Wednesday, Jul 26th

Last update:06:28:09 AM GMT

You are here: Law & Politics Government North Korean Dictator Dies
North Korean state television announced the death of the country’s iron-fisted dictator, Kim Jong-il, and the transfer of power to his relatively unknown and inexperienced son Kim Jong-un, on Monday, December 20th.

According to the TV report, the elder Kim, age 69, had died the previous Saturday while on his private luxury train, on his way into the countryside to inspect local facilities and provide personal “field guidance.”

The elder Kim had apparently suffered a stroke back in 2008, and reports had indicated that the “Dear Leader” was experiencing recurring health problems. He had begun grooming Kim Jong-un to take the reins of power, including promoting him to the rank of four-star general despite his total lack of military experience.

Little is known about the young successor, including how much power he will actually have and now much loyalty and obedience he can expect from the all-powerful North Korean military.

The Communist-ruled “hermit kingdom” will most likely continue its nuclear weapons programs. In addition, the elder Kim’s doctrine of songun or “army first,” which has led to food shortages and recurring famines among the general civilian population, is likely to continue as well.

We recommend:
Comey Thought he knew of Obstruction of Justice in Hillary Case
Furthered the obstruction instead of reporting it. Former FBI Director James Comey thought he saw pr
Was Social Security System Doomed From The Start?
Author Says U.S. Government Misjudged The Future In 1935. Shortly after the Reagan Administration to
New York Governor Reaffirms Ban on Official Travel to North Carolina
The chorus of cities and states not fooled by North Carolina’s sham “deal” on HB2 continues to
Walking the hill: Advocating for veterans' rights and services
Eva Wallace never enlisted in the U.S. military, has never been on active duty and never endured li