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Kim Jong-Il has died

Discussion in 'Politically Incorrect' started by vesperholly, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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  2. PrincessLeppard

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  3. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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  4. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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  5. Lynn226

    Lynn226 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know much about his son, but it will be interesting to see what happens.
     
  6. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho Well-Known Member

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    Good riddance! But I'm not optimistic that things will miraculously change because of his death.
     
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  7. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    He was a carbon copy of his Stalinist father, Kim Il-Sung.
     
  8. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Isn't his next in line his crazy son?
     
  9. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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    His youngest son, Kim Jong-un, is the widely perceived (but not official) heir. No idea if this son is any better. I think I prefer the eldest son, who was arrested trying to sneak into Japan to visit Tokyo Disneyland.

    Wikipedia:
     
  10. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    How I wish they could. But I'm not optimistic either.
     
  11. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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  12. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    Good Riddance!

    I can't imagine what kind of headaches this is going to cause for Obama and Clinton and the rest of the six party nations though. It's going to be a very touch and go time during the transition.
     
  13. cailuj365

    cailuj365 Well-Known Member

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    I immediately called my mom when I read this (our family is Korean), and after her initial shock, she was sad again because Kim Jong-un, the heir apparent, believes just as much in his father's crazy ways. Maybe during this transition though, there will be other parties or groups that will try to take over, who knows.
     
  14. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    Doubt things will change much. Le sigh.
     
  15. milanessa

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    I didn't realize he was only 69 years old.
     
  16. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how any one could be hoped to be a better leader. Everyone is so shielded so if his son doesn't know how the World really works then is it his fault if he doesn't do a better job of opening up the country? It is a vicious cycle and I don't know how you break it at this point.
     
  17. cailuj365

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    I don't think things will change much either. It will be a long time before North Korea gets better.

    I just talked to my dad who lives in South Korea. He said that the stock market there just plummeted as a result of the news. I think people are scared at the instability of the situation.
     
  18. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    He's finally taking the celestial dirt nap?

    Damn, that means no more jokes about Kim Jong-Ill and his Kim Jong-Ilk :p

    In all seriousness, good riddance. Now we have another loon to deal with.
     
  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia The JGP season is here!

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    I found this October 2010 article about Kim Jung-Il's oldest son: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/12/north.korea.leader.succession/index.html?iref=allsearch
    Daily Telegraph: Kim Jong-un poised to extend his family's dynasty
     
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  20. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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  21. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    So the apocalypse came a little early for the rodent in platform shoes.
     
  22. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    Cult of personality: Instead of celebrating I'm sure there are lots of tears right now. I would love the see a "North Korea Spring" but not betting on it.
     
  23. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    I think in honour of the man, and to get a good laugh, we need to watch this clip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hkAfd2vBOI&feature=fvst

    Seriously it was one of the first things they played on the radio news here. And one of the first things I thought of when I heard he died.

    Sorry about being so tasteless but when it comes to him I don't think taste comes into it.
     
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  24. CantALoop

    CantALoop Well-Known Member

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  25. Jayar

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    As a former Korean linguist in the US Army, let me just say WOOOOOHOOOOO! I learned way more than I ever wanted to now about how he treated his people. I hope this is the beginning of a peaceful end.
     
  26. Lanie

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    Good riddance.

    I hope things get better for those in North Korea but I doubt it. :( I hope I am wrong.
     
  27. TAHbKA

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    are they all on drugs?

    no, seriously, I can't believe anyone who is not a relative would go that far if not on drugs.
     
  28. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    I really hope this can be a turning point for North Korea.
     
  29. floskate

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    Just saw the news and wondered how long it would be before the wailing videos started to appear. There will be lots more of this to come I think. I read in Barbara Demick's 'Nothing to Envy' that when Kim Il Sung died, some went and cried out of fear for the consequences if they didn't display the appropriate level of grief.
     
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  30. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Amen!