#ASSASSINATION OF KIM JONG NAM

Assassination of “Kim Chol”: SOLVED

MYSTERY OF POISONING: SOLVED

MYSTERY OF WOMEN SURVIVING THE POISON: SOLVED

DEATH OF KIM CHOL IN MALAYSIA—A POLITICAL WHODUNNIT INVOLVING BODY SUBSTITUTION AND HIRED ACTORS

It says in this report (http://bit.ly/2lbdJT2) that Kim Jong Nam attained Macau citizenship. However, the man reported to have died was called Kim Chol, according to the DPRK authorities, and he was traveling on a diplomatic passport.

Several theories could explain the discrepancies.

1) The perpetrators assassinated the wrong man. They had hoped to frame the DPRK by killing this man, who they thought was the half-brother of Kim Jong Un, but had gotten incorrect intelligence information on their target, namely that Kim Jong Nam usually traveled under a different name (Kim Chol), with the result that the perpetrators ended up killing the wrong man—-UNLIKELY.

2) The perpetrators arranged for a man to impersonate Kim Jong Nam. This impersonator would act out the airport scenario that was caught on security cameras. There was also a photo “leaked” to the Japanese media showing this fake Kim Jong Nam lying in a chair in the airport clinic. Many who have seen the picture say that he does not look like Kim Jong Nam (from comparing earlier photos taken of Kim Jong Nam. The eyes look different and the baldness is more pronounced in the man seen lying in the chair.)

All the participants were acting their part in the scenes “caught” on CCTV video and shown to the world, to demonstrate that the method that was used to kill Kim Jong Nam was indeed poisoning (through the women wiping his face). In this way, they could also catch the four North Korean men on CCTV security cameras, who they knew would be in the area, waiting to board their flight.

Because the perpetrators had control of the security or had breached the airport (Macau and KLIA2) and/or airline IT networks’ security, they were able to get information about flight bookings of North Korean citizens. With this knowledge, they planned the attack to coincide with the arrival of the North Korean men at the departure hall, where the attack was to take place. They instructed the male actor impersonating Kim Jong Nam to go to a location close to the waiting area where the North Korean men would be expected to be sitting or hanging around. The hired women were instructed to carry out the attack at a certain time, which would coincide with the presence of the four North Korean men in their proximity.

This, they hoped, would implicate the four North Korean citizens in the murder, which would then link the DPRK government, and in particular, Kim Jong Un, to the killing.

The hired man, who was dressed and made up to look like Kim Jong Nam, then pretended to have been affected by a poison and made his way to the service counter to report the faked attack. Later, he calmly walked to the airport clinic, and he continued his acting there in the clinic, pretending to be a victim of poisoning, including slumping in a chair and faking loss of consciousness. A CCTV video still of the person lying in the chair with his eyes closed was leaked by the perpetrators to Japanese media.

The reason why this picture was leaked to the media in this way was because Japan is an important US ally in the region, and would become an important partner in any planned attack on the DPRK. US military bases are also located in Japan. It was important for the perpetrators to impress on the minds of the Japanese the notion that the DPRK was a ruthless government led by a murderous dictator, a person who would even kill his half-brother, a person who had frequently criticized the DPRK government in the past (according to Japanese reporters). (Once again, there are good reasons for believing the person who talked to the reporters was an impersonator. However, this person is likely not to have been the impersonator in the airport incident. Also, there could be more than one actor employed by foreign governments for propaganda purposes.)

The reason why these actions had to be performed by an actor impersonating Kim Jong Nam was because the perpetrators had no control over the real Kim Jong Nam’s actions, such as the time and date of his departure from Malaysia, and his movements at the airport.

It was important that Kim Jong Nam be attacked at the same time the four DPRK citizens were at the airport, waiting to depart on their scheduled flight, and at the same location within the airport as the four DPRK citizens.

Once it was confirmed that the four DPRK citizens had arrived in the departure hall, the attack on the fake Kim Jong Nam was launched.

What happened to the real Kim Jong Nam?

Since the DPRK has not brought out the real Kim Jong Nam on North Korean television to show that he had not been assassinated (DPRK asserts that the dead man is not the half-brother of Kim Jong Un), which would dispel the accusations made by the Malaysian police and secure the release of the DPRK citizens arrested, it is safe to assume that Kim Jong Nam is dead.

I believe Kim Jong Nam was assassinated in Malaysia, ahead of this incident. I believe Kim Jong Nam was kidnapped by Israeli agents in the days or day before or on the same day of the planned “assassination”. He was then kept in a secure place until the fake assassination occurred. About the time the fake assassination took place in the airport lounge, the real Kim Jong Nam was murdered, probably with the poison VX. Alternatively, he was murdered in some other way, and the poison was applied or injected into his body soon after his death.

The fake Kim Jong Nam was transported from the airport clinic to the hospital clinic by means of an ambulance or other transport vehicle, as his condition seemed to deteriorate, due to the malingering of the impersonator. The actor who was impersonating Kim Jong Nam likely pretended to have collapsed and had a seizure, and in other ways showed that he was extremely ill. At this point, when the fake Kim Jong Nam was being transported to the hospital, the body of the real Kim Jong Nam was substituted.

The body that arrived at the clinic was indeed that of Kim Jong Nam, I believe. Subsequent tests would show that he was killed with the nerve toxin VX.

DPRK embassy officials, knowing that they were being set up, as the government was innocent of the murder, were anxious to be present at the autopsy. They thought that there was a high possibility that evidence would be planted on the body, such as a toxin, and they wanted to ensure that the autopsy was being conducted with the correct procedures. In addition, they wanted to show to the public that the whole incident was suspicious, and that they suspected that a setup was taking place.

At this stage, the DPRK leadership knew that if they had said the dead man was indeed Kim Jong Nam, the false flag perpetrators would be successful in framing the DPRK, the goal of the whole exercise.

So the DPRK denied that the dead man was Kim Jong Nam. To back their claim, they pointed out that the dead man’s name on the passport was Kim Chol.

This put the perpetrators and the Malaysian government in a bind. They had wanted to wrap this up and “prove” that the DPRK had killed his half-brother, which would provide support for media reports that flooded the mainstream media at the breaking of the news of the murder, that Kim Jong Nam was a threat to Kim Jong Un’s leadership, a perception that had been supported by another fake Kim Jong Nam, who had been set up to act as Kim Jong Nam by the South Koreans or Japanese or other similarly interested parties, and who had been the one criticizing the DPRK to Japanese reporters and had possibly been photographed in the Japanese sauna picture, with the tattoos on his chest and abdomen prominently on display. Once again, there may have been more than one fake Kim Jong Nam.

The suspicion that this “Kim Jong Nam”, photographed in Japan in a bath house, and who had been criticizing the DPRK to reporters via emails etc, was fake is supported by the “unofficial spokesman for the DPRK” Kim Myong Chol, who states that the DPRK had been aware of the impersonator for some time, and had suspected he had been hired by South Korea, and that this person could be proven to be fake because of his South Korean accent.

This is probably where the confusion about the fake tattoos supposedly seen on “Kim Jong Nam” arises. It is unlikely that the real Kim Jong Nam would be photographed in a Japanese sauna in that manner, as being a DPRK citizen (it is doubtful he changed his citizenship to Macau’s as has been reported) and the son of Kim Jong Il, the former leader of DPRK, a country that has poor relations with Japan, fraternizing with Japanese people in that manner would be frowned upon by the DPRK, and would, additionally, put his safety at risk. At the time of his Tokyo Disneyland incident, there was much media publicity internationally and disapproval back home, it has been reported. It would have been a major embarrassment for the DPRK leadership at the time. This incident, as well as Kim Jong Nam’s lack of ambition in pursuing a political career, and rumored disinterest in politics, is highly likely to have been the main reason he was passed over for leadership.

In addition, it has been reported that he kept a low profile, and was a quiet man while he lived in Macau, which would be in keeping with someone who came from the DPRK and whose father was the leader of a “rogue state”, making him the target of assassination as well as the focus of unwanted attention. Furthermore, tattoos of that nature are often seen on members of the yakuza, who are known to frequent saunas with their associates in Japan. (The photo that is being circulated in the Asian media, but not the Western media, is said to have been taken in a Japanese bath house.)

The DPRK has exploited the confusion about Kim Jong Nam’s identity to insist that the dead man is not Kim Jong Nam. The opacity of DPRK, as seen by outsiders, due to the secretive nature of the nation and the tight control the government exerts over its citizens, the press and other organs of society, has also helped.

The only way that the perpetrators, as well as the Malaysian government, can prove the dead man is Kim Jong Nam over the DPRK government’s denials, is to obtain a DNA sample from a living relative.

However, the most suitable candidates for supplying the DNA samples, Kim Jong Nam’s children, are unlikely to be permitted by the DPRK authorities to go to Malaysia to provide the DNA samples, and are probably currently sequestered in Macau. Outsiders have not been able to contact any members of the household, it has been reported.

The DPRK has effectively called “check mate” on this false flag operation that was designed to frame the DPRK in the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

They have done this by realizing early on that the aim of the operation was to frame the DPRK government in the murder of Kim Jong Nam. In addition, it’s highly likely the DPRK guessed how the murder took place, including the “body” substitution that is presumed to have occurred.

After the DPRK had worked out what had happened, they kept their silence until they had more information, in order to avoid revealing their knowledge of the frame-up to the perpetrators. When the Malaysians refused to hand over the body of Kim Jong Nam, and requested DNA confirmation for release of the body to them, they adamantly refused to comply, knowing that as soon as DNA confirmation from the son and daughter was made available to the Malaysian authorities, it would match the DNA of the dead man, and it would be “Game Over” for the DPRK, who could no longer deny that Kim Jong Nam had been assassinated.

This is why the Malaysian authorities have gone over and above their usual protocols to check the identity of the deceased, insisting that a DNA sample from a relative be given to them in order for them to release the body. This is a highly unusual request in such cases where a person has died in a foreign country.

The Malaysian authorities, in order to apply pressure to the DPRK, has stated they will not release the body without DNA confirmation. I repeat, this demand is most unusual. What this is tantamount to is, the Malaysian authorities declaring that the DPRK has no jurisdiction over its citizens, and making an unfounded accusation, based on mere supposition, that the murder of his half-brother was ordered by Kim Jong Un.

There is no precedent for a government to treat a foreign government in this manner, except when that nation has declared war on the other nation. It is an extreme breach of diplomatic protocol to insist that the government of another nation is lying about the identity of a citizen of theirs who is deceased, especially when the identity of the dead man has been confirmed (presumably) visually by the country’s embassy officials. It is even more of a breach when it is done to a supposedly friendly country.

Malaysia is acting out of its jurisdiction and is violating internationally recognized protocols for the treatment and handling of deceased non-nationals in their country, by not recognizing the rights of the person’s embassy to identify the body, take possession of the body, and return it to the person’s home country.

It will be interesting how long Malaysia can retain the body using the excuse that they are not satisfied with the DPRK Embassy’s statement that the dead man is Kim Chol. Once again, it should be stressed that the DPRK has provided proof in the form of the passport that was found on the dead man, which shows the name of their citizen to be Kim Chol. Malaysia has no grounds whatsoever to suspect that the dead man is Kim Jong Nam, it should be emphasized.

What Malaysia is doing is stating that they know better than the DPRK who DPRK’s citizens are, which is an astonishing claim. This puts Malaysia in a bad light as it makes it look like they knew beforehand that Kim Jong Nam would be assassinated or expected him to be assassinated. Remember that the deceased man traveled with a passport that showed his name to be Kim Chol.

Malaysia would have no grounds for believing that Kim Jong Nam traveled with a passport with a fake name unless they were communicating with foreign intelligence agencies, something they would not admit to doing, as revealing that would make them look party to a conspiracy, and likely acting under the control and influence of outside intelligence agencies, creating suspicions that they either had prior knowledge that Kim Jong Nam would be killed, or that they were working with intelligence agencies to assassinate Kim Jong Nam, or were colluding after the fact to implicate the DPRK in the death of that individual.

Unless Malaysia can show intelligence reports that prove Kim Jong Nam was traveling under an alias, Malaysia has little grounds to insist that the dead man is Kim Jong Nam. It is unlikely Malaysia will do that.

The ball is in Malaysia’s court. The DPRK has said (correctly, I believe) that the responsibility for the death lies with the Malaysian government, as it took place on their territory. In addition, they have expressed their extreme dissatisfaction with the way the autopsy was conducted, and the way the Embassy officials were prevented from carrying out their duties, and the way the Malaysian authorities have insisted in keeping the body of man who is not their citizen, in their custody.

It is also suspicious that the Malaysian authorities, in addition to openly suspecting the DPRK to be lying about the identity of the man, without any grounds, carried out a second autopsy on the deceased man.

