anthrax War.� The documentary was shown earlier this year on Canadian public television.

A suspicious pattern of deaths of prominent microbiologists has emerged around the world, but especially highly-advanced researchers connected with the USA, the UK, Russia, and Israel. Were many of these microbiologists murdered because of what they knew or had discovered?

The following quote is taken from �Rebuilding America�s Defenses� the leading policy �white paper� of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), which essentially dictated the Bush regime�s �defense� policies from early 2001: � . . . advanced forms of biological warfare that can �target� specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.� See page 90 for the participants credited with this document.

Dr. David Kelly was head of microbiology at Porton Down and worked with two American scientists, Benito Que, 52, and Don Wiley, 57. Both Que and Wiley had been engaged in DNA sequencing that could provide a genetic marker based on genetic profiling. Google �Genome specific biological warfare.�

In November 2001, Benito Que left his laboratory after receiving a telephone call. Shortly afterward he was found comatose in the parking lot of the Miami Medical School. He died without regaining consciousness. Police said he had suffered a heart attack. His family insisted he had been in perfect health and claimed four men attacked him. Later, however, the family inquest returned a verdict of death by natural causes.

There are some unanswered questions about Benito Que�s death.

Who was the caller who caused Benito Que to leave his lab? What attempts did the police make to track the four alleged attackers -- after police admitted that Que was the �probable� victim of an attempt to steal his car? What happened to Que�s sensitive research into DNA sequencing? How close were Que�s connections to Dr. David Kelly?

Also in November 2001, a few days after Que died, Don Wiley, one of the foremost microbiologists in the United States, disappeared off a bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee. He had recently left a banquet for fellow researchers in Memphis. Weeks later, Wiley�s body was found 300 miles down river. As with Que, his family said he was in perfect health. There was no autopsy. The local medical examiner returned a verdict of accidental death. It was suggested that Don Wiley had a dizzy spell and fell off the bridge.

Why did Wiley park his car on the bridge? Why did he leave the keys in the ignition and his lights on? Why did Wiley drive to the bridge when his father�s house, where Wiley was staying, was in the opposite direction, and just a few miles away? What happened to Wiley�s research into DNA sequencing? How close were Wiley�s connections to Dr. David Kelly?

Also in November 2001, another microbiologist, Vladimir Pasechnik, 64, was found dead. Dr. David Kelly, as head of microbiology at Porton Down, played a key role in debriefing Pasechnik when he fled from Russia to Britain in 1989. Kelly also helped Pasechnik create Regma Biotechnologies. Regma was allowed to set up a laboratory in Porton Down.

Research at Porton Down is classified as top secret. In August 2002, Regma Biotechnologies obtained a contract with the U.S. Navy for �the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of anthrax.�

It�s a rather strange coincidence that Regma biotechnologies commenced a three-year tenancy at Porton Down on 17 July 2000 and Dr. David Kelly died three years later on 18 July 2003.

The Times obituary for Dr. Pasechnik, said, �The defection to Britain in 1989 of Vladimir Pasechnik revealed to the West for the first time the colossal scale of the Soviet Union�s clandestine biological warfare programme. His revelations about the scale of the Soviet Union�s production of such biological agents as anthrax, plague, tularaemia and smallpox provided an inside account of one of the best kept secrets of the Cold War. After his defection he worked for ten years at the U.K. Department of Health�s Centre for Applied Microbiology Research before forming his own company, Regma Biotechnics, to work on therapies for cancer, neurological diseases, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. In the last few weeks of his life he had put his research on anthrax at the disposal of the Government, in the light of the threat from bioterrorism.�

On December 14, 2001, Set Van Nguyen, a microbiologist, was killed at an animal diseases facility in Geelong, Australia. The lab had recently been featured in the journal Nature for its work in genetic manipulation and DNA sequencing. Scientists there had created a virulent form of mousepox. �They realized that if similar genetic manipulation was carried out on smallpox, an unstoppable killer could be unleashed.�

A statement from police, published in the Geelong Advertiser, said that Set Van Nguyen, 44, �appeared to have died after entering an airlock into a storage laboratory filled with nitrogen. His body was found when his wife became worried after he failed to return from work. He was killed after entering a low temperature storage area where biological samples were kept. He did not know the room was full of deadly gas which had leaked from a liquid nitrogen cooling system. Unable to breathe, Mr. Nguyen collapsed and died.�

Details of the coroner�s report into the death of Set Van Nguyen were published in 2007.

Not long before Set Van Nguyen was killed, a Manhattan hospital worker, aged 61, died after inhaling anthrax. The name of the hospital worker was Kathy Nguyen.

It is also worth mentioning that there is now a prime intelligence focus on the use of a sophisticated computer program, Promis, that was stolen from the Washington company that created it, Inslaw. After Promis was stolen, Inslaw�s president, Bill Hamilton, said �The theft of our software would give any country a flying start in keeping track of just about anybody�s work. It is capable of integrating a wide number of data bases.�

Additional reading:

50 Dead Scientists

David Kelly -- Obituary

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