Kim Jong Il, N. Korean dictator, dies at 69

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  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    well the bad man is dead...so now what happens?His son takes over...should we worry?


    CBS News correspondent Celia Hatton reports news of Kim's death was met with a flood of televised emotion in North Korea, as state TV showed orderly columns of state officials weeping dramatically, and ordinary North Koreans beside themselves in apparent grief on the streets of Pyongyang.


    In South Korea, however, like much of the rest of the world, the news provoked concern. Hatton reports that South Korea put its military on high alert Monday, even calling off-duty troops back to work in the event of any provocations from the North.


    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-573 … ies-at-69/

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      They were crying tears of joy.  Either that or they know the son is going to be even worse.

    2. rbe0 profile image58
      rbe0posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Anyone having a party? I hope I'm invited.

  2. I am DB Cooper profile image64
    I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago

    It's been a tough year for enemies of the United States. This won't change much about North Korea. His son has been groomed for this role for many years and I expect he'll be a younger version of his father, with the same level of craziness and bizarre propaganda.

  3. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    I hope that the oppression is lifted for those oppressed by this dictator...(Well, I can surely hope that they will be...somehow)...even if the son did not fall far from the tree of the father.

  4. Evan G Rogers profile image73
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    I THINK WE SHOULD LAUNCH A WAR WHILE THEY'RE WEAK!!

    BOMB BOMB BOMB!!

    DEMOCRACY DEMOCRACY DEMOCRACY!!!

    BALD EAGLE! WAVING FLAG!! WHEAT!!

    BOMB BOMB BOMB!

    ... wait, what are we talking about? I'm sorry, whenever the media makes something SOUND evil, I demand we bomb them and spread democracy to it.

    A NEW FLU VIRUS?! BOMB BOMB BOMB!! DEMOCRACY!!!

    1. profile image0
      Longhunterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Do I detect a note of sarcasm in your writing, Evan?

      The lose of Kim Jong "Mentally" Il is no big one. Question is, what is his son like and what's he going to do?

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
        Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Probably nothing, just like his dad. It really tickles me when western nations get all twitchy about new leaders, who are communist and might have nuclear weapons. Let's face it, the western nations are just as irrational as the so called communists. The communists are just  more isolated. I'm sure I remember people crying when Bush and Blair were flirted.

        1. profile image0
          Longhunterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          You may not like Bush or Blair but you have to admit, at least they're a lot more mentally stable than Kim Jong Il.

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
            Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I don't have to admit, because I do believe Bush and Blair ARE mentally stable, and intrinsically corrupt. Neither would care about the lives of you and me. Kim Jong ll, I also believe to be absolutely corrupt, not mad. What's insane is the way western leaders and press would have us believe that every other  corrupt leader who does not conform to their set of norms is somehow insane and evil. They are no more evil than the many of the leaders we have had to put up with.

            1. Paul Wingert profile image75
              Paul Wingertposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              All we can do now id sit back and see what Kim Jong's kid is like. He'll either have some brains in his head or be a whack job like his old man.

              1. Paraglider profile image93
                Paragliderposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                I don't think a lot will change. He may have been the leader, but only through acquiescence by the hidden regime who run the place. They haven't died and won't relinquish power any time soon.

                1. profile image0
                  Longhunterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  I agree with Paraglider. There probably won't be any real change any time soon. Kim Jong Un would have to clean house which would mean the killing of some or all of the old guard that helped his father.

  5. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago
  6. Cassie Smith profile image66
    Cassie Smithposted 6 years ago

    I would be nervous that the new dictator is unprepared and could do something stupid.  If he's not up to the job, he could be given bad advice among the people that surround him and are jockeying for power.  From what I've read, he was made a general even though he has never served in the army.  Not good.

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    it is scarier to think about the "power struggle" among the elite people who are really running that country

  8. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    yes, I watched a news program that claimed the military was in charge...now that's scary!

 
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