posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 12:23 PM
Let us hope that this is just rumor and not the truth.
This is a dangerous situation, if he was assassinated, as it could lead to a renewed hostilities on the Korean peninsula.
North Korea is a rogue state, with many problems, and there really has never been a conclusion to the hostilities that divided the country, rather it
has always been an uneasy peace. If the new leader of North Korea was assassinated, then there will be rampant blaming on who did such and
ultimately, it may prove to be interesting as to who will take over and can control the country. In the meantime, based off of what has been shown by
the reports coming out of North Korea, it could result in an escalation and tensions between the North and the South. This could result in a
dissolving peace between both countries and a new shooting conflict result. If that happens many different countries could be drawn back into that
conflict to fight for either side, where it comes down to a proxy war between the major powers, using Korea as a battle ground for that conflict.
We can all hope that this is just a mistake and ultimately that this is just a case of rumor going viral. If not it could start off a bigger
conflict, in different regions of the world, striking all at the same time. The difference now is that a country with nuclear weapons is involved and
the question would be, if the cold tensions grew hot, would they use a nuclear weapon to gain the upper hand and to shorten the conflict. Any
conflict will change the dynamic of the region, destabilizing it and ultimately causing too many deaths of just plain political ideology.