Monday, July 24, 2006

Why I believe David Kelly's death may have been murder, by MP | the Daily Mail

It is surprising that this story is not given greater prominence. If Dr. Kelly was murdered, the question cui bono leads to some interesting suspects, to say the least. If the government is found to have ordered his death, one wonders if the ministers concerned will refuse to resign, saying they feel the need to sort out the problems they caused or that they still have something to contribute?

In a civilised sociey, no government could survive such a scandal. I doubt if any governing party involved in such a killing would ever see office again. But Britain is clearly no longer a civilised society, so maybe it will all turn out OK for Labour, whatever the truth of this MP's allegations.

Why I believe David Kelly's death may have been murder, by MP | the Daily Mail


Anonymous said...

There is a tendency amongst some on the left to believe in the most wonderful conspiracy theories. Witness theories about Masons, the assassination of Kennedy and 9-11. This serves two purposes - first, it gives the believer some sort of reassurance that he sees through the smokescreens and understands the "real" system; second, it tends to undermine people's faith in the existing institutions; instead reinforcing the mythology of an all powerful ruling elite. Thus the "murder of Diana", which ought to be of no interest to the left, can in fact serve the cause.

Dr Kelly already fits into several conspiracies about WMD. That doesn't mean that that none are true, but the evidence he gives hardly proves murder. Besides, why kill him after the leaks came out?

If we want a right wing intellectual revival, then The Daily Mail is a serious impediment.

Tom Paine said...

I can't believe the government ordered him killed. It's just not what I want to believe about my own country. I don't know anyone else who doesn't believe it, however. It does seem that an inquest should be conducted, at the least, given the gravity of the accusation and the status of the accuser.