Recensione: Assassination, di Dong-hoon Choi ★★★¾

Recensione: Assassination, di Dong-hoon Choi ★★★¾

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L’ambientazione è tanto cara in quest’epoca in cui in Oriente si è ricominciato a fare i conti con la storia passata, siamo in Corea negli anni trenta sotto una delle peggiori egemonia di uno stato occupante, il Giappone, che per venti anni ha perseguito l’idea della soppressione della cultura della penisola asiatica. C’è ovviamente la missione di un gruppo di indipendentisti, c’è il traditore…

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This Woman Came Back From the Dead to Spite the Husband Who Paid to Have Her Murdered

Noela Rukundo lived happily in Australia with her husband Balenga Kalala until she left to visit the country of Burundi where she grew up for her stepmother’s funeral.

In Burundi, she stepped out for some air after finishing a phone call with her loving husband to meet a man with a gun pointed at her.  Under the threat of death, she did what he told her to do and was taken to a secluded place where her kidnappers met with other gang members. Fortunately for her, the hitmen her husband sent to kill her were principled.

They told her they don’t kill women and children so after some theatrics over the phone, during which she heard her own husband command them to “Kill her” and the hitmen demanded more money and told him that she was dead.

With evidence from her would-be killers she headed home to crash her own funeral. She showed up right as mourning friends and family were leaving her husband’s home.

What kind of thing would you say to the person you love who tried to have you murdered?  Rukundo just said, “Surprise! I’m still alive!”

And I remember when I met him, it was so clear that he was the only one for me.

We both knew it, right away.

And as the years went on, things got more difficult, we were faced with more challenges.

I begged him to stay.

Try to remember what we had at the beginning.

He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it. When he walked in every woman’s head turned, everyone stood up to talk to him.

He was like this hybrid,

this mix of a man who couldn’t contain himself.

I always got the sense that he became torn
between being a good person and missing out on all of the opportunities that life could offer a man as magnificent as him.

And in that way I understood him and I loved him.

I loved him,
I loved him,
I loved him.

And I still love him.

I love him.

—  The love letter Jacqueline Kennedy wrote to John F Kennedy after his assassination on November 22, 1963

A portion of Charles Guiteau’s brain

“The doctors killed Garfield, I just shot him”

This is a specimen of the brain tissue of Charles Guiteau. He is best known as the assassin of President James A. Garfield of the USA. 

While James Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881, he did not die until eleven weeks later. Most of his care was considered competent for the day, but his physicians rejected antiseptic technique, and if they hadn’t, it’s widely believed that Garfield would have survived. The exact cause of death was overwhelming infection, leading to rupture of the splenic artery.

His assassin was executed less than a year after his death, by hanging.

From the National Museum of Health and Medicine, via Flickr

The unbelievable assassination drama in Argentina just took another shocking turn 

Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor who had accused Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of orchestrating a bombing cover-up, was found dead in January. He died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head, just hours before he was set to testify in front of Congress — but Nisman didn’t own a gun.

And now, the document found in his home has even more people scratching their heads.

“You come at the queen, you best not miss.”

4 People Who Were Ridiculously Hard to Kill

#3. Queen Victoria Powered Her Way Through a Succession of Murderous Lunatics

As the longest-reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria was an easy target to many disgruntled people. And thanks to several absurd malfunctions in her security detail, she did indeed have to deal with seven different attempts on her life, all by deranged individuals, most seemingly straight out of a goddamn circus.

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Alright so President William Mckinley always wore a red carnation on his lapel for good luck and one day was greeting citizens and greeted this little girl and gave her his flower and then got shot literally seconds later and can we just talk about how that little girl must have felt later like “golly gee i killed the president”