I have a morbid interest in all things North Korea. It is a cult, in the saddest of senses. It is a nation engaged in blackmail. It is a nation lost.
It is 9:00pm GMT on Friday, February 10th… and the Chinese twitter-verse is all a flutter over rumors that Kim Jung Un has been assassinated while visiting Bejing, and that the assassins have in turn been killed by security guards.
It boggles the mind. Is there any truth? If so, who is behind it, and to what end? I can’t help but hope that this is a positive turn of events for the North Korean people. But what if it is the opposite? What if Kim Jung Un was the positive turn of events – a ray of hope and change for North Korea. What if powers content with the way things were have snuffed out the only ray of hope that the North Korean people had ahead of them?
Is it darker days ahead – or bright sunny skies? Steady as she goes? All just a puff of smoke? Only time will tell.
UPDATE: It is now 4am GMT, and it appears that the assassination story was actually a birthday party.