Battle Royal Shattering
the British Empire
by Jeffrey Steinberg
May 19—The British Royal Family and the Tony Blair apparatus are being hit with three devastating scandals that are shaking the foundations of the British Establishment, at precisely the moment that the entire Inter-Alpha Group banking system, at the heart of the British empire, is its death throes.
Given the nature of warfare within the oligarchy, it is clear that the dead-on attacks on the genocidalist Prince Philip and the liar Tony Blair are a reflection of intense faction fighting over how to salvage the British position, as the imperial monetarist system comes crashing down. Indeed, senior U.S. intelligence sources who are intimately involved in tracking the European political wars have confirmed that the triple-whammy is being run by factions in and around the City of London and the oldline English aristocracy, who do not want to go down with the sinking Britannia ship of Lord Jacob Rothschild's Inter-Alpha system.
The Murder of Princess Diana
After 14 years, the August 1997 death of Diana, Princess of Wales, is once again in the headlines, due in part to the release at the Cannes Film Festival of a documentary film, "Unlawful Killing," which charges that the British royals had Diana killed. The film has grabbed international headlines because of the release, for the first time, of paparazzi photos taken in the Paris tunnel where Diana, Dodi Fayed, and driver Henri Paul were killed, in what the documentary calls a sophisticated vehicular homicide, engineered by MI6, under orders from Prince Philip.
The release of the film and the revival of the Diana murder allegations could not have come at a worse moment for the Windsors. The marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton, and Queen Elizabeth II's first-ever visit to Ireland by an English monarch, had been seen as a tremendous public relations boost for the royals. Now that PR campaign is fizzling.
On May 14, Rupert Murdoch's Fox-TV cable network in the United States ran a 15-minute promo for "Unlawful Killing," which included an interview with this author, British author Noel Botham, and Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's butler. Senior U.S. intelligence sources place Murdoch in a City of London faction that does not want to see the royals emerge as arbiters among warring factions of the British Establishment, over how to survive in the aftermath of the now imminent financial Armageddon.
With the publicity boost, it is certain that the Diana documentary will draw in large audiences around the world and badly damage the royals' comeback plans.
In a related development, further damaging Prince Philip and his radical Malthusian allies, the revelations this week about bastard Arnold Schwarzenegger's out-of-wedlock child have destroyed the ex-Governator's career. After retiring as governor of California, Schwarzenegger was being groomed to be a celebrity promoter of the radical genocide schemes of Philip and his German protégé, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. Just before his gubernatorial run in 2003, Schwarzenegger had been brought to the country estate of Lord Jacob Rothschild, accompanied by George Shultz and Warren Buffett, where he was vetted for the post.
Al-Yamamah, Take II
Also this week, the U.S. State Department released hundreds of pages of damning new documents about bribery and other corruption on the part of BAE Systems plc, the British arms manufacturer at the center of the "al-Yamamah" Anglo-Saudi black operations slush fund. While the State Department settled for a civil fine of $79 million, and declined to bar BAE from doing defense business in the United States, the settlement did bar two BAE subsidiaries, Red Diamond Trading and Poseidon, which were the vehicles for bribing Saudi officials, including Prince Bandar bin-Sultan, the ex-Saudi Ambassador in Washington.
Senate investigators discovered that funds laundered into Bandar's Washington, D.C. bank account had been passed along to two of the 9/11 hijackers. And although the George W. Bush White House suppressed the 28-page chapter in the Senate 9/11 Commission report detailing the Bandar payoffs, the scandal has not died, and BAE does not want to see the sordid affair spotlighted once again.
The third scandal, which goes to the heart of the British intelligence establishment, hit former Prime Minister Blair last week. Maj. Gen. Michael Laurie, who served as Director General of Intelligence Collection in the British Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) during the period leading into the March 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, sent a letter to the Chilcot Commission on Jan. 27, 2010, charging that Blair's Downing Street propaganda chief, Alistair Campbell, had lied to the commission when he denied that the September 2002 "Downing Street White Paper" on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction program was intended to make a case for war. Laurie described tremendous political pressure from Campbell, Blair, and others to exaggerate Iraq's WMD in order to press for an invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein. "We could find no evidence of planes, missiles or equipment that related to WMD, generally concluding that they must have been dismantled, buried or taken abroad. There has probably never been a greater detailed scrutiny of every piece of ground in any country," he said.
When the Laurie correspondence was released last week, it caused a political firestorm in Britain. The charges by the DIS official have also reopened the case of the late Dr. David Kelly, the top British weapons scientist who accused Blair and company of "sexing up" the WMD dossier to make the case for war, and who was later found dead. The claims that Dr. Kelly committed suicide are patently false, and are the subject of ongoing litigation.
The Laurie revelations can destroy Tony Blair, at the same time that the Diana revelations can destroy Prince Philip and the rest of the House of Windsor.