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Colonel von Stauffenberg Discusses Kim Jong UnFacebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail

This young man asks what many people have: “Colonel von Stauffenberg, what should the North Koreans do?”

By that he naturally means what should the military officers do?

“It will likely be up to the colonels,” I say. “Generals have usually lost their youth and vigor while gaining power and prestige. If a lower ranking general still has the insight and verve of a colonel, very well. The point is, an unusually brave and ambitious officer, or group of officers, must destroy the man who darkens their world. They must eliminate Kim Jong-Un.”

“How would they do that?”

“I understand that weaponry is much more advanced now than during World War II, but everything I read still points to the efficacy of the bomb in taking out a deranged leader. I doubt North Korean officers can access a missile to target Kim anyway. They might need years to even try; that’s far too long. The dear leader daily fattens as he grows more unstable and paranoid. Perhaps I shouldn’t call him paranoid. His fears, some of them, are quite reasonable. A family in its third generation of bloodthirst and incompetence can rightly believe many victims and alarmed observers yearn to eliminate it.”

“I beg your pardon, Colonel von Stauffenberg, but it’s unlikely any officer would be permitted, as you were in Hitler’s headquarters in July 1944, to carry an unexamined briefcase into any room occupied by Kim Jong Un. And someone might move the briefcase.”

“You’re correct, young man. Let us then surmise that the best way to kill Kim is with a gun. Armed men surround him.”

“One of his bodyguards should shoot him?”

“He, of they, should,” I say, “but that group is the most fanatical and subservient. I’d wager on a pistol-wielding colonel.”

“Kim recently had his half-brother poisoned in a Malaysian airport, Colonel. That might work.”

“Poison seems harder to deliver and less lethal than a bullet. However, I’d have no objection to poison being part of the plot. One colonel could poison Kim as another shoots him.”

“There’s really no excuse for some officers not to try. You’d lost an eye, a hand, and two fingers on the other hand, yet spearheaded the conspiracy and activated a bomb you placed near Hitler’s feet.”

“It didn’t work. Why the hell didn’t I simply shoot him? I had to rush back to Berlin to lead the plot. Also, I confess, I had fantasies of surviving.”

“I don’t think whoever attacks Kim Jong-Un will live, Colonel.”

“Sadly, you’re correct. North Korea needs a man willing to receive eternal thanks in the hereafter.”

“Someday they’d name a street after him and celebrate each anniversary of his brave act, as in Germany.”

“When he arrives here, I’ll shake his hand with the three fingers I have left.”

“May I, Colonel,” he says, extending his hand.

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