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Kim Jong-il's oldest son against North Korea dynastic succession(plot thickens)
Telegraph ^ | 10/12/10 | Peter Foster

Posted on 10/12/2010 6:43:38 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Kim Jong-il's oldest son against North Korea dynastic succession

The eldest son of Kim Jong-il who was passed over in favour of his younger brother in the race to succeed his father as leader of North Korea, has said that he opposes the idea of a dynastic succession in the secretive Stalinist state.

By Peter Foster in Beijing

Published: 9:20AM BST 12 Oct 2010

Kim Jong-nam, 39, who lives in the gambling hub of Macao and was once said to be too "wayward" for the leadership, said he did not approve of the hereditary principle that saw his 27-year-old half-brother Kim Jong-un being groomed as the North's next leader last month.

"Personally I am opposed to the hereditary transfer to a third generation of the family," Jong-nam told Japan's Asahi TV Network in an interview conducted in Beijing on Saturday.

He was speaking before Kim Jong-un made his first major public appearance as leader-in-waiting, standing next to his ailing father while reviewing a massive military parade in Pyongyang on Sunday.

Although disapproving of the hereditary principle, Jong-nam, the son of an actress who died in 2002, said he would continue to support his brother from afar, hinting that he had no plans to return home after his brother took power.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: kimjongeun; kimjongil; kimjongnam; macao; nkorea; powerstruggle; pyongyang; succession
This is a very interesting development. It is a risky thing to do. Is there somebody powerful enough to cover his back?
1 posted on 10/12/2010 6:43:42 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 10/12/2010 6:44:28 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

When the old man dies, it’s going to get real interesting.


3 posted on 10/12/2010 6:45:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Jong-nam is clearly planning to spend even less time in NK.


4 posted on 10/12/2010 6:48:18 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: dfwgator
TREACHERY AND OLD AGE WILL BEAT YOUTH AND INEXPERIENCE EVERY TIME..............
5 posted on 10/12/2010 6:48:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

All it would take to get the north korean army to back you is to promise two cabbages a month as opposed to one and rice once every two days as opposed to there.


6 posted on 10/12/2010 6:48:30 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Kim Jong Nam, eldest son of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Il, arrives in Beijing.

BEIJING — The flamboyant eldest son of North Korea's reclusive leader arrived in China's capital Sunday from the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.


7 posted on 10/12/2010 6:48:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“No plans to return home” Smart move.


8 posted on 10/12/2010 6:49:11 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

” hinting that he had no plans to return home after his brother took power.”

Probably would not be healthy.


9 posted on 10/12/2010 6:49:43 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The kim-chee’s hitting the fan in the Hermit Kingdom.


10 posted on 10/12/2010 6:51:08 AM PDT by AU72
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un


11 posted on 10/12/2010 6:52:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I don’t think he is going to be going back to N Korea any time soon. lol.


12 posted on 10/12/2010 6:55:36 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: patton

That family are likely the only fatties in North Korea.

just saying as a fat guy myself.


13 posted on 10/12/2010 6:57:08 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!


14 posted on 10/12/2010 7:00:42 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: GeronL

Odd, that - conspicuus consumption amongst a nation of starving people.


15 posted on 10/12/2010 7:01:48 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: JoeProBono

Funny, but the entire country of North Korea is starving and both sons are fat.


16 posted on 10/12/2010 7:05:16 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Dead....Man....Walking.

Poor guy. Fat slob that he is, poor guy.

17 posted on 10/12/2010 7:06:35 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: patton

Just like Cuba where Fidel is a billionaire as his nation gets poorer and poorer. The AP calls that “egalitarian”.


18 posted on 10/12/2010 7:07:53 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: GeronL

...and like Michelle’s trip to France...


19 posted on 10/12/2010 7:10:15 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: patton

Michelle reminds me of Mugabe’s wife. Has Michelle attacked a reporter yet?


20 posted on 10/12/2010 7:12:20 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Well, at least we know where the international food donations to the NORKs are going...


