Thursday, January 12, 2006
Have you seen this man?
How do you break this one? Ok. Kim Jong-Il seems to have disappeared. After a look on t'internet I couldn't find anything on UK-based sites, but have picked up tidbits of international sites.
The problem is that the "Dear Leader" is a crafty beggar and notoriously mysterious. He may have travelled to China, his closest ally, last Tuesday and U.S Intelligence (a contradiction in terms - thanks for that one Groucho!) maintain this is where he is. South Korean sources allege he is in Russia.
The six-nation talks, taking place in Beijing, between the two Koreas, the U.S, China, Japan and Russia are currently suspended after Washington imposed financial sanctions against Kim. The Americans accuse the North Koreans of counterfeiting money, money laundering, drug trafficking and selling arms of mass destruction.
For the sake of everyone let us hope that, like Elvis and Lord Lucan, Kim Jong-Il never turns up. Sadly, I am sure he will and doubt there'll ever be reported sightings of him working in Birmingham.