While Kim Jung Un is trying to come across as a world tyrant threatening to annihilate the world with a nuclear attack, it is clear from his body language that the young man is deathly afraid. As an educated man he clearly knows the outcome of such an attack on his country and deep down, I wonder if it is him behind all of the sabre rattling or his father’s old guards.
After looking at photos of him with his guard of officers from his father’s regime, one cannot stop to wonder if he is a mere puppet of his own government and being controlled by four specific military officers who never leave his side.
In the photo above the to men to the right and left of him seem to have a strong hold on him even physically. Look how the man on the immediate right had both hand’s interlocking Kim Jung Un’s hand.
In this photo he is to the right of Kim Jung Un. Note his extremely erect and confident posture as compared to everyone else on the boat.
Note how the leader is the only one smiling as he is propped up by older gentlemen who were clearly a part of his fathers regime. This is the third photo where you can see him being physically handled or manipulated by others in his camp.
Go back and look at the initial photo in this blog. The man in the light colored jacket to Kim Jung Un’s far left. surfaces again.
Here he is leaning into Kim Jung Un shoulder to shoulder. It is very unusual for and leader’s underlings to be that physically close to a leader unless they are trying to control and manipulate them. And look who is lurking in the background making sure things move smoothly. It looks like the man in photo 3 who is at Kim Jung Un’s far left.
These minders even show up when Kim Jung Un is having a good time like hanging out with for Chicago Bulls basketball player Dennis Rodman. Look at the third row. There is a man sitting next to a woman. That heavy lidded man is the same man in photo 1 to Kim Jung Un’s far right. .
The “leader” seems very relaxed facially as we see him with Dennis Rodman. He also likes Dennis a lot as he leans into him.
He hugs Dennis with both hands and smiles as he lets his emotional curtain down. It is quite a contrast to his body language around his minders, at least facially.
This leads me to question whether Kim Jung Un is a mere puppet for his father’s regime. While his father Kim Jun Il certainly knew how to push the envelope on the world stage. He also knew when to back off. He was clearly in control as was his father who previously ran the country. But now there seems to be more aggression and more hostility. Is this coming from Kim Jung Un or the military men around him who are clearly controlling his every move based on thee body language observations.
So these old men may look at it as their turn to take charge now that Kim Jung Il is dead. Are they doing it though Kim Jun Il’s inexperienced and frightened son?
To make sure this is the case Dennis Rodman may come in handy . Since Rodman’s visit with the leader, he spoke to the press and told the press how much he liked Kim Jung Un and how he would consider him a friend.
Perhaps Dennis can visit his friend again and this time observe what is really going on behind the scenes and report it to diplomats. Perhaps he can even reciprocate and invite the leader to the US to see a basketball game. But most likely his handlers would nix the idea. if they do, this will be a great insight as to who is really in charge.
With all the rhetoric of war and attacks surfacing, seeing the same serious faced uniformed men around this 29 year old makes one wonder whether he is really in control or whether he is merely a puppet being manipulated by the old guard. Perhaps his own life is in jeopardy as well.Perhaps he knows what will happen to him if he doesn’t do as they wish.
Kim Jung Un apparently grew up in Switzerland and is highly educated. He very well knows that war could be the end of him and his country despite the bravado and comical propaganda tapes against the West which have recently surfaced. These tapes show a lot of soldiers marching and bombs going off as they tell how they are going to annihilate the West and South Korea. The tapes also show how poor America is with it’s inhabitants having nothing to eat but snow. Because of his awareness of the outside world, there is no way Kim Jung Un could possibly believe this.
He may be a prisoner in his own land with the real powers that be most likely manipulating his every move. This makes things even more scary between North Korea and the world. These old men from his father’s regime who are not worldly and who have nothing to lose may think nothing of trying to blow up South Korea and other parts of the world.
Besides lots of prayer, Dennis Rodman may be the answer. In his interviews he mentioned that Kim Jung Un wanted President Obama to call him. But there is hesitation because things at this level need to go through proper diplomatic channels. I say, forget the formality and the proper protocol and rules.
I believe President Obama needs to call him and invite him here and talk some sense into him. Kim Jung Il needs to be away from his minders. Perhaps world peace could be achieved on a basketball court at the White House with Obama, Kim Jung Un, and Dennis Rodman playing on the same team.