Dr. David Kelly
|Painkillers and razorblades? certainly sir ... and something for the weekend?|
A Government microbiologist dealing with WMD issues, whom a Downing Street spokesman described as "a Walter Mitty character" until it was pointed out that there was lots of footage of him chairing meetings and giving statements, and in fact that he was a very senior civil service scientist with a more than passing interest in WMD (an extract from his MoD personnel file follows)
on 1 Apr 96, Dr Kelly was appointed on secondment to the Proliferation & Arms Control Secretariat (PACS) within MOD, where he continued to work as an adviser to PACS and to the Non-Proliferation Department of the FCO on Iraq's chemical and biological weapons capabilities and on the work of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC). He contributed to UNMOVIC activities-particularly advising on chemical and biological weapons, and on inspector training - and provided advice on Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) issues He was also responsible for providing advice to the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) and the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) on Iraq Finally, he had responsibilities in relation to communicating Iraq WMD issues externally by providing informed contributions to international institutions, the media and the press
A key whistleblower over the sexed-up "Dodgy Dossier", which prompted the aforementioned Downing Street "Walter Mitty" smear campaign.
After being outed he went for a little walk in the woods after taking a small dose of coproxamol and then slit his wrists and died (not necessarily in that order) without actually exsanguinating a significant quantity of blood. Paramedics attending were told to STFU but spoke out anyway, and there are irregularities concerning the autopsy report.
Nurse! Fetch my valium and my tinfoil hat please!