It takes a certain kind of evil to plot the death of one’s own brother.
Not only did North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong-un kill his brother, he wanted the death – which occurred on Feb. 13 – to be “gruesome,” according to reports.
Kim Jong-nam died after two women smeared what turned out to be VX nerve agent in Kuala Lampur’s International Airport. Now, South Korean intelligence analyst are saying that Jong-nam’s death was orchestrated by his own blood, GQ Magazine reported.
‘From the moment Jong-nam left Macau, the North Koreans tailed him,’ Nam Sung-wook, a Korea University professor investigating the assassination, told GQ
The Vietnamese women who poisoned Jong-nam were visible on the airport’s surveillance footage. They were both wearing bullet-proof vests when they were taken into custody.
Their murder trials will begin in Malaysia on Oct. 2, The Daily Mail reported. They initially told diplomats in their countries that they thought they were participating in a reality television show prank when the assassination occurred.
Sung-wook said Pyongyang “wanted to send a worldwide message” with the public murder.
‘Pyongyang wanted to horrify the rest of the world by releasing a chemical weapon at an airport,” he said.
North Korea has refused to accept the man who died as the leader’s half brother, suggesting he died as a heart attack instead.
(H/T: The Daily Mail)