LULU by John Linton Roberson (c) 2012.
I Didn't Write That!
21 August 2003
  "I'll Be Found Dead In The Woods"--Dr. David Kelly

I'm away for a while updating the website and this appears. As I've said from the start that if I were in the SAS I'd have made such a "wet job," as they call it in the trade, look as much like a suicide as I could, and the "nothing to see here" immediate attitude of the police involved doesn't help. But really, who exactly slashes their wrists in a forest? It just strikes me as a strange setting in which to do that. Anyway, you'll find the full story here:

In a startling string of revelations yesterday, Lord Hutton's inquiry was told that Dr Kelly:

· confirmed there had been a "robust" debate between Downing Street and the intelligence services about the September dossier on weapons of mass destruction

· expressed scepticism about British claims that Iraq's weapons capability could be deployed quickly

· had been in direct contact with senior Iraqi scientists and officials he knew, promising them the war could be avoided

· feared he had "betrayed" these contacts and that the invasion had left him in a "morally ambiguous" position.

A government memo published yesterday showed that Mr Hoon tried to stop Dr Kelly talking about weapons of mass destruction when he appeared before the Commons foreign affairs select committee.

Mr Broucher said that Dr Kelly thought that the UN weapons inspectors could gain a good idea of the state of the Iraqi arsenal because the Iraqis had learned during the British colonial days to keep full written records. That assessment runs counter to the US, which insisted inspectors were wasting their efforts.

A crucial point in the conversation with Mr Broucher was Dr Kelly's revelation about continued links with Iraqis after working in Iraq in the 90s as a UN weapons inspector. He had retained contacts with Iraqi scientists and officials, and told Mr Broucher he had tried to persuade them to comply with the inspectors in order to avoid invasion.

In his email, Mr Broucher said Dr Kelly's concern was that "if an invasion now went ahead, that would make him a liar and he would have betrayed his contacts, some of whom might be killed as a direct result of his actions".

Mr Broucher added: "I asked what would happen then, and he replied, in a throwaway line, that he would 'probably be found dead in the woods'."

His interpretation of this was Dr Kelly feared a personal attack by the Iraqis: "I did not think much of this at the time, taking it to be a hint that the Iraqis might try to 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."


Well now. Again, political assassination is not alien to England.

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And as I said, I've updated the website, though not the main part, which will soon be redesigned in a very spiffy way by someone that actually knows what he's doing. More like I've added a new wing, and I'm afraid it's for adults only. It's called Vile Smut and it delivers what it promises. Included are three entire stories and an excerpt from October Surprise, the full version of which was published by Eros Comix (edited very nicely by the inestimable Michael Dowers) , starring Rosa & Annalisa and the very silly episodes so far of Vladrushka. (I'll also be adding a sketch section onto the main site soon)

"Why so much pornography, John?" Well, first, my wife Kelly encourages it, so blame her, said the weasel. Secondly, I did only just finish a very long project (Vitriol, some unseen excerpts from the later chapters of which will be soon on the site, and a collection will be forthcoming in less than two years or else I'll die trying), and I'm doing these for fun. I feel more comfortable heavily experimenting with fluff, and fluff it is, though fluff done from the heart. I do genuinely enjoy drawing the stuff, but no one should think it's meant seriously.

It's not all I do, but it's certainly what I'm mostly doing this year. And I do enjoy that it rankles some people, and over so very little. I've no problem drawing explicit sex, though. I happen to think sex is one of the few chances people get to do anything truly human with one another. If you look at my work, what you'll see is that I'll draw the nudity or sex every time, but almost always have the brutal violence off-panel. I could go off on some screed about how I do this to show the hypocrisy of our violent media, but the truth is that violence is just harder to draw.

I've begun working with pencil without ink a lot in this work and hope to develop this further. Thank heavens for scanners. I've also begun a project which you will see at least partly serialized on the site soon, having to do with the story of Eden, which will incorporate just about as many art media as I can cram in. Also another smut piece starring Rosa & Annalisa called Soft Ceiling. Keep coming back and I'll keep you posted.

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