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Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 08:34 AM
I wonder what else this unscrupulous "career criminal" was willing to do for money. [Emphasis mine.]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11668571

1 November 2010
Man who 'comforted dying Diana' exposed as thief
By Christian Fraser
BBC News, Paris

A French man who claimed to have comforted Princess Diana in her final moments has been exposed as a career criminal.

Abdelatif Redjil was given a five-year sentence in September, with two years suspended, for stealing two Picassos from the home of the painter's granddaughter.

But after sentencing he escaped and has been on the run ever since.

He has now been re-arrested, suspected of a series of cash machine robberies.

Redjil was a key witness throughout the long investigation into the car crash that killed Princess Diana.

The self-styled businessman told the inquest he had held her hand as she lay dying and that she had repeated the words "my God, my God".

But those final moments might well be questioned - because the witness has now been revealed as a career criminal.

Redjil is known to underworld figures as Goldfingers or The Locksmith for his expertise in picking locks.

He escaped from prison guards in September and, while on the run, is said to have stolen thousands of pounds from the safes of cash machines across Paris before being re-arrested last week.

He is also suspected, say police, of playing a leading role in the robbery of an Axa bank in February, in which robbers escaped with 33,000 euros (£28,500) in cash.

The Diana inquest heard that Redjil and his friend were near the tunnel at the time of Diana's accident and had run into it when they heard the crash.

In his statement, Redjil said they had arrived before emergency services to find smoke pouring from the front of the car.

His claims about Diana were always largely accepted as true, though of course there was never tangible evidence to back them up.

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 08:41 AM
The cover up may be starting to unravel. [Emphasis mine.]

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/208943/Man-who-held-hand-of-dying-Diana-is-a-master-criminal-

Tuesday November 2,2010
By Richard Palmer

A FRENCHMAN who claimed to have held Princess Diana’s hand as she uttered her last words was exposed as a criminal yesterday, throwing his account into doubt.

Abdelatif Redjil was one of the first witnesses in the Alma tunnel in Paris after the 1997 crash that led to the death of the Princess and her lover Dodi Fayed.

The self-styled businessman gave a graphic account of how he held Diana’s hand and comforted her as she opened her eyes after her chauffeur-driven Mercedes had hit a concrete pillar.

He told investigators: “She repeated words like ‘My God, my God’. I tried to reassure her, telling her in English not to worry.

“She opened her eyes but she did not answer me, she simply continued moving her hand. I think she was unconscious. You could say that she was in a sort of comatose state.”

His entire story was thrown into doubt yesterday after his long criminal career was exposed.

Redjil, 54, a burglar whose skills have earned him the nicknames The Locksmith and Goldfingers, was jailed for five years with two years suspended in September for stealing two Picasso paintings worth £45million from the home of Diana Widmaier-Picasso, the artist’s granddaughter.

He escaped from the Paris courthouse moments after his conviction and stole thousands of pounds from cash machines while he was on the run.

Redjil, who is also thought to have masterminded a £30,000 bank robbery in February, was finally re-arrested trying to break open a cash machine in a Paris suburb.

His part in the Diana investigation came to light during questioning. A police source is quoted as saying: “He gave evidence which has been reported as fact for years, but nobody knew anything about his life as a criminal.”

That raised questions about the competence of detectives in Paris, because in his statement to the French judicial inquiry into Diana’s death Redjil admitted he hesitated about coming forward as a witness because he was wanted by police. “I elected to hang back,” he said in a statement also used at Diana’s inquest in London in 2007.

“I was wanted by the police and I was a little afraid that I might be arrested by coming forward.”

The Parisien newspaper reported: “He was very proud of having been called as a witness at the inquiries into Princess Diana’s death and boasted about it at his trial.”

The inquest pinned the blame for the crash on Diana’s driver, Henri Paul, who it said was drunk. But many people dispute the findings, claiming there has been a cover-up.

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 08:48 AM
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The Diana inquest heard that Redjil and his friend were near the tunnel at the time of Diana's accident and had run into it when they heard the crash.
...

Anyone know who his "friend" was? I'm guessing a career assassin. Did the "friend" testify in the faux inquests too?

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 08:56 AM
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The Diana inquest heard that Redjil and his friend were near the tunnel at the time of Diana's accident and had run into it when they heard the crash.
...

