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Breaking: North Korea names new premier

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 06:20 AM
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Breaking: North Korea names new premier


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(CNN) -- North Korea named Choe Yong Rim as its new premier Monday, replacing Kim Yong Il at a session of the Supreme People's Assembly, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported.

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 06:20 AM
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North Korea has reshuffled its top leadership at a rare second session of its parliament, state media says. Choe Yong-rim replaced Kim Yong-il as premier - the official responsible for the communist state's economic policy.

State media also said that Mr Kim's brother-in-law, Chang Song-taek, was promoted to a powerful military post on the National Defence Commission.

Mr Chang's promotion came "at the proposal of Kim Jong-il", the agency said.

The NDC is North Korea's highest military body and Mr Chang - already a member - now becomes a vice-chairman.

Mr Chang has been described as one of Mr Kim's most trusted allies. Some reports said he had overseen affairs while Mr Kim was incapacitated after a stroke in 2008.

His promotion will be seen by some as a sign that Mr Kim is putting key personnel in place to ensure a smooth transition of power to his son.

Three ministers - of light industry, foodstuffs and physical culture - were replaced, and six new vice-premiers appointed.

The reshuffle comes with inter-Korean ties in tatters, following the sinking of a South Korean warship.


The great leader is gradually handing over duties to other people. Like the BBC says, this could very well be the beginning of the end of Kim Jong Il. His successor is believed to be his youngest son. Hopefully, he will be able to bring some change to the country and break its isolation. For the sake of clarity, the country's premier is Kim Yong Il, not the dear leader Kim Jong il.

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[edit on 7-6-2010 by Mdv2]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 06:27 AM
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It's amazing that a psychopathic dictator can control an entire country, like that..

I mean, how does that even happen? It really baffles me



I guess our society isn't too different, really. We all do what the dear leader tells us to here, too. And many of us work for peanuts -- just enough to survive.. and we're in two wars of aggression... and our media is the 4th branch of the government (or is the government the second arm of the media?)

Anyways.. Happy Monday everyone



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 06:29 AM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
It's amazing that a psychopathic dictator can control an entire country, like that..


Well it's better than being controlled by us I guess. They only ever became like that because we used them as slaves and so did the Japanese.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:07 AM
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It's amazing that a psychopathic dictator can control an entire country, like that..


It happens the same way it has always happened...fear and ignorance.

Of course, the military needs to be in on the control, but that's simple, just appoint yes men and relatives to the top positions and control who get's the crumbs of power further down the ladder.

As for the people that really matter, the population, it's again simple..step out of line, even slightly, you disappear. Most are brainwashed into believing the rest of the world is starving to death, and they in North Korea have it relatively good. Very little outside communication is permitted, so most of the people believe although they have nothing, not even enough basic food, they are better off than us.

No Internet...no external communications, except what can be radioed short distances from the South, and even then, to be discovered with radio equipment listening to the South's broadcasts, means arrest and either death or a disappearing act in a labour camp.

Most would rather live in ignorance i guess than be murdered or worked to death knowing the truth.

That's how this kind of control works..and always has done.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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Has Kimmie carked it? If so who gets his film collection?

Make or break time for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. All leaders want to make their mark. Will Choe Yong-rim do so by being more hardline than Kim or by opening up to the west a little more?



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:38 AM
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Link doesn't work and I am not seeing it on CNN's page.

Just a quick FYI - and I don't expect any of you to take this for any real value..

Kim has a drinking problem - a huge one. My sources tell me that when sober he does have a sharp mind - but when he drinks he becomes angry, irrational and somewhat dellusional.

99.9% of the time, when North Korea issues a bold statement (Nuking America) or does something extremly stupid (sinking a warship) it is done so by Kim while drunk.

It is also beleived that in order to have won further support from China that he had to agree to broaden the powerbase a bit. China doesnt feel comfortable having a drunk with absolute power causing a ruckus.



[edit on 7-6-2010 by crisko]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:50 AM
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Crazy. Guess the North Korean's will have a new God now.

I watched a intresting programe on NK on the BBC NEWS 24 Channel in the weekend.
Its suprising how kept in the dark they are.

Imagine going to prison and doing hard labour for listening to music from a diffrent country.

And having three generations of your family punished for commiting a crime.

A nation where 1 in 20 are in the Army.

Plus the documentry only had 1 photo of Kim's son.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:53 AM
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Link on MSNBC


SEOUL - North Korea named a brother-in-law of leader Kim Jong-il to a powerful military post on Monday and sacked its premier in moves seen as consolidating Kim's grip on power and paving the way for his youngest son to succeed him.



"This is a signal that they will be moving on existing power structures, no innovation or openness or reform."


Well, that sucks.


[edit on 7-6-2010 by crisko]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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As it probably wasn't clear.

Kim Jong-Il is NOT the Premier, and never was. He is their "Supreme Leader"

Premier is just another position in the govt beneath him. He is still their "most godly person around" second to their deceased Eternal President (Kim ll-Sung)


For clarity's sake. Again. Kim Jong-Il did not step down.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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I mean, how does that even happen? It really baffles me


They're delusional and convinced that Kim Jong-ils dead father is a god and still rules the country from godland. And that their god has left kim in charge and so on.... Brainwashing is easy when there's only one version of events and nobody else to challenge it. Maybe China will one day boost their mobile phone masts signals over a greater length and allow N.Korean's to access the outside world without their dear leader's permission.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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whats breaking about this?

