Revelations of the secret society and regime of North Korea may shed some light on something that may be guiding its leaders’ actions.
Apparently it’s the number nine…
As odd and irrelevant as it may seem to most of us, maybe we should not outright discount the possibility of the strange motivations that might guide a megalomaniac.
By the way, today’s date, April 5, 4+5=9, ?
During Korea’s liberation from Japanese occupation, the strongest shaman during that time (a mystical priest of sorts) told Kim Il-sung that the destiny of his bloodline was aligned with the ninth number.
Kim Il-sung declared the founding date of the People’s Republic of Korea to be 9 September.
Although there were five provinces at the time, he increased the number to nine.
The Supreme Guard Command, Kim’s personal bodyguard corps, was named Unit 963 (double nine is an especially lucky combination).
The Kims have their own food chain, also using the number nine.
Throughout North Korea you will find so-called No 9 farms and No 9 work details.
The produce used to feed the Kims, these meals are called No 9 products.
The second Kim is said to have repeatedly stressed the fact that his birthday fell on 16 February (1+6+2=9).
Kim decreed that the numberplates of his vehicles should read 2.16; and then, to disguise his personal vehicles, assigned this as a common numberplate for all of North Korea’s inner elite.
Kim Jong-il was appointed to the highest military post on 24 December (2+4+1+2=9).
Kim Jong-il’s appointment as party secretary was made three years and three months after the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.
Kim Jong-il gave his son, Kim Jong-un, his role as general on 27 September 2010 (2+7=9, plus the 9th month, equals double nine).
On 11 April (20)12 (1+1+4+1+2=9) Kim Jong-un was appointed first secretary of the Workers’ party.
Then on 18 July 2012, he was appointed to the rank of marshal.
North Korea’s first nuclear test took place on 9 October 2006.
The second long-range rocket launch was on 5 April 2009 (5+4=9 and nine of 2009, double nine).
The next one was successfully launched on 12 December 2012 (1+2+1+2+1+2=9).
There was a nuclear test on 12 February (20)13 (1+2+2+1+3=9).
A recent North Korean propaganda video released on YouTube, in which the east coast of the US is consumed in a “sea of fire”, features a rocket labelled No 9.
So, it all adds up. Three generations of the Kim family seem to have been fixated on nines.
In the current climate this suggests that we should all be on our guard today, Friday 5 April (5+4=9). If we make it safely to Saturday, the world is probably safe from a nuclear attack until the 14th or, perhaps, the 23rd…
data sourced from http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/05/north-korea-nine-magic-number