Was Dr. David Kelly killed because he knew too much?
By Ken Craggs
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Jul 14, 2009, 00:19
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.
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.�
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.
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.
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
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.
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.�
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
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.
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.
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?
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
in 1989. Kelly also helped Pasechnik create Regma Biotechnologies. Regma was
allowed to set up a laboratory in Porton Down.
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.�
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
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.�
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.�
the coroner�s report into the death of
Set Van Nguyen were
published in 2007.
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.�
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