North Korean Capital Under Lockdown, Kim Jong-un In Hiding

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October 3, 2014 10:02am PST

The North Korean capital has been placed under lockdown and any travel to or from Pyongyang has been prohibited. Rumors are swirling that the life of Kim Jong-un may have been threatened. Adding to speculations, is the fact that the secretive dictator has not appeared in public since September 4.

Toshimitsu Shigemura, a professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University and an authority on North Korean affairs, told The Telegraph:

“This sort of action suggests there has either been an attempted coup or that the authorities there have uncovered some sort of plot against the leadership. If it is a military-backed coup, then the situation in Pyongyang will be very dangerous and I have heard reports that Kim has been moved out of the capital. Another reason might be that some senior officials of the regime have attempted to defect and they are closing the escape routes, such as the airport and the border.”

The North Korean government offered their best excuse for Kim Jong-un’s absence and the subsequent lockdown of the capital, saying that the dictator had injured both of his ankles. Do you think this explanation is at all truthful? It seems like an overabundance of caution has been raised over a couple of injured ankles…

(Read More: North Korea Vows To Nuke Obama’s White House)

H/T: Gateway Pundit

 

 

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