So the Supreme Leader formerly known as Kim Jong-woon has not been seen in public for two weeks. Hmmm. What could this mean?
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for the past two weeks [EDITOR: I JUST SAID THAT] sparking widespread speculation amid escalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula.
Unconfirmed reports which suggested a coup against the leader have been rubbished by experts in Seoul citing no unusual military movement in the country.
Alongside a flurry of threats from North Korea, Kim’s absence has set rumour mills rolling. One question being asked is whether Pyongyang has been forced to tone down its war rhetoric against the US and South Korea.
Kim was last seen in public on 1 April when he headed a parliamentary session. The leader has been missing in action for the last 15 days at a time when the country is set to mark the birth anniversary of his grandfather and former leader of North Korea Kim Il-sung.
It is widely speculated that North Korea will launch a ballistic missile to mark the occasion.
So if there has been no coup by saner (relatively speaking) heads afraid that Kim is about to spark a nuclear holocaust, could Dennis Rodman’s BFF be hiding out in his “underground lair” in order to prevent spoilage due to nuclear fallout?
Given that communists have proved to be on the right side of history ever since Marx first bummed money from Friedrich Engels to buy a new mustache cup, I can only imagine that whatever is going on can only lead to the liberation of marginalized and oppressed peoples everywhere.
That, in case you didn’t know, was sarcasm. In fact, I think this whole mess calls for Jack Burton. And yes, I know it’s not called Big Trouble in North Korea, but I’ve been looking for an excuse to link to this video for weeks.