Talk:List of people who survived assassination attempts

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Queen Elizabeth[edit]

I removed references to Queen Elizabeth of the UK and Prince Charles as I can't find any references to asassination attempts for either. Someone fired a blank pistol at QE2, and someone broke into Buckingham Palace, but there was never a serious attempt to kill either as far as I can tell. DJ Clayworth 13:59, 18 Sep 2003 (UTC)

?[edit]

Are we including people who've survived all assassination attempts except one (generally the last one)? I'm fairly certain Uday Hussein is no more. Same goes for Bob Marley, and it's explicitly noted that Hendrik Verwoerd was indeed killed.

Chronological vs. Alphabetical[edit]

On another issue, is reverse chronological order more useful than alphabetical? I thought these were in no particular order and was on the verge of alphabetizing it when I saw the intro. --Calieber 21:11, 21 Oct 2003 (UTC)

By alphabetical order: if you know a person's name, it's probably easier to just look him/her up in List of people by name rather then here. IMHO, it's more interesting to go through the list in (reverse) chronological order, even if there are a few entries, that can't be easily added (e.g. Fidel Castro) - User:Docu

George H. W. Bush?[edit]

I don't think a plot counts as an assassination attempt. If we started listing every plot, the list would get too large quite quickly, ;) I think it should just be limited to actual assassination attempts, meaning a physical action was taken, not just plotting.

I actually didn't know much about this plot. It is not mentioned in the article on Bush's life history. From what I just researched, the circumstancial evidence linking those guys to Bush was a bit tenuous. The US apparently found out 2 weeks after Bush was in Kuwait that the Kuwaitis arrested some guys with explosives. The links to Bush seem to be: the timing of Bush's trip, the bombs were similar to Iraqi ones, and Saddam not liking Bush very much. Incidentally, these were the reasons Clinton launched a bunch of missiles at an Iraqi intelligence building in 93. The fact that we launched missiles in retaliation pushes me back in the other direction that maybe the evidence was stronger than the pages I read indicate. Although US intelligence in that part of the world seems pretty shaky.

I also just read about Ramzi Yousef's plot to kill Bill Clinton. I guess that is another reson to remove Bush from this list. --Danny Rathjens 06:22, 2004 Jun 27 (UTC)

Jean Chrétien[edit]

I removed the reference to Jean Chrétien, no attempt was ever made on his life during the break in by André Dallaire at 24 Sussex.


Fidel Castro? =[edit]

does fidel has a copyright on his name or something? I see no records of attemps on his life while I am sure that there were several actual attemps on his life. also, Charles de Gaulle had been the victim of atempted assassinations six times i think, two of them actuallt taking place but misfired.

Interested to see George W. Bush on this list. Why's that? Don't remember hearing anything about it and upon reading Bush's article and the two for his Presidential terms, I am still none the wiser. Could someone detail the attempt in one of his articles or else remove him from the list.

Last year, Vladimir Arutinian threw a grenade at Bush and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in Georgia. —Sesel 19:12, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

No sources[edit]

This list has has no sources...can we add some? --HappyCamper 16:29, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Kim Dae Jung[edit]

I think Kim Dae Jung should be added to this list. Anyone else agree? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.112.19.189 (talk) 21:40, 19 January 2007 (UTC).

Article format - missing citations or article mentions[edit]

I cleaned things up a bit and re-organized headers. There are a considerable number of uncited entries at the bottom of the page. These were lacking citation or there was no mention in their main wiki articles of any assassination attempts. (There are a couple that were not assassination attempts -jealous husbands -that sort of thing.) If you want to research these and update them, and add back to the list, please do so; keeping the difference between "plot" and actual "attempt" in mind. Regards, GenQuest (talk) 01:37, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Candidates removed from article[edit]

The following removed from article awaiting proper citation.

NOTE: Below are entries (alphabetized) with no citation or documentation in their wiki-article of any assassination attempt:

GenQuest (talk) 14:38, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Format again[edit]

The schema <name> (<date of attempt>) <identification> seems quite unintuitive and non-standard to me. The name of the person and their title or whatever need to go together. And since it's in chronological order, the sorting key - the date - ought to come first and not be in parentheses. -- Jack of Oz [your turn] 21:25, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Ethnicity of would-be assassins[edit]

Why specify the ethnicity of Vladimir Arutyunian? Yes, he was an ethnic Armenians born in Georgia and probably Russified like many Armenians in Georgia. The investigation did not find any connection between his Armenian ethnicity and the assassination attempt. What's the rationale of including his ethnicity in a list where only names of would-be assassins or organizations are to be indicated? For instance, why not specify Ahmed Dogan's Turkish ethnicity? How relevant is it to this list? If the atempt was organized by the ASALA or some other Armenian organization, then yes his Armenian ethnicity would be very relevant, but how is it relevant in Arutyunian's case? --Երևանցի talk 02:04, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 May 2014[edit]

Specific Description: Add May Chidiac to the list, and specifically between George W. Bush and Sibghatullah Mojadeddi.

Final outcome: |- | 2005 | September 25 | May Chidiac [1] | Television Journalist and LBC's main television anchors | Beirut, Lebanon | Unknown |Remote controlled car bomb | Amputation of her left arm and leg |- Georgechalhoub (talk) 17:50, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done GenQuest "Talk to Me" 04:57, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
    • ^ Third attack against press in four months HRW