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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Lolsassin was allegedly duped into offing Kim Jong Nam, thinking it was just a hidden camera prank show   ( startribune.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong-il, North Korea, North Korean leader, leader Kim Jong, Kim Il-sung, Malaysian authorities, national police chief  
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2017-02-17 11:06:48 AM  
The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank


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2017-02-17 11:15:13 AM  
Just a prank, Nam
 
2017-02-17 11:51:20 AM  
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2017-02-17 11:53:06 AM  
Sounds legit.
 
2017-02-17 11:53:24 AM  
Nam vs. LOL.
 
2017-02-17 11:54:59 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sounds legit.


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2017-02-17 11:56:10 AM  
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2017-02-17 11:56:32 AM  
Whole story needs an Asian version of Yakety Sax playing in the background...
 
2017-02-17 11:58:24 AM  
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2017-02-17 12:00:29 PM  
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2017-02-17 12:03:21 PM  
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2017-02-17 12:03:48 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sounds legit.


I think it does sound legit, actually.

According to TFA, she did the same stunt to a few other people first.  She didn't know that the last one had poison in it.

That's some fine assassination work right there.  There is pretty much zero chance the assassins will ever be caught.
 
2017-02-17 12:04:51 PM  
This action is bad news for the rest of the world. Why?

Because they have someone creative in their assassination department and the higher-ups are listening to them.

Really, this is a pretty novel way to kill someone. Who would have thought of using reality show wannabes as a delivery mechanism? It's so dumb it wouldn't be accepted for TV.
 
2017-02-17 12:05:52 PM  
Raughter OR
 
2017-02-17 12:05:52 PM  
That's pretty messed up.
 
2017-02-17 12:06:27 PM  

durbnpoisn: HotWingConspiracy: Sounds legit.

I think it does sound legit, actually.

According to TFA, she did the same stunt to a few other people first.  She didn't know that the last one had poison in it.

That's some fine assassination work right there.  There is pretty much zero chance the assassins will ever be caught.


KGB has done similar assasinations.
 
2017-02-17 12:07:39 PM  
Sounds like a camp-era Batman plot.
 
2017-02-17 12:14:02 PM  

mcreadyblue: durbnpoisn: HotWingConspiracy: Sounds legit.

I think it does sound legit, actually.

According to TFA, she did the same stunt to a few other people first.  She didn't know that the last one had poison in it.

That's some fine assassination work right there.  There is pretty much zero chance the assassins will ever be caught.

KGB has done similar assasinations.


It's good policy -- you can be sure that your real assassin stays hidden in the shadows, and if the target survives (or anyone nearby witnesses the event), they can't describe the real assassin, just the patsy.  The only one who can do that is the woman.  Actually, it's surprising she's still alive (see Lee Harvey Oswald)...
 
2017-02-17 12:14:40 PM  
At least this justifies my belief that all pranksters should be immediately punched in the face.
 
2017-02-17 12:16:00 PM  
Ok... That was strange...
What the hell was the guy sprayed with that killed him in a few hours, yet no one else was harmed?
Goes to show, it isn't just all about guns.

/yeah, I went there
 
2017-02-17 12:16:43 PM  
LOL assassin
 
2017-02-17 12:18:19 PM  

Ker_Thwap: At least this justifies my belief that all pranksters should be immediately punched in the face.


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2017-02-17 12:18:45 PM  
YOU WEREN'T THERE MAN !
 
2017-02-17 12:19:12 PM  

jshine: mcreadyblue: durbnpoisn: HotWingConspiracy: Sounds legit.

I think it does sound legit, actually.

According to TFA, she did the same stunt to a few other people first.  She didn't know that the last one had poison in it.

That's some fine assassination work right there.  There is pretty much zero chance the assassins will ever be caught.

KGB has done similar assasinations.

It's good policy -- you can be sure that your real assassin stays hidden in the shadows, and if the target survives (or anyone nearby witnesses the event), they can't describe the real assassin, just the patsy.  The only one who can do that is the woman.  Actually, it's surprising she's still alive (see Lee Harvey Oswald)...


I am thinking they expected the women to also be contaminated with the poison and die.
 
2017-02-17 12:19:48 PM  

shadowuser: LOL assassin


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2017-02-17 12:20:11 PM  

durbnpoisn: HotWingConspiracy: Sounds legit.

I think it does sound legit, actually.

According to TFA, she did the same stunt to a few other people first.  She didn't know that the last one had poison in it.

That's some fine assassination work right there.  There is pretty much zero chance the assassins will ever be caught.


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2017-02-17 12:20:34 PM  
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2017-02-17 12:20:52 PM  

jshine: Actually, it's surprising she's still alive (see Lee Harvey Oswald)...


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2017-02-17 12:21:19 PM  
This sounds like the plot twist in a Kurt Vonnegut novel.
Way to go full postmodern, 21st century.
 
2017-02-17 12:22:06 PM  
Ted Koppel: Here he is, coming out of what appears to be 30 Rockefeller Plaza.. there he is. Now, the shots come right about.. here..

Voice in the Crowd: Hey, Mr. Wheat!

Buckwheat: Yes.

[ shots ring out ]
 
2017-02-17 12:22:32 PM  

Percise1: Ok... That was strange...
What the hell was the guy sprayed with that killed him in a few hours, yet no one else was harmed?
Goes to show, it isn't just all about guns.

/yeah, I went there


Good question.  While there are plenty of more sophisticated poisons, good old sodium cyanide in water would be simple an fast-acting.  If it wasn't too concentrated, bystanders might not have received a lethal dose.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanide_poisoning#Signs_and_symptoms
 
2017-02-17 12:24:35 PM  

Percise1: Ok... That was strange...
What the hell was the guy sprayed with that killed him in a few hours, yet no one else was harmed?
Goes to show, it isn't just all about guns.

