The investigation of the untimely death of Dr. David Kelly will probably result in the above verdict.
Whether Dr. Kelly was murdered or actually committed suicide, he invariably occupies a prominent position in the long row of Government employees at least some of whom were murdered 1986-88 as described in the article below.
The memory of Dr. Kelly ought to speed up the day when the British people finally asks for the keys to the labs from where these disgusting murders of valuable British citizens are carried out
In Our Heart of Hearts - a case story
By Steen Hjortsoe
The paramount national security interest of avoiding war with an external enemy is an important piece in the interpretation of the puzzling series of fatal 'accidents' and 'suicides' (12 - 25 experts died in mysterious circumstances from August 1986 to September 1988) among radar scientists and computer specialists employed in British companies serving the defence industry.
When the Guardian started reporting the deaths extensively in its columns, several high-placed British officials felt urged to note in public that obviously there was mischief brewing here and one cannot but agree with them: it would be strange indeed if this high number of alleged suicides and fatal accidents within two years in such a limited group of scientists could be assigned to mere coincidence. Of course it is far more probable that there is a link, some connecting pattern between the tragic deaths of these in most cases comparatively young men, which the Guardian surveyed as follows: 1-8
Vimal Dajibhai, 24, engineer. MARCONI Underwater Systems. Body found August 1986, under Glifton suspension bridge, Bristol. Verdict: open.
Ashad Sharif, 26, MARCONI analyst. Found dead in car with rope tied round his neck to a tree. October, 1986. Verdict: suicide.
Victor Moore, 46, design engineer. MARCONI Space and Defense Systems. Took drug overdose. February 1987. Verdict suicide.
David Sands, 37, project manager. Easams (MARCONI sister company). Car crashed at 80 mph into disused café. March 1987. Verdict: open.
Brigadier John Ferry, 60, marketing manager, MARCONI. Found dead in flat. August 1988. Verdict: open.
Professor Keith Bowden, 46, computer scientist, Essex University. Car plunged into disused railway line. March 1987. Verdict: open.
Richard Pugh, 37, MoD consultant. Found dead with plastic bag over head. January 1987. Verdict: accident.
John Brittan, 52, scientist. Royal Military College of Science. Found in parked car with engine running. January 1987. Verdict: accident.
Peter Peapell, 46, senior lecturer, RMCS. Found beneath car. February 1987. Verdict: open.
Alister Beckham, 50, software engineer. Plessey. Found dead in garden shed. August 1988. Verdict open.
Andrew Hall, 33, engineering manager. British Aerospace. Found dead in car with hosepipe connected to exhaust. September 1988. Verdict: suicide.
The first attempt at an explanation that one can think of, that the KGB might be involved, was aired at an early moment in the British press, but keeping in mind the mutual shrinking from brinkmanship and escalation of war I believe we hold our ground when we say that this is one of the least probable possibilities.
A theory of subliminal messaging as the trigger instigating the 12 men to commit suicide was examined in the British periodical Computer News. Its editor, John Cheeseman reports that the magazine was threatened under the Official Secrets Act. 9) The theory he proposed was that the subliminal messages were embedded in, and between the texts on the monitor of the victims' workstations.
Neither the idea that the origin of these messages could be spatially remote while proceeding in real time, nor that the subliminal messages themselves could be received directly by the human ear and brain through microwave hearing appear to have crossed the minds of the editors of Computer News.
But then, is it at all possible to suggest an intelligent and even-tempered scientist to commit suicide in the course of hours or a few days? Maybe this is possible, but only in rare 'lucky' cases?
Based on the research review by the American psychiatrist Robert W. Firestone, 10) we are able to give an unambiguous and, I believe, very surprising and maybe hard-to-believe answer to that question.
It is the rule that, expert subliminal suggestions if not defended against, can suggest the idea of committing suicide to every grown-up person within a few hours or days. That a person would be capable of resisting such suggestions during several days would constitute a rare exception.
According to Firestone, the 'voice', a partly conscious thought process, refers to an internal system of hostile thoughts and attitudes that are running counter to the interests of the self. It may reach a life-threatening expression in suicidal behaviour.
The process of 'listening' to the voice prompts an individual to negative and self-defeating behaviour. Firestone adduces clinical evidence to the effect that the behaviour of potential suicide victims is conditioned by a feeling of being tortured by a subliminal voice or thought process that is degrading to the self. Under certain conditions, this system of hostile thoughts becomes progressively ascendant until it finally prevails against thought processes of rational self-interest.
