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Kim Jong Un -- Status, anyone?

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I'm hearing widely varying reports about Kim Jong Un -- some are saying that he's recuperating from a heart procedure and others are saying that he has died. Is anyone in possession of some trustworthy news that may shed some light on this topic?
 

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I'm hearing widely varying reports about Kim Jong Un -- some are saying that he's recuperating from a heart procedure and others are saying that he has died. Is anyone in possession of some trustworthy news that may shed some light on this topic?



I don't think anyone really knows for sure. Maybe he has the Covid-19...?

I think it's anyones guess and control of the Nuclear Weapons is the biggest issue.



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The CNN article I read said he's being reported as deceased from a failed heart procedure after he collapsed while touring some facility. His sister is reportedly preparing to take over. There is a big event this weekend that he should appear at if he's alive, to dispel rumors to the contrary. If he doesn't appear, there will be a lot of demand for an update on his condition.

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There were other occasions he didn’t appear in the past and was reported ill and then appeared so time will tell.
 

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One can only hope that the next one to take over will get with it and stop being the hermit kingdom. I could not imagine having to live in a society like that and not being able to do a thing about it.

There have been rumors for years about his health. If he is dead they will keep it a secret as long as possible. He’s extremely overweight and I’m sure diabetic and probably has heart issues....a perfect candidate for a fatal bout with Wuhan Virus.

I’m more nervous about a China taking over.....from what I’ve read, NoKo has a vast amount of rare earth minerals.

Maybe Dennis Rodman can take a recon trip and let us know.
 

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N. Korea is the most closed society on Earth. They are paranoid and secretive. It is known that neighbor, and sole ally China has sent a crack medical team to Pyongyang. Porpose: unexplained. The N.Korean political operatives are running oiut of time for a credible explanation for Kim's disappearance from leadership. Eventually, they will only be left with telling the truth.

Jim
 

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As Kim Jong Un Disappears, North Korea Watchers Advise Caution
The guessing game began when the leader missed his country’s most important holiday April 15, then ratcheted higher after a South Korean publication reported he had heart surgery


By Andrew Jeong
April 26, 2020

One question swirled among North Korea watchers this weekend: Where is Kim Jong Un?, as the young dictator’s unexplained absence stretched past two weeks and Twitter lighted up with speculation about his incapacitation or death.

As of late Sunday, there were no known facts about the third-generation leader’s health. The guessing game began when Mr. Kim missed the country’s most important holiday April 15, then ratcheted higher after a South Korean publication reported he had heart surgery. On Saturday, a Japanese magazine took it a step further, writing that he had been left in a vegetative state after the procedure was botched.

The rumors illustrate North Korea’s outsize dependence on a single person for its political stability. The answer to the question of his health holds significant implications for the future of high-stakes nuclear negotiations with the U.S. and the stability of a country on China’s border.

“These persistent rumors suggest that there are concerns that his health could impact his ability to lead the country,” said Jean Lee, a public-policy fellow at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center. “And those concerns are always worth paying attention to with a country like North Korea where the system has been built around the rule of one family.”

But the flow of information from the secretive state is so poor, especially when it comes to the health of its leaders, that all longtime experts could do was hypothesize, advise caution and wait...............

 

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Someone performed the highest form of public service?

(Let's see if anyone gets that reference...)
 

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Someone performed the highest form of public service?

(Let's see if anyone gets that reference...)
I believe I get it
 

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While TUGgers are a great group, I'm not sure we're the holders of secret but trustworthy news! ;-)
I'll admit there are news reports that I see on this forum that would never see, otherwise. Secret news?
 

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I would bet that he caught COVID-19 which does not exist in North Korea.
 

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N Korea's Kim Jong Un appears in public amid health rumors.


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