06 May Assassination of Kim Jong Nam
They rolled into Bangkok (pronounced Bang Cock) one by one on different flights. Four North Koreans, representing the country’s secret agency, RGB (Reconnaissance General Bureau), probably under aliases and pretending to be tourists. Their mission: kill Kim Jong Nam, estranged older half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Snapshot of the Assassination
Instead of shattering his skull with a 1 foot by 1 inch diameter lead pipe (used in more assassinations than any other weapon), they decided to “recruit” some local hostesses (aka hookers) and hand off a variety of VX-loaded weapons. VX, a slightly yellow liquid with no smell and no taste, but with one hell of a hangover.
Categorized as a weapon of mass destruction, VX is the nerve agent of all nerve agents. Victims die like insects coated in bug spray. The entire nervous system slowly shuts down. A horrible death caused by a combination of suffocation, heart attack, organ failure and intense pain throughout the entire body – all in slow motion (awesome).
How did they get their hands on such potent stuff? More importantly, how did they use it so surgically and without killing themselves or others in a crowded airport? (Maybe they weren’t hookers, I mean, “hostesses”). Either they were highly trained, or the VX latent substance was created to prevent most mishaps (in other words, very user friendly).
It’s unclear how these women were recruited and tasked by the four North Koreans. They claim they were selected for a TV show, a “Candid Camera” kind of show that pulls off pranks on unwitting people (killing someone is a great prank!). Now they sit in prison awaiting trial. I guess we’ll see how well that cover story works in court.
The four North Koreans disappeared immediately after the assassination (how convenient).
Malaysian authorities report that prior to the assassination, the two hooker assassins staged a couple of practice runs on unwitting “victims” at shopping malls with what presumably were benign chemicals, or none at all.
We have an old saying in the SEAL Teams; two is one, one is none. Simply put, always have a backup. Two women were used to conduct the operation, not one, thereby doubling the odds of success. One woman grabbed him from behind, and moments later the second attacked from the front.
My guess – each woman was armed with a VX latent improvised weapon. The rear attacker (my kind of woman) may have had a VX-filled syringe. The front attacker smeared a lotion like substance on his face. Or each woman was issued A/B lotion, each lotion mixed with chemical parts that when the two lotions are combined make VX. Either way, two different weapons, two different applications, two different attackers – redundancy that ensured 100% success.
The Attack on Kim Jong Nam
On the morning of Feb. 13, police say, the “hostesses” entered Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2, known as KLIA2. Grainy CCTV video shows a fat ass identified as Kim Jong Nam wearing a light blue suit and carrying a man bag on one shoulder. Suddenly, a woman rushes him from behind and forcefully throws both arms around his neck as if to restrain him. Then a second woman comes up to him from the front and puts something—perhaps a rag or tissue paper—in his face.
It all happens very quickly, and there appears to be little commotion around the heavy-set “tourist” and the women, who briskly walk away after attacking him.
Kim Jong Nam died 20 minutes later.
(Featured Image Courtesy: South China Morning Post)