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N. Korea: Is Kim Jong-un's Aunt Dead?
Chosun Ilbo ^ | Jan. 06, 2014

Posted on 01/05/2014 6:35:41 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Is Kim Jong-un's Aunt Dead?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's aunt and widow of executed eminence grise Jang Song-taek is believed to have died, possibly by her own hand.

A government source here on Sunday said Kim Kyong-hui, who has been out of the public eye either committed suicide or died from a heart attack.

The source said intelligence services here believe Kim is dead but have not been able to confirm this, though they are also trying to find out whether she went abroad for medical treatment.

Another government official said, "There are many rumors going around about Kim Kyong-hui, but we're not yet able to confirm any of them."

Kim Kyong-hui is former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's only sister and the daughter of nation founder Kim Il-sung.

She was last seen at the 65th anniversary of North Korea on Sept. 9 of last year and with Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju at a musical performance on Sept. 10. Despite the execution of her powerful husband, her name was on a list of dignitaries planning the funeral for a high-ranking Workers Party official who died in mid-December, so intelligence services here believed she was alive and well.

But she did not show up for the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il on Dec. 17, raising speculation that she was ill or forced into isolation.

Born in 1946, she is 68 this year and apparently suffered from alcoholism and depression due to her troubled marriage with Jang and the suicide of her daughter in 2006.

She went to Moscow in 2011 for medical treatment. A government official said, "It is clear that Kim Kyong-hui received medical treatment on her toe and there are rumors that she was also treated for heart problems or dementia." Other rumors said she received medical treatment in Singapore in 2012. englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 06, 2014 09:30 KST


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackeyes; howconvenient; kimkyonghui; kimkyounghui; nkorea; pyongyangcide; suicided

1 posted on 01/05/2014 6:35:41 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; endthematrix; ...

P!


2 posted on 01/05/2014 6:36:08 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bump


3 posted on 01/05/2014 6:36:55 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: All

dogs were hungry?


4 posted on 01/05/2014 6:37:25 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So again, what’s the problem with big government?


5 posted on 01/05/2014 6:45:45 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda ( AS)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Kim Jong-un's aunt and widow of executed eminence grise Jang Song-taek is believed to have died, possibly by her own hand.

Shot herself in the head. Twice.

6 posted on 01/05/2014 6:56:53 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Death by 120 cats?


7 posted on 01/05/2014 6:58:07 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: a fool in paradise

Dude, are you keep track of the dead trios?


8 posted on 01/05/2014 7:03:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

They rounded up hundreds of Jang family and sent them to the camps, they are rounding up thousands of his associates and likely their extended families too. They will be starved, forced to work and raped and beaten in the camps. Yes, these extended families include children too, they do not distinguish.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 7:06:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

It is such horror, it is difficult to believe. Even the Soviets or the WWII Germans (with notable exceptions, to be sure) were not as barbaric.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 7:08:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yep. That is true. NK is this barbaric against their own people. The WW2 Germans did not consider most of the ones they slaughtered in the camps to be “their people”, gypsies and jews and such.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 7:11:04 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Who living in North Korea WOULDN’T be suffering from alcoholism and depression?


12 posted on 01/05/2014 7:13:50 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: a fool in paradise

Actually dude, we need to recalculate our recent trios, not an easy task when you consider the volume of all the recent departures. Un’s uncle, whom we included as a string player in one of our trios, was actually fed to the dogs along with five other players, his associates (thus proving our general theory - uncle + 5 = 6 = 2 trios!), but since that removes him from one of our classical trios, a recalculation is required, and auntie may actually end up in the trio with Phil Everly, not a bad company, for certain.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 7:22:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: GeronL
The problem when you play at Caligula 2.0 it can backfire and provoke a desperation driven resistance. People who feel they have nothing more to lose and will be killed anyway might be provoked to act no matter what the possible loss.
14 posted on 01/05/2014 7:25:25 PM PST by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: Polynikes

What you’re talking about has happened in the Communist countries (but never in the Soviet Union to our knowledge!) a handful of times since 1945, you can count them on the hands of one and a half hands. The Communists have got the tools and mechanisms of power all figured out, just look at Cuba and Venezuela and Zimbabwe, why do you think it is such a popular method of power?! (NOTE: According to an hour long video presentation on Youtube by an American living in South Korea and studying NK, NK is not really a communist state, but it has adopted some of the methods of communism.)


15 posted on 01/05/2014 7:30:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

16 posted on 01/05/2014 7:33:46 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Was auntie anti?


17 posted on 01/05/2014 7:34:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Obama is busily taking notes.
18 posted on 01/05/2014 7:40:02 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: JoeProBono

Portrait of a dysfunctional family.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 7:47:56 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Where’s the wife?


20 posted on 01/05/2014 7:51:04 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Revolting cat!

21 posted on 01/05/2014 7:51:10 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: All

What next? Give his favorite horse a seat in the supreme senate...with voting rights?


22 posted on 01/05/2014 7:55:31 PM PST by Kolath
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To: JoeProBono
Forever to be remembered as *Auntie Maim* ....or *Auntie Meme.*


23 posted on 01/05/2014 8:19:13 PM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: freekitty
Somewhere wondering if she's next.

