Friday, June 15, 2007

Is Kim Jong Il seriously ill?

Reports say that North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il is seriously ill.He has disappeared from public view for the past month and this has led to speculation and concern about a post-Kim North Korea.
If true,
it would be very big news, as it opens up the possibility of the regime's collapse, a flood of refugees to neighboring countries, a bloody power struggle, or even a nuclear war in the case of a hardline military faction coming to power. Usually when high-ranking North Korean officials are sick, they seek the help of Russian doctors as it risks news leakage and because they know the public can be kept in the dark. The very fact that it was apparently leaked this time proves that Kim must apparently be not so sick.

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