NK is no different than Saddam in Iraq or the Taliban in Afghan land. The majority of the population live in fear; there are a few brainwashed who thinks the west is the devil. And just like the wars before, most need a saviour to overpower the tyranny. Humanity is a common ground we all seek in our livelihood. So I do believe they could turn on Kim.
If only it were easy to assassinate authoritive figures that possess a threat, before the rest of the world looks at it as a mob hit. Nobody wants War but Trump. China is hard at work to destabilize the situation. Then the ships will turn back around and the fat kid goes back to playing with his incompetent toys within a matter of months. Wash, rinse, repeat.