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  •  Yeah. The official N.Korean line (5+ / 0-)

    Is that the "Dear Leader" died of over work.  Probably true, imagine how exhausted he must have been fucking over that many people. R.I.H. (hell)

    •  Well, I just hope the two Koreas unite like (4+ / 0-)

      former West and East Germany.  Although this time around, capitalism is broken and China, the North's long time ally, has more influence on the peninsula then we do. So no wonder South Korea is on high alert, as there must be a power struggle going on. And my bet is China has advisors on the ground giving the developing regime lots of advice for a stable transition.

      •  one of China's primary concerns..... (5+ / 0-)

        ... is that instability and other trouble in DPRK can result in refugees crossing into China in large enough numbers to become problematic for China.

        China's goal for DPRK has always been stability and economic sufficiency, hence extensive foreign aid and advisors on the ground.  

        "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 09:03:51 PM PST

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        •  Frankl I doubt it. I think their main (0+ / 0-)

          concern is that there are no US troops stationed across the Yalu river.

          China also borders Burma, Afghanistan and the USSR- countries that have gone through considerable tumult. I doubt they are terribly concerened aout the collapse of N Korea either way.

          •  Nope, they are very concerned (3+ / 0-)

            China has been very concerned with the flow of refugees from North Korea already. The Korean autonomous regions in China are poor and ill-equipped to deal with refugees. If there is a total collapse of military control like what happened in Berlin, they will be absolutely deluged with a flow of desperate people.

            Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

            by MichaelNY on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 10:18:30 PM PST

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    •  Yea (0+ / 0-)

      He was watching too many movies.

      Hush! Hush! see how the Child is sleeping; Hush! Hush! see how he smiles in dreams!

      by Zornorph on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 08:40:56 PM PST

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