North Korean leader claimed to be "in grave danger" after heart operation

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/04/20/north-korean-leader-claimed.html

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We believe the Daily NK?

EDIT:

Given that other sources picked it up, I guess we do. I had thought the Daily NK was the news source that kept talking about people getting executed who then would show up at events perfectly fine.

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Seriously overweight, has a bad ticker and a heavy smoker? The covid probably got to him. Not sure if the exposure was intentional or not

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It kind of makes sense. Literal dictator, he can eat M&Ms and chain smoke all day if he wants I guess. Probably hard to nudge someone like that to be healthy + I suspect it’s lonely at the top.

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The Invisible Enemy vs The Hermit Kingdom.

It’s not really a good time for succession strife, but then, when is it a good time?

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So uhh… Trump is really into that whole “dictator” model… maybe we could mail him a carton of Marlboros?

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Maybe this is just trying to generate sympathy for Kim, and increase his approval rating.

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This is what happens when Trump falls in love with you

Speaking of, how has Trump not had a heart attack, with his weight, disdain for exercise, diet of hamberders and general angry disposition? Or is that what happened when he was rushed to the hospital that one day…

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Probably has a team of cardiologists looking after him. The best people.

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he’s probably at hitler in the bunker level “vitamin shots” at this point

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There’s always the “picky toddler” approach.

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hell yeah, this is the content i come to the bbs for

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Wait, hold up, he’s had a heart this whole time?

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Has he considered getting a televangelist to blow on it?

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They’re always accusing the libs of being demonically possessed, or of being literal demons.

Projection?

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I’ve read that his weight gain was in part to capitalize on his uncanny resemblance to Kim Il Sung.

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oh noes.

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He’s got a portrait hidden in an attic somewhere that’s getting really really sick.

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You can also hide medicine in food. It works for my cat!

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The mainstream media outlet happy to print lurid execution stories is the Chosun Ilbo, South Korea’s leading conservative newspaper.


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