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  • Signs From North Korea Only Raise More Questions About Absent Kim Jong Un

    04/29/2020 1:56:52 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 7 replies
    US News ^ | April 29, 2020, at 8:09 a.m. | Paul D. Shinkman
    President Donald Trump has said he knows something of the North Korean leader’s condition – but he won’t disclose it. NORTH KOREA THIS WEEK provided halting signs that leader Kim Jong Un remains in power and control as sensational reports circulated unabated across the world claiming he is grievously ill or perhaps even dead. Though their significance is disputed, a series of dispatches were reportedly issued in Kim's name to Syria, Cuba and South Africa as well as a letter of praise for local workers. But, as is historically the case when issues arise about its leader's fitness, signals from...
  • Why He Can't Be Found: Kim Jong Un Might Be Trying to Avoid Coronavirus, South Korean Minister Says

    04/28/2020 11:59:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/28/2020 | Jack Phillips
    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un might be staying out of the spotlight due to CCP virus concerns, according to a South Korean minister on Tuesday. South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said Kim’s absence from a ceremony on April 15 that celebrated his grandfather Kim Il Sung’s birthday isn’t unusual. According to reports, Kim has never missed the ceremony for his grandfather, the founder of the communist state, since he took power in 2011. “It is true that he had never missed the anniversary for Kim Il Sung’s birthday since he took power, but many anniversary events including celebrations and...
  • Kim Jong-un's pleasure train: It offers fresh lobster, fine wines, and a harem of girls for entertainment. Now, as it’s claimed the North Korea leader has died, will the key to the mystery be found on his luxury locomotive?

    04/28/2020 4:55:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2020 | Neil Tweedie
    Dictators love their personal trains. Hitler had ‘Amerika’, an armoured beast equipped with anti-aircraft guns, which he used as a mobile headquarters for much of World War II. Mussolini and Stalin both insisted on luxurious bespoke carriages when travelling long distances. Fitting, then, that one of the world’s last old‑fashioned despots should also travel in his own unique version of this tyrant’s status symbol: one that may provide a vital clue as to the whereabouts of this stricken — and possibly deceased — autocrat.
  • South Korea: Kim Jong Un isn’t dead, he’s just trying to avoid coronavirus

    04/28/2020 12:39:12 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 28, 2020 | 3:04am | By Reuters
    SEOUL — Kim Jong Un may have missed a key holiday on April 15 because of concerns over the coronavirus, not because he is ill, South Korea’s minister for North Korean affairs said on Tuesday.
  • Trump claims he knows how Kim Jong Un is doing: 'I do have a very good idea'

    04/27/2020 11:05:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump in his Monday coronavirus briefing hinted that he knew the disputed status of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health, but stopped short of filling in the White House press. “Yes I do have a very good idea,” Trump said when asked if he had any information on Kim’s health after unconfirmed reports circulated that he may have died after cardiovascular surgery. “I can’t talk about it now,” Trump continued. “I hope he’s fine, I do know how he’s doing, you’ll probably be hearing in the not too distant future,” the president added.
  • The Morning Briefing: 'Kim Jong-Un Dead' Sounds Like a Dictator Vampire

    04/27/2020 8:21:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 27 Apr 2020 | Stephen Kruiser
    Are we still numbering the weeks of stay-at-home quarantine stuff? If we are, I apologize, because I have no idea which one we’re starting now. The only thing of which I am certain is that it’s Monday, April 9476th, 2020 today. We kinda/sorta had some sports to pay attention to over the weekend, as the social-distance NFL draft wrapped up for a season that still may not happen. That wasn’t much comfort for me, as I am not a fan of the current draft format, which I explained in my Friday column. The one news story that played out over...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 4/26/2020

    04/26/2020 9:56:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/26/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: Syrian air defenses repelling an attack in the Damascus area where its Monday morning. Israel aircraft from Lebanese airspace launching the attack..... Here in the United States People's Rights sponsoring an event at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia on Friday advocating the opening of Washington state..... The scope of the Saturday protest in Berlin against house arrest measures was greater than earlier reported. The protest involved nearly one thousand people. There was also a protest in another German city Stuttgart... "It's a real fear that if you have too harsh measures, then they can't be sustained over...
  • Kim Jong-un is 'alive and well', says South Korea's security adviser