Malaysia’s argument that they will not release the body of the man because they suspect DPRK citizens are involved, based on their proximity to the crime scene, is not really valid, as this would mean that the Malaysian government suspect and even accuse the DPRK government of assassinating their own citizen, when there is no evidence that the DPRK had done that, and the only accusations of that nature that exist are reports in the media written by reporters and political pundits, not something which can be reasonably used to accuse someone.

Malaysia has no evidence to connect the deceased man to Kim Jong Nam. Unless the government has evidence that the DPRK government is acting illegally and was involved in a conspiracy to assassinate a citizen of theirs called Kim Chol, they must release the body, according to internationally accepted diplomatic protocols.

When all the media conspiracies are stripped away, this incident, essentially, is a case of Malaysia accusing the DPRK government of killing a citizen of theirs called Kim Chol on Malaysian soil, without providing any evidence to support this accusation, except to say that four citizens of DPRK were filmed sitting near and moving around the crime scene in the departure hall at the alleged time of the murder, movements that would be perfectly normal for passengers waiting to embark on their scheduled flight.

The DPRK will play a waiting game. It is not in their interests to press hard for the return of the body. Kim Jong Nam was not a political figure in his homeland. He had lived away from the DPRK for many years, only returning for short visits. He did not appear to have a close relationship with Kim Jong Un, and it is not known if they had met each other, and if so, how frequent those interactions had been.

Out of respect for the Kim family, Kim Jong Un would likely prefer to have the body returned to the DPRK as soon as possible, so that a funeral can take place. However, it is doubtful he would compromise the security of the DPRK in order to do that. It is really up to Malaysia to release the body or not.

If the Malaysian authorities choose to make the body’s release conditional on the DPRK providing DNA confirmation, and won’t accept the DPRK’s identification of the body, it will appear to others that they are acting out of their jurisdiction and interfering in the internal affairs of another country, setting themselves up as a court, sitting in judgment of that country, holding a dead man’s body as hostage, in order to impel a foreign nation to act in the way it wants, based on mere suspicions and not on hard grounds.

The DPRK has stated that the body is not Kim Jong Nam’s, and that they have no reason to believe that their citizens were involved in the death of the dead man. The only “evidence” is video stills of four men walking about in the departure hall and the nationality they shared with the dead man.

Malaysia has provided no evidence to support their suspicion that the DPRK is in a conspiracy to murder the dead man called Kim Chol, or that the DPRK is lying about the identity of the deceased.

Malaysia will apply pressure by making arrests of DPRK citizens on the flimsiest of bases, such as the individual having a background in chemistry and connecting that to the killing which involved a nerve toxin (even though at the time of the arrest of this individual, no toxin had been found as the cause), and demanding the arrests of embassy officials, as well as insisting that the DPRK return the men they say are suspects in the murder case. The fate of the men, whose identities have not been confirmed by the DPRK, is unknown.

These individuals, in the main, appear to have been named suspects merely because they hold DPRK passports. Dozens, if not hundreds, of other people were in the departure hall at the same time as these men allegedly were, and also left the airport to catch their flight at the same time as the DPRK citizens, but no arrests of these people have been made. To reiterate, Malaysia has no reasonable grounds for detaining, arresting or even questioning these citizens of the DPRK.

The women involved in the case have not identified the DPRK suspects named by Malaysian authorities as being involved in the murder, as the individuals who set them up to do the “prank”. (Later, the Malaysian police chief stated the women “knowingly” applied toxic chemicals to their bare hands, which contradicts their earlier testimony, that has been widely circulated, that the women were tricked into thinking they were doing a Candid Camera-style prank). There is nothing so far to link the men arrested or accused to the death that would stand up in most courts as plausible evidence.

Furthermore, the method of killing has not been established yet, as it is virtually impossible for the women not to show overt signs of poisoning or not to show evidence of the toxin in their blood if they had coated their hands with the toxin, which they did, according to the police. According to the American Federation of Scientists, the lethal dose of VX is 10mg, the equivalent of a “microdrop”.

Even if it could be proven that such a poisoning could take place, without the women showing overt signs of poisoning, despite having coated their hands with the toxin, such as a binary poison being used by the two women, there is still no evidence so far that links the DPRK men to the man’s death, apart from the fact that they are of the same nationality as the deceased and were in the same departure hall, along with many other people.

Essentially, unless the Malaysian government can provide prima facie evidence of a conspiracy involving the DPRK government to:
1) lie about the identity of the deceased man
2) murder the dead man
they have no grounds to keep the dead man’s body in Malaysia or detain the North Korean citizens.

Unless the evidence of the women changes, and they positively identify the DPRK suspects as being involved in the scheme to “prank” the dead man, or the toxin (alleged to be the murder weapon) is found in the possession of the accused, the longer this impasse continues, the more this case risks being a major embarrassment for the Malaysian government.

Malaysia will be perceived to be overstepping its authority in making these arrests of the DPRK’s citizens. There is very little or no grounds for the arrests; the authorities seem to be basing their accusations against the DPRK government on unsupported conspiracy theories or the hearsay of political actors who have a political motive to implicate the DPRK government in such a crime.

Malaysia’s reputation has already been harmed by the 2014 plane crashes of two of its Malaysian Airlines planes, both of which occurred within a short time span of each other, with a total of 537 fatalities resulting. Mystery surrounds both of these crashes, with terrorism widely suspected in both crashes. One of the planes has yet to be found.

On top of this, the integrity of the Malaysian government is being questioned, as PM Najib Razak has been named in Malaysia’s parliament as the politician involved in the embezzlement of state funds. Reports are circulating that the US Justice Department is in the process of suing him for defrauding $1 billion from 1MDB fund, with a total of $3 billion being misappropriated from it, it is alleged. (http://cnb.cx/2lbOGQ7)

________________________________________________________________

It says in this report (http://bit.ly/2lbdJT2) that Kim Jong Nam attained Macau citizenship. However, the man reported to have died was called Kim Chol, according to the DPRK authorities, and he was traveling on a diplomatic passport.

Several theories could explain the discrepancies.

1) The perpetrators assassinated the wrong man. They had hoped to frame the DPRK by killing this man, who they thought was the half-brother of Kim Jong Un, but had gotten wrong intelligence on their target, namely that Kim Jong Nam usually traveled under a different name (Kim Chol), and the perpetrators ended up killing the wrong man—-UNLIKELY

2) The perpetrators arranged for a man to impersonate Kim Jong Nam. This impersonator would act out the airport scenario that was caught on security cameras. There was also a photo “leaked” to the Japanese media showing this fake Kim Jong Nam lying in a chair in the airport clinic. Many who have seen the picture say that he does not appear to be Kim Jong Nam (from comparing earlier photos of Kim Jong Nam. The eyes look different and the baldness is more pronounced in the man seen lying in the chair.)

2x_kim_jong_nams

All the participants were acting their part in the scenes “caught” on video and shown to the world, to demonstrate that the method that was used to kill Kim Jong Nam was indeed poisoning (through the women wiping his face). In this way, they could also catch the four North Korean men on security camera, who they knew would be in the area, waiting to board their flight. Because the perpetrators had control of the security or had breached the airport (Macau and KLIA2) and/or airline IT networks’ security, they were able to get information about flight bookings of North Korean citizens. With this knowledge, they planned the attack to coincide with the arrival of the North Korean men at the departure hall, where the attack was to take place. They instructed the male actor impersonating Kim Jong Nam to go to a location close to the waiting area where the North Korean men would be expected to be sitting or hanging around. The hired women were instructed to carry out the attack at a certain time, which would coincide roughly with the presence of the four North Korean men in their proximity.

prod-north-korean-suspects-ri-jae-nam-hong-song-hac-and-ri-ji-hyun-are-seen-in-this-undated-handout-rele

This would implicate the four North Korean citizens, which would link the DPRK to the killing.

mossad_services_clientpage

The hired man who was dressed and made up to look like Kim Jong Nam then pretended to have been affected by the poison and he made his way to the service counter to report the faked attack. Later, he calmly walked to the airport clinic, and he continued his acting there in the clinic of being affected by “the poison”, including slumping in a chair and faking loss of consciousness. This video still of the person lying in the chair with his eyes closed was leaked by the perpetrators to Japanese media.

mossad_services_icts

The reason why this picture was leaked to the media in this way was because Japan is an important US ally in the region, and would become an important partner in any attack on the DPRK. US military bases are also located in Japan. It was important for the perpetrators to impress on the minds of the Japanese the notion that the DPRK was a ruthless government led by a murderous dictator, a person who would even kill his half-brother, a person who had frequently criticized the DPRK government (according to Japanese reporters). (Once again, there are good reasons for believing the person who talked to the reporters was an impersonator.)

looks-different-in-chair-more-bald

The reason why these actions had to be performed by an actor impersonating Kim Jong Nam was because the perpetrators had no control over the real Kim Jong Nam’s actions, such as the time and date of his departure from Malaysia.

mossad_services

It was important that Kim Jong Nam be attacked at the exact time that the four DPRK citizens were scheduled to leave Malaysia and would be present in the departure hall of the airport.

O Jong Gil

Ri Ji U

Once it was confirmed that the four DPRK citizens had arrived in the departure hall, the attack on the fake Kim Jong Nam was launched.

What happened to the real Kim Jong Nam?

Since the DPRK has not produced the real Kim Jong Nam on North Korean television to show that he had not been assassinated (DPRK asserts that the dead man is not the half-brother of Kim Jong Un), which would dispel the accusations made by the Malaysian police and secure the release of the DPRK citizens arrested, it is safe to assume that Kim Jong Nam is dead.

I believe Kim Jong Nam was assassinated in Malaysia, ahead of this incident. I believe Kim Jong Nam was kidnapped by Israeli agents in the days or day before or on the same day of the planned “assassination” was to take place. He was then kept in some secure place until the fake assassination occurred. About the time the fake assassination took place in the airport lounge, the real Kim Jong Nam was murdered, probably with the poison Vx. Alternatively, he was murdered in some other way, and the poison was applied or injected into his body soon after his death.

The fake Kim Jong Nam was transported from the airport clinic to the hospital clinic by means of an ambulance or other transport vehicle, as his condition seemed to deteriorate, due to the malingering of the impersonator. The actor who was impersonating Kim Jong Nam likely pretended to have collapsed and had a seizure, and in other ways showed that he was extremely ill. At this point, when the fake Kim Jong Nam was being transported to the hospital, the body of the real Kim Jong Nam was substituted.

The body that arrived at the clinic was indeed that of Kim Jong Nam, I believe. Subsequent tests would show that he was killed with the nerve toxin Vx.

DPRK embassy officials, knowing that they were being set up, as the government was innocent of the murder, were anxious to be present at the autopsy. They thought that there was a high possibility that evidence would be planted on the body, such as a toxin, and they wanted to ensure that the autopsy was being conducted with the correct procedures.

At this stage, the DPRK leadership knew that if they had said the dead man was indeed Kim Jong Nam, the false flag perpetrators would be successful in framing the DPRK, the goal of the whole exercise.

So the DPRK denied that the dead man was Kim Jong Nam. To back their claim, they pointed out that the dead man’s name on the passport was Kim Chol.

This put the perpetrators and the Malaysian government in a bind. They had wanted to wrap this up and “prove” that the DPRK had killed his half-brother, which would provide support for media reports that flooded the mainstream media at the outbreak of news of the murder, that Kim Jong Nam was a threat to Kim Jong Un’s leadership, a perception that had been supported by another fake Kim Jong Nam, who had been set up to act as Kim Jong Nam by the South Koreans or Japanese or other similarly interested parties, and who had been the one criticizing the DPRK to Japanese reporters and had been photographed in a Japanese sauna picture, with the tattoos on his chest and belly prominently on display in that photo.

1-3322-1487991129.jpg

The suspicion that this “Kim Jong Nam”, photographed in Japan in a bath house, and who had been criticizing the DPRK to reporters via emails etc, was fake is supported by the “unofficial spokesman for the DPRK” Kim Myong Chol, who states that the DPRK has been aware of the impersonator for some time, and had suspected he had been hired by South Korea, and that this person could be proven to be fake because of his South Korean accent.

This is where the confusion about the fake tattoos, supposedly seen on “Kim Jong Nam”, arises. It is unlikely that the real Kim Jong Nam would be photographed in a Japanese sauna in that manner, as being a DPRK citizen (it is doubtful he changed his citizenship to Macau’s as has been reported) and the son of Kim Jong Il, the former leader of DPRK, a country that has poor relations with Japan, fraternizing with Japanese people in that way would be frowned upon by the DPRK, and would, additionally, put his safety at risk. At the time of his Tokyo Disneyland incident, there was much media publicity internationally and disapproval back home, it was reported. It was likely to have been a major embarrassment for the DPRK leadership. This incident, as well as Kim Jong Nam’s lack of ambition in pursuing a political career, and rumored disinterest in politics, is highly likely to have been one of the main reasons he was passed over for leadership.

kim-jong-nam-half-brother-murder.jpg

In addition, it has been reported that he kept a low profile, and was a quiet man while he lived in Macau, which would be in keeping with someone who came from the DPRK and whose father was the leader of a “rogue state”, making him the target of assassination, as well as the focus of unwanted attention. Furthermore, tattoos of that nature are often seen on Yakuza, who are known to frequent saunas with their associates in Japan. (The photo that is being circulated in the Asian media, but not the Western media, is said to have been taken in a Japanese bath house.)

The DPRK has exploited the confusion about Kim Jong Nam’s identity (with the opacity of DPRK, as seen by outsiders, due to the secretive nature of the nation and the tight control the government exerts over its citizens, the press and other organs of society, helping) to insist that the dead man is not Kim Jong Nam.

The only way that the perpetrators, as well as the Malaysian government, can prove the dead man is Kim Jong Nam over the DPRK government’s denials, is to obtain a DNA sample from a living relative.

However, the most suitable candidates for supplying the DNA samples, Kim Jong Nam’s children, are unlikely to be permitted by the DPRK authorities to go to Malaysia to provide the DNA samples, and are probably currently sequestered in Macau. Outsiders have not been able to contact any members of the household, it has been reported.

The DPRK has effectively called “checkmate” on this false flag operation that was designed to frame the DPRK in the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

They have done this by understanding early on that the aim of the operation was to frame the DPRK government in the murder of Kim Jong Nam. In addition, it’s highly likely the DPRK guessed how the murder took place, including the “body” substitution that is presumed to have occurred.

After the DPRK had worked out what had happened, they kept their silence until they had more information, in order to avoid revealing their knowledge of the frame-up to the perpetrators, and when the Malaysians refused to hand over the body of Kim Jong Nam, and requested DNA confirmation for release of the body to them, they adamantly refused to comply, knowing that as soon as DNA confirmation from the son and daughter was made available to the Malaysian authorities, it would match the DNA of the dead man, and it would be “game over” for the DPRK, who could no longer deny that Kim Jong Nam had been assassinated.

This is why the Malaysian authorities have gone over and above their usual protocols to check the identity of the deceased, insisting that a DNA sample from a relative be given to them in order for them to release the body. This is a highly unusual request in such cases where a person has died in a foreign country.

The Malaysian authorities, in order to apply pressure to the DPRK, has stated they will not release the body without DNA confirmation. I repeat, this demand is most unusual. What this is tantamount to is the Malaysian authorities declaring that the DPRK has no jurisdiction over its citizens, and making an unfounded accusation, based on mere supposition, that the murder of his half-brother was ordered by Kim Jong Un.

There is no precedent for a government to treat a foreign government in this manner, except when that nation has declared war on the other nation. It is an extreme breach of diplomatic protocol to insist that the government of another nation is lying about the identity of a citizen of theirs who is deceased, especially when the identity of the dead man has been confirmed (presumably) visually by the country’s embassy officials. It is even more of a breach when it is done to a country that it has friendly relations with.

Malaysia is acting out of its jurisdiction and is violating internationally recognized protocols for the treatment and handling of deceased non-nationals in their country, by not recognizing the rights of the person’s embassy to identify the body, take possession of the body, and return it to the person’s home country.

It will be interesting how long Malaysia can retain the body using the excuse that they are not satisfied with the DPRK Embassy’s statement that the dead man is Kim Chol. Once again, it should be stressed that the DPRK has provided proof in the form of the passport that was found on the dead man, which shows the name of their citizen to be Kim Chol. Malaysia has no grounds whatsoever to suspect that the dead man is Kim Jong Nam, it should be emphasized.

What Malaysia is doing is stating that they know better than the DPRK who DPRK’s citizens are, which is an astonishing claim. This puts Malaysia in a bad light as it makes it look like they knew beforehand that Kim Jong Nam would be assassinated or expected him to be assassinated. Remember that the deceased man traveled with a passport that showed his name to be Kim Chol.

Malaysia would have no grounds for believing that Kim Jong Nam traveled with a passport with a fake name unless they were communicating with foreign intelligence agencies, something they would not admit to doing, as revealing that would make them look party to a conspiracy, and likely acting under the control and influence of outside intelligence agencies, raising suspicion that they either had prior knowledge that Kim Jong Nam would be killed, or that they were working with intelligence agencies to assassinate Kim Jong Nam, or were colluding after the fact to implicate the DPRK in the death of that individual.

Unless Malaysia can show intelligence reports that prove Kim Jong Nam was traveling under an alias, Malaysia has little grounds to insist that the dead man is Kim Jong Nam. It is unlikely Malaysia will do that.

The ball is in Malaysia’s court. The DPRK has said (correctly, I believe) that the responsibility for the death of their citizen lies with the Malaysian government, as the death took place on their territory. In addition, they have expressed their extreme dissatisfaction with the way the autopsy was conducted, and the way their embassy officials have been prevented from carrying out their duties, and the way the Malaysian authorities have insisted in keeping the body of man who is not their citizen, in their custody.

It is also suspicious that the Malaysian authorities, in addition to openly suspecting the DPRK to be lying about the identity of the man, without any grounds, carried out a second autopsy on the deceased man.

Malaysia’s argument that they will not release the body of the man because they suspect DPRK citizens are involved, based on their proximity to the crime scene, is not really valid, as this would mean that the Malaysian government suspect and even accuse the DPRK government of assassinating their own citizen, when there is no evidence that the DPRK had any plan to do that, and the only accusations of that nature that exist are reports in the media by reporters and political pundits, not something which can be reasonably used to accuse someone.

Malaysia has no evidence to connect the deceased man to Kim Jong Nam. Unless the government has evidence that the DPRK government is acting illegally and was involved in a conspiracy to assassinate a citizen of theirs called Kim Chol, they must release the body, according to internationally accepted diplomatic protocols.

When all the media conspiracies are stripped away, essentially, this incident is a case of Malaysia accusing the DPRK government of killing a citizen of theirs called Kim Chol on Malaysian soil, without providing any evidence to support this accusation, except to say that four citizens of DPRK were spotted sitting near and moving around the crime scene in the departure hall at the alleged time of the murder, movements that would be perfectly normal for passengers waiting to embark on their scheduled flight.

The DPRK will play a waiting game. It is not in their interests to press hard for the return of the body. Kim Jong Nam was not a political figure in his homeland. He had lived away from the DPRK for many years, only returning for short visits. He did not appear to have a close relationship with Kim Jong Un, and it is not known if they had even met each other, and if so, how frequent those interactions had been.

Out of respect for the Kim family, Kim Jong Un would likely prefer to have the body returned to the DPRK as soon as possible, so that a funeral can take place. However, it is doubtful he would compromise the security of the DPRK in order to do that. It is really up to Malaysia to release the body or not.

If they choose to make the body’s release conditional on the DPRK providing DNA confirmation, and won’t accept the DPRK’s identification of the body, it will appear to many observers that they are acting out of their jurisdiction and interfering in the internal affairs of another country, setting themselves up as a court, sitting in judgment of that country, holding a dead man’s body as hostage, in order to impel a foreign nation to act in the way it wants, based on mere suspicions and not on hard grounds.

The DPRK has stated that the body is not Kim Jong Nam’s, and that they have no reason to believe that their citizens were involved in the death of the dead man. The only “evidence” is video stills of four men walking about in the departure hall and the nationality they share with the dead man.

Malaysia has provided no evidence to support their suspicion that the DPRK is in a conspiracy to murder the dead man called Kim Chol, or that the DPRK is lying about the identity of the deceased.

Malaysia will apply pressure by making arrests of DPRK citizens on the flimsiest of bases, such as the individual had a background in chemistry and the killing involved a nerve toxin (even though at the time of the arrest of this individual, no toxin had been found as the cause), and demanding the arrests of embassy officials, as well as insisting that the DPRK return the men they say are suspects in the murder case. The fate of the men, whose identity has not been confirmed by the DPRK, is unknown.

These individuals, in the main, appear to have been named suspects merely because they hold DPRK passports. Dozens, if not hundreds, of other people were in the departure hall at the same time as these men allegedly were, and also left the airport to catch their flight at the same time as the DPRK citizens, but no arrests of these people have been made. To reiterate, Malaysia has no reasonable grounds for detaining, arresting or even questioning these citizens of the DPRK.

The women involved in the case have not sight-identified the DPRK suspects named by Malaysian authorities as being involved in the murder, as being the individuals involved in setting them up to do the “prank” (later, the Malaysian police chief stated the women “knowingly” applied toxic chemicals to their bare hands, so the story that the whole incident was a trick to fool the women is now doubtful). There is nothing so far to link the men arrested or accused to the death that would stand up in most courts as evidence.

lol2_soan_thi_huong.jpg

Furthermore, the method of killing has not been established yet, as it is virtually impossible for the women not to show overt signs of poisoning or show evidence of the toxin in their blood if they had coated their hands with the toxin, as claimed by the police.

Even if it could be proven that such a poisoning could take place, without the women showing overt signs of poisoning, despite having coated their hands with the toxin, such as a binary poison being used by the two women, there is still no evidence so far that links the DPRK men to the man’s death, apart from the fact that they are of the same nationality as the deceased and were in the same departure hall, along with many other people.

Essentially, unless the Malaysian government can provide prima facie evidence of a conspiracy involving the DPRK government to:
1) lie about the identity of the deceased man
2) murder the dead man
they have no grounds to keep the dead man’s body in Malaysia or detain the North Korean citizens.

Unless the evidence of the women changes, and they positively identify the DPRK suspects as being involved in the scheme to “prank” the dead man, or the toxin (alleged to be the murder weapon) is found in the possession of the accused, the longer this impasse continues, the more this case risks being a major embarrassment for the Malaysian government.

Malaysia will be perceived to be overstepping its authority in making these arrests of the DPRK’s citizens. There is very little or no grounds for the arrests; the authorities seem to be basing their accusations against the DPRK government on unsupported conspiracy theories or the hearsay of political actors who have a political motivation to implicate the DPRK government in such a crime.

Malaysia’s reputation has already been harmed by the plane crashes of two of its Malaysian Airlines planes in 2014, both of which occurred within a short time span of each other, with a total of 537 fatalities resulting. Mystery surrounds both of these crashes, with terrorism widely suspected in both crashes. One of the planes has still yet to be found.

mh370-sign.jpg

On top of this, the integrity of the Malaysian government is being questioned, as PM Najib Razak has been named in Malaysia’s parliament as the politician involved in the embezzlement of state funds. Reports are circulating that the US Justice Department is in the process of suing him for defrauding $1 billion from 1MDB fund, with a total of $3 billion being misappropriated from it, it is alleged. (http://cnb.cx/2lbOGQ7)

najib-razak.jpeg

_______________________________

FRAMING OF DPRK IN KIM JONG NAM MURDER PRELUDE TO ISRAEL’S SARIN/VX FALSE FLAG ON SEOUL, TOKYO OR US CITY

________________________________________________________________

Assassination of Kim Jong Nam

These are some articles and analysis of the assassination of person who may or may not be Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of DPRK’s leader Kim Jong Un.

_________________________________________________________________

UPDATE: Possible case of mistaken identity

From Telegraph: Kim Jong-nam murder: Woman held over assassination of North Korean dictator’s brother- amid claims he ‘begged Kim Jong-un to spare his life’

Kim Jong-nam ‘is not dead’ says North Korea

An unofficial spokesman for Pyongyang based in Japan claimed Kim Jong-nam was not dead and reports of his assassination are a plot to discredit North Korea and deflect attention from political unrest in South Korea.

Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace, told The Telegraph on Wednesday that the man killed in Kuala Lumpur on Monday is not the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

“That is not him and it is not a relative of Kim Jong-un”, he said. “If you listen to his accent, it is clearly South Korean and this is all a red herring.”

Kim Myong-chol claims that an imposter has been playing the part of Kim Jong-nam for several years at the behest of South Korea.

“This is all being done to divert attention from the impeachment of the South Korean president and to discredit North Korea”, he said. “It’s a plot and it’s nothing new from the South Korean government”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/15/exclusive-two-female-secret-agents-behind-murder-kim-jong-unsbrother/

_________________________________________________________________

https://www.sott.net/article/343176-N-Korea-denies-report-man-killed-in-Malaysia-airport-was-Kim-Jong-uns-half-brother

From Sott.net

N. Korea denies report man killed in Malaysia airport was Kim Jong-un’s half brother

RT Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:26 UTC

58aacf72c4.jpg

© Kyodo / via Reuters
File photo of Kim Jong Nam

North Korea’s envoy to Malaysia has denied that the man killed at Kuala Lumpur airport last week was the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the Malaysian police’s murder investigation cannot be trusted.

