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LONDON – Analysts on the Asian Desk at MI6 say China’s People’s Liberation Army has moved as many as 100,000 troops to its border with North Korea, ostensibly to block refugees from fleeing into China in the event of the death of Kim Jong-II, the president of the pariah state, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
North Korea also has announced it will reinforce its border with South Korea after accusing its neighbor of “provocation beyond the danger level.”
The result, according to one analyst, is “the most explosive situation since the Korean War.”
The intelligence analysts – working with highly classified reports from the area by agents of the Secret Intelligence Service – believe the movements are a direct result of the unsuccessful attempt by four leading Beijing surgeons, who operated on the ailing Kim in August in a Pyongyang military clinic, to correct heart failure that led to a stroke.
“In the past month, we have had clear evidence that Kim’s condition has deteriorated,” confirmed a senior intelligence source who was one of the foreign delegates at the celebrations of North Korea’s 60th anniversary last month.
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In the past week, both MI6 and the Foreign Office – along with the State Department and the CIA — have drawn up contingency plans in the event of Kim’s death.
The plans are a comprehensive overview of how to deal with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks following Kim’s death.
The possibilities are reinforced by photo-interpreters, who have queried state-issued photographs of Kim taken before his surgery.
“They show a man already exceedingly frail and older than his given 66 years,” said an analyst. “The probability is that his iron grip on the country has gone.”