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Princess Diana Death Spy Retracts Testimony In Deal With MI6

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 05:22 PM


Did former spy Richard Tomlinson retract evidence at Diana Inquest as part of MI6 deal? Speculation mounts as charges against the whistleblower are dropped and Tomlinson is allowed back into Britain…

In a dramatic turn of events, former MI6 spy and whistleblower, Richard Tomlinson, who spent more than a decade on the run from MI6, has finally been allowed back into Britain.

MI6 has dropped all charges against its former employee, unfrozen royalties from his whistleblowing book and apologized for its unfair treatment of him. The move comes as speculation mounts that Tomlinson has done a deal with MI6 over what he knows about the spy firm’s involvement in Princess Diana’s death.

In 1999 Richard Tomlinson signed an affidavit stating that MI6 had formulated a plan to assassinate former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in a road traffic accident identical to the one which killed Princess Diana in August 1997.

He told the French Inquiry into Diana’s death that he believed MI6 was involved in the princess’s murder and that MI6 agents used a special forces-style ‘strobe gun’ to blind chauffeur Henri Paul moments before he crashed.

Tomlinson also blew the whistle on two ‘undeclared’ MI6 officers stationed in Paris on the night of the crash and disclosed that he had seen MI6 documents revealing Henri Paul as a part-time MI6 agent.

But in a stunning, last-minute U-turn at the Royal Inquest into Diana’s death last year, Tomlinson mysteriously retracted his claims and has more recently, during secret negotiations with MI6 officers in Spain, also agreed to keep shtum about his knowledge of MI6 operations and in particular about the death of Princess Diana.

In return, Tomlinson no longer faces the threat of prosecution and imprisonment.


Former MI6 spy Richard Tomlinson revealed a lot of really incriminating information about Princess Diana's death, but at the British Royal Inquest into Diana's death last year (2008) he mysteriously crumbled and retracted his entire testimony, which he had first presented in a sworn affidavit to the French Inquiry in 1999.

More recently, in secret negotiations with MI6 officers in Spain, Tomlinson agreed never again to talk to the media or anybody else about what he knows regarding Diana's death. In return he has been granted a full pardon by MI6 and has returned to Britain.

For the record, Tomlinson has been on the run since 1995 for revealing MI6 operational secrets. He faced a very lengthy jail sentence if he ever returned to Britain. But now it seems he’s cut a deal with MI6 and since the beginning of this month he's been welcomed back with open arms.

Anyone else smell an extremely decaying rat?

posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 05:37 PM
Wow, what a find! It really looks like they got to Tomlinson big time.

I remember when he first hit the headlines, he was a real handful and thorn in the side of MI6. They sacked him if I remember correctly, then he went on the run and wrote a book blowing the whistle on MI6 operations.

I cannot believe they have actually pardoned him and allowed him back into Britain! This really adds weight to what he said about Diana's death being an MI6 hit. The whole thing sucks and screams at the same time.

Real good find dude

posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 05:46 PM
Yeah, they got to him all right. His home was ransacked in (I think) 2006 by French intelligence agents acting on behalf of MI6. It was all over the UK news. His passport, laptop, credit card, bank details etc were all confiscated and he was pretty roughed up.

A few months later he was 'interviewed' by Lord Stevens and the British investigation, which is when he must have agreed to cut a deal.

What stuns me is how blatantly obvious they are about all of this. They don't even try and hide it any more. I guess the general public are so apathetic they don't have to. You're right. It sucks.

posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 06:00 PM

Yeah, they got to him all right. His home was ransacked in (I think) 2006 by French intelligence agents acting on behalf of MI6. It was all over the UK news.

I remember. For those who don't, here it is again...

The French Riviera home of a New Zealander has been ransacked by the French secret service in a raid linked to the Princess Diana inquiry.

Richard Tomlinson, who was once a British spy, says he was targeted because he has evidence about how Diana died.

Article here

The man was blatantly tossed over.

posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 06:21 PM
I don't think you can really blame Tomlinson for buying his freedom. I know Diana was murdered. Tomlinson knows Diana was murdered. Half the friggin world knows Diana was murdered but who's doing anything about it?

What can Tomlinson do? If he testified at the inquest that MI6 murdered Diana he probably would of had an 'accident' himself. He did what he could and then decided he'd done enough. Fair play.

posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 06:43 PM

I don't think you can really blame Tomlinson for buying his freedom.

The article (and this thread) is not really about blaming Tomlinson for anything. It's more about how easily the powers-that-be seem able to pull the wool over everyone's eyes these days, how easily they can perpetrate a murder or a conspiracy, carry out a cover up, intimidate a witness, right there in the eyes of the world and get away with it.

After being badly beaten up in France by French agents for giving evidence at the French inquiry, and incurring the wrath of MI6 for disclosing their involvement in Diana's murder, and the rest of the world just getting on with their lives, I guess Tomlinson must have just thought - what's the point?

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 08:45 AM
He was indeed badly beaten up in France. His ribs were broken and he was arrested for daring to show up to give evidence.

But as you say, the authorities won out in the end (as they always do) so yes I imagine he might well have thought 'what's the point?'

Which is no doubt why he elected to retract his testimony at the Royal Inquest and why he has done a deal with MI6 not to talk about what he knows in exchange for being allowed back into Britain.

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 12:53 PM
I'm really surprised this thread has not attracted more interest. Here is a blatant exmaple of how MI6 and the British establishment silenced a key witness after they'd bumped off one of their own.

To the OP: maybe you should have called this thread 'Princess Diana Death Spy In Disclosure Deal With MI6'. You'd have had the most popular thread on ATS

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 01:12 PM

To the OP: maybe you should have called this thread 'Princess Diana Death Spy In Disclosure Deal With MI6'. You'd have had the most popular thread on ATS

I'll be sure and remember that next time lol!

In the meantime here's a question for everyone: Does anyone actually care anymore about what happened to Princess Diana? Is everyone bored with this 'conspiracy theory' now? Does anyone actually care about justice or is everyone just here for the crack?

Genuinely interested to know your thoughts. In fact if I don’t get a response here I might think about posting this question up as a new thread.

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 01:13 PM
I'm not familiar with this guy. I haven't followed Diana's death investigation.

But, my question is why not just kill him? Is there some benefit to getting such a hollow retraction? If he was a threat, they could have easily taken him out. They obviously got to him more than once, so why not whack him? What do they gain this way?

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by getreadyalready

This was not a hollow retraction. This guy was an MI6 officer whose inside information had the British establishment on the rack for a while. He was to be perhaps THE key witness at the Royal Inquest into Diana's death, yet after a decade of being on the run, feeding information to the media and to Mohamed al Fayed's investigation team all that time, at the last minute he retracted all he ever said and as a result the case against MI6 was effectively nullified.

Quite the opposite would have happened if they'd whacked him.

In any event the point is that now, one year after the conclusion of the Royal Inquest, when interest in Diana's death (which was truly massive) has dwindled substantially, MI6 quietly drop all charges against the man and he is, unbelievably, allowed back into Britain.

I guess you'd have to be somewhat familiar with the MI6/British media hate campaign waged against the 'traitor' Tomlinson to get the full impact of this MI6 U-turn. What it says is that MI6 offered Tomlinson a deal to retract his highly damaging and incriminating statement in return for his 'pardon'. In my opinion that smacks of a cover-up.

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 11:57 AM
It seems fairly obvious that MI6 was involved in Diana's death. Making a deal with such a villainous "traitor" makes no sense otherwise.

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