Most Americans, okay many Americans knew, North Korea supreme overlord/dictator/power mad nutjob Kim Jong Il best as the villain in the puppet film classic “Team America: World Police.” One of my all-time favorite movies, the 2004 satire featured Jong Il singing the heart felt…well, the video is after the jump.
And this scene with former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix is pretty awesome too
Jong Il who defied the globe to keep North Korea cut off from the rest of the world died tonight of exhaustion brought on by a sudden illness.
The official Korean Central News Agency (and in North Korea all news is VERY CENTRALIZED and controlled by the government) reported he fell ill and passed away on a train.
According to Bloomberg:
Kim probably had a stroke in August 2008 and may have also contracted pancreatic cancer, according to South Korean news reports.
The son of Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s founder, Kim was a bizarre guy to say the least. He was a n excessive movie buff who actually had an affinity for the culture originating from the West, which he was so vehemently against. He ruled for 17 years and built up a nuclear stockpile while his own nation’s infrastructure crumbled and his people starve.
His regime was based on fear and terror to say the least. More from Bloomberg:
“Kim Jong Un’s taking complete control of the helm will not take place for a while due to his youth and inexperienced leadership,” said Yang Moo Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul. “The North will likely be under the control of a governing body for about a year.”
A state television announcer wept as she read the news of Kim’s death. Footage was aired of thousands of people in the main square of the capital of Pyongyang chanting in unison and waving Kimjongilia, a flower named after the deceased leader.
Jong Un, is at the “forefront of the revolution,” KCNA said in its statement of the elder Kim’s death. While official reports give Kim’s age as 69, Russian records indicate he was born in Siberia in February 1941.
He was only 5’3″ but his thirst for power, and overall nuttiness made him loom large in the Far East.
AWESOME collection of photos from inside “Dear Leader’s” North Korea.
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