Tuesday, 17 October 2006

NK's Kim living on borrowed time

It looks like my recommendation to Kim Jong Il to be a little paranoid about the Chinese was right on the money. Ed Morrissey tells us they are now openly debating the merits of regime change in Pyongyang as their protégé has become more of a liability than an asset. It looks like Kim has overplayed his hand and will be forced to leave the game with no more chips to his name.

I am trying very hard to feel a twinge of sympathy for the guy, but it's just not working. When a man starves his own people, indulges in brutal political and religious persecution, it's hard to feel too compassionate when he's down on his luck. And the hairdo definitely doesn't help.

Perhaps I am counting my chicks before they're hatched, but I believe we are about to see the end of a dynasty in the near future.

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Fern R said...

Well, supposedly he has quite a few children. Allegedly he has four by his various wives and another 13 by his mistresses. So if China wanted to knock off Kim Jong Il, they'd have plenty of people to choose from if they wanted to keep the family dynasty in tact.

Janet said...

LOL! Well, that's interesting. You could have a point, although I'm not too sure how much China would care about preserving the dynasty.

And it might all be idle boasts anyway. North Korean media also says he finished 38 under par when golfing...


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