Francis Wheen in the London Standard this week draws attention to one of the supporters of Mohamed al-Fayed and his fantasies about Diana's "assassination". This is the peculiar publication Executive Intelligence Review run by occasional US presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche. Among EIR's many conspiracy theories is this delicious nugget: that Queen Elizabeth II runs a global cocaine-smuggling cartel. This reminds me of the the ex-TV sports journalist David Icke and his belief that world notables such as the British Royal family are alien reptiles.
EIR's classic loopy conspiracy concoction though - and not mentioned by Wheen - was hallucinated back in 1999 when it launched a war against ... Take A Break magazine. Those unacquainted with this publication should know that it's a mass circulation women's weekly noted for its true-life tales.
Its editor John Dale - still there - had run a piece on LaRouche's attacks on the Windsors under the headline "Shut this man's mouth". EIR speculated: "Best estimates are that the article, which appeared in the tabloid women's magazine Take A Break was planted by Britain's MI6 secret service and/or senior advisers to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace."
EIR then attempted to rubbish the establishment stooge Dale: "[He] has, in his career, run special operations on behalf of the royal family, and, obviously, has served as a mouthpiece for a segment of the royals' apparatus. In 1986, he authored a book, The Prince and the Paranormal: The Psychic Bloodline of the Royal Family. At the time of its publication, it was billed as an attack on Prince Charles, because he engages in odd beliefs and practices that are inappropriate to a future monarch and future head of the Church of England. But, in truth, the book was a promotional for the occult traditions and practices of the British royal family over the past century and a half."
My tits are hard with the excitement of it all.