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Kim Jong Il, North Korean leader, dead at age 69
related link: WaPo story

TOKYO — Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader who threatened the world with his nuclear weapons ambitions and suppressed his own people with imprisonment and isolation, left in the wake of his death Saturday an antiquated country with a power vacuum.

Pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un burnt during anti-North Korea rally in Seoul last month, shamelessly pinched from the wonderful SMH.

Kim’s death raises immediate questions about the future — and the stability — of perhaps the world’s most isolated state, which for six decades has been held together by the Kim family personality cult. Kim was deified by state media, described as the “Dear Leader.” A weeping television anchor Monday told North Korea of Kim’s death.

Security analysts and officials from Seoul to Washington have long believed that Kim’s death would double as a pivot point on the Korean Peninsula. But that poses a threat of its own — as North Korea tries to pass power to Kim’s youngest son, Kim Jong Eun, who is in his 20s.

Related news: Kim Jong-Un Privately Doubting He's Crazy Enough To Run North Korea (okay yes, that one's from The Onion)

Elf -- Monday, December 19, 2011 -- 07:56:14 AM -- 1426 of 1548

Comments

kim kay:

Every time i think of KJI I think of Lizzie.

December 20, 2011, 02:01:41 AM
theDiva:

AMF.

December 21, 2011, 07:09:02 AM
Ase:

Yes. Lizzie. No komments from you!

December 21, 2011, 10:07:20 AM
Sterling Dingleberry:

Yet another shit-stain dictator assumes room temperature.

See you in hell, motherfucker!

December 22, 2011, 01:10:55 AM
TAFKA:

I doubt it makes any difference.

December 22, 2011, 02:02:46 AM



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