Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Did President Clinton Meet North Korea's Kim Jong-il or a Look-Alike?
Analysts are convinced that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il, has a look-alike standing in for him.
It is also believed that North Korean photo editors are also pasting in old pictures of Kim from previous times when he was in good health.
Japanese writer Toshimitsu Shigemura claims that Kim has been seriously ill for the past decade and may even have died.
Mr. Shigemura says that if the real Kim, looking wan and weak, appeared before the Supreme People's Assembly several days after North Korea fired a long-range missile on April 5, then it must have been a look-alike who hosted former US President Bill
Clinton in August.
"They were totally different people," says Mr. Shigemura, a former correspondent for Mainichi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper, who now teaches international relations at Waseda University in Tokyo. "In August, he looked very healthy."
Some analysts have trouble with Shigemura's analysis. "There have been such rumors," says Kim Tae-woo, a veteran North Korea specialist at the Korea Institute of Defense Analyses. "Dictators usually do that, but we don't know whether this is real or fake."
It is stated that Hitler had up to 6 doppelgängers (doubles) - one who is believed to have been killed at the bunker - while Saddam Hussein had at least 3.
This body was discovered by the Russian contingent in Berlin and assumed to be Adolf Hitler. It is actually Gustav Weler, Hitler's Doppelgänger (body double), who was executed with a gunshot to the forehead.