Timothy McGrathOctober 24, 2013 12:03
Last year was a weird one for assassinations plots.
We learned that former Vice President Dick Cheney was so worried about the security of his artificial heart device that he asked his doctors to deactivate its wireless device, lest assassins use the device to deactivate him.
Then a Mexican drug lord was killed at a children's party in Cabo San Lucas by a team of assassins dressed as clowns.
These sounds like crazy assassination plots, right? Not especially. Here are some of the craziest assassination plots in world history-plots that make artificial hearts and clown costumes seem run-of-the-mill.