/yeah, I went there


Tetrodotoxin is the leading culprit.

It's found in the Puffer fish and is the deadly part that is cut out before you eat it.

Easy to make as all you have to do is buy a fish at the market
 
2017-02-17 12:26:53 PM  
I wonder if spies have their own industry recognition event. If they do the North Koreans will definitely win the award for Best Assassination.
 
2017-02-17 12:28:54 PM  
That's the excuse I use every single time.  Why is there a black helicopter circling my house...?
 
2017-02-17 12:29:24 PM  

mcreadyblue: Percise1: Ok... That was strange...
What the hell was the guy sprayed with that killed him in a few hours, yet no one else was harmed?
Goes to show, it isn't just all about guns.

/yeah, I went there

Tetrodotoxin is the leading culprit.

It's found in the Puffer fish and is the deadly part that is cut out before you eat it.

Easy to make as all you have to do is buy a fish at the market


Another good one is ricin, though it's too slow to be used here.  It can be extracted from common decorative plants (castor beans), is fatal in incredibly small doses, and takes a while to manifest itself.  By the time it takes effect, the poisoner is long-gone, and the target might have no clue who dosed him.
 
2017-02-17 12:29:54 PM  

Foxxinnia: I wonder if spies have their own industry recognition event. If they do the North Koreans will definitely win the award for Best Assassination.


They do and they would tell you about it but than they would have to kill you.
 
2017-02-17 12:30:21 PM  

Foxxinnia: I wonder if spies have their own industry recognition event. If they do the North Koreans will definitely win the award for Best Assassination.


The fact that we're talking about it here means it was not a great assassination.

/ the winner will be someone whose victim died of "natural causes"
 
2017-02-17 12:30:30 PM  

Foxxinnia: I wonder if spies have their own industry recognition event. If they do the North Koreans will definitely win the award for Best Assassination.


I dunno.  That one in Turkey was pretty badass.  That was on live TV.  And the assassin didn't even try to hide.

btw...  I never saw the rest of that story.  What happened to that assassin?
 
2017-02-17 12:30:59 PM  

garkola: This action is bad news for the rest of the world. Why?

Because they have someone creative in their assassination department and the higher-ups are listening to them.

Really, this is a pretty novel way to kill someone. Who would have thought of using reality show wannabes as a delivery mechanism? It's so dumb it wouldn't be accepted for TV.


Or they could have used male models.  I understand that they're very fit and used to being ordered around.
 
2017-02-17 12:31:34 PM  
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OVER THE LINE!!!
 
2017-02-17 12:31:47 PM  
There was an attempted murder in the US in the 1940's were a gangster tricked a random stranger into shooting his ex-wife by hiding a gun inside a camera. He told the woman he was a cop and he needed help with the case if she could just go take a photo of that jewel thief over there pretty please.
 
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2017-02-17 12:32:22 PM  

mcreadyblue: jshine: mcreadyblue: durbnpoisn: HotWingConspiracy: Sounds legit.

I think it does sound legit, actually.

According to TFA, she did the same stunt to a few other people first.  She didn't know that the last one had poison in it.

That's some fine assassination work right there.  There is pretty much zero chance the assassins will ever be caught.

KGB has done similar assasinations.

It's good policy -- you can be sure that your real assassin stays hidden in the shadows, and if the target survives (or anyone nearby witnesses the event), they can't describe the real assassin, just the patsy.  The only one who can do that is the woman.  Actually, it's surprising she's still alive (see Lee Harvey Oswald)...

I am thinking they expected the women to also be contaminated with the poison and die.


If nothing else, by having her prank people before the final target her handlers were able to confirm whether or not she was going to be any good, and they gave her practice before the final target to improve if needed. For all we know they ran the same scam on several people and chose whoever was the best fit to take out the actual target. For the price of a few cameras and field video edit suite rentals and some household ingredients they were able to pull off a virtually untraceable assassination.
 
2017-02-17 12:34:16 PM  
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2017-02-17 12:37:58 PM  
Louisiassin?

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2017-02-17 12:40:35 PM  

Foxxinnia: I wonder if spies have their own industry recognition event.


They do, but if you don't know the secret handshake you'll think it's an auto show.
 
2017-02-17 12:41:50 PM  
James Bond wept.
 
2017-02-17 12:47:56 PM  
My advice: if a stranger approaches you and says "here, spray whatever is in this bottle on that other stranger, it'll be totally hilarious," maybe you think twice about it.
 
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2017-02-17 12:50:14 PM  

jshine: Foxxinnia: I wonder if spies have their own industry recognition event. If they do the North Koreans will definitely win the award for Best Assassination.

The fact that we're talking about it here means it was not a great assassination.

/ the winner will be someone whose victim died of "natural causes"


That really depends on the secondary objectives of the assassination.

If all they wanted to do was to kill the victim then sure, they probably could've found ways to kill him where it looks natural or where he simply disappears without a trace.

If they wanted to make a point to others that could be in a position to pose a threat, but they'd rather cow into towing the party line because they still have some use, then this is a great technique. It proves that even if they leave North Korea they could be killed without any hard link back to the government, without them ever seeing it coming because even the assassin won't know what's coming.
 
2017-02-17 12:51:05 PM  

mcreadyblue: durbnpoisn: HotWingConspiracy: Sounds legit.

KGB has done similar assasinations.


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2017-02-17 12:59:09 PM  

durbnpoisn: dunno. That one in Turkey was pretty badass. That was on live TV. And the assassin didn't even try to hide.

btw... I never saw the rest of that story. What happened to that assassin?


Gunned down moments later.
 
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