Kim Jong-il may be dying of pancreatic cancer.

Not a nice way to go, if true.

SEOUL, South Korea — The North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who suffered a stroke last August, was also found to have “life-threatening” pancreatic cancer around the same time, a South Korean cable television network reported on Monday.

The network, YTN, a cable news station, quoted unidentified Chinese and South Korean intelligence sources for the report, which was made by YTN’s correspondent in Beijing. The station did not explain how the sources obtained the sensitive medical information from North Korea, an isolated, nuclear-armed state that has kept details of its leader’s health a closely guarded secret.

So, what should I have for lunch? I was thinking maybe Mexican, but that would involve driving, and the place doesn’t have a drive-through. I could just grab something at the supermarket when I go – it’s within walking distance and the kid loves stroller rides – but it’s usually not really cost-efficient. Maybe I’ll just have a peanut butter sandwich.

Moe Lane

PS: You know what a common side-effect of pancreatic cancer is? Malnutrition. Which just goes to show: karma has a long memory.

Crossposted to RedState.


  • Chris says:

    I’d go for the supermarket. Stroller ride’s a plus, and you also will probably end up with something healthier than a greasy burrito.

  • Jillian says:

    The question is, would the person taking over after him be a better or worse option?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I’m going to go with ‘better,’ if only because the Chinese are probably starting to reconsider their policy of letting this guy go spiraling around out in the dark.

  • Kevin says:

    Couldn’t happen to a worse human being. Hope his death is slow and painful.

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