“Kim Jong-Un’s days are numbered.”
A defector from North Korea’s totalitarian communist regime says Kim Jong-Un is losing control.
The defector is Thae Yong-ho, who served as North Korea’s second highest ranking diplomat in London. Thae defected alongside his family in the summer of 2016.
In a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thae said North Korea’s elites are turning against Kim Jong-Un, claiming “The traditional structures of the North Korean system are crumbling.”
Thae was once a staunch defender of the North Korean regime – though since death can be the penalty for not showing enough “loyalty” in North Korea, people say many things they don’t believe in order to survive.
Thae worked carefully to months on a plan to bring his family to London and then safely defect, as North Korea requires diplomats to leave a child in the country to discourage defections.
Since defecting, Thae says he will be trying to bring down North Korea’s regime for the rest of his life.
Thae says Kim Jong-Un’s control is weakening, as more and more outside information enters the country. Also, black market vendors are less afraid of authorities, fighting for their right to earn rather than running at the first sight of state authorities.
North Korea’s Regime seeks nuclear weapons to bolster authority
The possibility that the communist regime is weakening in North Korea helps explain why they are rushing to pursue more advanced nuclear weapons.
North Korea has raised fears around the world, as they are said to be developing and testing more and more advanced Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). They may even have the ability to reach North America and Europe with a nuclear strike.
The regime has followed a pattern of increasing belligerence and threats to the outside world as a way to distract from their domestic failures. Food shortages, poverty, and near total repression are daily occurrences for the North Korean people, which puts the regime in a vulnerable position.
North Korea’s regime is one of the biggest threats to world security. We can only hope that Mr. Thae is correct about their weakening grip on power.
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