i don't care what anyone writes about all of this. it is all nonsense, unless you recognize one singular fact... the north korean general who is in charge of the north korean military, sat as a table with south korean political and no doubt intelligence people across from him, and smiled.
i am 66 years old. in my entire life, i have never seen a north korean military officer and/or official smile.
you can read a lot of things about all of this. none of it will talk about anything as significant as that smile. that smile sent chills up and down the spines of rooskie and chinese officials, everywhere: they know what it means.
As Jay notes, during the entire Korean confict, DPRK officials always sat motionless and never, ever, ever smiled.
So a public smile might indeed confirm rumors that the fat, inbred war criminal running North Korea may be incapacitated or -- better yet -- dead.