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Funeral for North Korean leader amid worry about future

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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Funeral for North Korean leader amid worry about future


uk.reuters.com

North Korea will hold a funeral procession on Wednesday for its deceased "dear leader", Kim Jong-il, making way for his son, Kim Jong-un, to become the third member of the family to run the isolated and unpredictable Asian country.

The coming year was supposed to mark North Korea's self-proclaimed transformation into a "strong and prosperous" nation, but it faces a dangerous transition to a young, untested leader at a time when dictatorships across the world have tumbled.
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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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There is a lot more info at the source Reuters, I suggest you read on as it is very interesting. North Korea has always fascinated me.

I am anxious to see how the new leader will run this rather wacky country. I wonder if there will be more or less human rights violations and I hope that the people of NK are allowed some freedom.

There are way too many problems for the people of North Korea. The economy is in shambles, there are food shortages all over the place and most of the civilians do not have electricity.

I am optimistic but in reality I cannot see the country improving on a large scale.





uk.reuters.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 06:19 PM
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Hopefully the new leader can turn that country around and learn to get along with the rest of the world. If not it will sprial downward worse then before. However I doubt he has the leadership skills to make the country any better. He better find a way because over half his country is dying for starvation. Makes me sick to think about
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-SAP-



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Kim Jong-Un has been meeting with some representatives of South Korea in the last couple of days, which i hope is a good thing, and brings some stability (and maybe an offical end to the war?) in the region.

I wonder who is going to inherit Kim Jong-Il's DVD collection, though?



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Rumor has been floating around that the leader of N Korea had been dead 2 years ago. Two Look alike had taken his place and both have been disposed of since.

Ben Fulford Update on Asian Power struggle



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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The rest of the world is complacent in North Korea's crimes; crimes (starvation, mass-imprisonment, etc.) that are a global norm under capitalism. The chair of Hyundai attended North Korea's funeral - the South Korean car company has invested hundreds of millions of dollars building facilities in the North to take advantage of cheap labor costs. The much-publicized starvation is fueled by US and South Korean policy which punishes North Korea for its nuclear program. (Remember that the USA is the same capitalist regime that soaked the poverty-stricken southwest US with radiation during atomic tests throughout the mid 20th century) Kim's image as a wacky isolationism is contrasted to the reality of a wealthy bourgeoisie who prided himself on hoarding imported luxury commodities from the West. (Cognac, cigars, Hollywood films, an autographed Michael Jordon basketball, etc.)



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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I find it quite hard to comment on the nuclear ambitions of North Korea. Obviously this is one of the main questions on peoples minds. Will the Nuclear program carry on? My guess is yes quite obviously although I wonder if they will still want to flatten America.

My guess is probably yes.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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Didn't the shelling of that disputed South Korean have something to do with Kim's son?


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It may also be the case that the North Korean government believes that belligerence will help to shore up the succession of Kim Jong Il’s son, Kim Jong Un.


www.economist.com...
edit on 28-12-2011 by GogoVicMorrow because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:33 PM
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I honestly cant wait to go on holiday to North Korea, a white western with a lot of money can get up to a hell of a lot of crazy things you can pretty much buy whatever you like even people....I mean wonderful happy site seeing and fun stuff, yip thats it, thats what i meant.



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