Anyone know who his "friend" was? I'm guessing a career assassin. Did the "friend" testify in the faux inquests too?

Here are names of supposed witnesses from a December, 2006 article:

"The Standard today names some of the witnesses who gave statements to the French authorities.

They include Abdellatif Redjil, who claimed to be the first on the scene of the crash and Jean-Pascal Peyret, a motorist who left the tunnel moments after the accident.

Others are Benoit Boura, Olivier Partouche, Jean-Claude and Annick Catheline, Georges and Sabine Dauzonne, Clifford Gooroovadoo, James Huth, Christophe Lascaux, Gaelle Lhotsis, Mohammed Medjahdi, Souad Moufakkir, Severine Banjout, Grigori Rassinier and Lionel Ronssin."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-422053/Last-Diana-conspiracy-theory-just-days-report.html

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 09:00 AM
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The Diana inquest heard that Redjil and his friend were near the tunnel at the time of Diana's accident and had run into it when they heard the crash.
...

Anyone know who his "friend" was? I'm guessing a career assassin. Did the "friend" testify in the faux inquests too?

Here we go:

"Abdelatif Redjil told the London court that he and his friend Belkacem Bouzid were crossing the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris on the night of Aug. 31, 1997, when they heard the sounds of a crash and rushed inside to help."
http://living.oneindia.in/insync/princess-diana-abdelatif-redjil-131107.html

Sure would like to know more about this Belkacem Bouzid character.

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 09:14 AM
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"Abdelatif Redjil told the London court that he and his friend Belkacem Bouzid were crossing the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris on the night of Aug. 31, 1997, when they heard the sounds of a crash and rushed inside to help."


According to this account Bouzid kept people out of the tunnel by warning them that the car could explode:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-489165/Good-Samaritan-risked-life-Diana-crash-scene.html

"She retreated when she heard what she took to be fuel gushing from the Mercedes. "I stopped in my tracks and when I heard the liquid sound, this gentleman (Mr Bouzid) stood up," she said. "He was aiding the passenger that survived.

"He ran out of the tunnel and started throwing his hands above his head, yelling something in French.

"I ran out. We all thought the car was going to explode."

Mr Bouzid, who has yet to give evidence, returned to the tunnel to help Mr Rees- Jones and to warn other bystanders of the risk of an explosion.

Mrs da Costa added: "I could see his (Mr Rees-Jones's) feet outside of the passenger door and I could see that gentleman in the tweed suit was assisting him and he was holding his head. "This gentleman was trying to keep people away for obvious reasons, trying to stop the paparazzi trying to get to the Mercedes to take pictures.

"A lot of people were trying to get to the car and this gentleman would not let people mess with the car. He was waiting for either help or somebody to arrive in an official capacity."

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 09:28 AM
Here's the transcript of Abdelatif Redjil and Belkacem Bouzid's testimony to the English Warren Commission:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090607230718/http://www.scottbaker-inquests.gov.uk/hearing_transcripts/121107pm.htm

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 09:44 AM
Here's the transcript of Abdelatif Redjil and Belkacem Bouzid's testimony to the English Warren Commission:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090607230718/http://www.scottbaker-inquests.gov.uk/hearing_transcripts/121107pm.htm


