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Diana's Drunk Driver was French Spy
New York Post ^ | February 26, 2006

Posted on 02/26/2006 6:33:41 AM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Edited on 02/26/2006 6:49:37 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The chauffeur of the car in which Princess Diana died was working for the French secret service, the British team reinvestigating her death has been told.

The inquiry into the Paris car crash that killed Diana is now trying to obtain the chauffeur's files from French intelligence but is being delayed by the reluctance of the authorities to hand them over. Stevens' team has asked the country's domestic intelligence service to surrender all its "agent handling" files on Henri Paul, the chauffeur, to establish whether he was doing any work for his intelligence handlers that night.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: france; princessdiana; royals
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1 posted on 02/26/2006 6:33:42 AM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Do French spies send back intel on the easiest way to surrender?


2 posted on 02/26/2006 6:37:39 AM PST by freedomlover (The only reason you are still conscious is because I don't want to carry you. - Jack)
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I think Inspector Cluoso < sp?> from the Pink Panther movies was an example of a highly trained French spy.

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3 posted on 02/26/2006 6:41:45 AM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: freedomlover

I thought they just blew up Greenpeace boats.


4 posted on 02/26/2006 6:42:36 AM PST by anonymous_user (62% of repondents say they lie to pollsters.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Once again, the dark hand of Pascal Sauvage is at work!

Cheers!

5 posted on 02/26/2006 6:42:57 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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6 posted on 02/26/2006 6:42:59 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget; Thinkin' Gal

More importantly the chauffeur was French.


7 posted on 02/26/2006 6:47:00 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe (I love my danish)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

So where is the dog in this fight? What would the motivation be for the French?

I'm not buying this, is there more??


8 posted on 02/26/2006 6:47:10 AM PST by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: Battle Axe

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2059052,00.html


9 posted on 02/26/2006 6:48:47 AM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Can the French get their intelligence service officers to commit suicide? Man, that is one highly disciplined service.


10 posted on 02/26/2006 6:49:32 AM PST by Casloy
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

The complete New York Post story you posted has now been excerpted.

All material from the New York Post should be excerpted and linked no matter the length of the article.


11 posted on 02/26/2006 6:52:15 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

The Muslims swear this was a (Jewish) conspiracy, because Christian Diana was going to convert and marry Muslim Fayed.


12 posted on 02/26/2006 6:53:26 AM PST by Eighth Street (Who do you hate more? Muslims who want to kill you or the Libs who want to sell you out to them?)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
From the UK Times 

Diana driver was secret informer 

THE chauffeur of the car in which Diana, Princess of Wales died was working for the French secret service, the British team reinvestigating her death has been told.

The inquiry — headed by Lord Stevens, the former Metropolitan police commissioner — into the Paris car crash that killed Diana is now trying to obtain the chauffeur’s files from French intelligence but is being delayed by the reluctance of the authorities to hand them over.



Stevens’s team has asked the country’s domestic intelligence service, the DST, to surrender all its “agent handling” files on Henri Paul, the chauffeur, to establish whether he was doing any work for his French intelligence bosses on the night of the crash.

Paul crashed the car, killing himself, Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed in a tunnel in central Paris in 1997. It has previously been claimed — and strenuously denied — that he worked for SIS, the secret intelligence service, also known as MI6.

Well-placed sources say requests by the Stevens team for information about Paul’s activities on the day of the crash, and demands for complete records of tests taken on his blood after he died, have become bogged down by the “incredible bureaucracy” of the French justice system.

The delays mean the £4m inquiry, ordered by the royal coroner in 2004, is certain to stretch into the latter part of this year and may not be completed before 2007.

French police concluded the crash was an accident, caused by Paul driving the Mercedes in which Diana was travelling at high speed away from paparazzi while under the influence of drink and drugs.

The role of Paul, who was deputy head of security at the Paris Ritz hotel, and what he was doing in the hours up to the crash are central to the inquiry. Mohamed al-Fayed, the Harrods tycoon and Dodi’s father who also owns the Paris Ritz, has claimed Diana and his son were murdered by British intelligence.

Scotland Yard sources disclosed last week that the French government had finally confirmed Paul’s employment by the DST during discussions last year.

A Yard source said: “We now know he was working for the French secret service and the French have got to give us access to the records of what he was doing. It’s an issue. We want to know where he was and what he was doing that evening.”

After Paul’s death French police discovered he controlled secret accounts containing more than £100,000 in 14 banks across France.

The Stevens inquiry has been complicated by the apparent refusal of the French authorities to allow Yard detectives to see several key witnesses to the accident.

Stevens has said he is determined to “leave no stone unturned” in his investigation. He needs to establish beyond all doubt whether or not Paul was drunk and under the influence of powerful antidepressant drugs when he crashed the Mercedes.

Concerned that there may have been a forensic mix-up, Stevens is trying to persuade the French public prosecutor’s office to disclose all records of how Paul’s blood was analysed. The Yard team has also had to wait for a new report by Dr Gilbert Pepin, the French toxicologist who analysed Paul’s blood after the crash.

After a wrangle over the size of his fee for acting as an expert witness, Pepin has only recently supplied Stevens with a full account of his analysis of the blood taken from Paul’s body as it lay in the central Paris mortuary.

Stevens is also waiting to interview the female laboratory technician who took the blood from Paul’s body.

Fayed has claimed that MI6 agents visited the morgue on the night of the crash to plant evidence suggesting Paul was drunk, by substituting his blood for the alcohol-contaminated blood of a suicide victim. Sources say there were 25 bodies in the morgue that night.

After two years of investigation, Stevens still takes the view that Diana’s death was an accident. However, he is conscious of the fact that many people still believe she was murdered.

13 posted on 02/26/2006 6:54:36 AM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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So???? Was he working a second job because the French gov. doesn't pay well?


14 posted on 02/26/2006 6:55:30 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Battle Axe

The French don't even know why.


15 posted on 02/26/2006 6:57:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
Yeah, all the spies that I know get drunk while gathering HUMINT.

Sheesh!

16 posted on 02/26/2006 7:05:42 AM PST by Looking4Truth (FOR SALE: 1 slightly used U.S. Citizenship and SSN. Make Offer. Will trade for Matricula card.)
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Fayed has claimed that MI6 agents visited the morgue on the night of the crash to plant evidence suggesting Paul was drunk, by substituting his blood for the alcohol-contaminated blood of a suicide victim. Sources say there were 25 bodies in the morgue that night.

Didn't read the whole thread before commenting again. Still think that all this speculation is a crock.

17 posted on 02/26/2006 7:06:44 AM PST by Looking4Truth (FOR SALE: 1 slightly used U.S. Citizenship and SSN. Make Offer. Will trade for Matricula card.)
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The French Spy was probably killed by MI6 before he could report that Diana was sleeping with Dodi.


18 posted on 02/26/2006 7:09:08 AM PST by Binkmeister (A little knowledge is a dangerous thing)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

It doesn't say much for the background checks of MI6 when the Brits allow a French spy to drive the next queen around.

He could have killed her if he was ordered to ...


19 posted on 02/26/2006 7:19:23 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Just like the JFK stuff, conspiracy theories are going to be a permanent facet of this story.


20 posted on 02/26/2006 7:21:41 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances – and it advances relentlessly – freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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