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1997 August 31
The Princess was just about to make history. Her engagement and eventual marriage
to Dodi Fayed would have started a music craze that would have turned the world upside
down. Very few people realized what a wonderful singing voice Diana had, and she
had been convinced to enter the recording studio and begin work on an album of Blues
music. Dodi Fayed, with his background in movie and music production (he had been
responsible for the movie “Chariots of Fire”) had studio time booked at Abbey Road
Studios and choice studio musicians were all lined up. This would have been something
beyond belief from the standpoint of worldwide acceptance. Diana’s popularity was
unbelievable and we did not realize the extent of her influence until we saw the
outpouring at her death. It seems as if the whole world was grieving. With Dodi’s
Hollywood connections and Diana’s celebrity and vocal capabilities, she would have
taken her Blues music beyond sales of anything ever published. There is no point
in discussing the details of her assassination here. Much has been written and is
available out there. It is suffice to just say that when a 3 mile trip to the hospital
takes 4 hours, the patient’s survival is not the priority.
But wait. Not sure that she was murdered? Let’s look at the issues.
Mohamed al-Fayed (Dodi Fayed’s father) is convinced that Dodi and Diana were murdered
by a plot hatched by British Intelligence and the CIA. Want proof? Well the CIA
issued an official denial that they had anything to do with the event. When was
the last time the the CIA responded to any type of accusation or rumor? Like never.
Dodi and Diana had dinner in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Paris, which by the way Mohamed
al-Fayed owned. So they were safe there. There were paparazzi and maybe a sniper
lurking near the entrance of the hotel, so Diana and Dodi slipped out the back door
into their Mercedes. The only other people that knew they were exiting were Diana’s
bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones and the Fayed family driver, Henri Paul. Henri Paul
had been at the bar pounding them down pretty good according to eye witnesses and
also the autopsy showed a huge amount of alcohol as well as drugs in his system.
Why was he drinking so hard when he was the Fayed family’s main driver, and most
likely would have to take the couple somewhere later that night? Did he know of
a pending attack? Or was he just trying to ward off some of the guilt he felt for
having given up the couples’ route. Mysteriously Henri Paul had made a large deposit
into his bank account just days prior to the murder. Hush money? Or perhaps a payoff
for the info needed to close the deal? Was Paul drinking because he was suspicious
that the murderers could not be trusted to not take him out also?
As they left the Hotel, supposedly some photographers gave chase. Were those really
photographers are the hit team, posing? Remember the photogs were all around in
the front of the Hotel. It could be possible that a lone hunch-player photographer
was in the rear of the Hotel on the off chance that they would leave by the back,
but not that many of them would have risked missing the big shot of Dodi and Diana
exiting the Ritz-Carlton. If they exited at all. There were rumors that the couple
would stay in the Hotel that night. But then how would the hit men have known that
they were not staying unless they were tipped off?
Conspiracy theories abound. All are wrong, save the fact that Diana was headed to
One theory has Diana as some cult princess, with ancient Roman blood running
in her veins. Or the theory that Diana was of French Royalty descent. For these
reasons, she had to be eliminated. It this were the case, she would never have been
allowed to marry Charles in the first place. Bogus. And, if Diana is tainted in
her bloodlines, then so would her children be. One of which will most certainly
be King someday.
One theory is that Diana was to marry Dodi and the Monarchy would never stand
for a Muslim connected to the Royal family. Well, Diana was divorced from Charles
and the only connection would have been through Diana children - William and Henry,
when and if one of them ascends to the throne, most likely Prince William. And
that could be many years away. Mohamed would probably be dead by that time anyway
and Dodi - well who knows. And besides, if Dodi is your problem, then why take out
Diana. You have to know that killing Diana will cause you much more grief and scrutiny
than just taking out Dodi. Doesn’t make sense.
They go on and on, the theories. The facts stay the same. If you think that
the paparazzi had anything to actually do with Diana’s death, then you’d be interested
to know that the Paris Appeals Court does not. Three photographers were fined $1.19
each for their role in the accident and distribution of the crash scene pictures.