Monday’s comment, which came hours after the CCTV footage of the purported attack emerged, was the first official statement issued by Pyongyang’s representative on the murder of a man identified by Malaysian authorities as Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-un’s estranged elder half-brother.

Comment: South Korean government officials stated earlier that fingerprint checks proved the man who died in Malaysia was Kim Jong-nam. Now it isn’t?

More curious is why the assassination team chose a crowded airport with security cameras everywhere to conduct a ‘hit’. Something in raising the fear factor or publicly pitting N-S Koreas against each other? A message? A warning?

“It has been seven days since the incident, but there is no clear evidence on the cause of death and at the moment we cannot trust the investigation by the Malaysian police,” the envoy said, as cited by Reuters. “The embassy has already identified his identity named Kim Chol, a DPRK citizen, as mentioned in his passports,” the statement added.

The video shows a woman approaching a man from behind and wiping his face with a cloth.

VIDEO: 金正男 暗殺の瞬間【Kim Jong-nam】Moment of assassination of Kim Jong-nam

The man – who is reportedly the North Korean leader’s half-brother – died shortly afterwards, on the way to the hospital. A North Korean man, a Vietnamese woman, and an Indonesian woman thought to be linked to the assassination have already been detained. Malaysian police also said they are still looking for four other suspects, who are supposedly from North Korea.

Kim Jong-nam, who was an outspoken opponent of his brother, had been living with his second wife in Macau under China’s protection, according to South Korea’s intelligence agency. Seoul openly accused North Korea of the murder in their statement on Sunday.

Comment: If the victim was not the half-brother of Kim Jong-un, why was this person killed in such a public place, drawing worldwide attention? Mistaken identity?

More from RT:

The low-quality initial CCTV footage allegedly showing the moment of the deadly attack on the [presumed] half-brother of North Korea’s supreme leader has emerged online as tensions between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur escalate over his killing.

[The video] purportedly shows the attack on Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13. A woman wearing a white shirt and blue skirt is seen approaching the man from behind – believed to be Kim Jong-nam – and grabbing his face while spraying him with some substance, presumably a fast-acting poison. Presumably, it’s the same “LOL-shirt wearing” Indonesian woman, who has already been identified as Siti Aishah and whose been detained by security forces.

See also:

Half-brother of N. Korean leader dead in Malaysia, reports claim he was murdered: Update female suspect detained

Another suspect in Kim Jong-nam murder arrested in Malaysia – police

Kim Jong Nam assassination caught on CCTV

Always, always keep in mind, whenever North Korea pops up in the news, that it’s ultimately about serving US interests. Without NK ‘acting all weird and dangerous’, there’s no ‘legitimate’ justification for 400 US military facilities ringing China (via S. Korea, Japan, the Philippines, etc).

https://www.sott.net/article/343176-N-Korea-denies-report-man-killed-in-Malaysia-airport-was-Kim-Jong-uns-half-brother

_________________________________________________________________

LINKS

Moment of Kim Jong-nam ‘assassination’ captured on security camera (CCTV VIDEO)

https://www.rt.com/news/377904-moment-of-kim-jong-nam/

North Korea says Malaysian investigation into Kim Jong-un’s half-brother death ‘can’t be trusted

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-kim-jong-nam-jong-un-assassination-death-cannot-be-trusted-a7589111.html

N. Korea denies report man killed in Malaysia airport was Kim Jong-un’s half brother

https://www.sott.net/article/343176-N-Korea-denies-report-man-killed-in-Malaysia-airport-was-Kim-Jong-uns-half-brother

Kim Jong-nam murder: Woman held over assassination of North Korean dictator’s brother- amid claims he ‘begged Kim Jong-un to spare his life’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/15/exclusive-two-female-secret-agents-behind-murder-kim-jong-unsbrother/

金正男 暗殺の瞬間【Kim Jong-nam】Moment of assassination of Kim Jong-nam

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWmPYOqcC04

Witnesses claim ‘LOL assassin’ stayed in cheap hotels, carried wads of cash and borrowed scissors to cut her hair the day before ‘poisoning Kim Jong-un’s half-brother’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4233790/Assassins-took-FIVE-SECONDS-poison-Kim-Jong-nam.html

Malaysia will return body of Kim Jong Nam to North Korea: Deputy PM

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/north-korea-has-requested-for-body-of-kim-jong-nam-malaysia-says

CROSS-DRESSING KILLER? Astonishing claims man ‘disguised himself as a woman’ to ‘help’ assassins poison Kim Jong Un’s brother in just five seconds

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2885028/astonishing-claims-man-disguised-himself-as-a-woman-to-assist-in-kim-jong-un-brothers-airport-assassination/

Five seconds was all it took to commit murder

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/jong-nam-assassination-five-seconds-was-all-it-took-administer-poison

Witnesses claim ‘LOL assassin’ stayed in cheap hotels, carried wads of cash and borrowed scissors to cut her hair the day before ‘poisoning Kim Jong-un’s half-brother’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4233790/Assassins-took-FIVE-SECONDS-poison-Kim-Jong-nam.html

North Korean chemistry expert suspected of killing Kim Jong-un’s half-brother is arrested in a dramatic raid

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/mostread/article-4239240/North-Korean-chemistry-expert-arrested-Kim-murder-probe.html

Male cross-dressing assassin ‘disguised as a woman’ helped ‘murder’ Kim Jong-un’s half brother

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/male-cross-dressing-assassin-disguised-9834666

Kim Jong Nam murder: 5 seconds was all it took to poison him

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/5-seconds-was-all-it-took-to-administer-poison-on-kim-jong-nam-report

KIM’S FINAL MOMENTS Shocking image emerges of Kim Jong-nam ‘unconscious in airport chair after being poisoned’

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2894787/kim-jong-nam-unconscious-airport-poison/

Kim Jong Nam murder: Malaysia police looking for 4 more North Korean suspects

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/kim-jong-nam-murder-malaysia-police-looking-for-3-more-north-korean-suspects

4 North Korean operatives planned murder of Kim Jong Nam, watched from close distance: Report

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/4-north-korean-operatives-planned-murder-of-kim-jong-nam-watched-from-close-distance

Jong-nam assassination: Five seconds was all it took to administer poison [VIDEO]

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/212797/jong-nam-assassination-five-seconds-was-all-it-took-administer-poison-video

Death in a dynasty: What led to the demise of Kim Jong-nam?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38974682

Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia after airport murder: police

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-police-idUSKBN15Y068

Third suspect arrested in Malaysia over murder of North Korean

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-idUSKBN15V06K

Kim Jong-nam: Many questions after airport murder

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39000682

North Korea murdered Kim Jong-nam, says South Korea

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39019339

Kim Jong Nam murder: Malaysia searching for four North Korean suspects, four others arrested

http://www.firstpost.com/world/kim-jong-nam-murder-malaysia-searching-for-four-north-korean-suspects-four-others-arrested-3290896.html

Kim Jong-nam: Malaysian police arrest North Korean man

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/18/kim-jong-nam-killing-north-korean-man-arrested-as-second-autopsy-peformed

North Korea’s history of foreign assassinations and kidnappings

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38974455

Malaysia arrests North Korean man as row over Kim Jong Nam’s death escalates

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-idUSKBN15W0U9

Malaysia arrests North Korean man as row over Kim Jong Nam’s death escalates

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/malaysian-police-arrest-north-korean-man-in-connection-with-kim-jong-nam-murder.html

North Korean man arrested over killing of Kim Jong-nam

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39013871

China feared CIA worked with Sheldon Adelson’s Macau casinos to snare officials

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/22/china-cia-sheldon-adelson-macau-casinos

‘Mossad Might have Infiltrated Iran with German Passports’

https://www.sott.net/article/108878-Mossad-Might-have-Infiltrated-Iran-with-German-Passports

mossad agents Killing Oz Tourists to Steal their Identity to use in Terror Opps

https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/07/295039.html

________________________________________________________________

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-kim-jong-nam-jong-un-assassination-death-cannot-be-trusted-a7589111.html

North Korea says Malaysian investigation into Kim Jong-un’s half-brother death ‘can’t be trusted’

Envoy says victim is not Kim Jong-nam

Samuel Osborne @SamuelOsborne93 20 Feb 2017

North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia has said the investigation into the death of Kim Jong-nam cannot be trusted and has insisted the victim is not the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong-un.

While Malaysian authorities have identified the victim as Kim Jong-nam, North Korean ambassador Kang Chol told reporters the embassy had only ever identified the victim as Kim Chol, based on passport carried by the dead man.

“It has been seven days since the incident but there is no clear evidence on the cause of death and at the moment we cannot trust the investigation by the Malaysian police,” said the ambassador, who had earlier been summoned by the Malaysian foreign ministry to explain other remarks doubting the probe’s impartiality.

“The embassy has already identified his identity named Kim Chol, a DPRK citizen, as mentioned in his passports,” he added.

Earlier, Mr Kang said Malaysia may be “trying to conceal something” and that the autopsy was carried out “unilaterally and excluding our attendance”.

On Monday, the Malaysian foreign ministry said it had recalled its ambassador to Pyongyang “for consultations” and had summoned Mr Kang to a meeting, “to seek an explanation on the accusations he made against the Government of Malaysia”.

CCTV shows woman arrested in connection with Kim Jong-nam murder wearing LOL t-shirt

The statement called Mr Kang’s comments “baseless” and said it “takes very seriously any unfounded attempt to tarnish its reputation”.

It said the government had kept the North Korean embassy informed of the situation, telling them that because “the death occurred in Malaysian soil under mysterious circumstances, it is the responsibility of the Malaysian Government to conduct an investigation to identify the cause of death”.

Since Mr Kim’s death last week, authorities have been trying to piece together details of what appeared to be an assassination. Malaysian police have so far arrested four people carrying identity documents from North Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day as the attack, Malaysian police said.

The autopsy results on Mr Kim could be released as early as Wednesday, said Health Minister S Subramaniam.

Investigators also want to speak to Mr Kim’s next of kin to formally identify the body. He is believed to have two sons and a daughter with two women living in Beijing and Macau.

Additional reporting by agencies

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-kim-jong-nam-jong-un-assassination-death-cannot-be-trusted-a7589111.html

_________________________________________________________________

From Portland Press Herald

Second autopsy on Kim’s half brother outrages North Korea

Pyongyang’s ambassador says Malaysian officials may be ‘colluding with hostile forces.’

BY EILEEN NG ASSOCIATED PRESS Feb 18 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia performed a second autopsy on the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader because the first procedure was inconclusive, piling on the intrigue surrounding what appeared to be a well-executed assassination at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, an official said Saturday. Police arrested a fourth suspect, identified as a North Korean man.

The second autopsy clearly enraged North Korea, which has vowed to reject the results of any post-mortem and demanded that Malaysia turn over the body immediately. Speaking to reporters outside the morgue late Friday, Pyongyang’s ambassador said Malaysian officials may be “trying to conceal something” and “colluding with hostile forces.”

1155846_US_North_Korea_45431-sml.jpg

Kim Jong Nam, left, and Kim Jong Un

A Malaysian official with knowledge of the investigation confirmed the second autopsy started Friday night and said that the results of the first one were inconclusive. He asked that his name not be used because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

The inconclusive autopsy results raise all sorts of questions about the mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam, but a lack of closure and a lingering sense of the unknown aren’t unusual when it comes to North Korea. While South Korea has blamed North Korea for a slew of notable assassinations or attempted killings in past decades, the North often denies involvement or simply doesn’t comment.

SPECULATION RAMPANT

The death of Kim Jong Nam, the exiled half brother of North Korea’s powerful and mercurial ruler, has unleashed a torrent of speculation, tales of intrigue and explosive, unconfirmed reports from dueling nations.

Malaysia has arrested four people so far, the lastest a man carrying an ID that identified him as 46-year-old Ri Jong Chol. He was picked up Friday night.

Authorities were still trying to piece together details of the case.

Kim Jong Nam, who was 45 or 46 and had lived in exile for years, suddenly fell ill at the Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday as he waited for a flight home to Macau. Dizzy and in pain, he said he had been sprayed with a chemical. He died while being taken to a hospital.

South Korea has accused its enemies in North Korea of dispatching a hit squad to kill Kim Jong Nam, saying two female assassins poisoned him and then fled in a taxi.

On Friday, Indonesia’s police chief said an Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank.

Indonesian police chief Tito Karnavian, citing information received from Malaysian authorities, told reporters in Indonesia’s Aceh province that Siti Aisyah, 25, was paid to be involved in “Just For Laughs” style pranks, a reference to a popular hidden camera show. He said she and another woman performed stunts which involved convincing men to close their eyes and then spraying them with water.

