In rather striking news coming from the isolated country of North Korea, it seems that the Supreme Leader of the nation, Kim Jong-Un intentionally faked his own death to expose traitors in and around him who were hopeful of taking power from him post his death.
As reported by the Sky News Australia, the 36-year-old leader hatched a plot and deliberately pretended to be dead to expose the power-hungry traitors around him. Over the past two weeks, because of his disappearance from the public eye, there were rumors about his death after a surgery that apparently went wrong. Even as the rumors escalated over several countries, there wasn’t an official confirmation from the establishment of North Korea. Those rumors were squashed as the leader was seen at an event last weekend where he attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a fertilizer plant.
The leader may have been pulling a ‘classic Stalinist maneuver’ to gauge the public response for his death. Sources in North Korea believe that the leader might now use the response of his close associates during his absence to purge those he believes could take over. The correspondent of the Sky News, James Morrow, said that,
“What has probably gone on here that the rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated? He decided to do this, lay low, and see how things broke power-wise, and see who tried to take power in the event of his actual demise. I suspect we will see some purges in North Korea pretty soon.”
A couple of defectors under the radar
The leader’s sudden reappearance has caused worry in some of the high profile leaders who had suggested that Kim had passed away. North Korea’s deputy ambassador to Britain, Thae Yong-ho, who had escaped the country in 2016 said in a statement,
“I am aware that one of the reasons why many of you voted for me as a lawmaker is with the expectations of an accurate analysis and projections on North Korean Issues. I feel the blame and heavy responsibility. Whatever the reason for his disappearance, I apologize to everyone.”
Another defector, Ji Seong-ho addressed the media and said he was certain that Kim had died after surgery and added that an official announcement is pending. A report in the South Korean newspaper said,
“After a few days out of the public limelight, rumors began spreading of him being sick or worse. By instructing others to send diplomatic telegraphs or deliver birthday presents in his name, Kim may have wanted to add to the curiosity surrounding his health while simultaneously keeping both South Korea and the United States off-balance.”
Source: UK Express