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Australian republicans 'tried to assassinate Queen'

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Banana Fred, Jan 28, 2009.

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  2. can i hear 10 minutes of fame
    can i hear dementia
     
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  3. No, but I hear a lot of BS...
     
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  4. Well, the feeble nature of the attempt gels rather well with the generally embarassing level of incompetence and ineffectuality of the Republican movement generally :wink: .

    Assuming there was an incident I'm more inclined to blame the tendency of fcukwits since time immemorial to put things on railway lines for shits and giggles.
     
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  5. This sounds like utter rubbish. Logs don't stop trains.
     
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  6. Sounds more like local idiots being stupid and local cops big-noting themselves. Chasing assassins is a lot more glamourous than chasing vandals. :LOL:
     
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  7. Errrm......they can and have, historically.

    Having spent quite a bit of my life interested in rail safety, I'm happy to accept that, given a bit of bad luck, it doesn't take much to derail a train.

    I agree that it's unlikely though, and certainly wouldn't be my choice of assasination method for that very reason.

    I still think it's more likely to have been bored kids. The fact that it was in a cutting ("hey, let's roll this big log we've just found down this convenient slope") tends to point in that direction IMHO.
     
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  8. Very true. Slightly OT but a friend of mine is in the Engineers. For a while they had some monster rifle, a new Accuracy International .50BMG that they were using to warp/shoot out bolts/whatever train lines from a distance (1500 meters plus). Interesting stuff.

    Anyone see the interview with the old copper today? He seemed a bit puzzled, he didn't think it was republicans at all. The log was placed after the sweeper train had gone through and before the Queen had, in a space of about 10 minutes. Hardly a serious assasination attempt, surely.
     
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  9. "Retired cop seeks 15 seconds of fame"

    nothing to see here, move along :roll:.
     
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  10. A bloke i work with lays logs that would stop a train!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  11. More slippery than leaves on the line :LOL: .
     
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  12. Thanks Diggler.
     
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