Kim Jong-un went from the “Young General” to the “Great Successor” to “Supreme Commander” all in one week:
North Korea vowed Saturday to uphold Kim Jong Il’s son as “supreme commander” as the campaign to install the young man as the next leader of the socialist nation sped up one week after his father’s death.
As the grieving continued for Kim Jong Il, state media also emphasized successor Kim Jong Un’s bloodline and legacy in carrying out the Kim family claim to lead and protect the North Korean people.
Kim Jong Un, who is in his late 20s and was unveiled last year as his father’s choice as successor, will be the third generation Kim to rule the country since its inception in 1948.
The call to rally behind Kim Jong Un, dubbed the “Great Successor” the day his father’s death from a heart attack was announced, comes amid a dramatic show of grief across North Korea. The country is to remain in an official state of mourning until after Kim’s funeral Wednesday and a memorial Thursday. [AP Newswire]
You can read more at the link, but hopefully one day soon the North Korean people will be able to call him and his regime the “Great Failure” instead.