Thursday, December 22, 2011

Norks Not Totally Insane

Faced with the possibility of handing over the whole country, nukes, ginormous military apparatus and a serious starvation problem over to to a spoiled, 20 some year old four star general with no experience, the military leaders of North Korea blanched and decided maybe they should work into this a little more slowly:

North Korea's military to share power with Kim's heir
North Korea will shift to collective rule from a strongman dictatorship after last week's death of Kim Jong-il, although his untested young son will be at the head of the ruling coterie, a source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing said. The source added that the military, which is trying to develop a nuclear arsenal, has pledged allegiance to the untested Kim Jong-un, who takes over the family dynasty that has ruled North Korea since it was founded after World War Two. The source declined to be identified but has correctly predicted events in the past, telling Reuters about the North's first nuclear test in 2006 before it took place.

The comments are the first signal that North Korea is following a course that many analysts have anticipated -- it will be governed by a group of people for the first time since it was founded in 1948. Both Kim Jong-il and his father Kim Il-sung were all-powerful, authoritarian rulers of the isolated state.
I mean, what's the worst that could happen... 

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