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'Damn I missed': incredible story when the Queen was nearly shot in New Zealand in 1981.
The Guardian UK ^ | 1-13-2018 | Eleanor Ainge Roy

Posted on 01/16/2018 6:16:24 PM PST by apoliticalone

The Queen had just stepped out of a Rolls-Royce to greet 3,500 well wishers when a distinctive crack rang out across the grassy reserve.

According to former Dunedin police det sgt Tom Lewis (no relation to the shooter), police immediately attempted to disguise the seriousness of the threat, telling the British press the noise was a council sign falling over. Later, under further questioning from reporters, they said someone had been letting off firecrackers nearby.

According to Tom Lewis, the then prime minister Robert Muldoon feared if word got out about how close the teenager had come to killing the Queen, the royals would never again visit New Zealand.

The 1981 annual police report reads: “The discharge of a firearm during the visit of Her Majesty the Queen serves to remind us all of the potential risks to royalty, particularly during public walks.”

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: assassination; chat; history; newzealand; oldnews; royalty; uk
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Interesting story how governments typically have reasons to cover up stuff sometimes to protect themselves, and not always do the people get the truth.
1 posted on 01/16/2018 6:16:24 PM PST by apoliticalone
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Wait until the Queen gets to meet some LA Thugs attending Prince
Harry’s and Markle’s wedding.


2 posted on 01/16/2018 6:24:40 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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Las Vegas comes to mind.


3 posted on 01/16/2018 6:27:33 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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Wow. The British can really keep a secret. I’ve never heard anything about this assassination attempt before now.


4 posted on 01/16/2018 6:30:38 PM PST by lee martell
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Interesting. The first time I ever heard this.


5 posted on 01/16/2018 6:31:48 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a humble Christian waiting to go home)
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To: apoliticalone

There was an interview with the Queen on TV the other day, which is apparently kind of unusual, so I watched some of it. She was talking about her coronation and they had brought the two crowns she wore for her to discuss. She didn’t come across as intellectual as I had expected, but I guess she’s doing pretty well for 91.


6 posted on 01/16/2018 6:33:04 PM PST by wideminded
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Did they arrest Reggie Jackson?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cP1ElZzgWqU


7 posted on 01/16/2018 6:49:49 PM PST by freefdny
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Her first Christmas address is on youtube. It was very interesting. I liked it.


8 posted on 01/16/2018 6:51:58 PM PST by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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Mr. Lee, who left the C.I.A. in 2007 and was living in Hong Kong…Many of the informants were killed in a systematic dismantling of the C.I.A.’s spy network in China starting in 2010.

Interesting that this happened shortly after Reagan was shot by a lunatic.

Reagan was shot by Hinkley on March 30, 1981.

Both used 0.22 caliber weapons.

You would think that after Reagan’s near assentation that the New Zealanders would be a bit more careful.

Leaving an obvious hide like a public bathroom unchecked.

9 posted on 01/16/2018 6:54:02 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.L)
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Interesting that this happened shortly after Reagan was shot by a lunatic.

And John Paul II was shot by a moslem lunatic.

10 posted on 01/16/2018 7:01:49 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Remember: All Cultures Are Equal!)
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And John Paul II was shot by a moslem lunatic.

Not so sure. That one still has me puzzled.

Pretty sure that the Soviets were involved in that one.

If the shooter was a Loon he was put up to it by the Soviets through an intermediary.

11 posted on 01/16/2018 7:06:20 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.L)
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They lied for their own reasons. Things like this should remind everyone that government will always lie about things. The bigger the event, the more likely they will lie.
JFK comes to mind. Hinkley, a Bush family friend shooting Reagan comes to mind. The FBI and Russiagate come to mind. The list is long.


12 posted on 01/16/2018 7:24:44 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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Pretty sure that the Soviets were involved in that one.

That never occurred to me...that does seem like a plausible explanation.The Soviets didn't like him one little bit.

13 posted on 01/16/2018 7:27:47 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Remember: All Cultures Are Equal!)
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“Interesting that this happened shortly after Reagan was shot by a lunatic.”

Yeah, a lunatic who happened the son of one of CIA director Bush’s biggest contributors and a close Bush family friend. And a lunatic who Bush couldn’t completely recall whether or not he had ever met before.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2015/04/reagan-shooters-links-with-the-bush-clan.html


14 posted on 01/16/2018 7:32:52 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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"Lewis killed himself in prison at the age of 33, while awaiting trial for the murder of a young mother and the kidnapping of her child."

So because POS bureaucrats decided to cover up, the POS went on to murder a young mother and kidnap her child. Liberals truly are mentally disordered.
15 posted on 01/16/2018 7:35:40 PM PST by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/15/world/nbc-news-links-soviet-to-attempt-on-pope-s-life.html


16 posted on 01/16/2018 7:43:18 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.L)
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Yeah, a lunatic who happened the son of one of CIA director Bush’s biggest contributors and a close Bush family friend. And a lunatic who Bush couldn’t completely recall whether or not he had ever met before.

And what was G.W. Bush doing on November 22, 1963. For some reason we can't be told.

17 posted on 01/16/2018 8:54:49 PM PST by montag813
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Did they arrest Reggie Jackson?

You rat, beat me to it.
18 posted on 01/16/2018 8:57:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: apoliticalone

I am reading a book called “Elizabeth The Queen” by Sally Bedell Smith. Apparently there was quite a scare when a man fired off several “blanks” at the Queen when she was riding one of her horses in a parade. She calmed the horse like the excellent rider she is, and rode on unflustered. The man was tackled and arrested.

They also described the time where a man made it into the Queen’s bedroom and she calmly talked to him while pushing the emergency button on a night stand.

She is known to be brave and steady.


19 posted on 01/16/2018 9:02:27 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( DEPLORABLES are the only real AMERICANS)
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Says he doesn’t remember. That is one shady family, probably as bad as the Clintons.


20 posted on 01/16/2018 9:45:44 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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