Saturday, December 09, 2006

Warrantless Wiretapping By US of British Citizens

During the Clinton Administration? No, it can't be!

An official British report into the crash, to be published on Thursday, is expected to find that her (Princess Diana's) death was an accident...

Among the report's findings, the newspaper said, was the fact the U.S. Secret Service was bugging Diana's phone on the night of her death without the approval of its British counterpart.

The newspaper said U.S. officials had assured Stevens the secretly recorded conversations shed no new light on her death.

Maybe the Clinton Administration thought Diana was involved in terrorism....

Update, 12/12/06: Actually, she was supposedly involved with a US billionaire who gave beaucoup dinero to the Republican Party. The plot thickens.

Update #2, 15/15/06: The official report has now been released, and according to Instapundit, who quotes Mickey Kaus:

"That official police report on Diana's death appears to be a bust, as far as alleging spying by the Clinton Administration on Republican magnate Ted Forstmann."

Our government has confirmed, though, that is has classified documents in which people refer to the princess.


Anonymous said...

RE: Official inquiry finds Diana's death was an accident

Bottom line: a drunk driver was driving over 60 mph in a 30 mph zone and crashed into a pillar. The drunk driver was a longtime employee of the Fayed family.  End of discussion. No assassin on a grassy knoll, no Prince Philip hit squad, no alien abductions.

The late Quentin Crisp spoke truthfully, if bluntly, that Princess Diana's fast and shallow lifestyle contributed to her own demise: "She could have been Queen of England -- and she was swanning about Paris.   What disgraceful behavior. Going about saying she wanted to be the queen of hearts. The vulgarity of it is so overpowering." (Atlanta Southern Voice, 1 July 1999).

Or to put it more kindly, both Diana and her brother, Charles Spencer, suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder caused by their mother's abandonning them as young children. (A google search reveals that Diana is considered a case study in BPD by mental health professionals).

For Charles Spencer, BPD meant insatiable sexual promiscuity (his wife was divorcing him at the time of Diana's death). For Diana, BPD meant  intense insecurity and an insatiable need for attention and affection (which even the best husband could never have fulfilled). These sowed the seeds of her fast lifestyle and her tragic fate.

Darren said...

The question in this post wasn't whether or not Diana's death was an accident, it was whether or not the US government was listening in on her phone calls. Initial reports said yes, later reports contradicted that.