Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Death of Dr. Keeley

I should say Dr. Kelly, the British biological weapons expert, who was - increasing evidence suggests - "suicided" by elements within the government furious at his plans to expose the disinformation campaign regarding Saddam Hussein's non-existent, or at best, moldy weapons of mass destruction.

But Dr. Keeley will do as an instance of cinematic prescience. In the 1973 film The Satanic Rites of Dracula, a Dr. Julian Keeley is a microbiologist and a member of a satanic cult who is commissioned by the D. D. Denham company (the emphasis is on Dee), headed by Dracula himself, harboring a mass death wish not unlike that of the Queen's consort, Prince Philip, to develop the bubonic plague to be unleashed upon humanity. But upon the completion of his task, Keeley is suicided, for knowing too much.

With Dr. David Kelly, there were perhaps similar motivations to have him silenced. For he was writing a book that not only would expose the lies of the Blair government relating to Iraq's WMDs, but would, according to the recent documentary, Anthrax War, also reveal his own involvement in the development of race-specific pathogens in South Africa, a program we might imagine Prince Philip lending considerable moral support...

In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation - Prince Philip

In another scene of eerie preminiscence in the '73 Hammer film, a Secret Service woman is hunted in her automobile by a gang of motorcyclists. She is abducted to be fanged by Dracula, and eventually killed with a stake through the heart. But it is the abduction that conjurs the image of motorcycle riding paparazzi chasing through the streets of Paris late one August night in 1997, hounding a Royal to death in her smashed automobile. And so, our surrogate Dracula, Prince Philip, has been implicated in the assassination of Princess Diana as well.

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