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Spying on Princess Diana? (Princess Diana's Driver Reportedly Was a French Spy)
ABC News ^ | Feb. 27, 2006

Posted on 02/28/2006 8:36:51 AM PST by presidio9

A British official conducting a coroner's inquiry into Princess Diana's death reportedly thinks American and French intelligence agencies may be able to shed new light on what happened that night in August 1997 as Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, fled paparazzi.

The allegations read like something out of a James Bond novel — that U.S. secret agents had bugged Diana's cellular phone and that her driver that night in Paris was a French spy.

Lord Stevens, the British official investigating Diana's death, has reportedly subpoenaed more than 1,000 pages of transcripts from U.S. authorities, who were monitoring Diana's calls at the request of their British counterparts.

British detectives have already confirmed the princess was using her cell phone moments before the crash and have raised the possibility that her last conversation was included in the top secret file.

French authorities also may not be cooperating fully with the inquiry. Diana's driver, Henri Paul, was reportedly a freelance agent for French intelligence. But anonymous sources quoted in the British press say French officials are refusing to hand over their files.

"Neither the CIA nor French intelligence seems to be cooperating," said Ingrid Seward, the editor of Majesty Magazine.

Stevens said he still assumed that Diana's death was an accident. She was killed in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997. But in a rare television interview with Britain's GMTV, he recently hinted there might be more to it than that.

"The investigation was far more complex than we previously thought," Stevens said.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: brits; bushsfault; diana; princessdiana; royals
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1 posted on 02/28/2006 8:36:52 AM PST by presidio9
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""Neither the CIA nor French intelligence seems to be cooperating," said Ingrid Seward, the editor of Majesty Magazine."

Assuming this is true...

Why would they withold cooperation with the British unless they suspected the British?


2 posted on 02/28/2006 8:39:18 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: presidio9
"Neither the CIA nor French intelligence seems to be cooperating," said Ingrid Seward, the editor of Majesty Magazine.

Gee, what a surprise.

Why would anybody bother spying on Diana - I really don't understand the fascination with her.

3 posted on 02/28/2006 8:39:48 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: presidio9

Oh, jeez. What next? Diana was a space alien?


4 posted on 02/28/2006 8:39:59 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: presidio9

I have always believed, and still do, that Diana's death was an accident. However, there have been too many mysteries to be just coincidental, IMHO. I don't believe that Mr. Paul was drunk and that the blood tested was not his. This new revelation makes me think that some of the mysteries could be due to cover-ups after the fact to prevent this type of info from coming out. I hope that the investigators get answers.


5 posted on 02/28/2006 8:40:09 AM PST by twigs
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To: presidio9
Pepe loved Di!


6 posted on 02/28/2006 8:42:16 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: presidio9

Diana was obviously murdered -- I mean, why else would the "accident" take place so close to the end of the month? The transaction clearly had to be completed by the 31st, in order to still be good. /tin foil sarc


7 posted on 02/28/2006 8:43:55 AM PST by jdm
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To: twigs
I don't believe that Mr. Paul was drunk and that the blood tested was not his. This new revelation makes me think that some of the mysteries could be due to cover-ups after the fact to prevent this type of info from coming out

As Maxwell Smart would say--This might be the the old suicide driver trick.- tom

8 posted on 02/28/2006 8:44:28 AM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb Republicans - Capt. Tom)
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To: twigs

Also, there are all kinds of mysteries surrounding JFK's death and Cheney's drunken attempted murder of his hunting partner (for being too liberal by one MSM speculation). Chappiquidick, on the other hand, is a closed case.


9 posted on 02/28/2006 8:44:37 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: presidio9

And why was Lee Harvey Oswald allowed to drive the car that night, anyway?


10 posted on 02/28/2006 8:45:46 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (E)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I agree.

I can't figure out the level of interest either.


11 posted on 02/28/2006 8:45:46 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: presidio9

Why was Bill Clinton spying on Princess Diana?


12 posted on 02/28/2006 8:46:21 AM PST by shadowman99
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Why was Bill Clinton spying on Princess Diana?

He was doing a favor for the governor of Texas.

13 posted on 02/28/2006 8:48:46 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: presidio9
France. Figures.

How gay is it to "spy" on a ditzy powerless princess? They were probably hoping to pick up cosmetic tips.

14 posted on 02/28/2006 8:50:40 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

And he hid the rifle in a garage owned by John Kerry's cousin.


15 posted on 02/28/2006 8:51:11 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Izzy Dunne

It's worse than that. She's dead Jim.

16 posted on 02/28/2006 8:54:00 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

What's that word for "the simple answer is usually the right answer"? Can't think of it.

Car wreck people. A simple car wreck.


17 posted on 02/28/2006 8:54:09 AM PST by GOP_Proud (Jack Bauer wears Dick Cheney jammies.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I really don't understand the fascination with her.

Oh, I do. She is the personification of an "uckly duckling" story. Chubby child gets engaged to the prince who turns out to be a frog, to be kind. She is needed to be a baby factory and is chosen because she's a virgin and it's believed not too bright. That way, frog can breed heirs to the throne and commit adultery without too much fuss. BUT, poorly educated virgin looses weight and turns out to be beautiful. And spunky. She stands up to the royal family while she's rung out to dry. She has to grow up before the world press. She makes lots of mistakes, but learns to find her way. I think she's a remarkable story. Frog never deserved a wife with her heart and spunk. No, I'm NOT dismissing her faults. She had loads of them. But she's an intriguing story and her death was a tragedy. Maybe except to the royal family (no, I don't think they had a hand in her death).

18 posted on 02/28/2006 8:54:35 AM PST by twigs
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To: presidio9

Bill Clinton was wiretapping Princess Diana? I wonder if he had a warrant?


19 posted on 02/28/2006 8:57:49 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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To: jdm

If this is the case, then the reporters who were tried as "not helping" could come back and overturn the conviction with the defense of "I wasn't trying to interfere in IMPORTANT state intelligence...."


20 posted on 02/28/2006 8:58:16 AM PST by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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