In addition to being a strange, cruel, and brutal dictator, the "Dear Leader" of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il is also a Tinseltown movie fanatic.
It is said that his library has an inventory of over 20,000 Hollywood films. It has been reported that the Wizard of Oz is the highlight of the collection and is one of his favorite pastimes.
The truth is that as an American taxpayer, I have earned a front row seat to see how this strange tale about Kim Jong-Il now playing in North Korea ends. After all, I have certainly paid for it. You may remember that the United States agreed to give more than a billion taxpayer dollars to North Korea to insure that the government of Kim Jong-Il would not develop nuclear weapons under the Carter Administration in 1994.
Ten years later, despite recieving all that money, North Korea had secretly developed the very weapons of mass destruction that Ameicans were paying the country not to develop.
The result was that an unstable government with an equally unstable dictator became an immediate International military threat and a country that was included in what President George Bush labeled as the Axis of Evil.
The strange story of Kim Jong-Il certainly has gained international interest during the last several days. Yesterday, speculation about the health of North Korea's leader increased when the dictator failed to appear at a parade to mark the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding. Reports from the CIA indicated that he had suffered a recent stroke and may be gravely ill.
However, there is another possible explanation for the absence of the dictator at that parade. A Japanese expert (Waseda University professor Toshimitsu Shigemura) on North Korea is claiming that the role of Kim Jong-il has actually been played by a group of four doubles since 2003, when he says the North Korean President died of diabetes.
So, it well could be that the all the meetings and agreements that the International community has had with Kim Jong-Il for the last five years were held with a lookalike imposter.
What is the truth about Kim Jong-Il ,you may ask? Is he currently ill or did he already die five years ago?
Well, nobody really knows yet for sure, but any confirmation of the "Dear Leaders" demise should prompt a celebration by some of the nations starving population.
Indeed, they could literally be "singing in the rain" near yesterday's parade route, on a North Korean street, known as Judy Garland Way.