What’s up with kleptocrats and their penchant for using elaborate chemical concoctions for “taking care of business”? I guess if you have badass weapons, might as well put them to good use.
Malaysian authorities have identified the substance used to kill Kim Jong-un’s brother, and it is definitely not your average poison.
Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of the young North Korean dictator, was assassinated in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia last Monday. Two women, who are believed to have intentionally coated their hands with a toxin, rubbed their hands on Kim’s face. He fell ill almost immediately and died en route to the hospital.
Malaysian authorities report that the chemical substance used to kill Kim was VX nerve agent, CNN reports. Samples were taken from Kim’s skin and eyes during the autopsy, and the poison was identified by the Centre for Chemical Weapons Analysis of the Chemistry Department of Malaysia, The New York Times revealed.
VX, which was listed as a chemical weapon under the Chemical Weapons Conventions of 1997 and 2005, is reportedly one of the most potent of nerve agents, the most toxic and fast-acting of chemical warfare substances, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Kim Jong Nam had to go, first for criticizing the way junior was raping the regime, and he was related. It wasn’t the first time little brother went after big brother, fearing a foreign coup to replace him.
In 2011 the South Koreans nixed an assassination attempt on defector and human rights advocate Park Sang Kak, using the ole’ James Bond trick of poison in a fountain pen. No piranha filled pond was readily available.
Trump all around butt buddy Vladimir likes to go exotic with his kills as well;
Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned “not once, but twice” with radioactive polonium-210 by a Russian “death squad” sent by Vladimir Putin, an inquiry into his killing has heard.
What is this secret sleuth shit known as polonium-210?
Polonium 210 is one of the most toxic substances known to man, with a particle the size of a speck of dust enough to cause the sort of slow, agonising death suffered by Alexander Litvinenko.
Weight for weight, the rare radioactive isotope is 250billion times more toxic than cyanide, and more than a billion times more radioactive than uranium
Needless to say, this is not an easy way to go, Putin really wanted this guy to suffer.
And, while not rubbing out the opposition Putin likes to wine and dine with the Haut Monde, see for yourself;
Ain’t Photoshop great?