odiousgambit
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July 20th, 2012 at 1:07:16 AM permalink
in a hurry and won't post a link, just google the news

looks like that general who got dumped was indeed purged. This is a move away from the Military there, will it be a move away from militarism?
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odiousgambit
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July 20th, 2012 at 11:44:36 AM permalink
Update: there is unconfirmed chatter that the General did not go quietly

http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-speculation-rampant-seoul-094324001.html
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July 20th, 2012 at 1:38:57 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

in a hurry and won't post a link, just google the news

looks like that general who got dumped was indeed purged. This is a move away from the Military there, will it be a move away from militarism?



Purges are normally less to do with a change in theme in a communist dictatorship, and more to do with ensuring no-one is taking away power from the leader. It's probably not about whether their'll be a Military power (I can't see how North Korea Communism survives without it's huge military base), but who controls it.
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odiousgambit
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July 25th, 2012 at 12:10:10 PM permalink
The Great Reformer Hip Leader ??

pretty hot looking

http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-confirms-mystery-woman-leaders-wife-131817060.html
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July 25th, 2012 at 12:50:29 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

The Great Reformer Hip Leader ??

pretty hot looking

http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-confirms-mystery-woman-leaders-wife-131817060.html



Being married to a dictator is probably much like being married to someone who believes in harems. And seems like in N. Korea, it's even easier just to disapear one day with no real explanation. Like a soap opera, a new character just shows up if needed.

Best of luck to her.
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