How many more must young Kim kill to qualify as leader?

Posted on Fri 11/26/2010 by

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Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

Did Kim Jong-il kill three South Koreans just to make his son look like a general?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his son and successor Jong-un visited the artillery base from where shells were fired at a South Korean island just hours before the attack, South Korean media reported on Thursday.

North Korea’s attack on Yeonpyeong Island that killed two South Korean marines and two civilians on Tuesday was probably ordered by Kim Jong-il himself, the Joongang Daily quoted a well-informed government source as saying…

The ailing leader is desperate to give a lift to his youngest son, named as heir apparent to the family dynasty in September, but who has little clear support in the military…

The media has begun celebrating Kim Jong-un as “the young general”—even though his military experience appears to be zero.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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