by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research:
n May of last year, the DPRK accused both the CIA (headed by Mike Pompeo) and the ROK’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) of “a failed plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-un with a biochemical bomb at a military parade in Pyongyang.”
Neither the CIA nor the White House responded to these accusations.
While press reports acknowledged the CIA’s “long history” of political assassinations, the DPRK’s accusations were casually dismissed.
According to The Guardian (March 5, 2017)
“The CIA has a long history of helping to kill leaders around the world. US intelligence agency has since 1945 succeeded in deposing or killing a string of leaders, but was forced to cut back after a Senate investigation in the 1970s”
According to North Korea’s ministry of state security, the CIA has not abandoned its old ways. In a statement on Friday, it accused that the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence service of being behind an alleged recent an assassination attempt on its leader Kim Jong-un.
Mike Pompeo’s Unannounced May 1, 2017 Mission to Seoul
What the Western media failed to notice was that the alleged assassination attempt directed against Chairman Kim (May 5, 2017) took place 5-6 days AFTER Mike Pompeo’s arrival in Seoul on the weekend of April 29-30 for (unannounced) consultations with his intelligence counterparts on May 1. Is it relevant? The matter needs to be carefully investigated.
Also of significance, the alleged failed assassination plot took place four days BEFORE the May 9 Elections which led to President Moon’s Inauguration on March 10, 2017:
April 29-30 Arrival of Mike Pompeo in Seoul, with his wife
May 1 Seoul: Pompeo Consultations with intelligence and military counterparts, US military and US Embassy
May 5, Pyongyang: Alleged failed assassination directed against Kim Jong-un
May 9, National elections
May 10, Inauguration of President Moon Jae-in
The timing of Pompeo’s meetings in Seoul was crucial: in early May 2017, the intelligence team at the ROK National Intelligence Service (alias KCIA) headed by Langley’s crony Lee Byung-ho, was STILL under the control of the appointees of impeached president Park Geun-hye (daughter of the late dictator Park Chung-hee assassinated in 1979).
South Korean media confirmed that Pompeo had behind closed doors meetings with NIS spy chief Lee Byung-ho as well as “high-level officials in the presidential office” which was under the helm of Park crony and acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn (who held the positions of Justice Minister and Prime Minister in the government of impeached president Park).
The NIS team during Mrs. Park’s presidency (appointed by her predecessor) had been actively involved in an illicit propaganda scam to influence the vote in the 2012 elections which led to Mrs Park’s victory. Following her impeachment and the election of President Moon, legal procedures were implemented directed against: