Spies, Lies and Realpolitik

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Woman was denied top-secret US security clearance for being a close relative of dictator

https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/30/politics/woman-denied-secret-security-clearance-relative-dictator/index.html

Article insinuates that the unnamed person might be a cousin of Kim Jung Un.

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The unnamed person would be the daughter of Kim Jong Un’s aunt Ko Yong Suk and uncle Ri Gang. KIm Jong Un and his elder brother Kim Jong Chol lived with them when they went to school in Switzerland.

This article is from 2016:

But in 1998, when Kim Jong Un was 14 and older brother Kim Jong Chol was 17, Ko and Ri decided to defect. Ko’s sister, their link to the regime, was sick with terminal breast cancer — although she did not die until 2004 — and the boys were getting older. The couple apparently realized that they would not be needed by the regime much longer and fled, concerned about losing their privileged status.

This kind of thing might be part of why security clearance was denied:

Even today, Ri in particular is sympathetic toward the North Korean regime and is trying to get approval to visit Pyongyang. And both are careful in what they say about their nephew, to whom they refer as “Marshal Kim Jong Un.”

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Bwahahahaa. Did he fuck. He did it cos he’s a fascist. And they paid him.

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