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US media report North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is brain dead

Tue 21 Apr 2020 02:14:02 GMT

 

NBC News with that, trying to get more 

Speculation is swirling, from 1. he is recovering, to 2. he is in 'grave danger, to now this.
 
 
So far the brain dead thing is an unconfirmed rumour - no confirmation or otherwise out of NK. 
 
NBC News with that, trying to get more 
 
Kim was last seen in public April 11. 
  • He missed NK test missile firings on April 12
  • He missed the 'Day of the Sun" celebration of his grandfather and the country's founder, Kim Il Sung on April 15.
 
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This is a breaking story. Hard to get accurate information out of NK. Stay tuned.
 

 

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Earlier reporting........

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is receiving treatment after undergoing a cardiovascular procedure

Tue 21 Apr 2020 01:25:05 GMT

 

KJU was not in attendance when North Korea marked the anniversary of the birthday of its founding father and Kim's grandfather, Kim Il Sung on April 15

Since then speculation on his whereabouts and health have increased.
South Korean outlet Daily NK, a speciality website run mostly by North Korean defectors reported on Kim's health , he is said to be is recovering after treatment on April 12.
Citing unnamed sources.
 
via Reuters 
 
Also, via CNN:
  • The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's health is in grave danger following a surgery, a US official with direct knowledge tells me.
 
Background to this is Kim is five feet, seven inches tall, weighs about three hundred pounds
  • BMI of 45
  • or "extremely obese"
The guy is at extreme risk due to his health. 
 
 
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Just now, Warhippy said:

Now this is interesting.

 

If true

 

How does China react?  How about North Korean ruling elite and military?

No idea, Does he even have a successor? Hard to have a successor when you murder everyone around you. IE the uncle, the half brother.

 

I would assume China will be all over this offering assitance.

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South Korean government says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not seriously ill

Tue 21 Apr 2020 02:53:01 GMT

 

Yonhap (SK media) citing the South Korean government 

  • says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not seriously ill
  • says no unusual movement in North Korea
South Korean latest is at odds with (admittedly anonymously sourced) US govmt report: 
 
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OK this sounds fishy. How would the South know? Unless they opened the special lines of communication with the North. In that case, what else would you expect the North Koreans to say?
 
Something has to be up as Lil Kim missed the "Day Of The Sun" celebrations on the 15th.
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46 minutes ago, nuckin_futz said:

No idea, Does he even have a successor? Hard to have a successor when you murder everyone around you. IE the uncle, the half brother.

 

I would assume China will be all over this offering assitance.

I believe he has two sisters. Or his wife. 

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