    04/26/2020 7:36:51 PM PDT · by McGruff · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 26 Apr 2020 | Justin McCurry and agencies
    South Korea has said that Kim Jong-un, is “alive and well”, downplaying rumours that that the North Korean leader was seriously ill after undergoing heart surgery. “Our government position is firm,” Moon Chung-in, a special adviser on national security to the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, said in an interview with CNN on Sunday. “Kim Jong-un is alive and well.” The adviser said that Kim had been staying in Wonsan – a resort town on the country’s east coast – since 13 April, adding: “No suspicious movements have so far been detected.”
  • Kim Jong Un's train spotted on satellite images amid rumors of North Korean dictator's ill health

    04/26/2020 10:51:43 AM PDT · by bitt · 45 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/26/2020 | Travis Fedschun, Greg Palkot
    The signature train belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been spotted on satellite images parked at a station on the nation's eastern coast since last week, according to a U.S. monitor, as questions swirl over the dictator's health. Since Kim missed an April 15 commemoration of the 108th birthday of his grandfather, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, unverified reports have emerged about his health. On Sunday, a key aide to the president of South Korea insisted Kim, who is believed to be 36, was "alive and well." "Our government position is firm," Chung-in Moon, foreign policy...
  • Kim Jong-Un Talks! Sort Of; Issues Statement of Appreciation to Workers

    04/26/2020 5:27:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2020 | Taylor Millard
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is ah-live! Maybe. He sent a message giving his appreciation to people building a complex at his father’s hometown on the border of China although state radio didn’t say anything about the 36-year-old’s health. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported no photos of Kim have been published since his vanishing on April 11th amid speculation heart problems either felled or left him comatose. South Korea’s official stance is Kim remains in the realm of the living. South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s foreign policy adviser sent a statement to American media saying Kim is “alive...
  • North Korea Reports Kim Jong Un Is 'Most Alive Person In Universe'

    04/26/2020 1:44:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 04/25/2020
    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea reported today that Kim Jong Un is not dead and in fact is "the most alive person in the universe." "American fake news says Supreme Leader is dead, but we found that he was more alive than anyone ever in history," said a spokesperson. "If he lies in still vegetative state, it is only because he is stuffed so full of life like a big meal and needs time to properly digest all that life. So much life. Such great life." According to the official statement released by the Korean Central News Agency, the...
  • Kim's Alive! South Korea says despot Jong-un is NOT dead as defectors from his evil regime also say they believe he is still healthy

    04/26/2020 10:09:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/26/2020 | By JAMES GANT and LUKE ANDREWS and WILLIAM COLE
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is 'alive and well', a South Korean official has said. Foreign policy adviser Chung-in Moon said his government's position is firmly that the despot is not dead. The aide said Kim had been living in the Wonsan area of the country since April 13, adding to Fox: 'No suspicious movements have so far been detected.' Rumours of his death emerged from the vice director of Hong Kong Satellite Television Shijian Xingzou, who claimed a 'very solid source' told her Kim was dead. She has 15million followers on Chinese social media Weibo, and is also the...
  • BREAKING: China-Backed Satellite TV Network Reporting that Kim Jong-un Is Dead

    04/26/2020 6:43:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/26/2020 | Rick Moran
    A female vice-director of HKSTV Hong Kong Satellite Television, a Beijing-backed broadcast network in Hong Kong, claims that Kim Jong-un is dead, citing a “very solid source.” TMZ reports the woman is a niece of the Chinese foreign minister.HKSTV is not owned by the Chinese government, nor is it an official media outlet of the government. But it allowed the Hong Kong-based network to broadcast its programming into mainland China. The report is not on the HKTV website. It appeared on the Chinese messaging app Weibo. There is a viral image that includes a picture of Kim supposedly lying...
  • Kim Jong-un's doctor 'botched heart surgery as his hands were shaking', sources claim