12 LORD JUSTICE SCOTT BAKER: Could you outline who
13 the witnesses are?
14 MR BURNETT: The first two are Abdelatif Redjil and
15 Belkacem Bouzid. Sir, those are names that will be
16 familiar to everybody and who appear in the photographs
17 that we have seen. Each of them came on the scene of
18 the crash very shortly thereafter and give evidence of
19 what they saw.
20 The third and fourth will be Lino Gagliardone and
21 Bruno Bouaziz, again names that I suspect are now
22 familiar to the jury. Both are police officers who came
23 to the scene fairly shortly after the crash.
24 The last is a statement of Police Lieutenant
25 Eric Gigou, who provides a report on the question of
1 CCTV cameras and speed cameras.
2 In accordance with the relevant rules,
3 the interested persons were notified of these in advance
4 and all are content that they should be read.
5 LORD JUSTICE SCOTT BAKER: Very well. Now, you had better
6 tell me which bundle I find each one in.
7 MR BURNETT: Yes, sir. If I identify each as we go along.
8 For your purposes, Mr Redjil's statement is at page 246
9 of legal bundle 1.
10 LORD JUSTICE SCOTT BAKER: Thank you. Yes.
11 Statement of ABDELATIF REDJIL (read)
12 MR BURNETT: Now, sir, this was a statement taken by Police
13 Lieutenant Gigou at 1700 hours on 16th June 1998.
14 Mr Abdelatif Redjil confirmed his name and gave his
15 date of birth as 10th December 1955 and explained that
16 he was a French national.
17 Then, sir, perhaps I could say that it is in exactly
18 the same form as many others that we have heard:
19 "As to the facts, I note that I am being interviewed
20 as a witness under the provisions of Letter Rogatory ...
21 issued on 2nd September 1997 by M Herve Stephan,
22 examining magistrate at Paris Regional Court in the case
23 of Arnal, Arsov, Langevin, Martinez, Rat and Veres on
24 charges of non-assistance to persons in danger,
25 involuntary manslaughter and injury leading to a total
1 incapacity for work in excess of three months.
2 "I am indeed a witness of the accident that took
3 place in the Alma Tunnel on the night of 30th to
4 31st August 1997, which claimed the life most notably of
5 the Princess of Wales.
6 "That evening, I was at the Place de l'Alma with my
7 friend Belkacem Bouzid, who has already been interviewed
8 by your department.
9 "We were on foot.
10 "I was wearing a green jacket and faded blue jeans.
11 My friend Belkacem may have been dressed in black, I do
12 not remember too clearly. In any event, he would have
13 been wearing a jacket and tie and I think his jacket was
14 dark.
15 "You inform me that Belkacem in his statement says
16 that he was wearing a 'mustard jacket' and a 'red and
17 yellow' tie. I remember that now.
18 "At what I think was approximately 2345 hours or
19 midnight, we heard two 'booms', one after the other.
20 It was two muffled sounds of a car crashing. We could
21 not tell where it was coming from at first. We knew
22 that it had happened in the Alma Tunnel, but we did not
23 know in which direction.
24 "Belkacem and I immediately went into the tunnel.
25 We were the only ones there at that stage.
1 "As far as I was concerned, I did not see or hear
2 any vehicle prior to this crash, that is why we did not
3 know in what direction the accident had taken place.
4 "We jumped over a sort of low wall to go down into
5 the tunnel. That would be impossible now as barriers
6 have been erected at that spot since. We went down into
7 the right-hand carriageway, in the direction of Concorde
8 and Trocadero.
9 "On arriving in the tunnel, I immediately saw
10 the Mercedes. It was facing the wrong way, with its
11 bonnet towards the right-hand wall. Smoke was coming
12 from the bonnet and the horn was stuck on.
13 "The airbags were out.
14 "I remember seeing a dark-coloured car with two
15 people in it coming out of the tunnel in the right-hand
16 carriageway, it was travelling slowly, in the direction
17 of Trocadero.
18 "In front of the Mercedes, parked on the left, was
19 a motorbike.
20 "As I got down into the tunnel, I started to signal
21 to the cars that were approaching at speed to slow down.
22 "When I got to the Mercedes, I saw the driver, who
23 appeared to be dead, one of his hands was protruding
24 through the windscreen."
25 He then describes Trevor Rees.
1 "He was alive.
2 "In the back, I saw a man ... stretched out with his
3 back against the rear left-hand window."
4 He then describes Dodi Al Fayed.
5 "He was obviously dead."
6 "I tried to open the front right-hand door, but was
7 unable to do so.
8 "I managed to force open the rear right-hand door.
9 "There I saw the head of a woman, curled up between
