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Monday, October 13, 2014

Kim Jong Un apparently not Un done as North Korean Leader...

SEOUL, Oct 14 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fueled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country.
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     The North Korean strongman has obviously not met an early demise as so many had come to believe. It seems the pudgy president was indeed suffering health issues after all. The 31 year old leader, who assumed power in late 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, was rumored to have been deposed in a coup along with other such accusations of removal from office that proved to be unfounded. Kim had gained a noticeable amount of weight since taking command of the isolated and derelict nation, and was thought to suffer from gout and high blood pressure that also inflicted his father.

     The tightly controlled North Korean press had earlier released a statement that claimed Kim suffered from an "uncomfortable physical condition". The deadly reality of North Korean politics has left many a top ranking official in a permanent "uncomfortable physical condition" from which they, do not recover. Just last year as Kim was consolidating power, his own uncle, Jang Sung-taek and his top advisers, were believed to have been executed by being fed to a pack of ravenous dogs as Kim looked on in approval. We can only hope the next rumor of Kim`s demise will provide a more "uncomfortable outcome" for this deranged dictator...