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Old 03-07-2017, 02:45 PM   #51
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I think Malaysia just made a wrong move. It presents the appearance they're also holding the others citizens as hostages.

Expecting to hear stupid people opine with, "Well they did it toooo!" .

"They did it tooo"
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I think Malaysia just made a wrong move. It presents the appearance they're also holding the others citizens as hostages.

Expecting to hear stupid people opine with, "Well they did it toooo!" .

"They did it tooo"
Usually a country expels the other country's diplomats. NK has gone way over the line by making them into hostages. Reciprocity is a common diplomatic tactic because short of sanctions or war, it is all they have. What else is Malaysia supposed to do? What do you think the US, China or Russia would do in these circumstances?

Conducting "wet" operations in another country's territory is a huge no-no. All things considered, Malaysia has shown remarkable restraint here. Note that NK could have offed him any time they wanted in Macau. They have tons of agents and mobsters there. But they didn't - most likely because that would have pissed China off so much that regime change would be on the table.

So instead they did it in one of the few other countries they had a decent relationship with. It appears there is no end of arbitrariness, stupidity and miscalculation on the part of NK's leadership, a frightening prospect given their possession of nukes and intermediate-range (maybe long-range) missiles.
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Old 03-07-2017, 03:09 PM   #53
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Conducting "wet" operations in another country's territory and getting caught is a huge no-no.
There. Fixed it for you.
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Body of Kim Jong-Un's assassinated brother to be sent to North Korea in exchange for safe return of nine Malaysians held hostage in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Nam's body has been released to North Korea, per his family's request
Three Malaysian diplomats and six relatives are allowed to leave North Korea
Kim, 45, was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13
Pyongyang had denounced Malaysia's investigation as an attempt to smear the secretive regime, insisting that Kim most likely died of a heart attack
The killing triggered a bitter row between Malaysia and North Korea officials


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So, now NK has their plausible deniability.
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Did Kim Jong-un have his brother killed because he feared he was part of a US-backed coup? Jong-nam was poisoned 'four days after meeting with an American spy in Malaysia'

CCTV purports to show Kim, 45, meeting a US spy at hotel in northern Malaysia
The pair, who had reportedly met before, stayed in a hotel room for two hours
Reports claim a USB memory stick was inserted into Kim's computer which may have been used to pass on crucial information to the suspected American agent
He was poisoned just four days later on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur airport
Malaysian authorities speculated that North Korea became aware of his meeting


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