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US bugged Diana's phone on night of death crash
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/ ^ | Sunday December 10, 2006 | Mark Townsend, Peter Allen

Posted on 12/09/2006 8:11:29 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp

The American secret service was bugging Princess Diana's telephone conversations without the approval of the British security services on the night she died, according to the most comprehensive report on her death, to be published this week.

Among extraordinary details due to emerge in the report by former Metropolitan police commissioner Lord Stevens is the revelation that the US security service was bugging her calls in the hours before she was killed in a car crash in Paris.

(Excerpt) Read more at observer.guardian.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: antiamericanmedia; diana; princessdiana; rumor
Why???
1 posted on 12/09/2006 8:11:30 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

Good, maybe this will push the Brits over the edge so they become french.... and we can take their advice as serious as we take french advice.


2 posted on 12/09/2006 8:12:58 PM PST by Porterville (Fight without rules. Fight until only one side stands.)
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To: Porterville

Why would we be spying on Princess Diana's phone conversations?


3 posted on 12/09/2006 8:14:16 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

I read this on Drudge and as odd as we were easdroppin we were listening the day she died....gives me the creeps given Clinton was in office.


4 posted on 12/09/2006 8:14:41 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
You'll have to ask

BUSH!

5 posted on 12/09/2006 8:15:43 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: advertising guy
Clinton was in office

That's an interesting point.

6 posted on 12/09/2006 8:15:57 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

Diana's phone or the hotel's phone she was using while she was there?


7 posted on 12/09/2006 8:16:09 PM PST by _Jim (Highly recommended book on the Kennedy assassination - Posner: "Case Closed")
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
"Why would we be spying on Princess Diana's phone conversations?"

The answer probably lies in Dodi's connections, especially in those he supported financially.
8 posted on 12/09/2006 8:18:03 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Hunter/_______ 2008!])
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To: _Jim

Guess we'll have to wait until they release the report this week.


9 posted on 12/09/2006 8:18:30 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

Then why wouldn't we have bugged Dodi's phone, and not Diana's?


10 posted on 12/09/2006 8:21:06 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

They are still investigating this?!!


11 posted on 12/09/2006 8:22:28 PM PST by alecqss
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

it was in 1997 according to the article


12 posted on 12/09/2006 8:22:36 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: alecqss

read the article...says she was not pregnant, was not gonna marry Dodi and nothing nefarious in her death...The driver was over drunk and drove dangerously it the articles jest


13 posted on 12/09/2006 8:24:39 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: alecqss

This is going to further inflame Dodi Fayed's father.


14 posted on 12/09/2006 8:24:45 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: advertising guy
nothing nefarious in her death

I'll never forget the icy chill emanating from the Queen herself when she appeared on television following Diana's death. It chilled me to the core.

15 posted on 12/09/2006 8:28:43 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
Because she was dating an Islamic dude and she was privy to British Secrets. Brits didn't want the liability so they shopped it to us.
16 posted on 12/09/2006 8:28:57 PM PST by Porterville (Fight without rules. Fight until only one side stands.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

Interesting that the article refers to the "American secret service," the "US security service," and the "surveillance arm of the US," but fails to mention any US agency by name. Also they wrote M15 for MI5, which is just lazy. Anyhoo, Diana was no longer royal, wasn't performing any official business for the UK government, and wasn't in UK territory at the time she died. Does that make her fair game for espionage? Perhaps. But I've got no idea what information she could possibly have had. Maybe we were actually spying on the Fayeds? That would be just as strange.


17 posted on 12/09/2006 8:29:05 PM PST by Caesar Soze
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
The American secret service was bugging Princess Diana's telephone conversations . .

Sounds like Bill Clinton wanted to get into Diana's panties.

18 posted on 12/09/2006 8:34:43 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Caesar Soze
Dodi had some land holdings in Los Angeles at the time and was getting money together to start producing movies with foreign investors. I remember reading in the Hollywood Reporter a couple weeks before his death that he wanted to start his own movie studio: A cover to finance other things, perhaps?? Who knows.....

