For many years, Kim Jong-nam had dodged assassination by his half-brother Kim Jong-un

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Date: Mar. 20, 2017
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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* 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.

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