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N Korea's Jong-Un gets new title, meets S Koreans

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Comrade?! Two legs bad, four legs good!!

Pathetic that this guy is foreign educated, seen the outside world and will continue to oppress and starve "his" people. Coward.

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Comrade?! Two legs bad, four legs good!!

Pathetic that this guy is foreign educated, seen the outside world and will continue to oppress and starve "his" people. Coward.

How would you know? It's far too early to tell. He just earned his title of "Supreme Commander" but politically, many N. Korean officials are skeptical. He might be scared something would happen to him if he broke the status quo.

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He could have turned the job down if he wanted, or called for elections.

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He's towing the line so far, isn't he?!

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KJU gets another title? He must be ordering them from Amazon if he's getting them that fast...

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Doesn't matter what titles he receives; what matters is who is pulling the strings, and it most certainly is not him. Perhaps we may know in time where the real power now lies.

Plus, can't he PLEASE do something about that haircut and those suits? He's already a greater caricature at 28 than his father ever was - and that's saying a lot!

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JapanGal: "He could have turned the job down if he wanted, or called for elections."

Simple as that, eh? None of the military generals would have put up a fight or tried to take over power, I guess. :)

Anyway, like I said before, if there are people nutty enough in the South to want to go and pay their respects, I say let them. Aside from the political figures in the article playing politick my guess is VERY few people would go, and clearly some will find a means to do so anyhow.

As for 'tender-hearted' or 'coward' (as tmarie puts it), I agree it's too early to know what kind of leader this guy is going to be like, so I think toning down the rhetoric is a good idea for the moment. I mirror Lee-Hee Ho's sentiment and hopes for a quick reunification. Don't see it being all that quick, but hope for it all the same.

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USNinJapan2: "KJU gets another title? He must be ordering them from Amazon if he's getting them that fast..."

They don't even have Amazon in SKorea, I doubt they have it in the North.

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smithinjapan

What?! Ten bucks says KJU has an Amazon Prime membership. : )

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I seriously hope Kim Jong Pork-Chop doesn't lead his country like his father did.

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Free elections in North Korea?? Sure! With CHINA right next door?? China will never allow any free elections in CHINA and as far as they are concerned little North Korea is just some kind of whacky province of China so JapanGal etc..better keep on smoking that good stuff and hold your breath for a real long time, and see if you can picture free elections there in Pyongyang, DPRK.

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If you all think any of the Kims actually ran North Korea, sure have fun with that misinfo, CHINA runs North Korea.

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He could have turned the job down if he wanted, or called for elections.

That much is true. He could have. I'm sure Saddam's general's could have ventured their opinions about fending off allied forces during Gulf War 1 but safety considerations probably prevented them for offering sound advice.

Not defending him in any way. The regime is a very cruel and desperate regime which will do anything to remain relevant --and he's accomplice number one.

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Kim JonUn shall never owns the power like his father or grandfather but his throne will be much alike our dear 'Prince Charles' of UK being the King of the empire, an icon for the nation but no longer holding real power! The real commander was Hu JinTao.

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USNinJapan: "What?! Ten bucks says KJU has an Amazon Prime membership. : )"

You never know... I'm sure they ease protectionist measures when it's for The Man.

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Both Koreas seem like confucian circus shows at times.

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