Kim Jong Il dead?

Is Castro’s North Korean buddy Kim Jong (Mentally) Il dead? Or is something else going on in North Korea?

Either way, the police state and Castro ally is set to make some sort of “important announcement” tomorrow, according to Sky News’ website:

The Sankei newspaper said there was speculation within Japan that the announcement could be about Kim’s death or a change in government brought about by a coup.

The 66-year-old Kim disappeared from public view in mid-August and failed appear on two important national holidays, leading to speculation that he was seriously ill.

United States and South Korean officials said he had suffered a stroke and had undergone brain surgery, but North Korea has denied that he is unwell.

Quoting unidentified sources at Japan’s defence ministry, the Sankei said Tokyo had information that “there will be an important announcement on (October) 20th”.

Very, very interesting.


Weekend at Wu’s?

Cuba’s commie press keeps making a big deal about Fidel Castro’s health, waving photos of him around much as a school child would to prove something. But who says they’re not just photoshopping Castro’s image into another photo, or doing a Weekend at Bernie’s with a well-embalmed corpse?

Anyway, via USA Today, here’s the latest reported sighting of Castro:

Fidel Castro met Friday with the head of a visiting Chinese Communist Party delegation, official media said, in the latest sign that the recovering Cuban leader is becoming increasingly active more than eight months after he underwent emergency intestinal surgery.

Cuba’s Prensa Latina news agency reported that Wu Guanzheng, a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Politiburo, met separately with both Castro and his younger brother Raul, who has been filling in for his brother since July. A short message about the encounter was read earlier on state television.

No word yet on whether the Chinese will begin counterfeiting Cuban cigars.