“Such an action was done three or four times and they were given a few dollars for it, and with the last target, Kim Jong Nam, allegedly there were dangerous materials in the sprayer,” Karnavian said. “She was not aware that it was an assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents.”

FOUR CHARGED

Malaysian police were questioning four suspects – Aisyah, another woman who carried a Vietnamese passport; a man they said is Aisyah’s boyfriend; and the North Korean man.

North Korea broke its silence on the case Friday night. Speaking to reporters gathered outside the morgue in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, North Korean Ambassador Kang Chol said Malaysia conducted the autopsy on Kim Jong Nam “unilaterally and excluding our attendance.”

“We will categorically reject the result of the post-mortem,” Kang said, adding that the move disregarded “elementary international laws and consular laws.”

Kang said the fact that Malaysia has yet to hand over the body “strongly suggests that the Malaysian side is trying to conceal something which needs more time and deceive us, and that they are colluding with the hostile forces towards us who are desperate to harm us.”

Malaysia is one of just a handful of countries to have full diplomatic ties with North Korea. Malaysia has also been a key place for quiet, semi-official “track 2” diplomatic talks between North Korea and with the United States.

Malaysia said Friday it wants DNA samples from Kim Jong Nam’s family as part of the post-mortem procedure and that officials were not yet willing to hand the body over to North Korea. Although Kim Jong Nam is believed to have two sons and a daughter with two women living in Beijing and Macau, police in Malaysia say none has come forward to claim the body or provide DNA samples.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/02/18/second-autopsy-on-kims-half-brother-outrages-n-korea/

________________________________________________________________

From The Sun

KIM BRO KILL ‘TV PRANK’ Mum arrested over assassination of North Korean dictator’s half-brother was duped into thinking she was part of comedy show prank

Indonesian police officers say she was unaware it was a murder bid

BY PATRICK GYSIN 17th February 2017, 8:35 pm

A YOUNG mum held over the killing of the North Korean dictator’s brother thought it was a TV prank, say police as a reenactment of the murder is held.

Siti Aisyah, 25, was duped to take part in a hidden-camera show playing jokes on the public, said an officer in her Indonesian homeland.

nintchdbpict000302277509

A 25-year-old Indonesian woman, identified as Siti Aisyah, was also taken into custody

nintchdbpict0003025327941.jpg

Police stage a reenactment of the killing of Kim Jong-nam at the Malaysian airport

nintchdbpict0003025326871

Police take part in the reenactment at Kuala Lumpur International Airport EPA

She and another woman convinced men at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia to close their eyes then sprayed them with water, said Tito Karnavian.

“Such an action was done three or four times.

“With the last target, Kim Jong Nam, allegedly there were dangerous materials in the sprayer, he said.

“She was not aware it was an assassination bid by alleged foreign agents.”

Experts believe Jong-nam may have been tracked using his Facebook account FACEBOOK

nintchdbpict0003022266911

Three people have been arrested over the assassination

Aisyah her boyfriend and a Vietnamese woman have been held over the death of Nam, 45 or 46, the exiled half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Rival South Korea claims they were a “hit squad” who poisoned him after he criticised his homeland’s regime.

Today police held a reenactment of the killing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with a suspect in the murder.

Police are awaiting test results to shed light on the death.

The victim told medics he had been sprayed with a chemical.

Kim Jong Nam, who was 45 or 46, had lived in exile for years and was estranged from his younger half brother, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

nintchdbpict000301976352.jpg

Kim Jong-nam is believed to have been attacked by two women and sprayed with poison before collapsing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday GETTY IMAGES

nintchdbpict000003556888.jpg

Kim Jong-nam, 35, eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, smiling in southern China’s casino haven of Macau in 2007 GETTY IMAGES

He reportedly fell out of favour in 2001, when he was caught trying to enter Japan on a false passport to visit Tokyo Disneyland.

In Indonesia, Aisyah’s family and former neighbors said they were stunned by her arrest, describing her as a polite and quiet young mother.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un at mausoleum of father Kim Jong II as rally celebrates ex-leader

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2892611/mum-arrested-over-assassination-of-north-korean-dictators-half-brother-was-duped-into-thinking-she-was-part-of-comedy-show-prank/

________________________________________________________________

Witnesses claim ‘LOL assassin’ stayed in cheap hotels, carried wads of cash and borrowed scissors to cut her hair the day before ‘poisoning Kim Jong-un’s half-brother’
Attack on Kim Jong-nam by ‘North Korean hit squad’ lasted just ‘five seconds’
‘Assassins’ had been watching him in terminal and struck when he was in queue
A ‘cloth drenched in a chemical’ was then ‘clamped over Jong-nam’s face’
Last words are said to have been: ‘Very painful, very painful, I was sprayed liquid’
Victim, the half-brother of Kim Jong-un, had criticised the North Korean regime
Two women and one man have since been arrested by Malaysian police
By Richard Shears and Julian Robinson and Joseph Curtis For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 07:13 GMT, 17 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:23 GMT, 17 February 2017
e-mail
1.3k
shares
255
View comments
The woman wearing a LOL top accused of killing Kim Jong-Un’s half brother stayed in cheap hotels, carried a wad of cash and cut her hair a day before the attack, it has been claimed.

A receptionist at one of the Kuala Lumpur hotels said a woman checked in under the Vietnamese name of Doan Thi Huong on Sunday before borrowing a pair of scissors from the front desk.

The next day she left early in the morning wearing a top with LOL emblazoned on the front and returned later, showing no signs of stress.

Police believe she was the person who, at around 8.20am that day, had approached Kim Jong-Nam from behind at the Malaysian capital’s budget airline terminal and thrust a deadly poisonous substance into his face.

Scroll down for video

The dark-haired, demure young woman in the short blue skirt and pink tights attracted little attention in Kuala Lumpur at first
Jong-nam, who openly criticised the North Korean regime as ‘a joke to the outside world’, has sought to defect since 2012
The ‘LOL assasin’ (left) who allegedly murdered Kim Jong-nan, right, by wiping poison on his face may have been ‘duped into killing him’ by ‘friends who told her it was a harmless prank’

A photo has emerged showing the first arrested suspect (pictured wearing a yellow top) being led into a police car
A photo has emerged showing the first arrested suspect (pictured wearing a yellow top) being led into a police car

His second wife, Lee Hye-Kyong, son Kim Han-sol, 21, and the daughter Kim Sol-hui, believed to be 18, have been taken into protective custody, the South China Morning Post reports.

According to Malaysian media reports, Doan told police she had been duped into what she thought was a harmless practical joke. A second woman who has been detained, an Indonesian national, also thought she was involved in a prank, some media reports said.

However, staff at two hotels in a rundown area near the airport gave details of Doan’s movements before the killing that appeared both calm and deliberate.

RELATED ARTICLES
Previous
1
Next

Assassin in a mini skirt? How the chillingly audacious…

Did Kim Jong-un order assassination of his half-brother…
SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Share
A private investigator told Reuters her behaviour bore the hallmarks of an intelligence operative.

Doan went first to the two-star Qlassic Hotel, checking in on Saturday, February 11. A staff member who asked not to be named said she stayed in the cheapest room, which had no windows.

‘I remember she had wanted to extend her stay here, and was ready to pay with a stack of money in her hand,’ said another member of the Qlassic’s staff, a front-desk employee who only identified herself as Sia.

After one night, Doan checked into the CityView Hotel, arriving with a suitcase, a backpack and a large teddy bear, the receptionist told Reuters, declining to be named. She said Doan spoke understandable English.

Kim Jong-nan, pictured, is believed to have been killed in an attack that lasted just ‘five seconds’ at an airport in Malaysia
Kim Jong-nan, pictured, is believed to have been killed in an attack that lasted just ‘five seconds’ at an airport in Malaysia

It is believed one of the attackers distracted him in the check-in queue while another ‘came from behind, locked in a chokehold and administered poison’. Pictured is one of the suspects on CCTV, wearing a white top branded with LOL
It is believed one of the attackers distracted him in the check-in queue while another ‘came from behind, locked in a chokehold and administered poison’. Pictured is one of the suspects on CCTV, wearing a white top branded with LOL

She borrowed a pair of scissors from the front desk the evening before the attack, and a member of housekeeping staff found hair on the floor and in the waste basket the next day.

‘She found the scissors on the room desk. And there was hair strewn on the floor in the room, (Doan) had thrown some in the bin but there was still a mess,’ the receptionist said.

She said that the next day Doan had on the shirt she was seen wearing in an airport CCTV grab that has earned her the nickname ‘LOL Girl’ in Malaysian media.

Doan was out for much of the morning and, on her return, she seemed ‘relaxed’ and ‘didn’t look angry or worried’.

Doan complained about the Wifi in her room and when she was told it couldn’t be fixed until the afternoon, she checked out and left.

She then checked into the SkyStar Hotel, also nearby, and left after one night, an employee said.

It is not known where Doan went next. Police said she was arrested on Wednesday morning, about 48 hours after the murder, in the same terminal where Kim Jong Nam was attacked.

‘If you ask me, do her movements indicate that she was an intelligence operative, then I would say yes,’ said a private investigator in Kuala Lumpur who asked not to be named.

It comes as a second woman named as Siti Aishah (pictured in the passport profile image), 25, from Indonesia and her Malaysian boyfriend were arrested over the death
It comes as a second woman named as Siti Aishah (pictured in the passport profile image), 25, from Indonesia and her Malaysian boyfriend were arrested over the death

Kim Jong-Nam is believed to have been targeted as he prepared to board a plane in Kuala Lumpur
Kim Jong-Nam is believed to have been targeted as he prepared to board a plane in Kuala Lumpur

‘That is how they operate. Change of appearance, cash transactions, no paper trail and constantly on the move.’

The Indonesian woman who was arrested on Thursday, Siti Aishah, was duped into thinking she was part of a prank on a TV comedy show, according to Indonesia’s national police chief.

Tito Karnavian told reporters in Indonesia’s Aceh province that Siti Aisyah, 25, was paid to be involved in Just For Laughs- style pranks, a reference to a popular hidden camera show.

He said she and another woman performed stunts which involved convincing men to close their eyes and then spraying them with water.

‘Such an action was done three or four times and they were given a few dollars for it, and with the last target, Kim Jong Nam, allegedly there were dangerous materials in the sprayer,’ Mr Karnavian said.

‘She was not aware that it was an assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents,’ he said.

A male relative of Aisyah has said she had been hired to perform in a short comedy movie and travelled to China for the work.

She had previously lived a quiet life in a slum district of Jakarta before going to find work in Malaysia, residents in the western neighbourhood of the Indonesian capital said.

According to Malaysian media reports, she stood in front of Kim to distract him while her accomplice approached from behind.

In Jakarta, Aishah had worked for a time in the tailoring business in the house of her ex-husband’s family, sewing clothes by hand, former neighbours in the Tambora district said.

‘I can’t believe the news. Her background was very simple,’ said community leader R. Yusri.

The couple moved to Malaysia several years ago but separated in 2012. Aishah’s former father-in-law said she had returned to Jakarta on January 28 to visit her seven-year-old son. She had looked thinner than usual and had a cough.

A woman walks past an oceanfront villa (centre, left), one of the properties where Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of a North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was believed to have lived in Macau
A woman walks past an oceanfront villa (centre, left), one of the properties where Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of a North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was believed to have lived in Macau

The streets in Tambora district are too narrow for cars to pass through. A tangle of washing lines hangs above small concrete and makeshift homes, many housing small businesses or selling clothes and food.

Ida Anisafitri, a neighbour, said Aishah kept a low profile when she visited there.

‘We would see her briefly with the child and then she would go back inside the house,’ Anisafitri said, as a loudspeaker from a nearby mosque sounded with the call to prayer.

Earlier today it emerged that Jong-Nam’s last words after being targeted by a poison squad were ‘very painful, very painful, I was sprayed liquid’.

He is said to have staggered about 50ft to an information desk before muttering the words with a pained expression on his face. The 46-year-old then collapsed in front of shocked staff and lost consciousness.

This morning, it also emerged that Jong-Nam was killed in just five seconds by a ‘hit squad’ thought to have been sent by the North Korean leader.

How the chillingly audacious murder of North Korean tyrant’s brother in a major airport may have involved a poisonous handkerchief and fountain pen
How the chillingly audacious murder of North Korean tyrant’s brother in a major airport may have involved a poisonous handkerchief and fountain pen

Investigators in Malaysia are still piecing together details of the case around the death of Kim Jong-nam, including the widespread assumption that Kim Jong-un dispatched assassins to kill him.

Kim Jong-nam was waiting to use a check-in machine when the quick fire attack happened. According to the New Straits Times, the assassins had been watching Jong-nam in the queue before striking.

Within five seconds, one of the attackers distracted him while the other came from behind and ‘locked him in a chokehold’, pulled a cloth drenched in some chemical from a blue handbag, reached around his head and clamped it onto his face.

