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    North Korea names Kims successor

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC World News
    North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il has designated his youngest son to be the country's next leader, according to reports in South Korean media.

    Two newspapers and an opposition lawmaker said South Korea's spy agency had briefed legislators on the move.

    North Korean officials were reportedly told to support Kim Jong-un after the North's 25 May nuclear test.

    There has been much speculation over who would follow Mr Kim, who is thought to have suffered a stroke last year.
    BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | N Korea 'names Kim's successor'

    The reports in the Hankook Ilbo and Dong-a Ilbo newspapers quoted unnamed members of South Korea's parliamentary intelligence committee briefed by the National Intelligence Service, although the spy agency refused to confirm the reports.
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    Re: North Korea names Kims successor

    Oh goody. Another kook. And this one is an alcoholic.

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    Re: North Korea names Kims successor

    And the worlds second Communist monarchy continues unabated.

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    Re: North Korea names Kims successor

    And the worlds second Communist monarchy continues unabated.
    Actually the country is ruled by the Workers' Party of Korea, not a Communist Party, and its guiding ideology is Juche, not Marxism-Leninism.

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    Re: North Korea names Kims successor

    This is the kinda of guy the U.S. can deal with. He is an avid partier and loves the ladies from what I have heard. Corrupt, entitled kids are the kinda people we like to work with best, for they can be bought.

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    Re: North Korea names Kims successor

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    This is the kinda of guy the U.S. can deal with. He is an avid partier and loves the ladies from what I have heard. Corrupt, entitled kids are the kinda people we like to work with best, for they can be bought.
    That's exactly what I was thinking. From my quick research on him he seems to want to be socially accepted but provided money and power. He may be easily manipulated. He doesn't seem to have the unwavering resentment and god complex his father holds.
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    Re: North Korea names Kims successor

    You are right, he wants to be a West Coast playa!!! We will see, perhaps his father will indoctrinate him before it his time to rule.

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    Re: North Korea names Kims successor

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Actually the country is ruled by the Workers' Party of Korea, not a Communist Party, and its guiding ideology is Juche, not Marxism-Leninism.
    Its all communism and therefore bad.
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    Re: North Korea names Kims successor

    Its all communism and therefore bad.
    I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not, so I'm holding back my thanks.

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    Re: North Korea names Kims successor

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not, so I'm holding back my thanks.
    Its not sarcasm, i was refering to the whole idea of a planned economy.
    "If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
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