10 the back of the front right-hand seat and the rear seat.
11 She was moving her left hand slightly. You could just
12 see her hair and clothing, which was black I think. She
13 was also wearing white trousers...
14 "She repeated words like 'My God, my God'. I tried
15 to reassure her, telling her in English not to worry,
16 'Don't worry'. She opened her eyes but she did not
17 answer me, she simply continued moving her hand.
18 I think she was unconscious. You could say that she was
19 in a sort of comatose state.
20 "As for Belkacem, he was talking to the injured man
21 in the front right-hand seat.
22 "While I was reassuring this young woman,
23 a photographer arrived. He came from the motorbike
24 parked in the tunnel. He seemed to be in a trance, and
25 did not stop taking photos using a flash as he went
1 forwards. He had a zoom lens and was going very quickly
2 in order to take lots of photos.
3 "He started insulting us, telling us not to touch
4 anything and that it was 'Princess Diana', he kept
5 repeating 'It's Lady Di, it's Lady Di!'.
6 "He jostled me and continued taking photos closer
7 and closer to the car.
8 "The chap who had been driving the motorbike that
9 the photographer had come from waited on the bike. He
10 did not take any pictures. I would be able to recognise
11 him if I saw him again.
12 "Shortly after we arrived, I saw a kind of
13 'SOS Medecins' car arriving from the opposite direction.
14 I went to see the driver and explained to him what was
15 going on and told him that one of the casualties was
16 the Princess of Wales. He replied that she was
17 a casualty like any other and quickly parked and came to
18 give assistance. He was accompanied by a slim young man
19 who waited near their vehicle, smoking a cigarette.
20 "Belkacem must have called the emergency services on
21 his mobile.
22 "Everything happened very quickly.
23 "Then people started arriving. I should add that
24 lots of cars were going past in the tunnel.
25 "I am positive however, that Belkacem and I were
1 the first two people to arrive in the tunnel, on foot,
2 just after the accident.
3 "As far as the emergency services are concerned,
4 the police arrived first, then the fire brigade and
5 lastly the SAMU.
6 "I did also briefly tell the SAMU crew what I knew
7 in order to be of assistance to them.
8 "I saw the firemen remove the dead and injured from
9 the car.
10 "In reply to your question, I did not touch anyone
11 else and I only held the Princess's hand.
12 "Reply to question: I did not see anybody touch
13 the occupants of the Mercedes.
14 "Reply to a question ... I should point out that
15 I have a first aid certificate, and that in view of the
16 condition that the two casualties were in, I chose to
17 leave it to the 'SOS' doctor who was passing, rather
18 than do something that might have made their condition
19 worse.
20 "On the carriageway opposite the accident, a traffic
21 jam started to form. There were increasing numbers of
22 people.
23 "Some other photographers arrived. I could see
24 their flashes through the pillars. I must even appear
25 in their photos.
1 "When the police arrived there were some scuffles.
2 As for Belkacem and myself, we were not troubled.
3 "The police officers started to take an interest in
4 what had taken place. Belkacem made himself known to
5 them. I elected to hang back.
6 "In fact, at the time, I was wanted by the police
7 and I was a little afraid that I might be arrested by
8 coming forward to make a statement. Moreover, my friend
9 Belkacem came forward as a witness and he had seen
10 the same things as me.
11 "The subsequent media coverage of events did little
12 to encourage me to come forward. In fact, Belkacem and
13 I were the first two eye witnesses on the scene and we
14 were afraid that we might be blamed for something in
15 view of what was being said in the press.
16 "I would reiterate that Belkacem and I went down
17 to the tunnel to assist the people involved in the
18 accident. We had no idea how important the casualties
19 would turn out to be.
20 "I later recognised the photographer I have
21 mentioned to you who is called 'Romuald' on television.
22 He is the one who insulted us.
23 "I recognised the doctor I stopped.
24 "You have shown me an album with 34 pictures. After
25 carefully examining it, I can tell you that ..."
1 Sir, before I read this, what propose to do is
2 simply identify the photographers concerned, to save
3 everyone turning up the photographs. The photographs
4 that the witness was shown are the police photographs of
5 the paparazzi which are in the jury's bundle at tab 6.
6 They are familiar now to everybody:
