[breaking] North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il, 69, Has Died

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    Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died. He was 69.

    Kim's death was announced Monday by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.

    Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to China and Russia and in numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state media.

    The leader, reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine, was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.

    The news came as North Korea prepared for a hereditary succession. Kim Jong Il inherited power after his father, revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, died in 1994.

    In September 2010, Kim Jong Il unveiled his third son, the twenty-something Kim Jong Un, as his successor, putting him in high-ranking posts.
     
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    This is going to be interesting. I don't know if the Koreans will really go for a third generation of Kims.
     
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    riddance.
     
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    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy...............:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Now is the time that he finds out if there is a hell.
     
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    Damn, you beat me to it.

    This could have serious implications. Best case scenario, a committee of the top NKCP brass take over.

    Worst case, anarchy.
     
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    my sympathies go out to the left for the loss of their N Korean role model !!! hopefully Hugo and Castro will live a long healthy communist lives and continue to be a beacon to your cause !!:badgrin::badgrin::eusa_clap:
     
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