As for Diana.....maybe they were afraid of the same pillow talk that got Marilyn in trouble.... ;)

19 posted on 12/09/2006 8:42:43 PM PST by BossLady (Islamic Motto: We Love Our Women To Death........)
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To: LdSentinal

The thought of that is ewwww . I hope she wouldn't have given him a glance. Thats just a nasty thought. However I wouldn't put it past him either.


20 posted on 12/09/2006 8:43:17 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

I don't know why..but with our very stupid electorate and very biased media..they will somehow blame this on President Bush..even though he was only Governor of Texas at the time..nothing surprises me today..


21 posted on 12/09/2006 8:46:41 PM PST by BerniesFriend
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

Because Diana may have been talking to him on her phone or talking about him on her phone. Plus the article doesn't say the U.S. wasn't bugging Dodi's phone, too. At least I did not catch that. Correct me if it does.


22 posted on 12/09/2006 8:54:04 PM PST by A knight without armor
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
"Then why wouldn't we have bugged Dodi's phone, and not Diana's?"

Let's pretend for the moment that Dodi Fayed's name had come up in the investigation of funding of, oh say Ramzi Yousef, the WTC bombing mastermind, or something like that. (Warning: this is entirely conjectural for illustrative purposes only. I am making no accusations.)

Certainly, in such a case those around him would be subject to surveillance also: If you're a bad guy and want to make a phone call to another bad guy, it would simply be good craft to borrow an innocent's phone. And it would simply be good practice to monitor the phones and activities of potential dupes in frequent contact with your suspect.

Again, I'm not saying Fayed was any sort of bad guy. I'm saying what-if, and explaining how bugging Di's phone makes eminent sense if Fayed was any sort of suspect. Which, as an staggeringly wealthy muslim, he may well have been, if he'd given money to the wrong people, even naively.
23 posted on 12/09/2006 9:00:52 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Hunter/_______ 2008!])
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To: pandoraou812
"However I wouldn't put it past him either."

Hell, I wouldn't have put it past Diana either....

Semper Fi

24 posted on 12/09/2006 9:09:29 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat

Maybe not. Just the thought of bill wanting to get in her panties is not pleasant thought. I would hope she would have had better taste but then again she married Prince Charles and I think he is a dead ringer for Cindy Sheehan so who knows. I don't understand these kind of people.


25 posted on 12/09/2006 9:13:26 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

amen that ..man I remember that look.....Cold as a Hank Williams Sr. song. But also I remember Clinton speaking to the nation right after TWA 800 was blown up....I'll never forget that look ,ever.


26 posted on 12/09/2006 10:00:57 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Porterville
I don't see why we would have bugged Diana either.

Your scenario makes the most sense by far.

27 posted on 12/10/2006 2:52:16 AM PST by libs_kma (Monica blew while Al-Queda grew.....Oh well, Clinton happens!)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

Why???


Diana was working for MI5, attempting to infiltrate the Fayed network. Same as Paul McCartney - that's why he is now Sir Paul McCartney.



28 posted on 12/10/2006 5:43:04 AM PST by sodpoodle (Human destiny - who lost the road map?)
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To: sodpoodle

My question is...did a US judge order the wire-tap, or was this accomplished by presidenial directive (Clinton)?

There may be something here that we are all missing.


29 posted on 12/10/2006 6:57:48 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

Why did Clinton order the bugging of Diana's phone, hmmm? Why doesn't the NY run this story every day for six months like it did with Abu Ghraib? What did Hillary know, and when did she know it?

Clinton pried, Diana died. Love it.

Maybe he was just trying to see if he could learn something that would help him get Diana into the sack.


30 posted on 12/10/2006 10:11:14 AM PST by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

Clinton....not surprised....probably wanted to hook up with her!


31 posted on 12/11/2006 7:57:01 AM PST by dcnd9
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

No, it was more about the other guy she was sleeping with, a billionaire in the US.


32 posted on 12/11/2006 8:05:22 AM PST by misterrob (Jack Bauer/Chuck Norris 2008)
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