7 "The individual in photos 1 and 2 is vaguely
8 familiar."
9 Sir, that is Arnal.
10 "I recognised the one in photos 3 and 4, he was in
11 the tunnel."
12 Sir, that is Arsov.
13 "I do not recognise the one in photos 5 and 6... "
14 Sir, that is Benhamou.
15 "... or the one in photos 7 and 8."
16 Sir, that is Chassery:
17 "I think I recognise the one in photos 9 and 10. He
18 must have been in the tunnel."
19 That is Darmon.
20 "I do not recognise the one in photos 11 and 12."
21 That is Guizard.
22 "I am not sure that I recognise the one in photos
23 13/14."
24 Sir, that is Langevin:
25 "I do not recognise the one in photos 15 and 16 ..."
1 Sir, that is Martinez.
2 "... or those in photos 17 and 18 or 19 and 20."
3 Those, sir, are Odekerken and Suu.
4 "I do however, definitely recognise the individual
5 in photos 21 and 22... "
6 Sir, that is Rat.
7 "... he was a hothead, he was the one who insulted
8 us and took lots of photos; he even very nearly ended up
9 getting lynched by some of the people.
10 "I do not know the individuals in 23/24, 25/26 and
11 27/28 ..."
12 Sir, those are Selle, Sola and Tomic.
13 "... however I do definitely recognise the one in
14 photos 29 and 30... "
15 That, sir, is Veres.
16 "... he had a camera slung across his shoulder and
17 he was in the tunnel. He was taking photos calmly.
18 "I do not recognise the individuals in photos 31/32
19 and 33/34."
20 Sir, those two are Cardinale and Hounsfield.
21 "You have shown me a photo album containing pictures
22 of two-wheeled vehicles. After careful examination,
23 I can tell you that I do not recognise the motorbike
24 that I saw, or any other. I have to admit that I did
25 not pay any real attention to that kind of thing.
1 "I have not seen much of Belkacem since these
2 events.
3 "I have nothing to add. I remain at your disposal."
4 It then says:
5 "Having read the statement himself,
6 M Abdelatif Redjil agreed its contents and signed it
7 with me at 1900 hours."
8 Sir, that is that statement.
9 Statement of BELKACEM BOUZID (read)
10 The second statement is that of Belkacem Bouzid,
11 which was taken by Police Lieutenant Vincent Delbreilh
12 at 1555 hours on 29th September 1997.
13 He gave his name as Belkacem Bouzid. He gave his
14 date of birth as 24th January 1953 and he is a French
15 national.
16 "As to the facts: I note that I am being interviewed
17 as a witness under the terms of Letter Rogatory ...
18 issued on 2nd September 1997 by M Herve Stephan."
19 Then the form is the same that I read for the last
20 witness, sir.
21 "I do not know the names of the persons under
22 investigation, with the exception of Romuald Rat, who
23 I saw on television a few days after the event.
24 "On the night of Saturday 30th to Sunday
25 31st August 1997, I was at the Place de la Reine Astrid
1 in Paris 8 together with a friend, Mustapha, whose
2 surname I do not know.
3 "We were chatting, when all of a sudden I heard
4 a loud screeching of brakes followed by two very loud
5 bangs, the second even louder than the first, coming
6 from the direction of the Alma Tunnel, some 20 metres
7 away. I immediately realised that it was a serious
8 accident.
9 "The hooter was stuck on and was sounding
10 continuously.
11 "I ran with Mustapha in the direction of the tunnel.
12 I jumped over the low wall and then got a general view
13 of the scene in the tunnel: there was a large Mercedes
14 motor car with massive frontal damage and with smoke
15 coming out of the radiator. It had come to a stop
16 facing against the direction of the traffic, with its
17 front on the Place de la Concorde side.
18 "I rushed over to the crashed vehicle and, when
19 I got there I immediately saw that the driver was
20 crushed inside...
21 "I saw the front seat passenger ..."
22 He then goes on to describe him, being:
23 "... held in place by the safety belt, slumped over
24 the airbag. I saw that he was trapped inside
25 the vehicle and that it was impossible to get his door
1 open, and that therefore, it was best not to touch him.
2 "In the rear I saw a man aged around 40 ... and
3 I could see straightaway that he was dead.
4 "Alongside him, between the front right-hand side
5 seat and the rear seat, I could see the curled-up figure
6 of a blonde lady. She had a wound to her forehead and
7 the bracelet of her watch was undone. She was moaning
8 and said a few words in English, 'my God, my God',
9 I think ... Her shoes were still on her feet.
10 "I tried to open the lady's door with my friend
11 Mustapha, but we could not get it open.
12 "We were the first ones to try to open one of the
13 car's doors, that one being the one that looked to me
