* For many years, Kim Jong-nam had dodged assassination by his half-brother Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of the second North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-un is the youngest son--and the third North Korean dictator. Kim Jong-nam spent most of his life abroad. He issued some criticisms of his family dictatorship, even saying that the Kim dynasty should come to an end: Three Kims was enough. This may not have been a matter of conviction or conscience, but rather of resentment: Kim Jong-nam had been passed over for the leadership. In any case, he was bold, and Kim Jong-un finally caught up with him, having his agents carry out the assassination in the Kuala Lumpur airport. It is not known how many children Kim Jong-un has. Only one is known about for sure, a daughter. But the end of the Kim dynasty, and of the North Korean dictatorship, would be the happiest thing ever to happen to that very unhappy land.
For many years, Kim Jong-nam had dodged assassination by his half-brother Kim Jong-un
From: National Review(Vol. 69, Issue 5)
Publisher: National Review, Inc.
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 165 words
Content Level: (Level 3)
Lexile Measure: 910L
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