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Why the Rumored Idea of Assassinating Kim Jung-un Could Backfire Spectacularly

"Cutting the head of the snake" is most definitely not a good idea in North Korea.

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The idea of assassinating a public figure or a high profile enemy, so as to remove a problem, has a dangerously simplistic logic to it. It is believed that once a leader is eliminated, his or her followers, and problems that they cause, will also dissolve. But h istory abounds with examples of political assassinations that…