Kim Jong Il Dead
Looney Tune Fan is dead.
The oppressive dictator is dead. What does this mean for the United States? He was cruel, isolationist and he loved Daffy Duck cartoons; go figure.
His immediate successor appears to be his third eldest son, Kim Jong Un. Sources say, he’s not the brightest bulb on the tree, and at 26 is very young to be taking over the reigns from his deceased father.
North Korea has long been a thorn in the side of South Korea; as well as the United States. The deceased dictator had strong nuclear ambitions to dominate Asia as well as trying to eclipse the United States in nuclear capability.
The big question is, where does North Korea go from here? And what does it mean to the United States and the west? It’s yet to be determined where North Korea goes as the nation enters morning for the fallen dictator.
Watching the North Korean media report the passing of Kim Jong Il, it’s not hard to ask yourself, is their (N. Korean people) grief for real? Or are they acting out their grief for fear of retaliation if they don’t show concern for Kim Jong Il’s passing? It’s hard to say, it’s safe to say, some of this must be staged theatrics to give the world stage a sense of how important a leader, albeit a cruel one, will be missed.
In the wake of Kim Jong Il’s passing, South Korea is on high alert expecting the worst from it’s neighbor to the north. Mr. Il had led North Korea since 1994 after the passing of his father.
While a sever famine wiped out many North Koreans, Kim Jong Il continued to build up a stockpile of nuclear weapons in his quest to compete and dominate the Asian theater and the west.
While the developed nations of the world embrace Mr. Il’s passing, it’s yet to be seen what the long term implications of his passing means. Hopefully, North Korea will come around and embrace more moderate policies. We’ll just have to wait and see.