Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Kim Jong Un reportedly cried over North Korea's bad economy

Business Insider           ALEX LOCKIE            May 30th 2018    A video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crying about his country's terrible economy is reportedly circulating in the country.
The video, which was described by a defector, would mark a very strange development and possibly signal big changes coming to the country.
If Kim is crying about North Korea's bad economy, then he's effectively crying about President Donald Trump's successful sanctions regime. 
A video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crying about his country's terrible economy while surveying its coast has reportedly made the rounds in the country's leadership — and it could be a sign he's ready to cave into President Donald Trump in negotiations. 

In the alleged video, which Japan's Asahi Shinbum quoted a defector with contacts inside the country hasdescribedg, a narrator explains Kim is crying that he can't improve North Korea's economy. 

The defector said the video surfaced in April and high ranking members of North Korea's ruling party viewed it, possibly in an official message from Kim to the party. 

In April, North Korea had already offered the US a meeting with Kim and was in the midst of diplomatic charm offensive where it offered up the prospect of denuclearization to China, South Korea, and the U.S.

The defector speculated that the video was meant to prepare the country for possible changes after the summit with Trump.

 In North Korea, Kim is essentially worshipped as a god-like figure with an impossible mythology surrounding his bloodline. Kim is meant to be all powerful, so footage of him crying at his own impotence to improve his country's economics would be a shock.

Kim's core policy as a leader was to pursue both economic and nuclear development, but around the turn of 2018, he declared his country's nuclear weapons completed. 

Experts assess with near unanimity that Kim doesn't really want to disarm his country, as he went to the trouble to write the possession of nuclear weapons into North Korea's constitution.

Instead, a new report from the CIA says Kim simply wants US businesses, perhaps a burger joint, to open within the country as a gesture of goodwill and an economic carrot, CNBC reports. 
Big if true
Since taking office, Trump has made North Korea a top priority and the toughest sanctions ever on Pyongyang. Additionally, Trump has been credited with getting China, North Korea's biggest ally and trading partner, to participate in the sanctions.

As a result, doing business with North Korea became nearly impossible and its trade deficit with China ballooned. 

For a leader that's meant to be seen as the all-powerful resistance to the West, crying about Trump-imposed sanctions would be a big story possibly signaling an about face. 


  1. His people have been starving for ages while Little Rocket Man gets fatter and fatter. Now suddenly he notices children are dying of hunger. Big deal. He's never missed a meal in his life. All he could think about was nuclear missiles.
    He'll make a deal with Trump but I don't think the little sneak will stick to it for too long.
    But we live in hope.
    Love Shadow
    PS: Tell me about that hurricane in Puerto Rico. Was it worse than the last one? Are there stats yet on loss of life or damage? Is Trump stockpiling paper towels? Those poor people are still struggling to overcome the results of the last one. The US let them down vis a vis relief and medical help. Is the hurricane going to hit your coast? This is just the beginning of the hurricane season.
    Love ya

  2. Kim Jong Un is no fool , he cares nothing about his people , Kim is crying because the bad economy , Kim didn't cry whey he had his uncle executed . tRUMP better watch his step over there , Kim is as big a liar and phony as he is . I think Putin and Kim is in cohorts with each other and getting ready to take the Orange Cheeto man sown .
    Yes , we do live in hope .
    Love Witchy

    PS: I haven't caught up on the last one , got a lot going on here , people coming in from all over .
    I will have to google the one in Puerto Rico .
    Love you back


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