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Tue May 19, 2020, 08:26 PM

Removal Of Portraits Sparks Speculation Over Kim Jong Un's Status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) The sudden removal of two portraits and a statue from Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang is rekindling speculation about Kim Jong Un's health and leadership status in the highly secretive country.

Huge portraits of Kim's grandfather and father, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, were suddenly and unceremoniously removed, reported NK News on Friday (May 15). Roy Calley, a journalist and frequent traveler to North Korea, added that he had been informed a statue of Kim Jong Il has also been dismantled, reported the Daily Express.

Calley told the news agency that the last time Kim Il Sung Square was renovated was when Kim Jong Il died in 2012. "The fact that portraits have been removed is very interesting," said Calley.

In April, there was much speculation that Kim had died from an unsuccessful operation. However, a video surfaced on May 2 purportedly showing Kim hailing the opening of a fertilizer factory, seemingly proving that he was still very much alive after disappearing from the public eye for three weeks.

Now that the dictator has disappeared for another two weeks, speculation is rising again that the video was taken previously and that he may indeed be dead after all. If Kim has died, some believe that his sister Kim Yo Jong could take the reins.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3935829

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sfstaxprep Tuesday OP
leftieNanner Tuesday #1
drray23 Tuesday #2
leftieNanner Tuesday #3
Vogon_Glory Tuesday #4
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Talitha Tuesday #7
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Response to sfstaxprep (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:29 PM

1. It's very weird to think that the US might be like North Korea

If something happened to Ass Face, I'm not sure we would hear about it either.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:38 PM

2. Oh we would. Twitter would suddenly go dark. 😁

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Response to drray23 (Reply #2)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:40 PM

3. Well, we might still see tweets

but they would be spelled properly and use more than two syllable words.

Then we would KNOW he was down!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #3)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:47 PM

4. +1! n/t

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #3)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:05 PM

9. Oh I'm sure there are a couple of toadies

who could imitate his grade-school syntax.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:48 PM

5. State radio would switch to somber classical music

At least that's the tradition in the Motherland.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:13 PM

7. A sudden and drastic drop in greasy take-out food would mean he's a goner.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #7)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:55 PM

8. We would definitely need

A new stimulus package for the KFC and McDonald's in DC!

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Response to sfstaxprep (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:13 PM

6. They're being shipped to the White House. nt

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Response to sfstaxprep (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:08 PM

10. Oh, jeez. I forgot he was missing.

He's either alive or dead.

Schrodinger's Dictator.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:10 PM

11. They would conceal his death for 10 years if they wanted to

 

His minions are liars just like him.

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