Mmmm yeah. How does a power vacuum atop the NorK leadership pyramid sound before they’ve had a chance to follow through on disassembling that nuke program of theirs?

South Korean intelligence officials are investigating information that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s health has deteriorated recently, a source said.

“The National Intelligence Service has obtained information that the reclusive leader Kim’s diabetes and heart disease have been worsening. This information is more reliable than former rumors,” a government official said.

“It is known that U.S. intelligence officials are also looking into similar information,” the official added…

Many experts say Kim’s worsening health will ignite a fierce power struggle between his sons, Kim Jong-nam, who was born to the late Sung Hae-rim, and Kim Jong-chul and Kim Jong-woon, both born to the late Ko Young-hee.