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Kim Jong IL Dead

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Apex, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Apex

    Apex Somewhere Around Nothing

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    Kim Jong Il Dead: North Korea Leader Dies At 69


     
  2. GabrielWithoutWings

    GabrielWithoutWings New Member

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    Good riddance. It's a bad year for dictators, apparently. My only concern is that the son will be worse than his father.
     
  3. Renji

    Renji Well-Known Member

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    May he rest in peace.
     
  4. Kathryn

    Kathryn Most Spoiled Woman Ever

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    One less insane dictator in the world is generally a good thing. My son is stationed in Korea and really keeps up with the political events of North Korea - I'm interested in talking with him. I missed his call just about an hour ago. I bet that was what he was calling about.
     
  5. Alceste

    Alceste Vagabond

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    I'm not one to celebrate the death of another person, but it's too bad he has a son.
     
  6. Boethiah

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    He led his nation with an iron fist, and millions suffered for it. That being said, I hope he rests in peace. Furthermore, I hope his son leads the nation towards something better than what it's at now.
     
  7. Kathryn

    Kathryn Most Spoiled Woman Ever

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    My son just called me back and they along with the South Korean military are now on high alert. I'll let everyone know if he tells me anything significant. He just called and told me that he can't tell me anything yet. LOL

    "Hi, Mom - Kim Jung Il is dead and I can't tell you anything - but if I need to get my girlfriend out of the country, she can come to your house, right?"

    Life is always interesting. I doubt anything much happens. However, with a 20 something year old son taking the reins - one who started his "career" several years ago as a four star general - there's just no telling.

    Thanks, Daddy Il, for teaching your son the value of earning your rank - NOT.
     
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    Kathryn Most Spoiled Woman Ever

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  9. LeftishBritInPA

    LeftishBritInPA New Member

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    Good riddance to human scum. I hope this evil monster has a place in hell next to Hitler, Stalin, Saddam, and Osama.

    We can only hope that his son, who speaks English as a second language, will be more reasonable. It may be a lot to hope for but at least there may be hope.
     
  10. Renji

    Renji Well-Known Member

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    *coughs* I am an Asian too and I also speak in English as a second language...
     
  11. Faxecura

    Faxecura New Member

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    What happened to not speaking ill of the dead, "loving thine enemy", and turning the other cheek, LeftistBrit?
     
  12. Breathe

    Breathe Mostly taking a break

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  13. Renji

    Renji Well-Known Member

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    There's no way for North and South Korea to be united, it's almost impossible IMO. Though I really want that to happen...
     
  14. Breathe

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    It would be incredibly bad for South Korea's economy.
    It would be nice if it could happen, but I get the feeling it would only be on North Korea's terms, with communism being there.
     
  15. Renji

    Renji Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you got it right.
     
  16. Mathematician

    Mathematician Reason, and reason again

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    Eh, if Germany could do it, I think Korea can too. Granted East Germany was one of the wealthiest nations in the Soviet bloc, but I would think South Korea would just lay out a longer path to economic reconciliation.
     
  17. Breathe

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    True, but the economies here are massively different, I feel, and the one side is so unwilling sacrifice anything. Joining them together would take S. Korea's wealth down significantly.

    I think it would be possible, but I think it may involve some time investing in N. Korea's development first. Who knows, maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised by Korean unification.

    I'm still watching out for a Homefront scenario though. :p
     
  18. Renji

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    It is really difficult for the unification to progress, first and foremost because one believes in a communism and the other believes in democracy (well, sort of). And yeah, Odion is right, both sides are unwilling to sacrifice anything, not only because it will harm the S. Korean economy, but also because it will affect the moral of people. I asked dad once (dad is South Korean; I'm half) if it's possible for the two Koreas to be united. He answered me: "Tyranny and democracy cannot coexist. If ever that happens, I'm willing to give up my life to stop it. South Korea is South Korea. The North Korea is North Korea. Leave it that way."
     
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  19. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    LeftishBritInPA New Member

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