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Rumors Circulating Kim Jong-Il Was Assassinated

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Dictator’s death could have been result of internal power struggle with country’s military.

A prominent North Korean defector and a South Korean politician are contradicting reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il died of a heart attack, pointing to rumors that he was assassinated as result of an internal power struggle between the ruling Communist Workers’ Party and the country’s military.

“A rumor is circulating that earlier a high-ranking North Korean official was shot dead. This has yet to be confirmed, but such talk is evidence that discontent was brewing among some people in the North,” political scientist An Chan-il told the Korea Times.

Noting that numerous military officers were dismissed shortly after the anointment of Kim Jung-un as the Stalinist state’s next leader, An said that growing resentment within the ranks could have led to an assassination plot carried out “by those harboring discontent with the way he ruled the country.”

“As their vested interests were hurt due to Kim Jong-il, I would not rule out the possibility that some military officers, who believed their clout and influence had been damaged, could have played a role in his death,” An said.

Rep Chun Yo-ok of the ruling Grand National Party (GNP) also speculated that Kim Jong-Il’s death could have been an act of “homicide,” the result of an internal power struggle.

Although the dictator has been in bad health since he reportedly suffered a stroke in August 2008, recent public appearances suggest Kim Jon-Il’s health was improving.

Rumors have long circulated that not all of the country’s military units held the slavish devotion to their “dear leader” that was portrayed by the state-run media.

As Infowars reported yesterday, strong rumors of the regime’s collapse have been circulating for over a year on the back of suspicions that Kim Jong-Il had already died. The London Telegraph questioned back in September 2010 whether a double was covering for his premature death, noting that North Korea had gone to some lengths to formally name his son, Kim Jong-un, still in his twenties, as successor in a ceremony.

Meanwhile in a related report, China has sent 2,000 PLA troops to the border with North Korea in an effort to ensure refugees do not flood across the border. 30,000 Chinese troops will be in place by the end of the month, according to a report out of Taiwan’s Central News Agency. The amount of North Koreans attempting to flee the country has surged in recent years.


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5 Responses to " Rumors Circulating Kim Jong-Il Was Assassinated "

  1. Concerned says:

    This is nonsense. Just more rumour mongering.
    There isn’t a shred of fact anywhere in this report.
    Speculation does not equal solid news.
    Come on EU times, you can do better than this

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    • dave says:

      To concered
      You must under stand one thing,that assainations like this have been done for years
      John wilkes both ,a swiss guard from the catholic church shoot and killed Abraham Lincon,the the masons killed pope john the 1 st,the feds killed john f kenedy and the comunist martin luther king jr
      Now obamma has issude a kill order on ron paul,alsolook at what hitler done to you all in germany ,not to mention what stallin do to russia.
      so dont belive for one minite that this did not happen by asouth korean spy or one of his own thats tired of being a slave.
      The knowlodge is out there, but you real have to find some old books to read,because the education system has removed any thing that would tarnish tere countys name. You seem to be about 20-25years old and living in a country that keeps its sercrets away from its public also,or they wouldent have a job,Secrets are secrets and must be kepted or countys can fall.
      So you better bet your ass he was asasinated

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  2. Jeff says:

    Sorry Dave, but based on your grammar and nonsensical writing, I’d say the US education system abandoned you a LONG time ago.

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  3. Concerned says:

    @ Dave.
    It was only comment on the distinct lack of anything solid in this ‘news’ report.

    Mainstream Western media follows the same format of dressing speculation or biased subjective opinion up as ‘news’ and presenting it to an uninformed public as factual and objective.

    From the short time I’ve been reading this site it seems there is more open reporting, or at least a more questioning motivation, in the amassing of news reports for our perusal. This report seems to be a harmless deviation from this, but would undermine my confidence in other reports were this type of reporting repeated.

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  4. Dryden01 says:

    Maybe the military noticed the people were tired of starvation and malnutrition and didn’t want to see a communist dynasty extended to Brainless the Second?

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