Examples of the self-punishing thought process are known to every one of us in the style of talking to ourselves commonly referred to as an 'inner dialogue'. For instance, after making a mistake which of us does not recognise exclamations like, "you clumsy fool! Look at what you did! Can't you do anything right ?"
Normally, only fragments of these self-recriminations become conscious, but they are only the tip of an iceberg. They are isolated phrases from a well-developed underlying system of destructive thoughts and derogatory attitudes toward the self which the healthy person, if his mental balance is not tampered with, is able to control.
Firestone's work amounts to a description of a preformed trigger situation.
What is lacking to complete the picture of the - almost - perfect crime is a message agent, another person's voice intruding subliminally from without.
However, this raises a new question. Does such an attempt to deceive another person to mistake the voice of an intruder for his own inner voice have any practical chances of success at all? The answer is regrettably that a sufficiently low sound intensity, an individual has normally little or no direct introspective access to the origin of his own behaviour, in terms of precise verbal stimuli. 11-12)
To make things worse, as far as the perception of verbal messages vehicled by microwaves is at all audible, i.e. superliminal, the sounds appear subjectively to originate from within or just behind the head. 13)
It is hardly too difficult for the military psychologist, while always avoiding to let his intruding voice stand out, to transfer his voice's fake quality of coming from the 'right' place (within the victim's head) to the subliminal state, i.e. suggesting in the victim an illusory experience of being moved by his (the victim's) own, hardly discern- ible, but authentically felt, inner voice.
For more than a decade, the British military intelligence have pinned their faith on the unavailability of evidence of these serial killings. And for just as long, the British society has accepted that the burden of proof lies with the general public, not with the military intelligence community.
It is tolerated that military intelligence are entitled to kill people without giving a reason to the general public. But it is not just the judgment of military intelligence that is accepted, it is also the system itself.
The system should not be accepted, but rejected and a new public order ought to be instigated. High-placed officials protest and we know there is evidence to be found, since there are killers still alive whose identity is known within the British military intelligence. I would suggest that this episode together with countless other perpetrations could be adopted as part of the programme of the British people for the coming revolution.
I suggest that they politely ask British military intelligence to hand over all the facts of this case - and of a couple of other cases too - maybe giving the procedure a twist if this absurd bowing-and-scraping comedy should result in a polite refusal or standard irrelevant talk at the first attempt.
To forestall enquiries about my being entitled to this kind of proposal, I should perhaps add that free-for-all sex games also have been a favourite of British MI's, which in collusion with Danish military 'sexologists' have carried out physical torture and sexual violence against thousands of my Danish compatriots. I am against that.
The change of procedure I suggest is revolutionary. It may also be the best thing which has happened to the British since they bravely contributed to Hitler's downfall and liberated my country from the German occupation.
1 The Guardian: 06 March 87: MP inquires into double Death mystery/Bristol case of Ashad Sharif and Vimal Dajibhai.
2 The Guardian: 21 March 87: 'Secret' deaths remain a puzzle / Bristol police investigation into suicide of two computer specialists.
3 The Guardian: 01 April 87: Radar scientist dies in 'car bomb' crash.
4 The Guardian: 02 April 87: Death of three scientists coincidence, say police: MP demands official inquiry into 'bizarre' case.
5 The Guardian: 21 May 87: Interpol to hunt for scientist.
6 The Guardian: 23 May 87: Open verdict on satellite scientist's car crash.
7 The Guardian: 28 March 88: Researcher's death brings total to 12.
8 The Guardian: 08 October 88: New inquiry launched in computer death mystery.
9 Collins, Tony: Open Verdict. An Account of 25 Mysterious Deaths in the Defence Industry. London, Sphere Books, 1990.
10 Firestone, Robert W.: The "Inner Voice" and Suicide. Psychotherapy, Vol. 23, No. 3, Fall 1986.
11 Nisbett, R.E. & Wilson, T.D.: Telling more than we can know: Verbal reports on mental processes. Psychological Review, 1977, 7. pp 231-259.
12 Nisbett, R.E. & Bellows, Nancy: Verbal reports about causal influences on social judgments: Private access versus public theories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Vol. 35, No. 9, September 1977.
13 Chou, Chung-Kwang, Guy, Arthur W. & Galambos, Robert: Auditory Perception of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Vol. 71, No. 6, June 1982.