Kim Jong-un's ex-lover 'executed by firing squad'

24 posted on 01/05/2014 8:24:22 PM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: beelzepug
Who living in North Korea WOULDN’T be suffering from alcoholism and depression?

Most, they can't afford the booze.

25 posted on 01/05/2014 8:25:23 PM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

In the end, there can be only Un.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 8:45:11 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: newnhdad

Fed her to the cats?


27 posted on 01/05/2014 9:06:09 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I have a feeling it isn’t going to end well for Kim Jong Un. Something tells me he’s going to be taken out sooner rather than later, and it won’t be pretty.

I just have a feeling someone is going to make an example of this dictator. Fear can sometimes have the opposite effect that a dictator desires. When others think they might be next, they might take matters into their own hands. I would not want to be Kim Jong Un.


28 posted on 01/05/2014 10:17:43 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Artcore

North Korea is fragile because of the extreme lack of grace in it.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 10:18:30 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“North Korea is fragile because of the extreme lack of grace in it.”
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There’s never grace under dictators...ever!

Kim Jong Un has made his bed. He has chosen to live by the sword, and to be consumed with pride.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 10:39:29 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Revolting cat!

Post 15

Well, speaking of the Soviets, there is the story of Beria snuffing Stalin with a pillow over the face in 1953. Then Beria and two or three more Premiers went in rapid succession before Kruchev.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 11:06:55 PM PST by Rockpile
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To: TigerLikesRooster

RE: “Died, possibly by her own hand.”

Yeah - they chopped it off and shoved it down her throat.


32 posted on 01/06/2014 1:05:24 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: TigerLikesRooster

One might think that the wickedly fluid situation in NK would give Mr. Rodman and the former NBA players pause for reflection


33 posted on 01/06/2014 2:39:19 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Artie; AmericanInTokyo; TigerLikesRooster
33 posted on 1/6/2014 4:39:19 AM by Artie: “One might think that the wickedly fluid situation in NK would give Mr. Rodman and the former NBA players pause for reflection.”

While some Freepers are in a position to know nonpublic information, most of us can only speculate.

To avoid any misunderstandings, what follows is merely my personal guess, though it's based on years of watching North Korea. I have no inside information whatsoever on this, so if I'm right, it's simply putting two and two together.

My guess is that Dennis Rodman knows exactly what he is doing, has received extensive briefings, and is reporting back what he has seen and heard. And I suspect Rodman’s connection with Kim Jong-eun goes back much farther than is publicly known.

Kim Jong-eun’s fascination with basketball has been known for a very long time. I think our State Department and foreign intelligence services, as well as those of South Korea, have been considering potential ways to use that connection since it provided a way to exploit the interest of a member of the North Korean ruling family in an aspect of Western culture.

If they weren't doing that, they were stupid not to do so. This was an obvious exploit opportunity, particularly when Kim Jong-eun was not considered to be in the line of succession but had influence with his father and brothers.

Somebody with more time on their hands than I have might like to look into what happened a number of years ago when a star North Korean basketball player wanted to come to the United States to play basketball. Again, I do not think this is the first time our intelligence agencies have considered basketball diplomacy.

34 posted on 01/06/2014 4:09:26 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

Your saying he is deep cover NOC? Very risky. If found out, they will feed him feet first into a wood chipper on the outskirts of Pyongyang. My own pet theory is that he is getting deeper and deeper to a honey trap each time he goes up there and is plied with North Korean prostitutes. If they were smart, the NSA would find a way to get into his Beijing room at the opportune time and “chip” his shoe or other accessories.


35 posted on 01/06/2014 5:56:15 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Immediate guess? Executed but cannot be reported as executed due to the blood line to Kim Jong il. They will have it come out later she died of a heart attack or suicide or some other such nonsense, traffic accident on the say to Sunan Airport, and what not. They always have a story for something; doesnt matter if its true or not. Poor “Black eyes”.


36 posted on 01/06/2014 5:58:52 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

In Soviet times, it was called “The Kremlin Flu.”


37 posted on 01/06/2014 6:00:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

I think it’s like the “president elected in a year ending in zero rule”. It may no longer hold. Need to find some new commonality.


38 posted on 01/06/2014 8:17:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; SandRat; AmericanInTokyo; All

OH OH Did chia chub went Kill Bill on her LOL!

I think went like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EajaioMj-NA


39 posted on 01/06/2014 9:02:41 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dfwgator

One good thing about Russians they give great music at their funerals LOL!

Look up Soviet Union leader they play classical music


40 posted on 01/06/2014 9:06:08 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: beelzepug
Who living in North Korea WOULDN’T be suffering from alcoholism and depression?

You probably cannot get alcohol, unless you are connected. And people with real problems of survival don't have time to suffer from "depression".

41 posted on 01/06/2014 10:56:27 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I thought there was a photo of her from around Nov. posted here a few weeks ago?


42 posted on 01/06/2014 12:56:12 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: All

If UK Telegragh said this you are dead

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10553603/Kim-Jong-uns-aunt-reported-to-be-dead.html


43 posted on 01/06/2014 4:48:39 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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