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Old 10th Oct 2014, 18:03   #61 (permalink)
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Maybe he should take an extended holiday in Cuba. Cutting out Swiss cheese and consuming lettuce for a month might do him some good.
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Agreed, the people's lettuce grown by the happy workers is the elixir of life.



My bet is he's ground round being enjoyed by the palace guard dogs.
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 18:41   #63 (permalink)
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Maybe he should take an extended holiday in Cuba. Cutting out Swiss cheese and consuming lettuce for a month might do him some good.
Don't forget the chicken . . .
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Old 12th Oct 2014, 14:41   #64 (permalink)
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I would think that right about now, there's a great deal of uneasiness in high circles of power around the world - about a nuclear-armed rogue country that has been governed since 1953, on the basis of the total and unthinking national worship of a line of family dictators - suddenly appearing to be totally rudderless, with the total disappearance of the current dictator.

Such instability of leadership has never been seen in this nation since the end of the Korean War, and I'll wager this is causing some major heartburn in the higher levels of the intelligence agencies - both East and West - as they try to figure out what exactly IS going on, in this nation of oriental mystery and brutality.

I'm wondering how long it will be, before ordinary North Koreans start to query where the "Dear Leader" has gone - and how long it will be, before they can worship him again.

I mean to say, it's not like the "backroom operatives" can suddenly produce a stuffed version of the Great Leader, with someone operating his arms with sticks from below the table level - or would they??
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This is what China is for.
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Old 12th Oct 2014, 14:51   #66 (permalink)
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Of course they would. It's not like he goes around and mingles with the people. The only glimpse of him is through state owned media. I am sure they have plenty of footage saved for a time like this.

The only ones who might get suspicious are the bartenders at the Mongolian Bar where he used to come and share drinks with visiting foreigners from the Southern islands of the globe.
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a stuffed version of the Great Leader, with someone operating his arms with sticks
It's been done before, pretty much; good old Leonid wasn't really there for his last few years.

There is some grotesque footage around of him being propelled around a room by his aides, barely moving his legs as he is shunted from A to B, looking just like a corpse being propped up. But I can't find it.

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Leonid I. Brezhnev suffered "clinical death" in 1976 and was so weakened for the last six years of his rule that it was difficult for him to perform simple duties or understand what was going on around him. At the beginning of 1976, he had a clinical death. Doctors managed to revive him, but for the next three months he couldn't work, as his speech and abilities to think were impaired. In the six years before his death on Nov. 10, 1982, Medvedev said, Brezhnev was constantly attended by a group of doctors.
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...it was difficult for him to perform simple duties or understand what was going on around him.
Wasn't that Ronald Reagan?
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Him too, yes; no-one said that великий лидер Леонид was the only one.......the next in line is Robert "the Benevolent" Mugabe, I reckon. They'll prop up his embalmed corpse for as long as possible, or perhaps, alternatively, until he's getting near his "eat by" date.
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National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the US was closely monitoring the situation in North Korea,


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In an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Rice was asked by Chuck Todd if she was convinced that Kim Jong Un was still the leader of his country.

“Obviously, we are watching very carefully what's happening in North Korea,” said Rice. “It's a country that we monitor with great attention.”

Rice did not rule out the possibility of Kim Jong Un being deposed, but said there was no concrete evidence regarding the North Korean leader.

“We have not seen any indications of a transfer of power at this point in North Korea that we view as definitive,” she said. “But we'll continue to watch it carefully.”
....in other words, they dont have a bloody clue.
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How would they? The leadership that rules can be counted on one hand and they ain't talking. I'll criticize the intelligence community when necessary, but there are limits to,what they're capable of.

That said, you haven't a clue as to what they do or don't know.
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National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the US was closely monitoring the situation in North Korea,




....in other words, they dont have a bloody clue.
......and maybe they do. A major part of the Int game is to not let the enemy know that you know what they know.
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That said, you haven't a clue as to what they do or don't know.
Thank you for your kind words..
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Now John, don't clam up on us. We await some more insights from you about what your tiny reformist idol must be up to. Your insights are based on "God knows what exactly," true, but in a time of need, an insight is still an insight, and you are one of the most insightful people I have come across in a long while, remarkably so in fact.

So far, according to you, we have a rather dependable little nation, moving forward at a rapid pace with the help of foreign experts such as your good self, led by a possible reformer who has his people's best interests at heart.

So, what's your insight here, John?

Did Li'l Kim collapse under the strain of his workload, such a young man leading such a major country?

Did someone slip him a "mickey" at the Mongolian Bar?

Was it the insane sexual demands of that hot young babe he's married to that did him in, so that he's now crippled from injuries sustained toppling out of bed?

Was it insomnia, caused by sitting up late at night pondering "Who did start the Korean War? It couldn't have been Grand-Dad, so who was it?"

Did the devious plotters of the Great Satan (the USA) finally get to him?

Come on, John! Tell us what's going on; you know that you want to do that!
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Nah, Chuks; his new hairdresser, apparently known as Delilah, sapped all his strength by giving him a shorter cut, should such a thing be remotely possible.
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Yawn! .
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Kim Kyong Hu, sister of the late Kim Jong Il and of course aunt to Kim Jong Un has not been removed from the picture entirely after her husband's purging late last year. The most recent sign that Kim Kyong Hu is still a significant player is her appearing in a documentary recently broadcast on KCNA.
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Yawn! .
Oooh; snappy rejoinder there, JH. Mind if I use it?
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Thank you. Now what would you like to enhace yours?
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