Monday, December 19, 2011

Kim Jung Il exits stage right, now his son is the Un

Kim Jung Il has done what every one else who preceded him, he died.

Perhaps his son will reform the crap government of North Korea and allow its people to eat and enjoy some freedoms and even reconcile with South Korea.

Nah, he won't.

North Korea: Kim Jung Il dead, son is 'successor'
By Rafeal Wober - Associated Press -

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced the death of supreme leader Kim Jong Il and urged its people to rally behind his young son and heir-apparent Monday, while the world watched warily for signs of instability in a nation pursuing nuclear weapons.

South Korea, anxious about the untested, 20-something Kim Jong Un after his father's 17-year rule, put its military on high alert against the North's 1.2 million-strong armed forces. President Barack Obama agreed by phone with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to closely monitor developments.

People on the streets of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, wailed in grief, some kneeling on the ground or bowing repeatedly as they learned the news that their "dear general" had died of heart failure Saturday at age 69 while carrying out official duties on a train trip.