Skip to comments.N. Korea: "Jang Sung-taek's Associate Escaped, Carrying Key Documents on Nuke"
Posted on 12/10/2013 4:36:54 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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"Jang Sung-taek's Associate Escaped, Carrying Key Documents on Nuke"
A close associate of now-purged Jang Sung-taek escaped to China with key documents on N. Korea's nuclear program recently. It is a possibility that the impending purge of Jang contributed to his defection.
SBS(S. Korean TV station,) quoting a source on N. Korea, reported that, in the early part of October, when momentum is building up to purge Jang Sung-taek, his close associate escaped to China, who is a former general at Ruling Party's Administration Department which Jang headed.
The source said, "He came out with key documents on N. Korea's nuclear (arms) development." The documents are said to contain information on N. Korea's nuclear facilities, nuclear materials in possession, and accounting books on slush funds managed by Jang Sung-taek and Kim Jong-eun.
The source went on to say that Jang's associate is currently under the protection of S. Korean intelligence, but China and U.S. also want him, making things complicated
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A silly rhetorical question indeed.
I am talking about the article, not you.:-)
If we had a competent administration, this would be in CIA hands already.
It is all very clearly explained at the website.
Something we wrote 2 years ago
How to interpret what is happening in North Korea?
Obviously they have an Imperial cult http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_cult with a dynasty that is worshipped as gods that can make wonderful things like 11 hole-in-ones http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/from-fashion-icon-to-golf-pro-mind-boggling-facts-about-kim-jong-il/story-e6frf7lf-1226226100974
They borrowed the cult from Mao http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/article.aspx?id=3684 and Stalin. This followed a long tradition that can be explored in The Golden Bough by Frazer http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/bough11h.htm
The problem is; if Kim Il sung was the god, Yuri Irsenovich Kim his priest, what is Kim Jong un?
and what would happen if he prematurely would follow his father?
I am sure that a lot of North Koreans really believe in the divinity of the Juche, but how has this belief varied over the years? Was il-sung worshipped, Jong-il worshipped and feared, Young Jong only feared?
what would happen if it collapses? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802392/posts http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/ML13Dg01.html
901 posted on 12/30/2011 4:07:13 AM PST by AdmSmith
Kim Jong-il completed the divinity of his father Kim Il-sung. After making his father a god, he had claimed the divine son of god, another god by hereditary link. However, toward the end of his life, he was less worshiped than feared. Now we have his son who tries to claim his divinity via hereditary line. The trouble is that he may well be neither worshiped nor feared. The personality cult of Kim family is dying. Fast. No cult worship means no rule. That is where things are heading toward in N. Korea.
Kim Jong-eun will probably try to fight to the bitter end to defend the cult. For others around them, I am not so sure. The members of regime’s inner circle will evaluate the situation on a daily basis: Do I benefit from standing by the cult or turning against it? Or should I just opt out with stashed cash in hand?
For now, everybody is laying low to see how things will pan out. Everybody is trying to get a hint by figuring out what others are up to.
903 posted on 12/30/2011 7:18:28 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Have you read this 2012 book?
Kim Jong Nam, the late Kim Jong Ils eldest son, provides his own frank account of North Koreas Dear Leader in a book that will hit stores Jan. 20, including his reluctance to let any of his sons take power, an editor at publisher Bungei Shunju Co. said.
The book by Yoji Gomi, a senior staff writer for the Tokyo Shimbun daily, is based on his extensive interviews with Kim Jong Nam and email exchanges between them, the editor said Friday.
Tiger I hear something on the weekend news one of his people defect to South Korea or Japan
Considering all, is China really the best place to run to?
No, but the only route that he could use.