“Those who owe their position to despotic leaders cling to their influence by keeping them operating – perhaps past death.”
Kim Jong-un has not been seen for over five weeks now, even missing the 69th anniversary of the Worker’s Party. The official governmental explanation is that he is healing, but everything coming out of Pyongyang is shrouded in mystery. Some think he may have died or that he has been overthrown or fled after an unsuccessful coup attempt. This might be a trick, but the longer he remains out of the public eye, the speculation will continue as to who is really in charge of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.