February 24, 2024

Kim Jong Nam’s killing shows that talking to North Korea is pointless

The brutal crime shows that the DPRK is not a normal country

There are many ways to kill someone. Humans have been killing one another since the very first of us walked the planet and over the millennia, we have gotten quite good at it.

Political assassinations almost always lead to high ratings for news agencies. Whether we are talking about the attempted assassination of Viktor Yushchenko or the successful assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, such acts become news fodder very quickly. So unless the person giving the order wants to send a clear message, either to his intended victim or to anyone else, the methods employed tend to allow them deniability.