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N.Korean dictator DEAD!

N.Korean dictator, Kim Jong Il, not too long ago was announced dead by N.Korean TV.

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Saw it on the news.

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Hopefully his son will be able to interact more with the world community to improve the lives of his people.

Mark

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I had to wonder why, with all the success

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in toppling middle eastern dictatorial regimes, why we heard of no copy-cat attempts in NK.

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China?

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Just guessing.

Even though Kim Jong ll was a thorn in China's side, I doubt they would have stood idly by if anyone in the West had tried anything like that.

The son was educated in the west and what with that and him being new and inexperienced, there's hope that China will be able to influence him to carry out much needed reforms. It would be in China's interest as well as everyone else.

Mark

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Will there ever be reunification?

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Maybe it's time to start such a movement?

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There's a National Geographic special....

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....about North Korea that was done a few years ago. If you haven't seen it, try to. It's available at Netflix:

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/National_Geographic_Inside_North_Korea/70061970?trkid=2361637

Watching this will change you.

I'm sure the president was on the phone with the Chinese Premier within minutes. There are "official relations" and then there's the stuff that goes on in secret. Nobody knows much about Kim's son so it's hard to tell how much chance there might be of any kind of progress or reform.

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The nervousness

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is with regard to how this new leader will get the respect of the military. He has no military experience and in order to garner respect from those he will have to command he is usually expected to show some sort of force in order to prove he will be worthy. SKorea is on alert and therefore we are as well because we have so many of our military still located there.

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And even there we have to be careful

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If the US or South Korea ratchet up the alert level too much, North Korea might see it as a provocation (or at least say they do).

The war never technically ended. We've just been under a cease-fire for the last 58 years.

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Is this the same?

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LOL

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I had forgotten that!

Mark

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The funniest line in that movie

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The men are getting a pep talk and one guy says, "Remember, there is no 'I' in 'Team America!'"

And a little voice in the back says, "Yes there is..."

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Cry me a river!

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Video of the deep grief (remember, the state is video taping your grief to see if it passes muster) which North Koreans feel over the loss of their Great Leader. This is what's called "padding your resume" in North Korea.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a29_1324289477

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If that was a screen test

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they'd be calling in the next group quickly.

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There's a lot of that stuff....

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....in the National Geographic documentary I linked to earlier. It's really hard to tell how much of it is acting and how much of it is complete and total brainwashing. There's a segment in which some doctors are allowed in to perform eye surgeries. When the patients regain their eyesight, they don't thank the doctors; they thank Dear Leader. People have no family photos in their homes; only posters of Dear Leader.

It's really something to see.

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I get Netflix member page

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Not a member.

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It's called "Inside North Korea"

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Just go to www.netflix.com and search on the title.

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Yes!

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I didn't realize you could stream it from the NGC web site. Thanks for posting that link.

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Can't describe it any other way than gripping

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The "dear leader" was truly a monster. Those he has not murdered have had their entire lives stolen from them. Very sad indeed.

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I asked my co-worker this morning(tounge in cheek) if he was

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mourning the death of "dear leader" and he spit on the floor.I may have mentioned previously here that "Kevin" was a former officer in the SK Army and not entirely fond of Kim Jung(mentally)Il.

Kevin is college educated and speaks perfect English,most of what he said would get deated if I posted it here verbatim!He knows and has seen the horrors of what that ******* did.

"If his ******* son was in front of me now,I would put a bullet through his brain so the family genes would not travel any further".

Take it FWIW,it comes from a SK Army officer who has seen what goes on.

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More choreographed mourning

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSWN6Qj98Iw

Reminds me of the old Middle Eastern culture of having paid mourners go around a city when some notable or rich person died. The closest we come to such are funeral processions, more often in a line of cars.

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