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The_Dark_Knight
09-10-2008, 08:15 AM
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is believed to be recovering from recent surgery, South Korea's spy agency said Wednesday, as the communist nation rejected reports questioning Kim's health as a "conspiracy plot."

Speculation has intensified that Kim may have taken ill after he missed a parade Tuesday commemorating the communist state's founding 60 years ago. That followed weeks of being absent from public view and rumors that foreign doctors were brought to the isolated nation to possibly treat him.

On Wednesday, South Korea's National Intelligence Service reported to a parliamentary committee that it obtained intelligence reports showing Kim recently had surgery for an unspecified circulatory problem, and his condition had much improved, an agency official said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity citing office policy, did not elaborate.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing lawmakers briefed by the spy agency, reported that the 66-year-old Kim suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, but he remains conscious and "is able to control the situation."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_re_as/nkorea_kim_jong_il .

Tetragrammaton
09-10-2008, 09:33 AM
They had to announce. The media was starting to question where exactly he was.

The_Dark_Knight
09-10-2008, 12:58 PM
They had to announce. The media was starting to question where exactly he was.
Well, even though he is a brutal dictator, at least there was stability when Kim Jong Il succeeded his father Kim Il Sung. I have NO IDEA what the political climate in North Korea would be if Kin Jon Il were to die. Has he even named a successor?

FinFatale
09-10-2008, 01:02 PM
Well, even though he is a brutal dictator, at least there was stability when Kim Jong Il succeeded his father Kim Il Sung. I have NO IDEA what the political climate in North Korea would be if Kin Jon Il were to die. Has he even named a successor?


http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/09/no-clear-successor-to-kim-seen-in-north-korea/

No clear successor to Kim seen in North Korea

Tetragrammaton
09-10-2008, 01:24 PM
They were questioning who would succeed. It could be a power struggle.

FinFatale
09-10-2008, 01:59 PM
http://dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk00100&num=3992

Organizing Secretary Successor to Kim Jong Il

ih8brady
09-10-2008, 02:18 PM
*Please have complications. * Please have complications.*