BUSAN, South Korea – And there he was, Kim Jong-il, hobbling into into Dalian China, a shadow of his former self, trying to look strong, but looking more like the next stop was shuffleboard and Ben Gay in Miami.
"What are you looking at? I have had girls half your age!"
"He was seen dragging his left leg on his way through the lobby toward the front door of the Furama Hotel in Dalian, China. His left hand also seemed nearly immobile and his entire body supported by his right leg.
Kim reportedly had a stroke in August 2008. He appeared on the leadership platform during a session of the Supreme People's Assembly in April last year with a pronounced limp. (better than a pronounced lisp I suppose).
"It seems that he's suffering the physiological sequelae of cerebral hemorrhage or cerebral infarction in the right brain. This is why he can't move his left arm and left leg freely," a doctor said.
"The fact that he can't use his left arm and left leg freely even though a year and a half have passed since he had the stroke suggests that the sequelae have reached a level where it's difficult to recover."
And then they went on about the hair loss. Geez, the guy can't catch a break. I'm guessing those late night parties with the teen-aged Liberty Brigade are beyond the realm of Pfizer at this point.
The Chosun Ilbo again:
Defense Minister Kim Tae-yung on Sunday threatened North Korea with retaliation if it is found to have been behind the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan on March 26. “Retaliation — whatever form it takes — must be done,” Kim said on KBS TV. The possibility of a vicious cycle of retaliation “must clearly be considered,” he said.
Stay tuned boys and girls, the show has actually started.
Update: Then there is this guy who actually thinks the U.S. sunk the Cheonan.
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