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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Good riddance I say, but it's going to be interesting next few weeks. I wonder how long he's been dead though, if they kept this under wraps, and he's been on ice for a while, or if this truly happened today.

    North Korea Says Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il Has Died - ABC News



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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

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    Damn, I had Castro in my dictator death pool.
    Good point...Castro with cancer, now Chavez with cancer and Il...well...ill no more. Coincidence?

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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    I doubt it will make much difference that Jong-Il is dead, but one can hope.

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    RIP
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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    The North Korean news announcer stated Kim Jong Il died two days ago, although most other reports are saying the 18th. Im assuming this is Korean time which means today in 19Dec for those of you in the West, and I know its extremely early to tell but this may be a good sign. When Kim Il sung died, the father, the official media also waited roughly the same amount of time. I assume the wait is to give Party and Government elites time to deal with a few critical and immediate issues, during that first death of the leader in North Korea Kim Jong Il was already well prepared within the government to assume power there was no question and the transition was fairly smooth as far as anyone can tell. Since this death is so far, again extremely early to tell, is following the same pattern it may be a sign that the NK government has prepared for this and mechanisms were in place to ensure another smooth transition to avoid anything that would threaten the state or stability. This would also follow in line with a natural pastern of thinking NK elites would follow after Kin Jong Il's stroke in 2008, a natural response for them after that event would be to prepare and put those mechanisms in place while they still had time to do it.

    Call me extremely cautiously optimistic of a smooth transition.
    The South Koreans appear somewhat concerned, military on emergency standby, national security council meeting etc.

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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    This thread is much more in the spirit of things than the other. Good to know.

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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

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    The South Koreans appear somewhat concerned, military on emergency standby, national security council meeting etc.
    I would be too, never know what crazy **** they might do in a time of uncertainty.
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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    Good riddance to human garbage.Unfortunately one of his sons will take over and it will be the same old **** over again.
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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Good riddance I say, but it's going to be interesting next few weeks. I wonder how long he's been dead though, if they kept this under wraps, and he's been on ice for a while, or if this truly happened today.

    North Korea Says Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il Has Died - ABC News

    Good thing he's dead, but does anyone else find it strange that the article has only one line? They could at least explain when and how the announcement was made, and what the neighboring countries are doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    The South Koreans appear somewhat concerned, military on emergency standby, national security council meeting etc.
    eek......

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