This editorial appeared in the June 12, 1998 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Comprehensive background on the circles implicated in the murder of Princess Diana can be found in EIR's 1997 Special Report, The True Story Behind the Fall of the House of Windsor.
It was inevitable, as the controversy heated up around the death of Princess Diana, and as EIR's role in the probe gained new attention in Britain (with several U.K. television appearances by Counterintelligence Director Jeffrey Steinberg the first week of June): The British monarchy and the Hollinger Corp. media empire, which have been at the center of the assault on the U.S. Presidency since the 1993 inauguration of Bill Clinton, could no longer contain their fury.
In the June 4 edition of the Hollinger Corp.'s Daily Telegraph, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, the infamous "Clinton-basher," penned a shameless slander against EIR and Lyndon LaRouche, absurdly blaming us for the "conspiracy industry" that has built up since the Aug. 31, 1997 death of Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Fayed, and driver Henri Paul. In typical Evans-Pritchard style, the British poison pen, who admits to close collaboration with Britain's MI6 intelligence service in all of his overseas assignments, lied that EIR is "accusing the Queen of ordering the assassination of Diana, Princess of Wales." He continued, "The group is led by Lyndon H. LaRouche, 76, a cranky economist, convicted felon and publisher of a book that accuses the Queen of being the world's foremost drug dealer." The latter bit of black propaganda is a reference to the book Dope, Inc., first published in 1979, which laid bare the role of the London-centered offshore financial institutions and allied intelligence services, in running the global drug trade, from the time of Britain's nineteenth-century Opium Wars against China.
Evans-Pritchard also dragged out a British woman, Francesca Pollard, known to be on the payroll of the royal family's hired thug Tiny Rowland, to link LaRouche and EIR to Mohamed Al Fayed, the father of the late Dodi Fayed, and a leading force in the effort to get at the truth of what was behind the fatal car crash that killed Princess Diana and his son.
Evans-Pritchard borrowed slander formulations directly from the "Get LaRouche" task force, the illegal government-private sector team that framed up LaRouche and associates during the 1980s, in what former Attorney General Ramsey Clark called one of the greatest travesties of American justice he has ever witnessed. LaRouche was jailed for five years, and is now on parole; four of his associates are still in prison, serving draconian sentences of up to 77 years, for "securities violations" of which they are innocent.
Evans-Pritchard's emergence as the Hollinger Corp.'s "hit-man" against LaRouche underscores, as we documented in our cover story on April 3, 1998, that "any enemy of LaRouche is an enemy of Clinton."
Evans-Pritchard was dispatched to Washington at the very outset of the Clinton administration, to help organize the media and legal onslaught against the Presidency, a fact he frequently boasted about in his weekly columns for the Sunday Telegraph. He was the driving, instigating force behind Paula Jones's now thoroughly discredited civil lawsuit against President Clinton, a lawsuit that Evans-Pritchard and his Hollinger Corp. owners hoped would bring about the destruction of Bill Clinton, and an administration that has broken with the so-called Anglo-American "special relationship."
By the summer of 1997, as Evans-Pritchard's antics and his British intelligence pedigree became notorious all over Washington--in part as the result of EIR's exposure of them--he had become such a liability for the Clinton-bashers, that his bosses called him back home. His final piece of filth breached the fine line between black propaganda and outright paranoia: It was a book-length fantasy accusing President Clinton of everything from the Vince Foster "murder," to the Oklahoma City bombing, to responsibility for George Bush and Ollie North's dope-for-guns pipeline between Central America and the United States.
With Evans-Pritchard now joining the discredited ranks of "Get LaRouche" black propagandists, the time has come for the President to really drive Evans-Pritchard and his backers up the wall. The best way to do that, would be to exonerate Lyndon LaRouche.