September 27th, 2010
05:43 PM ET

Kim Jong Il's youngest son receives military promotion

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest son apparently was among more than 30 military promotions announced Monday by his father during celebrations of the Workers' Party of Korea's 65th anniversary, North Korea's state news agency reported. Kim Jong Un has been widely rumored to be his ailing father's anointed successor.

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  1. Zaroizer

    He looks like the type that smells his own finger after he wipes his own butt.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill

    u never know people, He might want to try n become ruler of the world n that would spell trouble.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Zaroizer

    of course with that way he looks I wouldn't put anything beyond him. But if you look at him in low light he kinda looks like a muppet! No offence to Kermit.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Eutycus

    This does not bode well for North Korea. Kim Jong Il's son is too young and too inexperienced to run a country. There's probably a lot of inighting going on right now or it soon will be. When Kim Jong Il dies, don't be surprised to see a military coup. Ha! The military might seize the opportunity to stage a coup BEFORE the father dies, especially if he is severely incapacitated. What will happen to Kim Jong Un? Probably kept under lock and key for the rest of his life, only to be brought out as a display of 'stability' when needed. Like a puppet. When the military seizes power, look for provocations between the two Korea's. Iit could possibily lead to a full scale invasion from the North. They desperately need the resources in the South. Seoul will be overrun quickly and the North will push the South Korean military and their allies back, almost like they did in the 1950's but not nearly as far. We will push back. This time we will ignore the 38th Parallel and not stop until North Korea agrees to an unconditional surrender. China will support the North Koreans and bluster a lot, but she is not quite ready to go toe-to-toe with the US at this point.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Zaroizer

    That sounds like wishful thinking on your part Eutycus. At least I hope it is. The last thing anyone needs is those nitwits loosing theyre collective minds.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    Five bucks says Kim Jong Il is dead within 6 months time.
    He went to China instead of easily changing his schedule and seeing former President Carter. While in China, he must of have had something important to say or see. Because he went.
    Also he released the American prisoner to Carter while there. So the prisoner was insignificant compared to whatever is going on with Kim Jong Il at the time.
    Makes his son a General for two reasons. He has older brothers ahead in line. It's a military communist dictatorship. The people need to see this youngest son, as being a General son replacing the dead Kim Jong Il.
    He might be dead within 3 months time. Because of the speed of the sequence of events.
    If you are dying it's more important to go to China (than waste time sitting around talking to Carter about some American prisoner), come back and make the youngest heir a General soon after.
    jim
    p.s Maybe within 30 days.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. termlimits

    I mean really, who gives a c#ap? Unless they're nuked nothings gonna change with those yahoos.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
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