November 6th, 2010
03:39 PM ET

Leading Korean military figure dies

Jo Myong Rok, Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army, died Saturday at 82 years old, according to state-run KCNA news.

The leading military figure died of heart disease Saturday morning in North Korea, KCNA's report said. He played an active role in the Worker's Party Korea as well as the military and was loyal to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il.

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  1. The Queen

    I'm sure he'll be missed by many & remembered by all. At least he lived a very long life.

    November 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. alexpdx

    Finally some good news to report. Sorry, I know that's so wrong... condolences to his family. But quite frankly the world would be a better place if the entire DPRK government and military leadership just keeled over.

    November 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lisababy

    Amen to that alexpdx any less war mongers is good news condolences to family and friends

    November 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fanta

    One less menace...too bad the rest of those loonies didn,t all join him too !

    November 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Spoken like a true Tea Partier,fanta! Thanks for your display of ignorance.

      November 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tom Karns

    It is not wrong to wish evil to die.

    November 6, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Are you trying to say that wishing death on the right-wing thugs in Washington is alright,Tom? As much as I deeply dislike them,I don't wish death on anyone.

      November 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dozo

    This man actually did all he could to reconcile with the United States. However he fell out of favor from his dear leader, when Bush regime listed North Korea with Iraq and Iran as axis of evil which later turned out to be a lie.

    November 6, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      You're right,Dozo. Iraq and Iran hated each other and neither had any alliance with North Korea. The only true axis of evil would come far closer to being that of the United States,Great Britain and France since they're the ones aspiring to conquer South Asia!

      November 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dictionary

    Ha, ha, ha ... axis of evil ... I had actually forgotten about all that.
    And that's where I'll stop ... thinking about that whole stupid fiasco.

    November 6, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michelle

    Later dude! Good luck in your next endeavor.

    November 7, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. slavedriver

    How sad that one would devote their life to keeping others in misery. There is a special place for people like him. May the fire burn eternally on his soul.

    November 7, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Malvoisier

    Now the rest of them can die – he is leading the way for all North Koreans!

    November 7, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. Daniel

    I've never seen so much ignorance and fanaticism such as being blogged in here. No wonder the Tea Party Movement is so successful!!! I can't get over how these people can hate. It goes to show what brainwashing can do!

    November 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Xania

    Go Cowboys!!!!

    November 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. cesar

    Xania. So.

    November 8, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |