posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 04:14 AM
Seems more like a tweet that got out of hand and was twisted to what this whole affair has come to now.
The claim that Kim, supreme leader of North Korea since the death of his father Kim Jong Il in December, had died apparently stemmed from a
message sent out by a man who works near the country's embassy in Beijing. He posted on Sina Weibo: 'Downstairs from the office, the cars at the
Korean embassy are increasing rapidly, now there are over 30 cars. It's the first time I've seen this situation, did something happen in Korea?' Read
This seemingly innocuous question, bolstered by other witnesses who saw an unusual number of cars at the embassy, was magnified by the power of
internet gossip into a rumour that Kim had been assassinated by gunmen who burst in his bedroom and were subsequently killed by his bodyguards.
Wilder commentators even spun the supposed assassination in to a broader claim that a coup was underway in North Korea which could depose the Kim
dynasty, rulers of the country ever since it split with the south in 1948. Read more:
And maybe the reason all the cars were there in the first place was because of this....
A less dramatic but equally bizarre explanation for the large number of cars at the North Korean embassy was suggested by Gawker and Chinese news
agency Phoenix. They pointed out that this month would have been the 70th birthday of Kim Jong Il, and a large number of events including tours of
China and North Korea are set to mark the anniversary. Read more:
Unless something else comes out of NK, im gonna go with this story....
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Edit to add, although everything that has been discussed on this thread, ie, older brothers jealousy and anger towards Kim Jong-Un, and the idea that
high ranking military could feel Kim Jong-Un wont run the country with the same iron fist that his dad was able to do, could be a cause and reason for
things to change in NK and are all real factors that could play out in the near future.
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