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N. Korea: Kim Kyong-hui in coma, says intelligence source(Kim's aunt only weighs 77 lbs)
Korea Joongang Daily ^ | Jan 09,2014 | PARK SEUNG-HEE AND JEONG YONG-SOO

Posted on 01/09/2014 6:15:49 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Kim Kyong-hui in coma, says intelligence source

Jan 09,2014

WASHINGTON - Kim Kyong-hui, aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and wife of the purged and executed Jang Song-thaek, is in a vegetative state after undergoing brain surgery, a source told the JoongAng Ilbo.

An intelligence official in the United States said on condition of anonymity yesterday that Kim Kyong-hui had surgery for a brain tumor in 2013 in Paris.

After the surgery, she lost a lot of weight, dropping to 35 kilograms (77 pounds), the official said.

The official denied some Korean reports alleging she committed suicide and maintained that she is still alive.

A U.S. government official said Kim gave her “tactical agreement” to the killing of her husband, Jang, last month.

Jang, who was once regarded as political protector of Kim Jong-un and the second-most powerful figure in the country, was purged and brutally executed for treason on Dec. 12, 2013.

North Korea’s state media released a photo of him at a tribunal and reported his crimes in depth.

His wife, Kim, the only sister of late leader Kim Jong-il, attended the military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean regime on Sept. 9, 2013. She also appeared watching a musical performance by the North Korean Army with her nephew Kim Jong-un and first lady Ri Sol-ju the next day, Sept. 10.

Since then, she has not appeared in state media.

Kim’s disappearance spawned allegations that she died in the aftermath of the execution of her husband, possibly by committing suicide.

However, Lee Jung-hyun, the senior presidential secretary for public affairs for President Park Geun-hye, told reporters, “I heard nothing has been confirmed about her death,” citing Kim Jang-soo, the national security chief.

“Starting in early 2013, her health has been increasingly getting worse, and she is now in critical condition, reportedly in coma,” a South Korean government official said. “But she has not died.”

Rumors have spread that Kim was suffering from drug addiction and living separately from her husband. Starting in 2000, she reportedly suffered from depression and alcoholism.

BY PARK SEUNG-HEE AND JEONG YONG-SOO [heejin@joongang.co.kr]


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackeyes; coma; kimkyonghui; nkorea

1 posted on 01/09/2014 6:15:49 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; endthematrix; ...

P!


2 posted on 01/09/2014 6:16:28 AM 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

Should have fed her some hubby steaks.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 6:29:10 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No doubt she’s dead.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 6:32:06 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
only 77 lbs? That's nothing to bark about.
5 posted on 01/09/2014 6:32:51 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

She had “brain surgery” and is in a “coma.”


6 posted on 01/09/2014 6:53:35 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people's than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I see the little fat boy is getting rid of another of his relatives..


7 posted on 01/09/2014 7:05:24 AM PST by PLD
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To: PLD

Isn’t that standard palace procedure? You are crowned king, you exile and kill off others who may succeed you by blood, so that your own progeny are the only ones with the bloodline?

Then marry into another “noble” family to diversify the gene pool


8 posted on 01/09/2014 7:12:50 AM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

>>> A U.S. government official said Kim gave her “tactical agreement” to the killing of her husband, Jang, last month.

That must be some ‘miracle’, being in a coma and all.

Or ‘a U.S. government official’ is just making stuff up as they go?


9 posted on 01/09/2014 7:21:11 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

OK.

Once she gave the “tactical agreement” then she fell into a coma ......


10 posted on 01/09/2014 7:22:19 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
North Korea’s state media released a photo of him at a tribunal and reported his crimes in depth.

I saw the reports of his execution but what specifically was he supposed to have done?

11 posted on 01/09/2014 7:36:10 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

YOU CANNOT BELIEVE ANYTHING THEIR OFFICIAL PRESS SAYS. She could already be dead for all we know by now.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 7:42:42 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Kim's aunt only weighs 77 lbs

That won't feed many dogs.

13 posted on 01/09/2014 7:43:24 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

MANN she is tiny she fading away if she weight that much


14 posted on 01/09/2014 8:47:12 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Yeah I think you are right

hate to say it

She’s dead they want keep her alive as much as possible she is last of Chia Pet family


15 posted on 01/09/2014 8:48:03 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine
Weekend at Bernies?

Weekend with "Black Eyes"?

16 posted on 01/09/2014 7:55:11 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bump


17 posted on 01/09/2014 7:56:59 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: TigerLikesRooster

A lot of NK women are probably way underweight


18 posted on 01/09/2014 7:59:03 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: PLD

and she is a blood relative


19 posted on 01/09/2014 7:59:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Straight Vermonter

he was accused of making money through direct control of this or that and using it to surround himself with his own power base and even armed groups.

He was executed, as were 5 staff members, reports suggest 200 members of the Jang extended family were sent to the camps. Some say 2+ thousands of people were rounded up and sent to the camps in total.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 8:01:53 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Kim gave her “tactical agreement”

Un's Aunti wasn't anti!

21 posted on 01/09/2014 8:04:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I like that one Weekend at Black eyes LOL!


22 posted on 01/10/2014 8:34:10 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yeah I think I know what happen after her husband executed

Chia Chub gave offer to his auntie she can’t refuse

Go to castle and retired and die

Or face firing squard

That how they got rid of Queen Mothers back in da day


23 posted on 01/10/2014 8:35:14 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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