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PostSubject: 2011 Will be known as the fall of the crazy dictators   Mon 19 Dec 2011, 12:11 am

I read on CNN and heard on the news that Kim Jong Il died on Saturday. Last month it was Moammar Gadhafi, earlier this summer Osama Bin Laden. 2011 was a good year.


http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/18/world/asia/north-korea-leader-dead/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

(CNN) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is dead, North Korean state TV said Monday.

Kim, 69, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, state TV said.

A broadcaster reported that Kim died due to "overwork" after "dedicating his life to the people."

South Korean news agency Yonhap -- which based its reporting on its monitoring off North Korean state television -- said that Kim had died during a train trip.

South Korea's military declared an "emergency alert" following Kim's death, according to Yonhap.

The son of Kim Il Song, the founder of the communist nation, Kim Jong Il had been in power since 1994 when his father died of a heart attack at age 82.

The enigmatic leader was a frequent thorn in the side of neighboring South Korea, as well as the United States. There have been reports in recent years about his health, as well as that power will be transitioned to his son, Kim Jong Un.

North Korean news reports earlier this fall indicated that Kim Jong Il had been traveling around the country and visiting China, a big change from 2009 when he was thought to be ill with cancer.

Two senior U.S. military officials said then that they believed the pace of North Korea's planned regime change from Kim to his 20-something son appeared to have slowed.

The son, also known as Kim, started his career as a four-star general and in recent years was given more official duties by his father.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who traveled to Pyongyang a year ago with former U.S. ambassador Bill Richardson, said that "the assumption (then) was that he was sick" but still in "decent shape."

Now it is a "totally uncertain situation," Blitzer said.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 Will be known as the fall of the crazy dictators   Mon 19 Dec 2011, 12:35 am

Wow, that is big news. All the badies dropping off, who will be next? Hope the son is better than his father was.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 Will be known as the fall of the crazy dictators   Mon 19 Dec 2011, 8:31 am

By the sound of things the son will rule with the same iron fist as the father

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 Will be known as the fall of the crazy dictators   Mon 19 Dec 2011, 11:04 pm

yorkiemom wrote:
By the sound of things the son will rule with the same iron fist as the father

In a way, I'm hoping there is a power struggle that happens, similar to the Arab Springs movement. But in a way, I'm hoping not because with that leads to injuries and possible death of innocent people. I just hope the people of North Korea get their freedom. No one should have to eat grass and roots to feed their family, while their dumbass dictator and family eat 3 good meals a day, and drink expensive imported wine.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 Will be known as the fall of the crazy dictators   Mon 19 Dec 2011, 11:10 pm

The have and have nots,seems to me that it happens way to often in to many countries

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