Sources inside neighbouring South Korea have claimed the death must have been a ‘direct order from Jong-un’.

Federal Police Special Branch director Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun told the New Straits Times that his men were working on intelligence to narrow down all leads.

CCTV shows Kim Jong Un’s ‘female assassin’ sent to kill half-brother
Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00
Previous
Play
Skip
Mute
Current Time 0:00
/
Duration Time 0:40
Fullscreen
Need Text
He said: ‘We have reason to believe that this might be the work of foreign agents.

‘There are definitely other individuals involved, apart from the two assailants,’ he said.

Meanwhile Cheong Seong-Chang, an analyst at the Sejong Institute think tank in Seongnam, South Korea, said it was ‘unthinkable’ the North Korean leader was not involved.

South Korea has pointed the finger of blame at the North, citing a ‘standing order’ from Jong-Un to kill his sibling and a failed assassination bid in 2012 after he criticised the regime.

Kim Jong-nam’s bod will not be released until his family have provided DNA samples, Malaysia said on Friday, despite a request from Pyongyang.

Forensic specialists were carrying out tests on samples from the dead man’s body today try to determine the toxin that was apparently sprayed in his face as he readied to board a plane earlier this week.

North Korean diplomats have objected to the post-mortem examination, Malaysian officials say, but Kuala Lumpur has stood firm, and said Friday it would not release the body until procedures were complete.

‘So far no family member or next of kin has come to identify or claim the body. We need a DNA sample of a family member to match the profile of the dead person,’ Selangor state police chief Abdul Samah Mat told AFP.

‘North Korea has submitted a request to claim the body, but before we release the body we have to identify who the body belongs to,’ he added.

DNA from a child, sibling – or even half-sibling – would be enough to provide a ‘kinship match’ and confirm the identity, a Malaysian forensic investigator told AFP.

DID ‘CARELESS’ FACEBOOK USE LEAD TO KIM JONG-NAM’S DEATH?
Kim Jong-Nam’s ‘careless’ use of Facebook and emails may have led to his assassination, it has been reported.

The 46-year-old half-brother of Kim Jong-un, poisoned to death by two female operatives in Kuala Lumpur, posted numerous pictures of himself online along with comments.

His Facebook page was under the name ‘Kim Chol’, the same name used on the passport he had in his possession when he died on Monday.

Kim Jong-Nam’s ‘careless’ use of Facebook and emails may have led to his assassination, it has been reported. He is shown in one of his Facebook photos
Kim Jong-Nam’s ‘careless’ use of Facebook and emails may have led to his assassination, it has been reported. He is shown in one of his Facebook photos

The 46-year-old half-brother of Kim Jong-un, poisoned to death by two female operatives in Kuala Lumpur, posted numerous pictures of himself online along with comments
The 46-year-old half-brother of Kim Jong-un, poisoned to death by two female operatives in Kuala Lumpur, posted numerous pictures of himself online along with comments

Jong-nam’s Facebook profile shows a squirrel along with a French flag filter – possibly added in solidarity with Paris in the wake of the November 13 ISIS terror attacks
Jong-nam’s Facebook profile shows a squirrel along with a French flag filter – possibly added in solidarity with Paris in the wake of the November 13 ISIS terror attacks

South Korean intelligence chiefs say he was poisoned by agents from the North as he walked through Kuala Lumpur International Airport on his way to board a flight.

Asian news websites are now reporting that the Facebook profile is that of the estranged relative of North Korea’s dictator who had been living in exile in Macau.

But a former intelligence secretary to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak claims that his ‘careless’ use of emails and social media may have prompted his assassination.

Cha Du-hyeogn told NK News Jong-nam was known to have used commercial e-mail addresses to communicate.

He said: ‘Open activities like these do not look like they are coming from a person who is constantly under the death threats.

A former intelligence secretary to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak claims that his ‘careless’ use of emails and social media may have prompted his assassination
A former intelligence secretary to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak claims that his ‘careless’ use of emails and social media may have prompted his assassination

In 2010, he added another photo where he was posing in front of the five-star hotel Wynn Macau. He said of the image: ‘Nice place!’
In 2010, he added another photo where he was posing in front of the five-star hotel Wynn Macau. He said of the image: ‘Nice place!’

His profile suggests he studied at the International School of Geneva and at the Lycée français de Moscou
His profile suggests he studied at the International School of Geneva and at the Lycée français de Moscou

‘I think it is possible that Kim (Jong-nam) was careless, leading to his unsuspecting death.’

Jong-nam’s Facebook profile shows a squirrel along with a French flag filter – possibly added in solidarity with Paris in the wake of the November 13 ISIS terror attacks.

One of his photos posted in October 2008, shows him standing on a yacht with an unknown man. Five years later he commented on the photo, saying: ‘I miss Europe!’

In 2010, he added another photo where he was posing in front of the five-star hotel Wynn Macau. He said of the image: ‘Nice place!’

His profile suggests he studied at the International School of Geneva and at the Lycée français de Moscou.

A number of his Facebook friends use French language to comment on his photos.

Laboratory technicians working on blood and tissue samples from the autopsy would conduct tests ‘as soon as possible’ to determine the cause of death, Dr Cornelia Charito Siricord of the science ministry’s chemistry department told national news agency Bernama.

It comes as the woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam was pictured in handcuffs as she was arrested by Malaysian Police yesterday.

The ‘LOL assassin’ was led out of a building and into a police car by officers in Kuala Lumpur on suspicion of murdering North Korean Kim Jong-nam.

It emerged that the suspect may have been tricked into the murder of Kim Jong-un’s brother by ‘friends’ who told her to ‘wipe poison on him as a prank’.

Police stand outside the grounds of a residential building where Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of a North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was believed to have lived, in the Taipa district of Macau
Police stand outside the grounds of a residential building where Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of a North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was believed to have lived, in the Taipa district of Macau

It has also been claimed that a man dressed as a woman helped assist the killing by holding Kim from behind.

Doan is believed to have told police she was ‘abandoned’ by a group she was on ‘holiday’ in Kuala Lumpur with after allegedly applying a toxin to his face.

She was named as the woman captured on CCTV at Kuala Lumpur Airport wearing a white t-shirt branded with LOL and a blue skirt.

Police sources said Doan – which may be a false name – had told officers that she had been convinced by another woman and four men to play a prank on Kim and it was never her intention to kill or even hurt him and she thought it was ‘a harmless joke’.

The New Straits Times said today that the attack on Kim Jong-nam had been captured on one of a number of CCTV cameras and the vision had revealed the movements of the two women said to be involved.

The paper said that the assailants had moved separately as Kim was preparing to check in for his flight to Macau at the self-service check in booths.

‘It is understood that one of the suspects, who was picked up from the same airport yesterday, was the one who had apparently finished the job,’ said the paper, referring to the woman seen wearing a top with LOL emblazoned on the front.

Security camera footage reportedly shows the same woman wearing a dark-coloured glove on her left hand as she walked towards the taxi stand. By the time she reached the taxi area, she was no longer wearing the glove.

Former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (bottom left) poses with his first-born son Kim Jong Nam (bottom right), in this 1981 family photo in Pyongyang, North Korea
Former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (bottom left) poses with his first-born son Kim Jong Nam (bottom right), in this 1981 family photo in Pyongyang, North Korea

There are suggestions that the glove might have been laced with poison when it was wiped across Kim’s face.

He had headed to the washroom immediately after the attack, but had then turned back to the information counter to seek help complaining of pain in his eyes.

The paper said it had seen footage of Kim, who was wearing a dark blue polo T-shirt, light blue jeans and brown shoes, slumped in an armchair.

‘His eyes were shut and he appeared to be grimacing in pain.’

And in a startling claim the New Straits Times said it had been told there was a likelihood that one of the assailants who approached Kim – one from the front to distract him, the other to grab him around the throat from behind – was a man disguised as a woman.

THE ASSASSINATION: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR
The mystery of just what happened to the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he waited for a flight in a Malaysian airport has only deepened since news of his death emerged.

Was Kim Jong Nam poisoned? Are the two female suspects trained killers or dupes? How can we be sure that North Korea, which seems the obvious culprit, was even involved?

South Korea’s National Intelligence Service – no friend to Pyongyang – and eager reporters across Asia have assembled a dramatic profile of the last hour of Kim’s life. But unanswered questions remain. Here are a few:

WAS HE POISONED?

This one could be answered fairly soon.

Kim complained of being sprayed in the face with some sort of chemical before he died. Presumably Malaysian authorities’ autopsy, which has been completed, will determine whether poison killed Kim, and, if so, what kind.

South Korean security experts believe North Korea, under dictator Kim Jong-Un (pictured), may have ordered the assassination
South Korean security experts believe North Korea, under dictator Kim Jong-Un (pictured), may have ordered the assassination

A big question is how possible killers would have managed to quickly inflict a fatal chemical dose on someone in the middle of a busy airport.

South Korea’s intelligence service says Kim almost certainly was poisoned, but it’s unclear whether a needle or spray was used, and the spy agency didn’t elaborate.

One possibility for the poison is neostigmine bromide, which South Korean officials said was contained in a pen-like weapon used in a failed North Korean attempt to kill an anti-Pyongyang activist in 2011.

Or it could have been cyanide or sarin gas, according to a Seoul university professor who didn’t want to be identified because Kim’s autopsy results weren’t out yet.

Sarin gas was used in a deadly attack on Tokyo’s subways in 1995.

And if it turns out that Kim wasn’t poisoned? Expect furious media backtracking, and flustered explanations in South Korea from the spy agency.

WAS IT REALLY NORTH KOREA?

North Korea, of course, is the easy answer.

South Korea’s spy service considers the North the bogeyman and almost immediately, in a private briefing to lawmakers in Seoul, pointed the finger at North Korean agents for the death, saying that Kim Jong Nam had been targeted for five years because of Kim Jong Un’s ‘paranoia.’

Kim Jong-nam was poisoned close to an information desk at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Kim Jong-nam was poisoned close to an information desk at Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Most news media have run with this, but, so far, Malaysian officials have provided no solid links to North Korea.

When asked Thursday if North Korea was behind the murder, Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Zahid Hamidi said, ‘That is speculation.’

This doesn’t mean that North Korea couldn’t have orchestrated such an attack. It does fit a certain profile: North Korean agents have, at times, run wild in South Korea, killing defectors, sometimes with poison, and critics.

WHO ARE THE ARRESTED WOMEN?

The two women arrested in connection with Kim’s death were spotted on surveillance video at the airport where Kim fell ill.

Both are reportedly in their 20s. One held an Indonesian passport. The other had Vietnamese travel documents and was seen in grainy photos waiting for a cab while wearing a white jumper emblazoned with ‘LOL’ – internet-speak for Laugh Out Loud.

But their possible involvement in Kim’s death is still unclear.

Were they simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? Were they North Korean agents, maybe even North Korean nationals using false passports? Kim Jong Nam, in one of his lowest moments, was humiliated while trying to sneak into Japan to visit Disneyland – with a Dominican passport.

Police are trying to verify if the women’s travel documents are genuine, according to the Malaysian minister. Police said they have also arrested a third suspect, a Malaysian man thought to be the boyfriend of the suspect with an Indonesian passport.

A diplomatic vehicle leaves the North Korean Embassy as members of the media crowd near the building’s main entrance, in Kuala Lumpur
A diplomatic vehicle leaves the North Korean Embassy as members of the media crowd near the building’s main entrance, in Kuala Lumpur

If this was a carefully planned assassination – years in the making, as South Korean intelligence claims – it begs more questions: Would North Korean agents be so easily arrested – one of the women was picked up back at the airport, two days after Kim’s death? Would they really take taxis from the scene of the crime?

ARE OTHER EXILED NORTH KOREANS IN DANGER?

South Korea’s government said it was boosting security for high-profile defectors in the South, many of whom already have police protection.

Kim Jong Nam was long protected in his Macau base by China, according to Seoul’s spy service. South Korean officials say he leaves behind two sons and a daughter between two different women living in Beijing and Macau.

Ha Taekeung, a South Korean lawmaker and North Korea human rights activist, said in a radio interview Thursday that Kim Jong Nam’s son, Kim Han Sol, could be in danger because he knows sensitive secrets about Kim Jong Un’s personal life.

Kim Han Sol, who lived with his father in Macao, referred to Kim Jong Un as a ‘dictator’ in a 2012 interview.

WHAT WILL CHINA DO?

China, North Korea’s most important ally, has said little officially about the death. Beijing reportedly saw Kim as a potential leader should North Korea’s government ever collapse.

An editorial in Global Times, the ruling Communist Party’s English-language newspaper, said Thursday that China would offer condemnation if Kim was found to have been assassinated.

‘Regardless of how intense a country’s political struggle might be, there is no doubt that it should never rely on assassination methods as means for its advancement,’ said the editorial. ‘Although a final conclusion has yet to emerge regarding Kim Jong Nam’s sudden death, speculation remains sharply pointed at Pyongyang.’

The paper said the man police might be looking for could be a 40-year-old agent from the North Korean intelligence agency known as the Reconnaissance General Bureau.

It was reported that Kim had high blood pressure when he died. Following an autopsy, his tissue, urine and blood samples have been sent to a laboratory for analysis, which might take a week.

Kim Jong-nam had lived with the threat of death for years, since fleeing North Korea in fear of torture and execution. There had already been one botched attempt on his life.

He travelled with bodyguards on his regular trips in Asia and occasionally Europe, usually on a false passport, in this case under the name of Kim Chol.

But a brief lapse in his personal security between arriving at the airport and proceeding to passport control for his flight to Macau, where he lives in exile, left Kim Jong-nam alone, giving an assassin the chance to strike in the shopping concourse.

The playboy half-brother of Kim Jong-Un (pictured, centre) was killed by two female assassins with poisoned needles at an airport in Malaysia, it has been claimed
The playboy half-brother of Kim Jong-Un (pictured, centre) was killed by two female assassins with poisoned needles at an airport in Malaysia, it has been claimed

Kim Jong-Nam was once considered heir apparent but fell out of favour with his father Kim Jong-Il following a botched attempt in 2001 to enter Japan on a forged passport and visit Disneyland
Kim Jong-Nam was once considered heir apparent but fell out of favour with his father Kim Jong-Il following a botched attempt in 2001 to enter Japan on a forged passport and visit Disneyland

An agent arrested on a mission last year revealed how he was equipped by North Korean Intelligence with what looked like a Parker pen, but contained a retractable needle for administering a fatal dose of a toxin described as ‘more potent than cyanide’.

It caused muscle paralysis, breathlessness, suffocation and death, and was the method of choice for covert killings.

Jong-nam’s killing was probably motivated by a recent news report that he had sought to defect to the EU, the U.S. or South Korea as far back as 2012, it has been claimed.

‘LITTLE GENERAL’ WHO FELL OUT OF FAVOUR WITH PYONGYANG
They used to call him the ‘Little General’ but Kim Jong-Nam – once heir-apparent to his father and North Korea’s then-leader Kim Jong-Il – fell from grace in 2001 after a spectacular blunder.

On Tuesday, after more than a decade in exile from the North, Jong-Nam – the 45-year-old half-brother of current leader Kim Jong-Un – was widely reported by South Korean media to have been assassinated in Malaysia.

Born from his father’s relationship with actress Sung Hae-rim, Jong-Nam is known to have been a computer enthusiast, a fluent Japanese speaker and a student in both Russia and Switzerland.

He lived in Pyongyang after finishing his overseas studies and was put in charge of overseeing North Korea’s information technology policy.

But the chubby eldest son of the supreme leader was already seen by Seoul experts as something of a political lightweight when in 2001 he fell out of favour.

Jong-nam (pictured) was reportedly close to his uncle Jang Song-Thaek, once the North’s unofficial number two and political mentor of the current leader
Jong-nam (pictured) was reportedly close to his uncle Jang Song-Thaek, once the North’s unofficial number two and political mentor of the current leader
Jong-nam (pictured) was reportedly close to his uncle Jang Song-Thaek, once the North’s unofficial number two and political mentor of the current leader

He was embarrassingly detained at a Tokyo airport, trying to enter Japan to visit Disneyland on a false Dominican Republic passport, accompanied by two women and a child.

Jong-Nam and his family afterwards lived in virtual exile in Macau, Singapore and China.

Jong-Nam’s half-brother Jong-Un took over as North Korean leader when their father died in December 2011.

In an email exchange with a Japanese journalist published in 2012, Jong-Nam spoke disparagingly of Jong-Un, saying he lacked ‘any sense of duty or seriousness’ and warned that bribery and corruption would lead to North Korea’s eventual collapse.

In another exchange with the same reporter in 2012, Jong-Nam said: ‘Anyone with normal thinking would find it difficult to tolerate three generations of hereditary succession.’

Kim Jong-Nam was once dubbed the ‘Little General’, but fell out of favour with his father
Kim Jong-Nam was once dubbed the ‘Little General’, but fell out of favour with his father

In October 2012 South Korean prosecutors said a North Korean detained as a spy had admitted involvement in a plot to stage a hit-and-run car accident in China in 2010 targeting Jong-Nam.

In 2014 Jong-Nam was reported to be in Indonesia – sighted at an Italian restaurant run by a Japanese businessman in Jakarta – and was said to be shuttling back and forth between Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and France.

In 2012 a Moscow newspaper reported that Jong-Nam was having financial problems after being cut off by the Stalinist state for doubting its succession policy.

The Argumenty i Fakty weekly said he was kicked out of a luxury hotel in Macau over a $15,000 debt.

Jong-Nam’s son Kim Han-Sol studied at university in Paris. Back in 2012, when at school in Bosnia, he labelled his uncle Kim Jong-Un a ‘dictator’ in an interview.

‘My dad (Jong-Nam) was not really interested in politics,’ Kim told the interviewer when asked why his father was passed over for the dynastic succession in favour of his younger brother.

Just days after the international condemnation of North Korea’s ‘game-changing’ latest ballistic missile test, the assassination on foreign soil has prompted further outrage.

For 33-year-old Kim Jong-un, the burial of his half-brother will bring to a triumphant end to a long-running saga of jealousy, paranoia and, ultimately, fratricide that would not have seemed out of place in Ancient Rome.

Kim Jong-nam was once the heir apparent of North Korea, the eldest, albeit illegitimate, son of the ‘Dear Leader’, Kim Jong-il, by a South Korean actress (who died in mysterious circumstances in Moscow in 2002).

His existence was kept secret by his father for many years, and he was not allowed to mix with his siblings from Kim Jong-il’s other affairs and marriages.

A North Korea embassy official sits inside his car beside armed police outside a morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong-nam’s body was taken
A North Korea embassy official sits inside his car beside armed police outside a morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong-nam’s body was taken

North Korean ambassador Kang Chol pictured inside the mortuary of the Kuala Lumpur Forensic Department. North Korea has ordered Malaysia to hand over the body
North Korean ambassador Kang Chol pictured inside the mortuary of the Kuala Lumpur Forensic Department. North Korea has ordered Malaysia to hand over the body

However, he wanted for nothing, living in a mansion, surrounded by the latest toys from Europe and being driven on jaunts around the North Korean capital in a black Mercedes. At the age of ten he was sent abroad to study at the International School of Berne in Switzerland, where he became fluent in French.

On his return to North Korea aged 17, Kim Jong-nam enrolled at a university. But his relationship with his father had deteriorated and he blamed his younger half-brother, Kim Jong-un, for taking advantage of his father’s loneliness while he was out of the country.

But Kim Jong-nam was a young man whose European experiences had filled him full of ‘dangerous ideas’, such as free market reforms to end rampant poverty and starvation in his home country.

JONG-NAM ‘PLEADED FOR HIS LIFE TO BE SPARED’
The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un pleaded for his life to be spared after a failed assassination bid in 2012, lawmakers briefed by Seoul’s spy chief have claimed.

Jong-Nam, the eldest son of the late former leader Kim Jong-Il, was once seen as heir apparent but fell out of favour following an embarrassing botched bid in 2001 to enter Japan on a forged passport and visit Disneyland.

He has since lived in virtual exile, mainly in the Chinese territory of Macau, while Jong-Un took over the isolated, nuclear-armed state after the death of his father in December 2011.

The North in 2012 tried to assassinate Jong-Nam – known to be a supporter of reform in Pyongyang – Seoul lawmakers said following a closed-door briefing by the chief of the National Intelligence Service, Lee Byung-Ho.

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un pleaded for his life to be spared after a failed assassination bid in 2012, lawmakers briefed by Seoul’s spy chief said today
The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un pleaded for his life to be spared after a failed assassination bid in 2012, lawmakers briefed by Seoul’s spy chief said today

‘According to (Lee)… there was one (assassination) bid in 2012, and Jong-Nam in April 2012 sent a letter to Jong-Un saying ‘Please spare me and my family,” Kim Byung-Kee, a member of the parliamentary intelligence committee, told reporters.

‘It also said ‘We have nowhere to go… we know that the only way to escape is suicide’,’ he said, adding Jong-Nam had little political support at home and posed little threat to Jong-Un.

Jong-Nam’s family – his former and current wives and three children – are currently living in Beijing and Macau, said another committee member, Lee Cheol-Woo.

‘They are under the protection by the Chinese authorities,’ he said, adding Jong-Nam had entered Malaysia on February 6, a week before his death.

Jong-Nam’s murder is the highest-profile death under the Kim Jong-Un’s regime since the execution of the leader’s uncle, Jang Song-Thaek, in December 2013.

Jang, known to be close to China and an advocate of economic reform in the North, was charged with treason.

Jong-Nam, believed to have ties with Beijing’s elite, was a relatively outspoken figure, publicly criticising Pyongyang’s political system.

The 45-year-old said he ‘personally opposed’ the hereditary power transfer in his own family, during an interview with Japan’s Asahi TV in 2010.

One of his sons – Han-Sol – also described his uncle, Jong-Un, as a ‘dictator’ in a rare interview with a Finnish TV station in 2012 while he was studying in Europe.

These suggestions outraged his father and caused apoplexy among the ruling elite. ‘I was viewed with suspicion,’ he admitted.

His spell in Switzerland had also introduced him to life’s luxuries — and to sex.

Despite Japan being a sworn enemy of the regime, he would regularly fly to Tokyo using a false passport to indulge his playboy lifestyle in nightclubs, casinos and the city’s red-light district.

The tubby Korean, just 5ft 2in tall and weighing 14st, was a regular at an establishment known as Soap Land, where hostesses charge clients up to £300 an hour for their services.

In 2001 he was caught in Tokyo on a false passport, on a trip to Japan’s Disneyland. Retribution was swift and he was imprisoned for three days by his father before being banished from North Korea for ever.

He lived in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and France, acquiring two wives and a son, before settling in the Chinese territory of Macau, where his lavish lifestyle was bankrolled by China — a huge power behind the scenes in North Korea.

Beijing saw the exiled brother as a useful asset should they ever need to attempt to replace the ‘Supreme Leader’ with another member of the dynasty.

When Kim Jong-un came to power in 2011 after the Dear Leader’s death, his half-brother never lost an opportunity to attack his regime, claiming that without reforms North Korea would collapse and decrying the herditary transition of power, and he recklessly encouraged speculation that he could one day replace his half-brother.

North Korea has so far made no comment about a murder that is making headlines around the world.

Significantly, the death of a close relative of the ruling family in such strange circumstances has not merited a single word in the state-controlled media.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4233790/Assassins-took-FIVE-SECONDS-poison-Kim-Jong-nam.html#ixzz4ZJPQuqkO
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

_________________________________________________________________

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2071814/kim-jong-nams-family-placed-under-police-protection-macau

Kim Jong-nam’s family placed under police protection in Macau

Sources confirm relatives of the murdered half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fear for their life after his death in Malaysia on Monday

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 February, 2017, 5:02pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 18 February, 2017, 1:49am

_________________________________________________________________

http://nypost.com/2017/02/17/kim-jong-nams-alleged-assassin-had-practiced-prank-before/

From New York Post

Kim Jong Nam’s alleged assassin had practiced ‘prank’ before

By Jamie Schram and Danika Fears February 17, 2017 | 6:01pm | Updated

assassin.jpg

This prank was dead serious.

One of King Jong Nam’s killers was duped into believing the banished prince’s assassination was nothing but a TV stunt — and had even used the murder technique on other men, convincing them to close their eyes then spraying them with water, Indonesian officials said Friday.

Siti Aisyah, 25, who was arrested this week, thought she was being paid to participate in a hidden-camera prank — unaware her real mission was to assassinate Kim Jong Un’s half brother with a poison-filled spray bottle, according to Indonesia police chief Tito Karnavian.

“I think she is a victim of a victim, so there are layers of victims here,” Indonesia’s Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said.

Before the murder, Aisyah and another woman had performed the stunt on other men — but with water instead of deadly poison.

“Such an action was done three or four times and they were given a few dollars for it, and with the last target, Kim Jong-nam, allegedly there were dangerous materials in the sprayer,” Karnavian said.

“She was not aware that it was an assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents.”

Aisyah’s accomplice, 28-year-old Doan Thi Huong, who has also been arrested, told police she though the assassination was for a prank video as well, according to a China Press report.

She was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with word “LOL” during the attack at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

The deadly duo was approached by a man who asked her to recruit another woman for the stunt, the China Press reported.

