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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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To: presidio9

""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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To: shadowman99
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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To: Izzy Dunne
Why would anybody bother spying on Diana - I really don't understand the fascination with her.

Maybe they thought Dodi was a security problem.

21 posted on 02/28/2006 8:58:30 AM PST by Mike Darancette (In the Land of the Blind the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: twigs

There's your problem. Most of the fascination has to do with personally unsatisfied individuals projecting fictional back-stories onto the woman. Start with your ugly-duckling theory. Diana didn't become beautiful any more than Chelsea Clinton did. The media just wished it on her. She was actually pretty plain looking up until the day she died. This secret agent nonsense is just another example.


22 posted on 02/28/2006 9:00:09 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: GOP_Proud
What's that word for "the simple answer is usually the right answer"? Can't think of it.

Occam's razor
One should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.

http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/OCCAMRAZ.html

23 posted on 02/28/2006 9:02:32 AM PST by RJL
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To: twigs

I agree with you. They did a "re-enactment" on some show on Discovery or A&E, one of those channels, with the drinking aspect of it. The men participating drank up to the level that the driver supposedly registered, and these men could barely stand up. This Henry guy was not even slightly staggering in the surveillance tapes. But who knows?

What's weird is this is still not a closed case. If this is an accident (which it most likely was) why is it still being investigated 8 1/2 years later? Hmmm...where did I put that tinfoil?


24 posted on 02/28/2006 9:02:59 AM PST by Shelayne
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To: presidio9

I think you're in the minority concerning assessment of her beauty. And I'm not personally unsatisfied. Why do you believe that H. Paul being a secret agent is nonsense? I happen to believe that her death was an accident. But I believe that Diana herself makes a very interesting story.


25 posted on 02/28/2006 9:03:06 AM PST by twigs
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To: Shelayne

I saw that program, and that's what convinced me that H. Paul was not drunk.


26 posted on 02/28/2006 9:04:51 AM PST by twigs
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To: twigs
poorly educated virgin looses weight and turns out to be beautiful. And spunky.

"You've got spunk!"

"Thank you, Mr. Grant. I --"

"I hate spunk!"

27 posted on 02/28/2006 9:06:08 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (E)
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To: presidio9

they will never get those transcripts.


28 posted on 02/28/2006 9:07:31 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: presidio9

So another agent's cover has been blown? Who's going to be prosecuted for that?

Oh, nevermind.


29 posted on 02/28/2006 9:07:38 AM PST by weegee (Liberals have a god complex. They always want to create and run Eden, err.... Utopia.)
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To: presidio9

Lets see: The driver was a French Intelligence agent, Thats an oxymoron right there. Now what Frenchman has the balls to commit suicide to take out Diana who is of absolutely no value as a target. I say not a one of them.

No she was out with her Arab boyfriend they were about half in the bag and in a hurry to get to their room for some hump-a-humpa. Their driver got drunk early on and they didnt want the Papparazzi following them to their little shack-up so they had this drunk driving way beyond his sober ability and hit the wall.

Result one dead Arab, One dead princess, One dead drunken driver and one injured security guard who wasnt very good at his job.


30 posted on 02/28/2006 9:12:40 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: sgtbono2002

That CAN'T be the story,

That'll never sell ANY magazines.


31 posted on 02/28/2006 9:21:19 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: twigs
I think you're in the minority concerning assessment of her beauty.

Then if you're looking for an "interesting story," I suggest "The Emperor's New Clothes." The media does this all the time. They just did it with Sarah Jessica Parker, who is flat-out horsey, but the media loves her, so she is a sex symbol. Diana wasn't ugly. She just wasn't pretty either. And she was a princess. Grace Kelly was pretty.

32 posted on 02/28/2006 9:26:30 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I've just got one question: If there's nothing screwy going on with this story, why did the Brits wait 9 years to hold their own inquest?


33 posted on 02/28/2006 9:30:18 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: presidio9

Oh sure, this is a no brainer. A muslim monarch. Unacceptable. The British smoked their own. She was foolish. You don't take an entire nation down, just because you don't feel loved. Give me a break.


34 posted on 02/28/2006 10:00:24 AM PST by zippytmonkey
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To: mewzilla

Because the Brits are not stuck on STUPID.


35 posted on 02/28/2006 10:00:33 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: presidio9
Diana was every bit as pretty as Grace Kelly. Diana's problem was that she was neurotic, moody, manipulative, ruled by her emotions, and lacking common sense. If she had not died, I believe that too much more of Dodi and the al-Fayeds, successor playboys, chasing after other womens' husbands, and even the Chuck-bashing would have caused the Brits to turn on her eventually. She was getting to be a bit too publically tawdry.
36 posted on 02/28/2006 10:00:58 AM PST by Cecily
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To: zippytmonkey

How do you come up with a "muslim monarch"? Diana herself was never in the line of succession, and any children she had with a subsequent husband would not have been, either.


37 posted on 02/28/2006 10:02:28 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Shelayne

Here ya go!
http://www.digitalfox.com/digitalfox/johnf-ingkerry/foilhat.htm


38 posted on 02/28/2006 10:03:38 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: shadowman99

"Why was Bill Clinton spying on Princess Diana?"

Jealous boyfriend.


39 posted on 02/28/2006 10:04:42 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz
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To: Cecily
Diana was every bit as pretty as Grace Kelly

You're kidding, right? She's not even in the same league.

40 posted on 02/28/2006 10:05:29 AM PST by wireman
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To: Shelayne

"What's weird is this is still not a closed case. If this is an accident (which it most likely was) why is it still being investigated 8 1/2 years later? Hmmm...where did I put that tinfoil?"

This case will be closed by 2007. Clintons want it investigated so when ity points back to him, he can do damage control so it doesn't affect Hillarys run in 2008.

/tinfoil hat off


41 posted on 02/28/2006 10:07:34 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz
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To: dighton
Re: post 6

Sumpin you need to get off yer chest then, dear?

42 posted on 02/28/2006 10:09:51 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: Cecily; wireman

Nice airbrushed glamor shots. Also, Hillary Clinton is every bit as pretty as Laura Bush. Get real. Again, Diana wasn't bad looking, she wasn't breath-taking either.

43 posted on 02/28/2006 10:11:55 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: wireman

44 posted on 02/28/2006 10:15:41 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: presidio9
She was actually pretty plain looking up until the day she died.

Many words have been used to describe Diana, but PLAIN???

45 posted on 02/28/2006 10:22:03 AM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: Churchillspirit
Many words have been used to describe Diana, but PLAIN???

Yep, "plain." As in not ugly, but not beautiful either. She wore a lot of expensive clothes and jewlery. Maybe that distracted you.

46 posted on 02/28/2006 10:27:32 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: presidio9
No - not distracted by expensive clothes and jewelry. Diana was a good looking woman. Obviously just not your type.

Each to his own....

47 posted on 02/28/2006 10:31:29 AM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: gondramB

Because they are taking orders from higher British, perhaps.


48 posted on 02/28/2006 10:33:24 AM PST by notigar
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To: Churchillspirit
Diana was a good looking woman. Obviously just not your type.

That's the point. Truely beautiful women are EVERYBODY'S type. Grace Kelly was off the top of my, head, but if you need for me to name a dozen beautiful silly princess for you, I'm sure that I can. Our own president has two daugters who are comparable to Diana and a niece who puts her to shame.

49 posted on 02/28/2006 10:35:43 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: presidio9

No. She was a beauty.


50 posted on 02/28/2006 10:36:51 AM PST by bonfire
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