by Brian Desborough
The sudden death of a loved one invariably creates a state of shock and profound loss among close relatives of the deceased. Occasionally, the unexpected death of a revered public figure creates a similar response within a large segment of the general public. Such was the case when the international news media announced that the Princess of Wales had died from injuries incurred during a car crash in Paris on August 31st, 1997, that killed the driver Henri Paul, her playboy friend Dodi Al Fayed, and seriously injured Fayed's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones.Diana's tragic death not only resulted in a massive outpouring of public sympathy, it also left in its wake several anomalies which strongly suggest that her death was not an accident. The majority of these anomalies were adequately covered by author David Icke in his book entitled "The Biggest Secret" and need not be repeated in depth in this article. The major anomalies may be summarized thus:
A Mercedes limo, escorted by a Range Rover, transported Diana and Dodi from Le Bourget airport to the Villa Windsor, which had been leased from the French government by Dodi's father, then drove to the Al Fayed owned Ritz Hotel. That evening, the couple was driven to Dodi's apartment, where they dressed for dinner, and returned to the Ritz. Dodi's personal chauffeur Philippe Dourneau, drove the limo on both trips. On the latter trip, Dourneau took the shortest route between the Ritz and the apartment. In a purported effort to elude paparazzi, the couple left the hotel by a rear exit shortly after midnight in a Mercedes S280 limo, en route for Dodi's apartment. The vehicle was much lighter than the previous limo (a Mercedes 600) thus rendering it much more vulnerable than the earlier used limo in the event of a crash, and was driven by Henri Paul, the acting Head of Security at the Ritz. Why was Paul, who had left for the night, recalled to drive the vehicle instead of a professional chauffeur? Unlike Dourneau, Henri Paul wasn't licensed to drive either limo.
Instead of taking the shortest route to Dodi's apartment, Paul took a circuitous route in a direction away from the apartment. Why?
Three paparazzi later claimed that Paul departed the Ritz at a high speed. This claim was contradicted by footage from the hotel's security cameras showing the Mercedes leaving at a normal speed, with Paul driving in a responsible manner.
According to the police, Henri Paul's blood alcohol level was very high, yet the Ritz security cameras revealed that Paul arrived at the hotel shortly after 10:00 pm and displayed no erratic behavior while parking his car, nor later in the hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, Paul was in regular contact with Al Fayed bodyguards Trevor Rees-Jones and "Kes" Wingfield. Neither of them observed any evidence suggesting that Henri Paul was intoxicated.
Oxygen purportedly was administered at the crash site to the injured Diana by Dr. Frederick Mailliez, who later made contradictory statements concerning the event...read more