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英タイムズ:ケリー死の予言詳細なれど「自殺」直結表現なし自殺断定似非紳士朝日残念でした。
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投稿者 木村愛二 日時 2003 年 8 月 23 日 02:40:41:CjMHiEP28ibKM

英タイムズ:ケリー死の予言詳細なれど「自殺」直結表現なし自殺断定似非紳士朝日残念でした。
むしろ、状況からすれば、「英政府などに不都合な意見の自分は消される」との予測、覚悟と理解する方が自然である。

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/

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I will probably be found dead in the woods, Kelly predicted
By Dominic Kennedy
There were gasps in the High Court when David Broucher, a senior diplomat, recalled how, on the eve of the Iraq war, the weapons expert had foreseen the circumstances of his death

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7813-788544,00.html
The Hutton Inquiry

August 22, 2003
I will probably be found dead in the woods, Kelly predicted
By Dominic Kennedy

photo: David Broucher leaves court after delivering evidence of his e-mail about Dr Kelly's chilling prediction

DAVID KELLY predicted six months ago, "I will probably be found dead in the woods", the inquiry into his death was told yesterday.

There were gasps from the public gallery in the High Court when David Broucher, a senior diplomat, recalled how, on the eve of the Iraq war, the government weapons expert had foreseen the circumstances of his death.

Dr Kelly's body was found with an open packet of painkillers and a bladed instrument by his side, in woods at Harrowdown Hill near his home in Southmoor, Oxfordshire, on July 18.

A surprise witness, Mr Broucher, a former Ambassador to Prague, recounted a conversation he had at a meeting with Dr Kelly in Geneva about three weeks before the war.

In an e-mail to the Foreign Office about the inquiry, Mr Broucher said: "I may have something relevant to contribute that I have been straining to recover from a very deep memory hole."

Although Dr Kelly had not been a United Nations weapons inspector since 1998, he claimed to be still in contact with senior figures in Saddam Hussein's regime.

On the brink of the coalition invasion, Dr Kelly had been assuring the Iraqis that, as long as they co-operated with the UN inspection team, there would be no danger of war.

Dr Kelly feared that, if America and Britain invaded, some of his Iraqi contacts would be killed, and others would believe that he had betrayed them.

"As Dr Kelly was leaving, I said to him 'What will happen if Iraq is invaded?' and his reply was -- which I took at the time to be a throwaway remark -- he said: 'I will probably be found dead in the woods'," the inquiry was told.

The comment is open to several interpretations. In his e-mail, Mr Broucher said: "I did not think much of this at the time, taking it to be a hint that the Iraqis might take revenge against him, something that did not seem at all fanciful then. I now see that he may have been thinking on rather different lines."

Mr Broucher is the United Kingdom's representative at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. The eighth day of the inquiry was coming to a close when he was called.

His disclosures raise questions far beyond those yet touched by the inquiry. Lord Hutton may now have to investigate whether Dr Kelly really did have high-level contacts with Saddam's regime.

Mr Broucher told the inquiry that he had met Dr Kelly in Geneva in February.

"I said that I could not understand why the Iraqis were courting disaster and why they did not co-operate with the weapons inspectors.

"He said that . . . he was still in contact with senior Iraqis and he had urged this point on them. Their response had been that if they revealed too much about their state of readiness this might increase the risk that they would be attacked.

"He said that he had tried to reassure them that if they cooperated with the weapons inspectors then they had nothing to fear.

"My impression was that he felt that he was in some personal difficulty or embarrassment over this because he believed that the invasion might go ahead anyway and that somehow this put him in a morally ambiguous position.

"I drew the inference that he might be concerned he would be thought to have lied to some of his contacts in Iraq."

At the meeting in Geneva, Dr Kelly had also criticised the Prime Minister's September dossier on Iraq's weapons. The BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan later used an interview with Dr Kelly as the basis for his allegation that Downing Street had "sexed up" this file.

Mr Broucher said: "I raised it because it was part of my duties to sell the dossier within the United Nations. He said that there had been a lot of pressure to make the dossier as robust as possible; that every judgment in it had been closely fought over.

"I believe that it may have been in this connection that he then went on to explain the point about the readiness of Iraq's biological weapons, the fact they could not use them quickly, and that this was relevant to the point about 45 minutes. He felt that if the Iraqis had any biological weapons left it would not be very much."

"He also said that . . . the weapons would be kept separately from the munitions and that this meant that the weapons could not be used quickly."

The Prime Minister will give evidence to the inquiry next Thursday, the day after Geoff Hoon, the Defence Secretary.

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