North Korea’s Organization and Guidance Department (OGD), perhaps the country’s most powerful group of officials, has stopped taking orders from Kim Jong-un amid reports that the dictator has been overthrown.
Kim Jong-un has been missing for over a week and authorities originally tried to coverup his absence by claiming he was recovering from ankle surgery. According to a think tank in Seoul formed by North Korean defectors, the dictator’s sister is currently running the country, making all important decisions in the wake of her brother’s disappearance.
Pyongyang remains under lockdown and the military has been put on high alert.
In a photo taken before his disappearance, Kim Jong-Un inspects the latest weaponry with top aides.
The Daily Mail made this chilling report:
A former North Korean counter-intelligence officer has claimed that Kim Jong-Un is no longer in control of the nation and is now just a ‘puppet leader’.
Jang Jin-sung, who used to be an influential officer in Kim Jong-il’s propaganda division, made the sensational assertion at a September conference in Holland attended by several elite exiles, it’s been reported.
The capital, Pyongyang, meanwhile, has been placed into lockdown with even the elite banned from entering or leaving, according to a respected news site. This adds weight to Jin-sung’s claim, as a North Korean expert said that this kind of measure is only put in place when a coup has taken place – or is suspected.
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