with microchips explained as an experiment to
keep track of their locations during battle.) The CIA doctors at Calspan were
experimenting with merging brain cells with microchips.
Pasechnik was put to work at Porton Down where he remained until
set up with his own company. Three weeks after the mailed
anthrax attacks in the U.S. , He died, "apparently" of a stroke.
Strangely, the death was announced by Christopher Davis. His
death began a string of mysterious deaths and obvious murders of
world-class microbiologists, which continues to this day. Dr.
Kelly's death is one of those but not the latest.
One of the most disturbing deaths is that of Harvard scientist
Don C. Wiley. Wiley was one of America's preeminent researchers
into infectious diseases and HIV in particular. After years of
meticulous research, Wiley had just scored a breakthrough by
identifying the properties of the HIV virus that make it
infectious and how it avoids destruction by the antigens in the
human immune system.
In theory, the discovery has application to other viruses that
cause diseases. Viruses, as opposed to bacteria, seem to be
immune to treatment by antibiotics.
The dark side of the discovery, as Wiley himself discussed, is
that the same information could be used to change relatively
benign viruses into killers. **(See footnote on this author's
three-part series on "Anthrax, GOCO's and Designer Germs.")
In 1991, a team of U.S. and U.K scientists, including Kelly and
Davis, made a trip to the USSR to inspect Biopreparat facilities
at four locations. Their host was deputy chief of the program,
Kanatjan Alibekov, who would later "defect" to the U.S. and
change his name to Ken Alibek. Kelly made several inspection
trips to Russia.
Dr. Kelly was described by his contemporaries as an iron-willed
individual who did not hesitate to challenge Russian and Iraqi
authorities and scientists. However, he may have been a bit
naïve concerning three individuals with whom he had extensive
communications, all three women.
Judith Miller of the New York Times (NYT) exchanged numerous
e-mails with Kelly. The Pulitzer Prize winner is a long-time
member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and through her
articles in the paper the most prominent of those warning of
Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
The second "confidant" of Kelly's was Olivia Bosch, a senior
research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs
(RIIA). The RIIA, also known as Chatham House, is the U.K
counterpart of the CFR. Both organizations were set up by the
financial elite to work for a one-world government. Both wield
inordinate influence on the governments in their respective
countries. Kelly had recently joined the RIIA.
The third woman is a real-life Mata Hari. Mai Pederson met Kelly
in Iraq where her cover was as a translator. She is a U.S. Army
intelligence agent. Mai was instrumental in Kelly's conversion
to the Baha'i faith.
The first inspection trip was dramatized in a Frontline
production in 1998 entitled "Plague War" shown on PBS in the
U.S. and BBC in the U.K. Its main theme was that only Russia had
violated the 1972 treaty but the U.S. and U.K. had abated their
programs. Co-author of the script for the program was Tom
Mangold, a sometime author and until very recently a BBC
employee (propagandist?). Mangold was one of the earliest
writers to proclaim Kelly's death as a suicide and has written
articles "explaining" why Kelly killed himself. He bills himself
as a "best friend" of Kelly but had to admit to the Hutton
inquiry that his contacts with Kelly had been relatively few and
mostly by e-mail.
When Alibek defected to the U.S. in 1992 he underwent extensive
debriefing by, among others, Davis and William Patrick ("father"
of the U.S. bioweapons program and a CIA consultant). He was
then rewarded with a job at BMI and became a CIA consultant. He
is currently president of a subsidiary of Hadron, the defense
contractor that peddled the PROMIS software to various
governments (with a backdoor in the software) that resulted in
an intelligence bonanza for the U.S.
According to author Gordon Thomas, Kelly maintained close
communications with Alibek, Patrick and other scientists in the
U.S. Thomas reports that Kelly had contacts only weeks before
two of the scientists died violent deaths. One was Dr. Don
In the months before his death, Dr. Kelly became embroiled in a
shouting match between the British government and BBC. Andrew
Gilligan, a reporter for BBC claimed that Kelly had given him
and other reporters information that proved the government had
exaggerated the Iraqi danger in its "dossier" justifying the war
against Iraq and that Kelly had not been completely honest in
telling his MoD superiors what he had disclosed to them. Writer
Tom Mangold (it's not clear when he left the employ of BBC) used
this to reason that Kelly's loss of integrity at being exposed
as a "liar" was what led him to suicide.
Mangold was not the only one to push the suicide angle. After
Kelly's death, Foreign Office diplomat David Broucher made
headlines around the world when he claimed Kelly had said if
Iraq was attacked he might be "found dead in the woods."
Broucher testified the remark was made at the end of a meeting
he had with Kelly in February of this year in Geneva where they
discussed the WMD "dossier." He said he didn't think much of it
at the time but in retrospect Kelly may have been considering
When Kelly's daughter Rachel testified at the inquiry, she
proved through her father's diaries that the only time he had
been in Geneva, and the only time he ever met Broucher, was a
year earlier in February of 2002. There was not even a draft of
the "dossier" in existence at that time suggesting that
Broucher's story was fiction.
Actually, the opposite of the Mangold thesis appears to be the
truth. Kelly was treated badly by MoD over the last three years
of his life. He had not had a salary increase in three years as
he approached retirement where his pension would be a function
of salary. At one time he was told there would be reorganization
within the intelligence operation and he would get a sizeable
increase in salary. That didn't happen. Kelly had written
several letters about his position and, according to his widow,
was quite upset and frustrated about it (not despondent and
Kelly had voluntarily disclosed to MoD his contacts with the
media. To his dying day, he maintained that he had not provided
all the information Gilligan attributed to him. Nevertheless,
Kelly was hauled before the Joint Intelligence Committee for a
The final affront came in a mandated one-on-one session with MoD
Personnel Director Richard Hatfield. MoD, with the approval of
Tony Blair, had devised an orchestrated charade to "out" Kelly
as the source of the "leak. Hatfield, head of the department
that had been jerking Kelly around for three years, was supposed
to get Kelly's acquiescence in the plan. Somehow, he never got
around to the subject.
Subsequently, at an MoD press conference, through a series of
disclosures to the press, the MoD confirmed Kelly as the leak
(as previously planned) when a reporter asked if Kelly was the
Understandably, this treatment would have made Kelly a resentful
employee. In intelligence circles, resentful employees are
considered "unstable" and security risks. Kelly had for years
maintained his silence about his extensive knowledge of the
bio-warfare weapons of at least four countries. Had it become
imperative that the silence be made permanent?
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