Monday, December 19, 2011

Just Desserts

Kim Jong-Il is dead.

The second in a dynastic communist dictatorship died December 17th of a heart attack while en route to "give guidance". I imagine had he eaten a traditional Korean diet he instead of the rich, fatty foods he deprived his people of, he might have survived. Consider that rations for the North Koreans and their dying children were reduced to 200 grams a day. That's 2 cups of food (perhaps rice, corn or millet). How do you have two fat leaders in a country that is starving?

Russia and China- part of the reason why there are TWO Koreas to begin with- have offered their condolences and the West naively believes that the new regime will alleviate the suffering of the North Koreans, something the scholars of this region call a "fat chance" (insert own Kim Jong-Il fat joke here). For Canada's non-expression of grief for this loathsome man brings out the usual retards:

"I am touched by the amount of North Koreans who are mourning Kin Jong Il's death. Even I cried when seeing how much these people truly loved their leader, hundreds and thousands of people crying and mourning together, even children were crying! Good luck to North Korea, perhaps Kim Jong Un will bring in some fresh energy and ideas to help the area open up to the rest of the world to even further benefit it's people. Remember, it's not the power you have, it's what you do with it and being responsible that matters."

"Here is the difference. All of North Korea is morning their leaders death, right or wrong. In Canada only the wealthiest would bat an eye if Harper died. It would be because they would have to find a new ... man. Most of this country would rejoice."

(Sidebar: I wouldn't rejoice in the PM's death or find it a relief, retard, because whatever our democratically elected Prime Minister Stephen Harper may or may not be, he is NOWHERE near the evil Kim Jong-Il was. That you are able to attribute freely qualities that just aren't there in a democratically elected leader and a liberal democracy AND belt it out should be a sign that you don't live in a Third World dictatorship like North Korea. It is obvious your critical thinking and moral discernment skills are non-existent. You and the previously quoted retard should go bowling. On second hand, don't. I don't trust you with heavy sports equipment.)

Moving on....

Now begins the guessing game.

His son, Kim Jong-Eun, the third in this dynasty and of whom little is known save his grooming, is presumed to be the successor. However, the younger Kim does not have the complete support of the people or the military. It is also believed that he may be challenged by his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, who is rumoured to have been helming North Korea to some extent.

It is also believed the younger Kim may start a crisis to prove his military worth:

Seoul and Washington will worry that Kim Jong Un "may feel it necessary in the future to precipitate a crisis to prove his mettle to other senior leaders," according to Bruce Klingner, an Asia analyst at The Heritage Foundation think-tank in Washington.

North Korea conducted at least one short-range missile test Monday, a South Korean official said. But South Korea's military sees the firing as part of a scheduled routine drill, instead of a provocation, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of a policy that bans commenting on intelligence matters.

Konstantin Makienko, deputy director of the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, however, told the Russian news agency RIA-Novosti that the test "undoubtedly is connected to the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Its goal is to show the world that ... the armed forces of this country now are completely battle-ready and will react to any development."

North Korea's role as a buffer state for China is at risk, as well:

Protecting stability on China's 1,415-km (880-mile) frontier with the North and throughout the region will be paramount, particularly with Beijing's leaders grappling with their own attention-consuming succession from late next year, when President Hu Jintao steps down as Communist Party chief.

"This has really come out of the blue. It's not like it had been rumored for a while giving everyone time to properly prepare," said Cai Jian, an expert on Korean affairs at Fudan University in Shanghai.

"China's biggest worry will be over North Korea's stability, and China's aim will be to ensure the country remains stable," said Cai. "I think security will be stepped up in North Korea, and China is also likely to tighten security along the border."

It is naive to believe that China ever had North Korea's peace and prosperity at heart. How could a nation as poor as North Korea survive without so powerful a benefactor? Had China not been backing North Korea, there would be only one Korea today (insert own Highlander joke here). If, however, China does get a stable North Korea (big IF), one might see a new global sweatshop.

One focus of North Korea's rage is Japan. If I were you,  Japan, I would start nuclearisation. Put the bad memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki behind you, Japan. The rest of you is at stake.

South Korea, in my opinion, has not prepared for what may come. Granted it has helped North Korean defectors to some extent, it must prepare for possible reunification or renewed friction. Should a military or humanitarian (invariably a humanitarian crisis) crisis erupt, how much help does South Korea think the US will be? As I suggested for Japan, start nuclearisation.

One thing is for certain, the lot of the North Korean people will not change. The exaggerated grief for a man whose iron fist is the reason why they are a Third World country gives one a good idea of how brain-washed - and fearful- the nation of North Korea is.

A fitting tribute.

And because it is expected, "Team America".


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