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Old 22nd Feb 2017, 12:55
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ABC News (AU) - North Korean diplomat among suspects in Kim Jong-nam murder
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Old 22nd Feb 2017, 15:51
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Originally Posted by sitigeltfel View Post
A week without a missive from NKs emissary. Very strange?
Perhaps there's no signal in K.L. ? Anyone been there recently care to comment.
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Old 22nd Feb 2017, 17:00
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Police have stepped up security at the morgue where Kim Jong-nam's body is being held, after an attempted break-in earlier this week.
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 17:38
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North Korea says China 'dancing to the tune of the US' - BBC News
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 20:20
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Originally Posted by chuks View Post
"It won't happen!" Donald Trump

"It just did!" Kim Jong Un

Over to you, Donald.
The big blond [email protected] hasn't said much about the recent execution of an exiled member of the ruling family either, at least not that I've noticed.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 01:37
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WSJ is reporting the poison was VX, a banned nerve agent and WMD. What say you, John Hill.

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Old 24th Feb 2017, 08:30
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Malaysia are blaming "North Koreans", not North Korea as a state.

Does anyone believe anything happens without the instigation or approval of the state?

Using WMD on another countries territory must surely warrant targeting Kim and his regime for elimination.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 08:33
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VX is not something your average Kim could whip up in his garage.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 09:13
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Originally Posted by galaxy flyer View Post
What say you, John Hill.
I may be wrong, but after his post #998, he may be undergoing "a period of reflection".
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 09:52
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I think that the phrase you are looking for is "recalled for consultation."

It may be, however, that a certain someone is in line for a high-level appointment in Washington, D.C., now that Kellyanne "Alternative Facts" Conway has outlived her usefulness.

You would be surprised to learn how many people actually pay attention to the Prune, not just aviation journos, when a Trump Administration talent-spotter may have found someone new to use for putting forth their alternative facts in a forthrightly shameless way.

According to highly-placed sources, an H1-B visa is now in the works, in fact. Say what you will about Donald Trump, anyone who can speak for Kim Jong Un with a straight face should find it a doddle to put across some good words for Trump in an equally, superficially, convincing way.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 11:20
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Although the specific name of VX is now appearing in the Western media, there is also parallel reporting in the east of a possibility of Parathion Methyl. Which one will they settle upon, I wonder?
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 17:36
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Just curious,
Any one know the shelf life of VX?
Could be a clue for those wondering about the origin of that which may have been used in this incident.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 17:48
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Good question! One theory is that it was prepared in some kind of oil base, but how long would it remain detectable?

Dredging some oriental discussion sites has produced much interesting speculation.

Among the theories being floated is the idea that the two charming young ladies could have carried different substances on their hands, relatively harmless until mixed and activated on the elder Kim's face.

Another idea is that the man they assassinated may have been the man's official double, and this possibility may be why DPRK are so keen to get his body and test the DNA.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 00:42
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From the BBC 'VX is a v-type nerve agent, which means the substance can remain lethal for a long period of time.
"It's as persistent as motor oil. It's going to stay there for a long time... which means anyone coming in contact with this could be intoxicated from it," forensic toxicologist John Trestrail told the Associated Press news agency.'

It is being reported that the Malaysian police have raided an apartment about 2 km from where the NK chemist was residing, and confiscated chemicals, rubber gloves etc.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 04:17
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WSJ is reporting the poison was VX, a banned nerve agent and WMD. What say you, John Hill.
About the only good thing you can say GF is that it was prior to flight, and not a repeat of Korean Air Flight 858 involved. That event took place, apparently, because the current twats daddy wanted to destabilize the South Korean government, disrupt its upcoming 1988 parliamentary elections, and frighten international teams from attending the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul later that year. That's the way to handle diplomacy. I'm sure John would give it his imprimatur by way of a thumbs up, and point out the failings of the west.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 14:43
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Wonder if he's got more stunts planned with one of his jaundiced eyes on 2018 winter olympics ?
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 14:54
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Originally Posted by sitigeltfel View Post
I may be wrong, but after his post #998, he may be undergoing "a period of reflection".
Is John Hill currently in Kuala Lumpur? We need to know!
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A week without a missive from NKs emissary. Very strange?
Hope he's not unwell following a facial from someone's hand maiden
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Or ill by any other means?
I miss his erudite contributions
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 08:44
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WSJ on U.S. options

https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-h...eat-1488407444
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 09:33
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Policy, or something the WSJ has dreamed up?
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 10:06
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Fair question. I just have seen a lot of articles with similar wording and so I can only assume that there is a little diplomatic shape shifting going on....meaning signals are being sent one way or another.
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