Yesterday, we posted that a Japanese newspaper was reporting that North Korea was set to make an “important announcement” today, which the scuttlebutt had that it could possibly be Kim Jong Il’s death or a coup d’etat.
Well, today, South Korea is reporting that everything in North Korea appears to be (ab)normal, as usual:
There was no unusual activity in North Korea on Monday, South Korean officials said, despite reports that Pyongyang was poised to make an announcement amid speculation about the health of its leader, Kim Jong Il.
On Sunday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency published typical propaganda dispatches praising Kim’s regime and criticizing the South Korean government. There were no articles indicating any imminent government announcement.
“Propaganda dispatches praising Kim’s regime and criticizing the South Korean government.” Yep, that sounds like what passes for normal in North Korea on any given day.