UK spooks deliberately leaked 'Squidgygate' tapes
So says Diana's bodyguard
The infamous "Squidgygate" tapes of Princess Diana speaking intimately with an alleged lover were recorded by the Government Communications Headquarters and deliberately leaked over the public airwaves, her former bodyguard told an inquest panel looking into her death.
The UK spy agency regularly bugged and taped Diana and other members of the royal family, according to Ken Warfe, who served as a bodyguard to the princess from 1987 to 1993. Ostensibly the reconnaissance was to protect the family from assassination by the Irish Republican Army.
A tape of a 1989 New Year's Eve conversation between Diana and James Gilbey contained a half-hour of pillow talk. Gilbey repeatedly told her, "I love you" and called her by the pet name "Squidgy" 53 times.
According to Warfe, the recording was made by the UK government's top secret monitoring station and then continuously broadcast until picked up by ham radio enthusiasts. The hams then turned the tapes over to the media. Warfe didn't say why the spooks wanted to make the conversations public.
The revelation came during an inquest into the August 1997 death of Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul in a high-speed car crash as they fled paparazzi in Paris.
It wasn't the only shocker let loose during the hearing.
Warfe said royal family members were jealous of Diana's popularity and that she believed private secretaries to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were "sharpening their knives" against her.
Because of her distrust of the royal family and of intelligence services, the princess in 1993 hired electronic surveillance experts to sweep her apartments at Kensington Palace for bugs. They posed as carpet fitters to avoid detection, Warfe said, but eventually four men were detained after they tried to access a telephone exchange.
The tender New Year's Eve exchange was recorded while Diana was staying with the Queen at Sandringham estate in Norfolk and Gilbey was at an undisclosed location speaking on a mobile phone.
After the conversation was recorded, it was broadcast on a loop until it was picked up by radio ham Cyril Reenan, who sold it to a newspaper. Reenan was said to have stumbled upon the conversation accidentally using a radio scanner.
"Second, listening in on AMPS/TACS mobiles was meat and potatoes for bored journos, hackers and hams throughout the '80s. It was very easy. Shame on the Royal household for being so wet when it comes to privacy. And thank the lord for the eventual arrival of GSM"
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Finally, somebody actually looked at the time it is supposed to have happened and the technology. There were loads of wanabees at that time and there still are, who eavesdropped, so that they could earn money or just have their 15 mins....
It is obvious that the ex-spook bodyguard has scores to settle....
The old story
The oldest story in the book , for how do you discredit a noted person of international repute like Princess Diana who had been a very active campaigner against the manufacture and distribution of cluster bombs and all assorted land mines which just happen to be the mainstay of your military forces and a major subsidised export to third world countries as well !
As it was it was just like water off a ducks back , as she was just way too popular to be brought down with any smear campaign by then and as usual her fans usually turned the flamethrowers back in the direction of the purveyors of dirt ninety nine times out of one hundred as it backfired big time !
In the case of Princess Diana the vast majority of her fans will always retain an image of a fairy tale of a sweet innocent woman caught up in a marriage that was never to be to a husband that was a cad and no amount of doctored dirt from any source will ever tarnish that view for her legend is larger then life !
As for the secret services with everyone fighting tooth and nail for the limited government funds in those days before they came up with the brilliant idea of the fake self created war on terror to turn all people in unquestioning sheep to mask huge government shipments of illicit drugs from places like Myanmar or Afghanistan they would have bared their bums and dropped their draws in high street if necessary for some money , for to those wowsers in the SS the ends justify the means and the means always justify the evil ends!
In the Absence of Truth does Fantasy play ITs Tricks .... both Dark and False Light
Or an even more sinister plot to make MI5 look like some kinky squishy thing?
It could even be spun to be a father's son sacrificing himself for a failed cause in capturing a Royal princess of Christian persuasion...... although that would be too cruel and heartless to bear in Reality.
In this day and age, is there any such thing as anonymity? Is such invisibilty possible?