North Korean news reported the death of Kim Jong Il on Saturday listing the cause of death as “over worked”. Marching his nation backwards into the 19th century, Kim Jong Il’s death is of little consequence to anyone outside of the two Koreas. The Washington Times reports;
South Korea immediately declared an emergency and put its armed forces on alert. President Lee Myung-bak canceling all planned events Monday and the country’s National Security Council was meeting in emergency session Monday afternoon.
In September 2010, Mr. Kim’s youngest son, Kim Jong-un, was elevated to be his successor.
According to the North’s Korean Central News Agency, he was named head of his father’s funeral committee. The funeral was set for Dec. 28.
The younger Mr. Kim is in his late 20s and little is known about him besides the fact that he studied in Switzerland and has no political experience.
If my son wasn’t stationed in South Korea at the moment, I wouldn’t care either. I’m sure that the OWS crowd will have a moment of silence in remembrance of the socialist hermit king.
Go to about :45 in this video to see how the OWS reveres and remembers Kim Jong Il;
And, oh, yeah, they test-fired a short range missile on the same day that they announced the death of their Dear leader.
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