Kim Jong Il Dead: Son Kim Jong Un, The Brilliant Comrade Next?

North Korean Communist dictator, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il is dead at the age of 69, announced today (Monday in North Korea) on state television. The youngest son,

Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Un, about 27 years old, and now officially known as “The Brilliant Comrade” is expected to take his father’s place unless the Military or another family member makes a power grab. Unfortunately for the people of North Korea, the son is said to be “exactly like his father.”  We can expect tensions to be high across the globe as this rogue country with nuclear weaponry, makes it’s next move.

In July 2009, the UK Guardian reported that Kim Jong Il had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but state television is reporting that he died of “physical and mental overwork.”

UPDATE: I’m hearing KT McFarland on Fox saying there is a younger son living in China. Kim Jong Un is the third son.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook