Fbi: FBI files uncover plot to kill UK’s Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON: Newly Released Buffer of FBI The files revealed a hidden plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during her 1983 visit to California.
The possible threat follows a phone call from “a man claiming that his daughter was killed in Northern Ireland with a rubber bullet”, according to the document, which also mentions a bar. that he frequented. Irish Republican Army (IRA) sympathizer.
Queen and husband Prince Philip visited the west coast of the United States in February and March 1983, and the trip went smoothly.
Four years earlier in 1979, IRA paramilitary forces opposed to British rule in Northern Ireland were killed. Louis MountbattenThe last colonial governor of India and Philip’s uncle, during a bombing.
The filing states that the man claimed he would attempt to harm the queen “by dropping something from the Golden Gate Bridge onto the royal yacht Britannia as it sailed below”.
Additionally, he “will try to kill Queen Elizabeth when she visits Yosemite National Park,” they added.
A separate profile between the documents, dated 1989, indicates that although the FBI is not aware of any specific threats to the queen, “the possibility of threats against the monarchy You have appeared from the Army of the Republic of Ireland.”
The Queen died last September at the age of 96, previously believed to have been the target of other assassination plots.
In 1970, suspected IRA sympathizers tried to derail her train west of Sydney, while in 1981 the IRA tried to bomb her during a visit to Shetland, off the coast. northeastern Scotland.
That same year, a mentally disturbed teenager shot the queen’s car during a visit to New Zealand.
Another teenager fired six bullets at her during the Trooping the Color parade in central London.


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