    04/25/2020 9:54:47 PM PDT · by cba123 · 104 replies
    Mirror ^ | Today | BY ANNA MACSWAN
    North Korea ruler Kim Kong-un is dead or gravely ill after a stent procedure went wrong because his doctor's hands were shaking, according to reports, amid questions over his health -- Kim Jong-un is dead or on his death bed after a heart operation went wrong because his doctor's hand were shaking, reports claim. Rumours surrounding the health of the North Korean despot have been rife since he missed a celebration of the birthday of his late grandfather and the country's founder, Kim Il-sung, on April 15. A Japanese weekly magazine, Shukan Gendai, now reports that the leader is in...
  • North Korea defector (from Trump's SOTU) in hot water over NK remarks

    04/25/2020 3:21:55 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | Apr 2020 | Kang Seung-woo
    A North Korean defector-turned-lawmaker-elect's unconfirmed remarks regarding North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's health are raising some eyebrows, including those of a fellow defector. In response to CNN, which broke the news on Monday that Kim was gravely ill, the government said he seemed to be dealing with state affairs as usual, adding there was no intelligence regarding rumors about his health. However, Ji Sung-ho, who won a National Assembly seat through the proportional representation system in last week's general election, recounted to local media that his former country's leader is in a critical condition after undergoing cardiovascular surgery. "It is...
  • Viral Image That Claims To Show Kim Jong Un Lying Dead Inside A Glass Coffin Is Being Shared On Social Media

    04/25/2020 2:22:19 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 63 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 04.25.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Kim Jong Un’s health appears could be more serious than initially believed, according to reports. Reports emerged earlier this week that Kim was gravely ill following heart surgery, although that has since been disputed. However, Japanese media now claims that Kim is in a vegetative state following a stent procedure. This news was reported from a Japanese news magazine, which lends more credibility to the possibility that he is really dead. Reuters reported a medical team was dispatched to North Korea to care for Kim. And yesterday, a senior executive of a Beijing-backed satellite tv station in China said Kim...
  • What’s Next For North Korea If Kim Jong-Un Is Dead?

    04/25/2020 7:39:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Despite repeated denials from the government and state-run media about the status of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s health, the fact remains that nobody has seen him in public in weeks. The various claims and rumors making the rounds range from Kim being in recovery from surgery at a private residence to assertions that he’s brain dead or even deceased. The hermit kingdom isn’t really big on sharing news, particularly if it’s of the bad variety, so we won’t know anything until they’re ready to either produce him or offer some other sort of proof.But given the dodgy nature...
  • Hong Kong TV Mogul Claims Kim-Jong-Un Has Died

    04/25/2020 5:12:37 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 60 replies
    ibtimes.sg ^ | April 25, 2020
    Even as China has sent in a medical team to North Korea to advise the leader, a Beijing-backed satellite TV channel's vice director, who is also a niece of a Chinese foreign minister, has claimed that Kim Jong Un is dead. Vice director of HKSTV Hong Kong Satellite Television told her 15 million followers on Weibo that her Kim Jong Un death claim was backed by a "very solid source." Her post on Weibo since then has been shared widely on social media. There is also a viral image that is being shared that claims to show Kim Jong Un...
  • China sent team including medical experts to advise on North Korea’s Kim, sources say

    04/24/2020 7:03:00 PM PDT · by knak · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/24/2020 | reuters
    BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to three people familiar with the situation. The trip by the Chinese doctors and officials comes amid conflicting reports about the health of the North Korean leader. Reuters was unable to immediately determine what the trip by the Chinese team signaled in terms of Kim’s health. A delegation led by a senior member of the Chinese Communist Party’s International Liaison Department left Beijing for North Korea on Thursday, two of the people said. The department is...
  • Are Hillary Clinton’s China ties behind a dropped espionage investigation?

    04/23/2015 5:14:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 4/23/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Few Americans could fathom the notion that the United States is so indebted to China that one of Beijing’s spies could get away with espionage – especially with an White House in love with espionage prosecutions. But that might be the only reasonable explanation for the Obama administration’s decision to pass on prosecuting a State Department contractor who was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to someone believed to be a Chinese agent seeking information on Americans. According to Fox News, a November 2014 FBI affidavit that was filed in U.S. district court in Maryland indicates that the FBI launched a...