Apparently Hollywood has shifted its focus from Russia or Iraq as the bad guy to North Korea as the bad guy: a new action film is coming out soon about the NK taking over the PEntagon and of course only one guy is left in the Pentagon to save the day.
This is not new. See: Team America picked Kim Jung-Il as the evil mastermind back in 2004.
Apparently 70 North Korean officials have fled the country after the execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle.. maybe the regime there is on the verge of collapse?
Sources within the South Korean government report that a large number of senior North Korean officials have fled to China in the wake of Jang Song-Taek’s execution, presenting a golden opportunity for South Korean intelligence. One official is rumored to have a list of North Korean spies living in the South, another has knowledge of North Korean provocations planned for sometime between January and March.
I wonder how Kim Thingy sleeps at night though. Does he honestly not feel afraid? Who is protecting him, other than his own Cult of Personality? Once that crumbles, once enough people (either major functionaries within the regime or just ordinary people) realise what a whole load of crap the whole thing is then he is in trouble. At the moment his subjects are supposed to worship both him and his predecessors as a God. What will he do when they see through that ? I think that this man will swing from a noose one day.
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He surrounds himself with loyal subjects and people who will protect him. If you are one of his guards, your choice is to protect him or be tortured and put to death along with your family. Most people opt for the former. Stalin kept himself alive for years like that.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un executed his uncle by having him stripped naked and eaten alive by starving dogs while he watched, a report claimed yesterday. Jang Song-Thaek was said to have been thrown into a cage with his five closest aides, after which 120 hounds which had been starved for three days were released, eating the men until there was nothing left. The horrifying details emerged in a report in Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper, which said the gruesome act was known as ‘quan jue’, or ‘execution by dogs’.
We are famous for "Stockholm syndrome": "Q: Hey, what's up with Matt? His Dad is on social security, his mom got laid off, his sister's kids get free school lunches, he collects federal financial aid for college, and he only makes minimum wage working at Walmarts. Yet he keeps talking about how we need to cut taxes for the wealthy and quit spending so much on social programs. A: Yeah, he thinks he's going to be a millionaire soon. He's got Economic Stockholm Syndrome." (Urban Dictionary)
Don't forget, he was born into this. He doesn't know any different/better.
I believed he had lived in Switzerland for 1 year. I suppose it's correct to say that he had seen the world outside since. But he chose to be the kind of dictator he is now. I feel sorry for the people in North Korea. When I was a kid, we had also a notorious dictator Chiang Kai-shek (and his son became his successor who gradually opened up the possibility of political reforms). However, the 2 president Chiangs in Taiwan weren't as cruel as the Kim dynasty. And we enjoy democracy in Taiwan now. So nothing is impossible. It takes time though.
All the children of Kim Jong-il are said to have lived in Switzerland, as well as the mother of the two youngest sons, who lived in Geneva for some time. The Kim clan is also said to organise family meetings in Switzerland at Lake Geneva and Interlaken. (Wikipedia)
No, you both misunderstand me. I meant he was born into this position of power. He may have lived in Switzerland and seen how it could be, but few people would give up such a position. Aside from that, he will have been taught with strict discipline. I doubt he will have been allowed friends his parents did not approve of. Part nature perhaps, but definitely also a very big part nurture IMO.
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