Wednesday, June 17, 2009

North Korean Heir Apparent Tries To Whack Brother

Close aides of Kim Jong-un, the 26-year-old third son and heir apparent of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, last week attempted to assassinate the leader's first son Jong-nam, KBS reported Monday citing Chinese government sources.

Where have I seen that before? Oh, yeah...

The Corleones with freakin' nukes. Think about it. Although Kim Jong Il appears to be Fredo to Kim Il Sung's Vito... this does seem to indicate that North Korea's current round of saber-rattling is being driven by its own internal politics of succession.

Current reading: "Under The Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader" by Bradley Martin.

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