Tras los problemas médicos del año pasado de Jong Il, la camarilla de psicópatas que rige Corea del Norte con puño de hierro ha decidido confiar en el pequeño de la familia, Jong Un, para suceder al actual tirano.
El chaval acaba de cumplir los veintiséis años, y como todo dictador asiático que se precie, estudió en Europa: hogar de la democracia y al mismo tiempo cuna del totalitarismo.
Funcionarios como O Kuk-ryol, vicepresidente de la Comisión de Defensa Nacional, Kim Yong-chun, ministro de las Fuerzas Armadas del Pueblo, y Choe Ik-gyu, jefe de la Departamento de Agitación y Propaganda del Partido de los Trabajadores de Corea, han defendido hacer de Kim Jong-un el próximo líder del país.
Little is known about Jong Un, the second son of former dancer Ko Yong Hi, who died of cancer in 2004.
He studied at the International School in Bern, Switzerland, in the 1990s. The Swiss weekly news magazine L'Hebdo reported that he used the pseudonym Pak Chol and learned to speak English, German and French.
A classmate recalled him as timid and introverted but an avid skier and basketball player who was a big fan of the NBA star Michael Jordan and action film star Jean-Claude Van Damme. He was humble and friendly with the children of American diplomats and often helped break up fights between classmates, a former school director said.
A car arrived every day after school to pick him up, the report said; classmates and school officials thought he was the driver's son.
The eldest son, Jong Nam, 38, was considered the favorite to succeed his father until he was caught trying to enter Japan on a fake passport in 2001. He reportedly told Japanese officials he wanted to visit Tokyo's Disney resort.
Kim considers the middle son, Jong Chol, too effeminate for the job, according to his former sushi chef.