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    Quote Originally Posted by FatFreddy View Post
    Yeh, since NK is a potemkin state, I'd hazard a guess/obvious conclusion is he was killed off so there was no easy figurehead to put in place instead of Fatty#1.

    Sucks for him tbh; he'd clashed with his father over advocating reform, fell from grace for wanting to visit Disneyland, already survived a previous assassination attempt in 2015 and had been in hiding; from what I've read he really wasn't interested in ruling & power.

    Should've opted for asylum in a safer area, p. sure NK would have had a much harder time getting at him if he went to Yurop or the states and didn't tour Asias' casinos like an imbecile.

    In any case, a movie script waiting to be written? A tale of two sons.

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    What will probably remain a mystery is what provoked them to eliminate him now, when things have (supposedly) settled?
    NK shows of power (or attempts at it) always come in droves and more serve as a signal to the internal ruling elite. Kind of not surprised they're doing it now; Trump situation, alleged (fake?) nuclear test and killing off your brother; fits the usual pattern imo.
    I doubt that Europe would have been any safer. North Korea has operations in Europe as well.

    Just search for North Korean restaurant (I think one was in Amsterdam, Vice did a short episode about that a while ago).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FatFreddy View Post
    Yeh, since NK is a potemkin state, I'd hazard a guess/obvious conclusion is he was killed off so there was no easy figurehead to put in place instead of Fatty#1.

    Sucks for him tbh; he'd clashed with his father over advocating reform, fell from grace for wanting to visit Disneyland, already survived a previous assassination attempt in 2015 and had been in hiding; from what I've read he really wasn't interested in ruling & power.

    Should've opted for asylum in a safer area, p. sure NK would have had a much harder time getting at him if he went to Yurop or the states and didn't tour Asias' casinos like an imbecile.

    In any case, a movie script waiting to be written? A tale of two sons.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparq View Post

    What will probably remain a mystery is what provoked them to eliminate him now, when things have (supposedly) settled?
    NK shows of power (or attempts at it) always come in droves and more serve as a signal to the internal ruling elite. Kind of not surprised they're doing it now; Trump situation, alleged (fake?) nuclear test and killing off your brother; fits the usual pattern imo.
    I doubt that Europe would have been any safer. North Korea has operations in Europe as well.

    Just search for North Korean restaurant (I think one was in Amsterdam, Vice did a short episode about that a while ago).

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    North Korean assassin:

    LOL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    LOL?
    Pretty much... LOL!

    Seems like the North Korean's are trying out meme-warfare, or it might be other actors trying to frame them with out-of-date memes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparq View Post
    Related-ish

    North Korean leader's brother Kim Jong-nam killed at Malaysia airport (BBC)

    The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam, has been killed in an attack in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
    Killed by some female ninja, damn anime is becoming real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    North Korean assassin:

    LOL?
    No One Expects the Korean Lolquisition?


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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    North Korean assassin:

    LOL?
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    Rumor has it that Kim-Jong Nam laughed his ass off, and first responders were unable to re-attach it before he died.
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    An Indonesian woman arrested for her suspected involvement in the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia was tricked into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia's police chief said Friday.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...-kim/98039356/

    Ok... this no longer looks like a North Korean assassination, it's too well executed with elements that would require pretty deep understanding of contemporary media and how people react to the chance of 15... errr... 3 minutes of fame.

    From what I know the North Korean's would rather expend one of their own assets than put trust into such a convoluted scheme. So the question is who had him killed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakshasa The Cat View Post
    An Indonesian woman arrested for her suspected involvement in the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia was tricked into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia's police chief said Friday.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...-kim/98039356/

    Ok... this no longer looks like a North Korean assassination, it's too well executed with elements that would require pretty deep understanding of contemporary media and how people react to the chance of 15... errr... 3 minutes of fame.

    From what I know the North Korean's would rather expend one of their own assets than put trust into such a convoluted scheme. So the question is who had him killed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatFreddy View Post
    You tell us, Mr. Intelligence Analyst Tactical Unveiling Specialist Expert On Basically Everything Supreme
    I'll tell you; not clearly the North Korean's, so who?... perhaps the North Korean's, yet seems a bit suspect so who?... who?... errr....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakshasa The Cat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FatFreddy View Post
    You tell us, Mr. Intelligence Analyst Tactical Unveiling Specialist Expert On Basically Everything Supreme
    I'll tell you; not clearly the North Korean's, so who?... perhaps the North Korean's, yet seems a bit suspect so who?... who?... errr....
    Obviously a prank gone wrong; check youtube!
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    LOL indeed


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    This coming from the North Korea that flooded the US with so much fake currency that they changed the artwork. Pumped it full of meth. And you're suggesting a 'prank show' take out is beyond them.
    TRAPS ARE GAY!


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    Just a casual assasination raughing out roud.

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    Based on my astute knowledge of international mystery - what I developed from reading them le Carré novels and chatting to a bloke in the pub what said he were once in the SAS - I can tell you that getting someone else (such as a gormless civilian) to do your dirty work for you :for reasons: isn't exactly unheard of ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    This coming from the North Korea that flooded the US with so much fake currency that they changed the artwork. Pumped it full of meth. And you're suggesting a 'prank show' take out is beyond them.
    Cheeky little cunts even tried to smuggle heroin into our fair Strayastan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair View Post
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    Max with cold war mentality? You dont say
    How would you deal with North Korea, if you were the U.S. President Lall?
    By ignoring them, p much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
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    Max with cold war mentality? You dont say
    How would you deal with North Korea, if you were the U.S. President Lall?
    By ignoring them, p much
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    Now somebody has tried to break into the morgue where the body is being held. Police looking to talk to an NK "diplomat" about it.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...orgue-break-in

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