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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

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    Qadaffi will take them from Kim, then Saddam will take the from Qadaffi.

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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I doubt he would give up communism but maybe he would see people literally starving to death and do something about it. But meh, I'm just thinking optimistically. I doubt that will happen.
    "Juche" the official state ideaology is actually pretty far removed from Communism.

    Resembles a much more nationalistic, fascist state with certain Communist economic policies.

    But even those are slowly but surely crumbling.

    On the subject, good ****ing Riddance!

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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    All the Villians are dead - Saddam, Osama, Gadaffi, and Kim. The world is a safer place now.

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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    There's 3 scenarios:
    1) Internal chaos. There are many competing factions and character in the upper levels of North Korea. Late Kim-Jong-Il's brother-in-law's faction was the leading one. If there is internal chaos and disorder, the South Korean military has about a 100% chance of intervening, as it will be a time of division and weakness, and as NK's huge military can be a risk under unreliable circumstances.
    2) His third son, Kim-Jong-Uen is the most likely successor, as his other two sons are all incompetent and stupid. If the third son is smart (which I suspect he is, yet inexperienced), he will rule North Korea with only minor opposition. He'll probably rule like his father
    3) The same scenario as above, yet with a little twist: He will rule like Gorbachev, recognizing the failure of the state, and introducing reforms one at a time. It's highly unlikely though

    Remember, Kim-Jong-Il had a long time to prepare to succeed his father. His son didn't have much time and experience to prepare for it. He is speculated to have organized and masterminded the Yeongpyong island attacks, like his father did in masterminding the bombing of the Korean Air plane, but the circumstances and the situation is very different from when his father took over. We should all be ready for some rumbles and the unpredicted
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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    All the Villians are dead - Saddam, Osama, Gadaffi, and Kim. The world is a safer place now.
    It may or may not be safer, but the death of any evil SOB makes it better. And not all the villains are dead.

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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    I think the world is generally better off without him. Kim Jong Il was pretty much the only person crazy enough to start a nuclear war, and now he's not around to do that. Hopefully his successor (probably his third son) will be spared the astounding ego which led KJI to believe he was a god. A little humility might do the country some good.
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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    There's 3 scenarios:
    1) Internal chaos. There are many competing factions and character in the upper levels of North Korea. Late Kim-Jong-Il's brother-in-law's faction was the leading one. If there is internal chaos and disorder, the South Korean military has about a 100% chance of intervening, as it will be a time of division and weakness, and as NK's huge military can be a risk under unreliable circumstances.
    2) His third son, Kim-Jong-Uen is the most likely successor, as his other two sons are all incompetent and stupid. If the third son is smart (which I suspect he is, yet inexperienced), he will rule North Korea with only minor opposition. He'll probably rule like his father
    3) The same scenario as above, yet with a little twist: He will rule like Gorbachev, recognizing the failure of the state, and introducing reforms one at a time. It's highly unlikely though

    Remember, Kim-Jong-Il had a long time to prepare to succeed his father. His son didn't have much time and experience to prepare for it. He is speculated to have organized and masterminded the Yeongpyong island attacks, like his father did in masterminding the bombing of the Korean Air plane, but the circumstances and the situation is very different from when his father took over. We should all be ready for some rumbles and the unpredicted
    I was hoping you would be around to give us your perspective. Are South Korean forces on alert?
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    Re: Kim Jong Il Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I think the world is generally better off without him. Kim Jong Il was pretty much the only person crazy enough to start a nuclear war, and now he's not around to do that. Hopefully his successor (probably his third son) will be spared the astounding ego which led KJI to believe he was a god. A little humility might do the country some good.
    Actually, he didn't initiate one even after decades of ruling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I was hoping you would be around to give us your perspective. Are South Korean forces on alert?
    Very much so. One of my friends in the military (paratroops) got called back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I was hoping you would be around to give us your perspective. Are South Korean forces on alert?
    Very much so yes.

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