|▲ [I was a Kim Jong Il’s Bodyguard (the Zeitgeist, 2004)] written by Lee Young Kook|
A rumor of the death of Kim Jong Il, relayed on the 26th, was suggested again by an Internet newspaper in South Korea on the 28th.
Internet Daily News Hankuk (South Korea) released a quote from a source acquainted with North Korea, especially North Korean military circles, that stated “Kim Jong Il’s private car was found in a state of having been attacked and blood-stained on the road between Daesung-district in Pyongyang and Anak, South Hwanghae Province between 7p.m. and 8p.m. on the 26th.”
The Internet newspaper reported that “A high official in the Chinese Police has released news that ‘it seems to be 100% true that Chairman Kim Jong Il was shot.’”
Regarding the news, a former private guard to Kim Jong Il, Lee Young Kook, has stated in his book, “I was a Kim Jong Il’s Bodyguard (the Zeitgeist, 2004)” that the possibility of shooting Kim Jong Il is practically zero because of complete control, inspections, and the complete suspension of traffic in areas surrounding him.
He testified to a tight cordon with six ranks of guards in his book. While an event goes on, the local guards are in charge of the first line surrounding the place; his private guards are on guard in the second and third lines; the Event Department of the National Security Agency is in the fourth line; the Event Department of the People’s Safety Agency is in the fifth line; and lastly the provincial NSA and the provincial PSA are responsible for the sixth line.
Kim, a defector, pointed out that “Kim Jong Il’s schedule, especially visits to local cities, is not reported ahead of time. It is impossible to approach Kim Jong Il through these tight, multiple guard lines.”
A South Korean intelligence official said that “No evidence showing that Kim Jong Il was attacked has been received.”
Chosun (North Korea) Central News Agency reported on the 29th that Kim Jong Il visited the February 8 Vinylon Complex, a textile mill in Hamheung, South Hamkyung Province, for an onsite inspection.
The news agency revealed that after Kim Jong Il inspected the revolutionary museum at the complex, he looked around the facilities which had just been rebuilt, inspected the production site, and contentedly congratulated workers on the swift facility construction.
The February 8 Vinylon Complex, which was established in May, 1961, carries the 50,000 ton annual production capacity for Vinylon. Vinylon is a kind of a synthetic fiber created by Lee Seung Ki in 1939 that is unique to North Korea.