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North Korea's Kim takes over party's highest title from late father

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The North Korean ruling party's congress is its top gathering, a grand political set-piece that reinforces the regime's authority

It must make the anti-democracy, pro-authoritarians around the globe feel great seeing that picture and reading about the power and control Kim has. Not me.

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called the U.S. his country's "foremost principal enemy".

the foremost principal number one at the top more than anyone else best of the best enemy - Yeah, we bad. Stormy applause with great excitement may be required.

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I thought Kim and Trump loved each other?

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I thought Kim, Trump and Abe were a threesome. Probably are but not for public consumption.

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Sibling rivalry, North korea style

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Not a little notebook in sight!

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Grand High Exalted Poobah? Grand Wazoo? Where's Rufus T Firefly when you need him?

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Not like they have much of a choice anybody who doesn't vote yes would be 6ft well maybe 2 ft under in a mass grave with their entire family

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Trump must be so envious.

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Kim baby !! ,

You don't write, you don't call, did you get my Christmas present?

Look me up soon, I'm going to have a bit more time in a couple of weeks.

Don't be a stranger.

Love

Don

xoxoxo

Dear Donald,

I don't like loser. Don't call me again!

Regards,

The Great Leader Kim

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It’s still the same unchanged crazy fatty atomic little rocket man, suppressing his people, killing every democratic or freedom efforts, therefore how often he changes titles or not is of no meaning at all.

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Looks like a lodge meeting. Who would have guessed that Kim was a Mason?

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@Sven Asai, are you talking about Trump again?

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"All the delegates expressed full support with stormy applause in great excitement," it said.

well they would do, as they dont want to be shot the next morning.

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"All the delegates expressed full support with stormy applause in great excitement," it said.

What happened to the first one who stopped clapping?

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Most interesting to me is why Kim Yo Jong was apparently demoted from the Central Committee, even as she spoke at the opening of the Congress. It seemed the past few years as if she was being groomed to be Kim Jong Un's number two. She was only the second woman to ever be appointed to the Central Committee. Now what?

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It’s still the same unchanged crazy fatty atomic little rocket man, suppressing his people, killing every democratic or freedom efforts, therefore how often he changes titles or not is of no meaning at all.

Who's in charge of what and who is no longer in a position of authority is always of interest to other nations. The North Koreans do not publish their personnel changes or hold public elections so it falls to analysts to study the lives of the various people in charge and how they fit into the leadership of the country. The Korean Workers Party is certainly filled with factions competing for influence. Which faction has the leaders ear and that faction's policy preferences are important to understand.

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