Kim Jong-Il's sons Kim Jong-Nam (left) and the younger brother, Kim Jong-un Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

21 posted on 10/12/2010 7:18:15 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Red Badger
Ihave the quote posted on the wall above my desk.....

Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill....

22 posted on 10/12/2010 7:21:13 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wonder what North Korean Family feud would look like... it will be interesting to see the result after the Dear Leader assumes room temperature.


23 posted on 10/12/2010 7:39:37 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: GeronL
That family are likely the only fatties in North Korea.

just saying as a fat guy myself.,

Have you tried the tree bark diet? North Korean tree bark soup is a wonderful, low calorie treat.

24 posted on 10/12/2010 7:56:26 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Grblb blabt unt mipt speeb!! Oot piffoo blaboo...)
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To: KarlInOhio

If its thin enough, it could be a tea.

heh


25 posted on 10/12/2010 7:58:13 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: JoeProBono

Obviously Kim Jong-un hasn’t missed many meals!


26 posted on 10/12/2010 8:25:40 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( AKA Rodrigo de Bivar)
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To: dfwgator

I think the generals are going to make quick work of both ‘heirs’ and run NK like the Chinese run China. There is no way that the regime as it stands will survive the end of Kim Jong Il. Dear Leader is too wily for them, but his sons are too pampered and raised away from the intrigue that Dear Leader lives with daily. This is a fatal flaw in the personalities of his sons. The Generals are experienced in dealing with this maniac daily and have managed to survive. The generals are not stupid people.


27 posted on 10/12/2010 8:46:40 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: JoeProBono

“Okay Kiddo, here’s the country. Don’t break it!”


28 posted on 10/12/2010 8:56:52 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; monkapotamus; Cindy; AmericanInTokyo; All

OMG I predict it LOL!

I predict going turn into Korean version of Lion in the winter the movie with mixture of Kill Bill Vol 1


29 posted on 10/12/2010 9:23:28 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: dblshot

That too somebody mention here on FR going turn into Godfather 2 with Lion in winter mix in LOL!


30 posted on 10/12/2010 9:24:48 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: SevenofNine

bttt


31 posted on 10/12/2010 9:27:29 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

I kinda predict this turn into Lion in winter or Godfather 2 LOL!


32 posted on 10/12/2010 9:31:03 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The eldest son of Kim Jong-il who was passed over in favour of his younger brother in the race to succeed his father as leader of North Korea, has said that he opposes the idea of a dynastic succession in the secretive Stalinist state.

Gee, ya think?

33 posted on 10/12/2010 9:38:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks TigerLikesRooster. He'll wind up "accidentally" dying, perhaps he'll choke on a roulette ball.
...passed over in favour of his younger brother... lives in the gambling hub of Macao and was once said to be too "wayward" for the leadership, said he did not approve of the hereditary principle that saw his 27-year-old half-brother Kim Jong-un being groomed as the North's next leader last month. "Personally I am opposed to the hereditary transfer to a third generation of the family," Jong-nam told Japan's Asahi TV Network in an interview conducted in Beijing on Saturday.

34 posted on 10/12/2010 6:00:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Jong Nam has been out of the domestic political loop so long it hardly matters what he says anymore (within reason, of course). He seems to realize that too, however, so perhaps these are (mostly) his honest views. I wonder what he will do when the regime finally falls apart - spill his guts about Daddy Dearest, or disappear like #2 son Jong Cheol?


35 posted on 10/12/2010 7:20:27 PM PDT by VampireStateNY (Bleeding taxpayers dry since 1788! Give 'em hell, Paladino!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Wayward Leader against the Gay Leader? Interrrrrestink!


36 posted on 10/12/2010 7:23:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’d take living high in Macao (those Russian hookers, man!) over Pyongyang any day. But that’s just me.


37 posted on 10/12/2010 7:26:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The eldest son of Kim Jong-il ... has said that he opposes the idea of a dynastic succession in the secretive Stalinist state.

Nothing like insuring there are poison-tipped bullets with your name on them.

38 posted on 10/18/2010 4:26:01 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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