NK has different premiers every few years

North korean Premiers since the 40s

you say it like it never happened before, its a normal thing and i dont see how this effects kims power.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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Kim Jong-Il imports 600-800 thousand dollars of the best scotch whiskey annually for his own private use, along with his top cronies.

The capital is basically a huge museum, or temple, dedicated to the dear leader. He is hailed at a genius at everything--in every field of endeavor, he is hailed as the unsurpassed genius--and if you dont hail him as such, you will have a short life expectancy.

The big high rise hotel in downtown Pyongtang, which is used by westerners, has only one floor active. No lights on any other floors. The restaurants are emtpy and serve either fricakseed dog meat, or shoe leather oxen joints. 150,000 brightly dressed young girls are on call for private shows in a huge stadium for the dear leader at any moment, and are also called upon to impress visiting foreigners. Shane Smith (Vice Guide to Travel) and his small crew were given such a show, while the rest of the stadium was completely empty.

Everyone there is terrified of saying anything that might offend the dear leader, lest they end up in a forced labor camp or worse. Last December the NK currency was devalued at 100:1 ratio, and no matter how much savings an individual might have accrued over the course of his/her life, they were only allowed about 500 dollars equivalent in the new currency--the rest was confiscated. Famine was a major problem a few years ago, not sure about now.

In short, the NK people are living in a surreal nightmare. They are really suffering under the leadership of this bozo, who is surrounded by sycophants. I hope he passes away soon, and that they get someone in his place who is not a deranged ego-maniac. However, I doubt that his son will be much better.

How does this happen? The same way it happened in Soviet Russia under Stalin, who inculcated a similar deific personality cult. The same way it happend in Maoist China. It is characteristic of totalitarian socialist/communist regimes, which seek to own and control your body, mind, and soul.

The goal of the Communist party in Russia was to create a global socialist utopia--a one world government run by the elite party members, who would have absolute control over the masses. How is that so different from the NWO, which seeks a similar collectivist society, run by a one world government, administered by elites? The answer is that it is not very different at all. Its the same basic plan under a different name.

To insitute such a plan, a major catastrophe is needed, which will render the masses helpless and terrified. To accomplish this our global economic system is being driven over a cliff. By intention or default, the economic collapse is coming, and with it will come the social revolution that they hope will result in a new global socialist order, administered by a new Messianic figure, who will be king of the world.


[edit on 7-6-2010 by Angiras]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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Originally posted by belial259

Originally posted by Kaytagg
It's amazing that a psychopathic dictator can control an entire country, like that..


Well it's better than being controlled by us I guess. They only ever became like that because we used them as slaves and so did the Japanese.


Please offer proof to your statement that the US treated Korea like slaves which is why "they became like that", ie: allowing a psychopathic dictator to rule over them.
What exploitative policies were pursued by the US prior to the North going communist?
Qualify your statement - thanks.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 03:43 PM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
It's amazing that a psychopathic dictator can control an entire country, like that..

I mean, how does that even happen? It really baffles me


I'm sure perception of North Korea is completely dependent on if you live there or if you live somewhere else in the world and watch American-influenced news about North Korea.

There's a reason why North Korea has cut itself off from globalism; it's called discipline, tradition, nationalism. I doubt they waste their lives away by eating McDonalds and obsessing over souless celebrities like they do in America.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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This has little significance, this new premier has been prepped for this position by Kim Yong Il. We all know Yong Il is power crazy, this is just a slight of hand for show. We should really know nothing will change.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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What the heck,.
I thought kim was about to set everything on fire
oh the confusion



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
I doubt they waste their lives away by eating McDonalds and obsessing over souless celebrities like they do in America.



Was it really necessary to say that?

[edit on 23-7-2010 by Judohawk]



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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Originally posted by Judohawk


Originally posted by Kaytagg
I doubt they waste their lives away by eating McDonalds and obsessing over souless celebrities like they do in America.



Was it really necessary to say that?

[edit on 23-7-2010 by Judohawk]


Yeah, actually. I observe behaviour of people who live average lives with a high MSG diet and listen to manufactured music/watch manufactured celebrities and they seem to be completely clueless to the bigger picture, they only think about their own little vain lives and the false hopes that false idols give them.

Try living in a land without the taint of globalism, a land that is not controlled by media but by earth, wind, fire, water and spirit. I've lived this life since I fell out of my mom's vagina and I will never give in to the false reality that is force-fed into the "civilized" of the world.

North Korea just happens to be a country based on such discipline, which is strong in Asian culture anyway. Of course they have excessive control in their country, but only because of the always present and dominating threat of American lead globalism trying to assimilate their country.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
It's amazing that a psychopathic dictator can control an entire country, like that..

I mean, how does that even happen? It really baffles me



I guess our society isn't too different, really. We all do what the dear leader tells us to here, too. And many of us work for peanuts -- just enough to survive.. and we're in two wars of aggression... and our media is the 4th branch of the government (or is the government the second arm of the media?)

Anyways.. Happy Monday everyone


It makes you a psychopath for allowing your self to believe the crap which the media portrays on Western enemies.

Heck, Ahmedinejad is also a psychopath, isn't he?

What about Chavez?

These are all victims of the US empire, Chavez a CIA backed coup happened against him. Iran, well we all know what happened in Iran. N-Korea, well we know what happened there too, when the Western empire divided the nation with its new buddy USSR.

USSR got defeated, now it is time for US to fall, and once that happens, you won't see a N and S Korea.




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