14 the easiest to open, but which nevertheless turned out
15 to be stubborn.
16 "I should add that when I went into the tunnel, at
17 the same time as I saw the crashed car, I also saw
18 flashes from cameras coming from the back of the car.
19 I was surprised, but nevertheless not unduly concerned
20 because I thought that the emergency services were
21 already there.
22 "However, on approaching the car I saw that there
23 were just photographers, four in number.
24 "As I tried to get the car door open, I asked one of
25 the photographers, specifically the fattest one among
1 them, who was near the car, what I should do.
2 "This fat photographer, who was taking focused shots
3 of the car, replied: 'Don't touch anything,
4 it's Princess Diana, she's with Dodi'.
5 "I then asked him again, 'What shall I do, what
6 shall I do?'.
7 "The fat photographer told me to get all the cars
8 back, which is what I did with Mustapha.
9 "In fact, whilst we were by the car, vehicles
10 arrived from the direction of Place de la Concorde and
11 a traffic jam started forming in the underpass.
12 "... When I went into the underpass, there were no
13 vehicles other than the crashed Mercedes either before
14 you got to the vehicle coming from Concorde, or after
15 it. I neither saw any cars nor motorbikes. I did not
16 see any vehicles leave.
17 "However, there were vehicles passing slowly on
18 the opposite carriageway to the one where the accident
19 had taken place.
20 "After having got the vehicles back, I returned to
21 the Mercedes and saw that some people had managed to
22 open the rear door and that Mustapha was holding
23 the Princess's hand. Someone who said he was a doctor
24 started to administer aid to the Princess.
25 "It was then that I heard one photographer say to
1 the others: 'No photos of the inside'.
2 "The photographers, whose numbers were increasing,
3 were all around the car, taking photos of it.
4 "Then, a police car arrived with two officers in
5 uniform, one of whom was powerfully built. I went over
6 to them and told them it was Lady Di and her fiance.
7 "They got out of their car and started getting the
8 people pushed back.
9 "Then the fire brigade arrived, followed by
10 the SAMU. I saw the firemen getting Dodi's body out and
11 attempt to get him breathing again. I said to the SAMU
12 that they had to be quick, that it was Princess Diana.
13 "Some plain clothes police arrived and I gave my
14 details to one of them and left with Mustapha.
15 "As far as the photographers I saw when I arrived in
16 the tunnel are concerned, the one I saw most clearly and
17 to whom I spoke was a male, of European appearance, aged
18 about 30 to 35, of medium height, healthy looking, with
19 long black hair and no distinguishing features. He was
20 carrying a camera with a large zoom lens. I do not
21 remember how he was dressed.
22 "I would be able to recognise him, and did actually
23 do so when he appeared on television on France 3, it was
24 Romuald Rat. I am positive of this.
25 "He took several photographs, some of them close up
1 to the crashed vehicle.
2 "Another one of them was of European appearance,
3 short, of medium build and carrying a camera with
4 a large zoom lens. That is all I can say about him.
5 I may be able to recognise him.
6 "He took several photographs of the vehicle.
7 "I do not remember the other two. They also took
8 several pictures of the crashed vehicle.
9 "I have been shown a photo album comprising 34
10 pictures of the photographers.
11 "I recognise among them the person in pictures 21
12 and 22, it is Romuald Rat.
13 "I do not however recognise the other three
14 photographers who were at the scene when I reached
15 the tunnel.
16 "I do though recognise the bearded man in dungarees
17 in pictures 29 and 30 as a photographer who arrived
18 there a good while after the accident."
19 Sir, I propose just to remind you that that is
20 M Veres.
21 "I have also been shown a photo album containing
22 the pictures taken outside the Ritz Hotel.
23 "In these photos, I also recognise Mr Rat, and in
24 picture number 10, the bearded photographer wearing
25 dungarees.
1 "I do not recognise anyone else in them.
2 "In reply to your question, that evening I was
3 wearing a mustard-coloured smart jacket and a red and
4 yellow patterned tie."
5 He then gives a description of his friend, Mustapha,
6 and explains where he lives.
7 "I have nothing further to add other than that I did
8 what I could."
9 It then says:
10 "Having read his statement himself, M Bouzid agreed
11 its contents and signed it with me."
12 Then there are signatures of both Mr Bouzid and
13 Lieutenant Delbreilh.

