This just in: Kim Jong Il no longer “ronery”

Posted by: Phineas on December 19, 2011 at 12:17 am

**Posted by Phineas

Because he will have plenty of company in Hell:

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack while on a train trip, state media reported Monday, sparking immediate concern over who is in control of the reclusive state and its nuclear program.

A tearful television announcer dressed in black said the 69-year old had died Saturday of physical and mental over-work on his way to give “field guidance.”

He had suffered a stroke in 2008, but appeared to have recovered. North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said he died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday (6:30 p.m. EST on Friday) after “an advanced acute myocardial infarction, complicated with a serious heart shock.”

South Korea, still technically at war with the North, placed its troops and all government workers on emergency alert, Yonhap news agency reported. But Seoul’s Defense Ministry said there were no signs of any unusual North Korean troop movements.

Probably because the sub-chieftains of that bandit state, the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation, were busy plotting against each other.

This could get very interesting –in the “everything goes south” sense– very fast. Kim’s designated successor is on of his sons, a man in his 20s, and one has to wonder if he has the authority and skill need to run the world’s only Stalinist monarchy, or will his courtiers sideline or even eliminate him for one reason or another? Or would the people finally rise against their oppressors?

North Korea is such a closed, paranoid system that there is no real way to tell what is going on in Pyongyang right now.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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8 Responses to “This just in: Kim Jong Il no longer “ronery””

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  1. Svensk says:

    Calling Barry Hussein Soetoro!!! North Korea need qualified replacement for deceased leader ASAP! You well-versed in Marxism. Big salary. Free golf. Unlimited vacations. No need to be natural born citizen, wear flag pin in lapel, wear necktie, praise the USA, or go church. We make Mooch our Big Mama! Free private school for the Little Obonzos at Joe Stalin Elementary. Bo a No Go. You have heard of Dog Chop Suey. Call or fax resume’ to Pyongyang 555-1212 All major credit cards accepted……..

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    The murdering bastard couldn’t die soon enough to suit me. I know you are not supposed to say anything about someone who is dead unless it’s good. So, he’s dead. Good! There.

  3. Ralph Gizzip says:

    “Dear Leader” is dead?

    ROR!
    (Raff Out Roud)

  4. Kate says:

    Now Number One Son…. heretofore unknown, is in charge? I wonder if he will just be a puppet for the military establishment. Good reason for South Korea to be on military alert.

  5. Carlos says:

    Ya didn’t say nothin’ bad, Drew, but there’s nothin’ good to be said about a sadistic, greedy, narcissistic toad that murdered so many of his own people.

    ‘Course, by my way of thinkin’, that ain’t much diff’rent from the toad WE have for “Dear Leader,” ‘cept for the murderin’ part. Maybe. F&F ain’t done bein’ investigated yet.

  6. CaMom says:

    Ah, I feel a ‘Team America’ marathon coming on!!

  7. Great White Rat says:

    Totally at the other end of the political spectrum, I see that Vaclav Havel also left this earth over the weekend.

    Havel was imprisoned by the communist Czech regime for his staunch support of human rights, but later became its president when the Soviet bloc disintegrated in the later 1980s and the puppet government was removed. He remained a champion of personal liberty until the last.

    Havel also was strongly pro-US in his policies, including support for the Iraq war in 2003 when many other “allies” wavered. God bless and Rest In Peace, sir.

  8. Phineas says:

    God bless and Rest In Peace, sir.

    Indeed. Havel was one of the true heroes of the fall of communism.