December 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Nice article about the craziness that was Kim Jong Il’s family. Now I know the full answers to my questions (Ben was largely on target, but many more fun details here). My favorite part:
Kim Jong-chol, 30, was Kim Jong-il’s first son with Ms. Ko. But his father considered him too feminine to lead the North’s militaristic regime, North Korea scholars in Seoul said.
And as for Kim Jong Un? Apparently, he was quite precocious in some areas:
From an early age, Kim Jong-un liked to wear a military uniform and displayed hostility toward Japan, Korea’s old colonial ruler, the chef said.
As for Kim Jong-Nam? He’s currently in exile, and obviously a man who dresses like this is not suitable to lead North Korea.