Leaders Of NK, Syria destined to be the same in way of losing their grip on people

I wonder how much this could be true. How much is the similarity between the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and the Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad? Both of them came to rule after a long period dictatorship. Both of them are young. Both of them are ready to fight their own people for the sake of in idea, even if it is not suitable for the time, the region, and the nation.

I am trying to trace the image of both leaders in the image of Arabic press. The news that was spread before the Arab Spring of Bashar Al-Asad’s wife Mrs. Asmaa, of her kindness, smartness, and taste of buying very expensive shopping items, while her people are suffering poverty and shortage. She is keen – in the same time – to visit poor people, show her charming kindness for elderly and love for children, and this is very similar to that of Mrs. Ri Sol-ju, who has been featured in the North Korean media with remarkable frequency, possibly second only to her husband the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. She is shown watching a concert of Western popular music, talking to kindergarten kids and veterans, and even enjoying the cuteness of a young seal in a Pyongyang zoo.

The Young North Korean Dictator image has been cultivated in the Arab media. Soon after his arrival, the world press spread what could be a brain washing news on his cruelty. It is enough to mention the story of Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, whom was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who ordered to leave “no trace of him behind, down to his hair,” according to South Korean media, Kim Chol was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and “obliterated.” The execution of Kim Chol is just one example of a purge of members of the North Korean military or party who threatened the fledgling regime of Kim Jong-un. So far this year, 14 senior officials have fallen victim to the purges, according to intelligence data provided to Yoon Sang-hyun, a member of the South Korean Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee.

The Young North Korean Dictator (almost 30 years), was criticized of his youthfulness and inexperience, and he wanted to show the muscles for his opponents, actually deadly muscles. And this is also shown for neighbors, by the way of moving military forces, on land, in water, and to the outer space.

Syria is a country that does not recognize the Republic of Korea’s existence. It is amazing that North Korea is a model for this Arab country, in its way of dictatorship. It is now clear that the vast storage of weapons owned by the Syrian government is only used against Syrian people.

The two models of Syrian & North Korea are subject to change. It is better to have that change raised by peoples of the two nations, something impossible to happen under the umbrellas of such leaders who do not believe in democracy.

The Chinese-style reforms could offer a way to save the countries; to open the door economically for change. Arab press published news of Iranian intentions to visit North Korea as a tourism destination – announced by its leaders – instead of other Western destinations closed for Iranian citizens. Iran is the same type of a country – with China, Russia, North Korea – that is supporting Syrian leader (What a coincidence!).

It is difficult to agree with this formula as fast as it is needed. For North Korea, it is still in the stage of exercising dictatorship, and for Syria, we are in the phase of a falling dictator. If both countries put their hands with their neighbors, this could be faster. As many observers predict, it is difficult to imagine how the Kim family will manage to stay in control of the country for several more decades. Times are changing in the North, and these changes are happening rapidly. Information about the outside world is filtering into North Korea in ever growing volumes. At the same time, North Korean people are gradually losing their fear of the government. This happened in Syria, and it could be happening – sooner or later – in North Korea.

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