That man is believed to be a spy, and he introduced Huong to the four male suspects authorities are still searching for, the newspaper said.

But workers at two hotels Huong stayed at before the murder told Reuters she behaved suspiciously before the attack.

SEE ALSO
Family: Kim Jong Nam’s alleged assassin was a ‘nice girl’
Family: Kim Jong Nam’s alleged assassin was a ‘nice girl’
“I remember she had wanted to extend her stay here, and was ready to pay with a stack of money in her hand,” said a staffer at Qlassic Hotel, where Huong chose the cheapest room with no windows.

She checked into a different hotel the next day — and cut off her hair with a pair scissor she’d borrowed from the front desk.

“There was hair strewn on the floor in the room, [Huong] had thrown some in the bin but there was still a mess,” a receptionist at the CityView Hotel said.

The day of the assassination, Huong was gone for most of the morning — but seemed “relaxed” when she returned.

It also emerged Friday that Jong Nam’s last words were uttered at the airport soon after the attack.

“Very painful, very painful, I was sprayed liquid,” he told a receptionist at a service counter.

Meanwhile, Malaysian authorities said Friday they won’t release the body of Kim Jong Nam without DNA from a relative.

North Korea demanded that Jong Nam’s body be handed over immediately, saying they would “categorically reject” the results of an autopsy that was conducted in Malaysia.

“The Malaysian side forced the post mortem without our permission and witnessing, we will categorically reject the result of the post mortem conducted unilaterally excluding our attendance,” the North Korean ambassador Kang Chol said in a statement.

http://nypost.com/2017/02/17/kim-jong-nams-alleged-assassin-had-practiced-prank-before/

_________________________________________________________________

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-northkorea-malaysia-kim-women-idUKKBN15W1AT

From Reuters

Suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s killing had wad of cash, moved hotels, cut her hair

Feb 17 2017

download (4).jpeg

A man walks past a house (red color) where Indonesian woman Siti Aishah, a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, used to live in Tambora district in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Fatima El-Kareem

By Liz Lee and Kanupriya Kapoor | KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA

The woman with the acronym ‘LOL’ on her shirt who was arrested this week in connection with the murder of North Korea’s Kim Jong Nam stayed in cheap hotels, carried a wad of cash and cut her hair a day before the brazen attack at Kuala Lumpur airport.

According to the receptionist at one of the hotels, a woman who had checked in under the Vietnamese name of Doan Thi Huong on Sunday Feb. 12 left early in the morning on Monday, the day of the assassination, and returned later, showing no signs of stress.

Police believe she was the person who, at around 8:20 a.m. that day, had approached the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from behind at the Malaysian capital’s budget airline terminal and thrust a deadly poisonous substance into his face.

According to Malaysian media reports, Doan told police she had been duped into what she thought was a harmless practical joke. A second woman who has been detained, an Indonesian national, also thought she was involved in a prank, some media reports said.

However, staff at two hotels in a rundown area near the airport gave details of Doan’s movements before the killing that appeared both calm and deliberate.

A private investigator told Reuters her behaviour bore the hallmarks of an intelligence operative.

A STACK OF MONEY, HAIR-CUT

Doan went first to the two-star Qlassic Hotel, checking in on Saturday, Feb. 11. A staff member who asked not to be named said she stayed in the cheapest room, which had no windows.

“I remember she had wanted to extend her stay here, and was ready to pay with a stack of money in her hand,” said another member of the Qlassic’s staff, a front-desk employee who only identified herself as Sia.

After one night, Doan checked into the CityView Hotel, arriving with a suitcase, a backpack and a large teddy bear, the receptionist told Reuters, declining to be named. She said Doan spoke understandable English.

She borrowed a pair of scissors from the front desk the evening before the attack, and a member of housekeeping staff found hair on the floor and in the waste basket the next day.

“She found the scissors on the room desk. And there was hair strewn on the floor in the room, (Doan) had thrown some in the bin but there was still a mess,” the receptionist said.

She said that the next day Doan had on the shirt she was seen wearing in an airport CCTV grab that has earned her the nickname “LOL Girl” in Malaysian media.

Doan was out for much of the morning and, on her return, she seemed “relaxed” and “didn’t look angry or worried”.

Doan complained about the Wifi in her room and when she was told it couldn’t be fixed until the afternoon, she checked out and left.

She then checked into the SkyStar Hotel, also nearby, and left after one night, an employee said.

It is not known where Doan went next. Police said she was arrested on Wednesday morning, about 48 hours after the murder, in the same terminal where Kim Jong Nam was attacked.

“If you ask me, do her movements indicate that she was an intelligence operative, then I would say yes,” said a private investigator in Kuala Lumpur who asked not to be named.

“That is how they operate. Change of appearance, cash transactions, no paper trail and constantly on the move.”

SECOND WOMAN FROM A JAKARTA SLUM

ALSO IN WORLD NEWS

ASEAN unsettled by China’s weapon systems, tension in South China Sea
Malaysia says still to establish what killed North Korean
The Indonesian woman who was arrested on Thursday, Siti Aishah, had lived a quiet life in a slum district of Jakarta before going to find work in Malaysia, residents in the western neighbourhood of the Indonesian capital said.

According to Malaysian media reports, she stood in front of Kim to distract him while her accomplice approached from behind.

In Jakarta, Aishah had worked for a time in the tailoring business in the house of her ex-husband’s family, sewing clothes by hand, former neighbours in the Tambora district said.

“I can’t believe the news. Her background was very simple,” said community leader R. Yusri.

The couple moved to Malaysia several years ago but separated in 2012. Aishah’s former father-in-law said she had returned to Jakarta on Jan. 28 to visit her seven-year-old son. She had looked thinner than usual and had a cough.

The streets in Tambora district are too narrow for cars to pass through. A tangle of washing lines hangs above small concrete and makeshift homes, many housing small businesses or selling clothes and food.

Ida Anisafitri, a neighbour, said Aishah kept a low profile when she visited there.

“We would see her briefly with the child and then she would go back inside the house,” Anisafitri said, as a loudspeaker from a nearby mosque sounded with the call to prayer.

(Additional reporting by Emily Chow in KUALA LUMPUR amnd by Adi Kurniawan in JAKARTA; Writing by John Chalmers and Ed Davies; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-northkorea-malaysia-kim-women-idUKKBN15W1AT

_________________________________________________________________

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/89608921/kim-jongnam-assassination-video-emerges-purportedly-showing-the-moment-he-was-fatally-poisoned

VIDEO:  Kim Jong-nam assassination: Video emerges purportedly showing the moment he was fatally poisoned

_________________________________________________________________

Woman in LOL shirt does not look like Vietnamese woman 

________________________________________________________________

Woman cut her hair the day before the attack

________________________________________________________________

The North Korean men do not all look like North Koreans

________________________________________________________________

Why weren’t the North Korean assassins carrying fake passports?

________________________________________________________________

North Korean boyfriend took woman to South Korea and met her parents

________________________________________________________________

Report says LOL woman is a man

________________________________________________________________

LOL shirt

________________________________________________________________

Mossad job. The four “North Koreans”, who are probably Chinese/SE Asian nationality, come from Macau most likely, where Mossad have a heavy presence – also Israel has control of the casino there – Sheldon Adelson owns a Macau casino. Mossad’s ICTS run the security at Macau Airport. Alternatively, the fake North Koreans could have come from SE Asia. Mossad have been stealing passports in Cambodia and Thailand and mixing with gangs to steal passports, even killing Australian tourists (see Ze’ev Barkan, an American-born Mossad agent – ironically the same agent who penetrated North Korea and blew up some installation there, perhaps killing North Korean scientists/workers. Their aim was to destroy a nuclear facility North Koreans were working at with Syrians). Mossad could have recruited the men from these countries.

North Korean passports could have been stolen or forged. ICTS control security at about twelve airports around the world, including Schiphol, from where MH17 (plane that crashed/exploded in Ukraine), another FF by Israelis, originated.
The woman on CCTV camera doesn’t look like the Vietnamese woman, but have to get more information from her about the incident, as to whether it’s really her in the security footage. If it is her, she’s very stupid.

What makes me doubt it’s her doing the attack on him shown in the CCTV is that the attack didn’t look like a prank; it was very aggressive like the person involved wanted to kill him, and was making sure the poison was delivered. It looked like a professional hit.
Israel El Al plane crashed in Schiphol in 1992, about three years before the sarin subway attack in Japan. In the cargo of the airplane was 90 liters of sarin chemicals, as well as plutonium (27 kg), according to journalists. The sarin chemicals were confirmed, the plutonium cargo was not, but many residents living in the area and rescue personnel and others involved in the clean up have come down with radiation poisoning symptoms.
Boeing spokesman says there was DU in the plane, acting as a counterweight. This incident shows that Israel has an interest in chemical weapons and can manufacture them.

Two of the three men in the video who police say have North Korean passports don’t look North Korean. One or two don’t match up with the passport photos either shown in the media.

The men might have been paid to participate in a prank, like the women were, or to act out some role. If they have been, I fear for their lives. Mossad would have made them “disappear” once they left Malaysia, in order to make sure nobody can check their identity and find out that they are not North Korean.

The people whose identities have been stolen may have also been murdered.
Reasons why it’s suspected it’s not a hit by North Korea but by Mossad:

1) No motive. Kim Jong Nam was not a threat to the succession. He had no interest in politics. He may have said inappropriate things about North Korea in the past but recently he had been quiet.

2) Timing: it was just 2 days after the missile test. North Korea was being slandered in the western media and South Korean media, etc as usual for the tests. An assassination at this time gives these slanderers more fodder. The timing is advantageous to enemies of North Korea. Not for North Korea.

3) Kim Jong Nam was traveling without body guards. He did not fear for his safety it appears, unlike the claims by MSM (mostly originating from South Korea).

4) Kim Jong Nam was posting in Facebook and could be tracked. He did not fear for his safety. If he was scared of being assassinated by DPRK, he would not have advertised his movements on FB, and would not have gone on social media.

5) The Vietnamese woman doesn’t look like the woman in sec cam – body, face and makeup don’t match.

6) Hair was cut in the hotel room. Whether it was her because she was told to do it or the person impersonating her who cut the hair, cutting the hair on wig to match her appearance, we don’t know.

7) LOL shirt. The “LOL” is not often used by Koreans, but westerners know LOL well. The shirt was meant to catch notice. The Vietnamese woman was meant to be caught so that Mossad could pin it on her. Fake woman wore the same shirt. Vietnamese woman was probably told to wear this shirt because it was a prank show and the prank was done for laughs.

8) Vietnamese and Indonesian women were caught. This is deliberate so that these women would say a North Korean set up the prank.

9) The “North Koreans” were watching close by and caught on sec cam. If they were real North Korean agents, they wouldn’t have made their presence obvious; they would have used stolen or forged passports of other nationalities to travel. So slick they pulled off an assassination but were so clumsy they didn’t hide their identities?

10) The fact the assassination was done in Malaysia: no need to do assassination so publicly where many sec cams are found; do it in Macau as a drive by shooting or assassination in some less public place, eg, parking garage. Or get an insider to do it. Or get Jong Nam to go back to North Korea and execute him there.

11) The way the assassination was done. So publicly and clumsily — fingers pointing to North Korean involvement straightaway. No need to hire foreign nationals, who are caught and interrogated, giving the game away. Get North Korean women disguised as Malaysians to kill him and get on the next plane leaving Malaysia straight away, using forged passports. Also, in one report, the Vietnamese woman said she introduced a “North Korean man” to her parents and had gone on holiday with him to South Korea, implying she was close to him. It seems unlikely, if this report is true (and I only saw it once), that a North Korean man would go to South Korea.

12) Mossad does many false flag terrorist acts. They did 9/11, London bombings, Cheonan, USS Liberty, King David Hotel bombing, Lavon Affair, Operation Trojan Horse, MH 17, bombing of Pan Am that was blamed on Libya. And probably many others.

13) Mossad have every motive to set up North Korea – to score propaganda points against North Korea. North Korea supplies arms to Syria, Hezbollah and Iran, including intermediate range missiles that can hit Israel. And North Korea has nukes, which if they can be attached to these missiles, can hit Israel, and in that case, Israel is prevented from unilaterally attacking Iran. Also, USA is deterred through MAD from attacking North Korea. Israel wants US to fight a hot war against her enemies: North Korea, Iran, Syria and Lebanon.

14) The attack is the prelude to doing a massive false flag on America that will be blamed on North Korea “assassins”. It sets the stage for such a false flag. The murder helps the Israelis set up the myth that North Korea is a terrorist nation and the leader is a crazy blood-thirsty killer. The false flag will cause the USA to threaten it will make a pre-emptive strike against North Korea, claiming they had to do it because North Korea “attacked first”.

_______________________________________________________________