Which leads me to a thought about just that and North Korea. Have you ever wondered why, by this point, some member of the military with nothing to lose hasn't double-tapped Fat Bastard and his line of succession? I'm serious.
If you'd ever read Edwin Hoyt's excellent book "Japan's War" it would absolutely shock you just how tumultuous Japan was regarding it's warring classes------the bushido code, political assassinations, army vs. navy.....it covers the period from the early 1850's when Commodore Perry first appears at Japan's shoreline onward and ably demonstrates in it's pages class warfare and those who attempted overthrows feeling that sacrifice was it's own reward.
So again, when you look at the chasm that exists between the elite and the peasants in North Korea, and just how totally that peasant class continues to suffer so cruelly, I'm surprised someone hasn't tried to take him out. They should. I understand the fear factor, but with a cyanide capsule under the tongue in case of capture, might anyone become emboldened? I often wonder.