Magda Hassan
11-02-2010, 10:18 AM
Interesting. Certainly needs further investigation.

I find it curious that the coincidence theorists who pooh pooh the questions about Diane's death by saying that we just can't accept that a princess, no less, could die in a car accident with a drunk driver at the wheel also say, with a straight face, that it is perfectly possible for one lone nut with no motive to kill the most professionally well protected politician in the world. And get away. :dancing2:

David Guyatt
11-02-2010, 11:21 AM
It was reported at the time that one of these two men was an American doctor.

I remember this specifically because of the unlikely coincidence. I also raised this later with the Producer/Director of ITV's 3-part doco on Diana's death (he believed she had been offed and the doco focused on this possibility).

It now looks to me as though all this was news "management".

Peter Lemkin
11-02-2010, 05:10 PM
It now looks to me as though all this was news "management".

David, how polite of you....what a gentleman! It is [known to the powers that be] f_ucking Propaganda and LIES....but news management is what they'd call it, for sure....

My [sad] prediction: this will change nothing in the MSM nor in the legal [sic] situation...and least of all to the average person - with the exception of those few cognoscenti......:banghead:

It is a significant break in the story...but I've seen 'em before and almost no one notices.....but we 'conspiracy factists'.....:stickyman: :goodnight:

Jan Klimkowski
11-02-2010, 07:33 PM
The official legend states that Abdelatif Redjil:

- stole Picassos;

- is suspected of a series of cash machine robberies;

-is known to underworld figures as "Goldfingers" or "The Locksmith" for his expertise in picking locks;

- is suspected of playing a leading role in the robbery of an Axa bank in February, in which robbers escaped with 33,000 euros (£28,500) in cash.

He is then described as a "common thief".

Rubbish.

If true, this makes Abdelatif Redjil a gifted thief, whose contacts could handle specialized objects such as stolen Picassos and the proceeds of bank heists. Of course thefts in the art world are often commissioned by rich and unscrupulous people.

I would venture that Redjil is a Mechanic for hire.

However, there is no visible suggestion of violence, or murder, in his current MSM legend.

So of what use was the skillset of this particular Mechanic for hire?

The actions of his "friend", Belkacem Bouzid, perhaps provides a clue:


Good Samaritan risked his life at Diana crash scene
By REBECCA CAMBER
Last updated at 00:48 23 October 2007

A good Samaritan risked his life to help Princess Diana's bodyguard at the scene of her fatal crash, an inquest heard yesterday.

Belkacem Bouzid is said to have held back a mob of paparazzi while tending to Trevor Rees-Jones in the Alma tunnel.

At the same time, petrol was pouring out of the Princess's wrecked Mercedes, threatening to turn the car into a fireball.

Joanna de Costa, an American tourist who stumbled upon the scene of the crash in Paris, gave a dramatic account yesterday of tweed-wearing Bouzid's heroics.

She heard the sound of the crash - on August 31, 1997 - and ran down the tunnel to try to stop cars piling into the wreckage.

Two men on a motorcycle forced their way through however.

The pillion passenger, identified by Mrs da Costa as photographer Serge Benhamou, jumped from the moving bike to start "snapping away" at the Mercedes.

"There was a motorbike that went through me, even though I was trying to stop him for his own safety,' she recalled.

"I was thinking, "Gosh, what a jerk" and here I am trying to stop them and he goes right by and he's going to hit that car.

"I remember him perspiring, his hair was wet. Their intention was to get to the crash scene. Nothing was going to stop them." Mrs da Costa described the tunnel as thick with smoke and the stench of burning tyres.

She retreated when she heard what she took to be fuel gushing from the Mercedes. "I stopped in my tracks and when I heard the liquid sound, this gentleman (Mr Bouzid) stood up," she said. "He was aiding the passenger that survived.

"He ran out of the tunnel and started throwing his hands above his head, yelling something in French.

"I ran out. We all thought the car was going to explode."

