Tuesday, September 28, 2010

uh... hooray?

Meet General Kim.

North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong-il has named his youngest son as a military general, state media said early on Tuesday, marking the first stage of a dynastic succession.

It was the first time the 20-something Kim Jong-un had been mentioned by name in the North's media, and his appointment came just hours before the start of a rare ruling party meeting to elect its supreme leadership.


1 comment:

Charles said...

The talking heads were all over this on the morning news, but no one seems to be sure what exactly this will mean for the future of the DPRK. Or at least they don't want to hazard any guesses yet.