Never thought I would actually link to the NYT.
For South Korean and American intelligence services to have failed to pick up any clues to this momentous development — panicked phone calls between government officials, say, or soldiers massing around Mr. Kim’s train — attests to the secretive nature of North Korea, a country not only at odds with most of the world but also sealed off from it in a way that defies spies or satellites.
The people who failed to predict, know, or report this are incompetent. Much in the same fashion as they were with regard to 9/11, OK City (see PATCON), WTC #1, and various other atrocities.
These people are not to be trusted or taken at face value. There is always an ulterior motive and interwoven plot. It’s not tinfoil. It’s reality.