Mr Bouzid, who has yet to give evidence, returned to the tunnel to help Mr Rees- Jones and to warn other bystanders of the risk of an explosion.
Mrs da Costa added: "I could see his (Mr Rees-Jones's) feet outside of the passenger door and I could see that gentleman in the tweed suit was assisting him and he was holding his head. "This gentleman was trying to keep people away for obvious reasons, trying to stop the paparazzi trying to get to the Mercedes to take pictures.

"A lot of people were trying to get to the car and this gentleman would not let people mess with the car. He was waiting for either help or somebody to arrive in an official capacity."

It took police at least ten minutes to arrive and an ambulance was another five minutes behind that, she said.

The inquest also heard that a mystery biker was seen following the Mercedes before the crash that killed Diana, her lover Dodi Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul.

Grigori Rassinier described seeing the motorcycle amid the smoke billowing from the car. He said the rider braked and swerved sharply to dodge the wreckage before speeding off.

Mr Rassinier, who was driving the other way down the Alma tunnel in Paris, said he then saw Diana's "inanimate" body in the back of the car.

In a statement to police, Mr Rassinier said the vehicle's interior lights were on and he could see her lying still with her hand raised.

The High Court heard from another driver who was in the tunnel. Amel Samer said she saw two men, who had been standing with the paparazzi, drive off in a black car parked near the Mercedes.

The inquest continues.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-489165/Good-Samaritan-risked-life-Diana-crash-scene.html#ixzz149gU5hwZ

Crowd control to prevent any imagery inconsistent with the Official Story, perhaps?

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 08:23 PM
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If true, this makes Abdelatif Redjil a gifted thief, whose contacts could handle specialized objects such as stolen Picassos and the proceeds of bank heists. Of course thefts in the art world are often commissioned by rich and unscrupulous people.

I would venture that Redjil is a Mechanic for hire.
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The actions of his "friend", Belkacem Bouzid, perhaps provides a clue:
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Crowd control to prevent any imagery inconsistent with the Official Story, perhaps?

Good point about the contacts needed to fence Picassos.


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So of what use was the skillset of this particular Mechanic for hire?

The actions of his "friend", Belkacem Bouzid, perhaps provides a clue:
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Crowd control to prevent any imagery inconsistent with the Official Story, perhaps?

Bouzid's actions as volunteer crowd control officer are of particular interest I agree. Dire warnings that a car was about to explode in a tunnel were apparently effective.

Though I think photographers were already on the scene snapping pix of the Mercedes so that's a wrinkle. How would the mechanic do his work with cameras in his face?

I also wonder how common it is for pedestrians to be in the area of the tunnel in the middle of the night.
And I wonder where they were officially going on foot before the crash, or if they said.

Jan Klimkowski
11-02-2010, 08:37 PM
How would the mechanic do his work with cameras in his face?


Speculatively, as above, because this Mechanic was not an object of interest to the photographers, and his job was to limit the amount of unauthorized imagery of the death scene.

His job was to limit access and the "Good Samaritan" article suggests that he controlled it very well.

Not all Mechanics are hit men.

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 08:39 PM
It now looks to me as though all this was news "management".

David, how polite of you....what a gentleman! It is [known to the powers that be] f_ucking Propaganda and LIES....but news management is what they'd call it, for sure....

My [sad] prediction: this will change nothing in the MSM nor in the legal [sic] situation...and least of all to the average person - with the exception of those few cognoscenti......:banghead:

It is a significant break in the story...but I've seen 'em before and almost no one notices.....but we 'conspiracy factists'.....:stickyman: :goodnight:

True. After all the UN Report on the Mavi Marmara Raid said that the Israelis carried out "extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions." Yet that caused hardly a ripple in the universe.

Still, to the truth-based community community such information is a welcome beacon in the dark.

Charles Drago
11-02-2010, 08:39 PM
A "reconnaisance team," for lack of a better term, had to be pre-positioned at the intended point of impact to determine if further action would be necessary.

And it was.

Myra Bronstein
11-02-2010, 09:05 PM
A "reconnaisance team," for lack of a better term, had to be pre-positioned at the intended point of impact to determine if further action would be necessary.

And it was.

Oh yes. If Diana had died on impact I suppose no further action would have been necessary. A triage of sorts.

Maybe the advance team helped determine how long the ambulance would have to dawdle (answer = 2 hours) to insure that Diana arrived at the hospital cold.