Where is the Great Successor?

So where is Kim Jung Un? The Dear Leader Kim Jong il is now dead, and has left North So where is the Kim Jung Un? The Dear Leader Kim Jong il is now dead, and has left North Korea to his son. Yet thus far we have neither seen nor heard from him. Understandably so Kim Jong Un is probably suffering from those new dictator jitters. This unpleasant condition is most commonly associated with having to assume power over a repressive closed regime, formerly ruled by your megalomaniac father. For a scenario that must have been well rehearsed, you would think that they would want to get the new guy out there in front of the cameras and kissing babies. Although it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Kim il Un is not out in the lime light just yet.
Until about three years ago no one even knew of the existence of the Kim Jung Il’s youngest son. Since his existence has been made known, the heir apparent has only had two years of training to be ruler. This is greatly contrasted with his father who had over a decade on day to day work within the regime to his son. Yet thus far we have neither seen nor heard from him. Understandably so Kim Jong Un is probably suffering from those new dictator jitters. This unpleasant condition is most commonly associated with having to assume power over a repressive closed regime, formerly ruled by your megalomaniac father. For a scenario that must have been well rehearsed, you would think that they would want to get the new guy out there in front of the cameras and kissing babies. Although it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Kim il Un is not out in the lime light just yet.
Until about three years ago no one even knew of the existence of the Kim Jung Il’s youngest son. Since his existence has been made known, the heir apparent has only had two years of training to be ruler. This is greatly contrasted with his father who had over a decade of day to day experience working within the regime prior to taking over. With such a sparse resume it is a widely held belief that Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Sung Taek, will act as regent; controlling things from behind the scenes. With no one reporting from the country, and very little in the way of diplomatic access, it will be very difficult to really know what is going on inside the country.

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