Kim Jong Un Builds EIGHT New Luxury Mansions ‘so Enemies Planning To Kill Him Won’t Know Where To Strike’
Kim Jong-un has a fresh defence against assassination, building several new mansions in his ‘forbidden city’ so his enemies can never know where he’s sleeping.
New analysis revealed eight new luxury houses have been built in the Ch’angkwangsan Compound, a secretive estate at the heart of Pyongyang.
The study, from North Korea Leadership Watch, also identified a new guard building and several plots of land for future mansions.
Michael Madden, an expert on the country’s elite who runs the blog, said one potential reason for the construction was to make a ‘decapitation strike’ harder.
He said: ‘This would be an attack from outside the country targeting the North Korean leadership, along with command and control over its military assets.
‘The most significant activity occurred about ten years ago when South Korean forces simulated such an attack – and it sent Pyongyang into a tizzy.’
Madden continued: ‘This is another round in a decades-long cat-and-mouse game in which the leader of North Korea eludes current satellite views of his whereabouts.
‘Sometimes it involves early morning travel, underground facilities or decoy motorcades.
‘If you think he is in one house, well guess again, he might be in another.’
It’s a paranoid tactic that harks back to Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, who was said to sleep in a different place every night to elude assassins.
In Kim’s case, the compound is perfectly placed to allow him to grasp the gears of power – as well as to sate his legendary appetite.