Kim Jong-un In Hiding Following Warmbier Death
Kim Jong-un in hiding according to South Korea intelligence reports. His hiding came about following the announcement of Otto Warmbier’s death on Monday. The 22-year-old Warmbier was held in North Korea after allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel. He returned to his home, in Cincinnati last week, in a coma, and died a week later.
Kim Jong-un Traveling Incognito in North
South Korean intelligence chairman Lee Cheol-woo said, “Kim is engrossed with collecting information about the decapitation operation through his intelligence agencies.” It has been reported the the leader of North Korea is traveling through the north incognito over fears of an assassination attempt at the hands of the ‘decapitation squad’ consisting of US Navy seals and South Korea military.
The news comes shortly after the US Government released a statement, following Warmbier’s death, warning Jong-un they hold North Korea responsible for the US prisoner’s death. Tensions have been escalating between the US and North Korea as Jong-un’s regime continues to flex its military muscle. North Korea has repeatedly flouted United Nations and international sanctions by testing long-range ballistic missiles.
Cheol-woo did not indicate the length of time Jong-un will travel incognito. Apparently the dictator is very paranoid about being assassinated. One prominent South Korean lawmaker said the 33-year-old ruler is “extremely nervous” that a Western “decapitation” team is out to get him.Cheol-woo said, “Kim is engrossed with collecting information about the ‘decapitation operation’ through his intelligence agencies.” Cheol-woo said Jong-un is so frightened that he now disguises his movements, travels primarily at dawn and in the cars of his henchmen. Public appearances and jaunts in his Mercedes-Benz 600 have been curtailed. Perhaps Jong-un’s decapitation fears were increased when earlier this year reports surfaced that South Korea was speeding up the creation of a specialized unit to undertake this mission, according to Fox News.
In military language, a decapitating strike is when the leadership’s figurehead and top-level support is taken out of play, particularly poignant in North Korea where Jong-un has absolute power over the country.