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Kim Jong Il Has Died

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by NickyJ, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    I've heard from the radio that there are worries about military action on the part of North Korea with the new ruler coming in.
     
  2. zjl56

    zjl56 Emperor

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    There will probably will be scant details.. Though for all the craziness of North Korea I feel that the elites are probably too careful/ too used to their power to do something stupid like start a war.
     
  3. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    New link to the OP which has more details.
     
  4. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    Rest in Peace.
     
  5. Pangur Bán

    Pangur Bán Deconstructed

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    A lot of deaths haver occurred over the past few days, but this takes this biscuit for gravity.

    We should all pay lots of attention.
     
  6. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    BBC reports that he died Saturday.
     
  7. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    I was just about to post this thread...

    Supposedly the South Korean government has "shifted to an emergency footing" in preparation for anything.

    Now their military has declared an emergency alert.
     
  8. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    Commence Homefront timeline
     
  9. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    Well, like I said, South Korea has gone on high alert because of this, but if he did die Saturday, and nothing has happened as of yet, then I agree here.

    I agree.
     
  10. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    I heard he was Il but it still feels like he's jong too soon. :( Hopefully it's just a hoax & he'll reappear saying "Just kidding, I kim back! :)".
     
  11. amadeus

    amadeus As seen on OT

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    Good.

    I hope the regime collapses, but that's pipe dream talk.
     
  12. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    While I knew he was getting on in age I wasn't aware he had health problems and he has been such an, shall we say, iconic dictator for so long I am actually surprised by this. However, now we finally get to find out what happens when he dies! It will be interesting to see how Kim Jong-un (who is the named successor) handles the leadership of North Korea, or if he will just be a puppet.

    EDIT: @Narz: :nono:
    Spoiler :
    :lol:
     
  13. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    I knew I had to post fast before someone could beat me to it. :p

    If I hadn't seen the first part, I wouldn't have known that you were kidding.

    You are kidding, right? RIGHT?!
     
  14. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Yet another evildoer dead on President Obama's watch.

    As with Steve Jobs, rest in peace.
     
  15. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    Well, this should be interesting. Kim Jong Un is supposed to take the helm, but he was not exactly groomed to be the leader until very recently. I wouldn't be totally surprised to see him reduced to a figurehead. If he does emerge as the uncontested leader, it will be interesting to see how he rules. While he most certainly has been drinking more than enough of the North Korean Kool-Aid, he has at least spent some significant time in the west (in Switzerland).
     
  16. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    Ding dong the little commie Napoleon is dead.

    Or a stuffed Kim pops in with Chuck Testa saying "Nope, it's just Chuck Testa".
     
  17. Pangur Bán

    Pangur Bán Deconstructed

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    So who do we reckon wanted it kept quiet for two days? And what were they up to?
     
  18. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    Trying to decide how best to present the news to our obviously heartbroken world.
     
  19. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    Link to video.

    I shed tears while playing it. I really did. :yup:

    2011 has been an exciting year for dictators: October - Muammar Gaddafi. December - Kim Jong Il. Also, not a dictator but in May, Osama bin Laden died too.
     
  20. _random_

    _random_ Jewel Runner

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    Dibs on his shades.
    It's not gonna be immediate, but I'm willing to take bets that little Kimmy's gonna be the last leader of that hellhole.
     

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