김정일의 죽음은 모든 사람 특히 우리 남한인들에게는 쇼크였다. 급작스런 죽음으로 향후 남북간 관계가 일단은 안개 속에 가려져 있어 보인다. 20대의 애송이 아들의 정권 장악이 과연 순조롭게 이루어지는 것도 쉽지 않아 보인다. 김정일의 죽음에 대한 북한인들의 반응은 이번 주 전세계의 토픽이었다. 과연 저런 울음이 연기일까? 아니면 진신일까? 전세계인들에겐 그야말로 가장 폐쇄된 나라답게 인간이라면 도저히 납득이 가질 않는다. 전 북한이 거대한 세트장이라는 것은 알려졌지만 어떤 교육과 세뇌를 받았기에 이런 행동이 나올까? 어서 속히 통일이 되어 북한 주민들이 자유롭고 인간답고 기아와 폭정에서 벗어나기를 염원한다.
Korean People's Army officers bowing their heads at the memorial service for the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il at the Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang, Dec. 29, ending 13 days of official mourning and formally declaring his young son, Kim Jong Un as the new supreme leader.
North Korean workers pray silently during the memorial for Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, Dec. 29.
Railroad workers observe a moment of silence during a memorial service for Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, Dec. 29.
A sea of people stand in a Pyongyang plaza on Thursday, Dec. 29 to attend the memorial service for North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
North Koreans pray silently during a memorial for Kim Jong Il on Dec. 29. Three minutes of silence were observed nationwide, after which sirens and ship and train horns were heard.
Mourners gather in front of a portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a memorial service organized by the General Association of Korean residents in Japan, in Tokyo on Dec. 29.
The funeral procession for North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-Il arrives at the square of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang. Tens of thousands of weeping North Koreans bade farewell Dec. 28 to longtime leader Kim Jong-Il.
North Korea's State Farewell To Kim Jong-il
North Koreans react during their late leader Kim Jong Il's funeral procession in Pyongyang in this image taken from video Dec. 28. North Korea's military staged a huge funeral procession on Wednesday in the snowy streets of the capital Pyongyang for its deceased "dear leader," Kim Jong Il.
Mourners react as a car carrying Kim Jong Il's coffin passes during his funeral procession in Pyongyang Dec. 28.
Kim Jong Un salutes besides the convoy carrying the body of his father Kim Jong Il at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang Dec. 28.
North Koreans grieve during the funeral procession for Kim Jong Il as his casket arrives at the square of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang.
Mourners gather around a hearse carrying the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's coffin as it passes through the streets of the North Korean capital Pyongyang during his state funeral Dec.28. Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans lined the route of Kim Jong Il's funeral cortege in snowfall as the leader's body was driven through the streets of Pyongyang.
A uniformed man tries to control crowds attending the funeral procession for Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, Dec. 28.
Members of North Korea's military react during the funeral procession for their former leader in Pyongyang.
A South Korean war veteran burns a North Korean flag and pictures of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his son Kim Jong Un during a rally against North Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 28, the same day of the funeral for the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il.
Women mourn the late Kim Jong Il at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where his body lies in state, in Pyongyang Dec. 27
Lee Hee-ho, widow of former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung, shakes hands with new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after she paid her respects to the late Kim Jong Il Dec. 26. Lee Hee-ho, whose husband drew up a now-abandoned policy of engagement with the North, led a delegation across the border and laid wreaths at the mausoleum where Kim Jong Il's body is on display.
Workers of the Kim Jong Tae electric locomotive plant gathering for what was described as a declaration of their resolve and to offer condolences to Kim Jong Il Dec. 26.
Civilians use their jackets to shelter flowers offered to pay tribute to their late leader Kim Jong Il at a square in front of Pyongyang Gymnasium Dec. 23.
A uniformed woman reacts as she pays her respects to Kim Jong Ill in Pyongyang Dec. 21.
North Koreans gather for a condolence call for deceased leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang Dec. 21.
North Korean traffic officers pay their respects at a portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, Dec. 21.
North Korean defectors who live in South Korea prepare to fly balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets at the Imjinkak pavilion, near the demilitarized zone which separates the two Koreas in Paju, Dec. 21. The defector groups released 200,000 anti-North Korea leaflets and celebrated the death of Kim Jong Il with protests against condolences to the dictator's death. The slogans on the balloons read "Liberate North Korean compatriot," "Terminated three generation hereditary power transfer," "Go to hell, Kim Jong-il," "No condolence call to devil" and "North Koreans, uprising".
Foreigners living and working in Pyongyang, including the United Nations' resident coordinator in North Korea, Jerome Sauvage, right front, pay their respects at a portrait of late North Korean leader at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Dec. 21.
North Koreans make a call of condolence at the Kim Il Sung Plaza in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency, Dec. 21.
North Koreans visit mourning places throughout the country to express condolences over the death of leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, Dec. 20.
North Korean women cry after learning death of their leader Kim Jong Il on Dec. 19 in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Undated footage released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Dec. 19 shows North Koreans citizens mourning after the death of their leader in Pyongyang.
South Korean soldiers patrol near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul Dec. 19. The death of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Il sparked immediate concern over who is in control of the reclusive state and its nuclear program.
South Koreans read extras reporting the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il at the train station in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 19.
HYSTERIA: Kim Jong-il funeral in North Korea -
BBC World News coverage - December 28, 2011
A waitress cries after hearing news of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, at a North Korean restaurant in Beijing, Dec. 19. China said that it was "distressed" to learn of the death of Kim Jong Il, but remained confident that the North would remain united and that the two neighbors would keep up their cooperation.
Kim Jong Il, bottom left, poses memebers of his family in this 1981 photo in Pyongyang, North Korea. Sitting at right is his son, Jong-Nam, Kim's sister-in-law Sung Hye-Rang stands at top left with her daughter Lee Nam-Ok, center and son Lee Il-Nam, top right. While virtually nothing is known about the leader's personal life, an attempt by his first-born son Kim Jong Nam, bottom right, to enter Japan on a false passport in May, 2001, briefly shone a light onto his family's private dealings.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il stands next to his father, Kim Il Sung, inspecting a football field in Pyongyang.
Residents of Taziri, North Korea, wait for Red Cross food supplies in December 1995, not long after the death of Kim Il Sung left Kim Jong Il in control of the country. At the time, around 130,000 North Koreans were reportedly on the brink of famine and 500,000 were homeless.
South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, right, hugs North Korean leader Kim Jong Il at the end of their summit meeting at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. The two leaders held historic talks for three days in June 2000.
Kim Jong Il toasts U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at a dinner in Pyongyang in October 2000. The visit was part of an coordinated effort by Washington and its allies South Korea and Japan to end the country's isolation.
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, left, shakes hands with Kim Jong Il after signing a joint statement at the end of a one-day summit in Pyongyang on Sept. 17, 2002. North Korea admitted to kidnapping Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s and using them to train spies.
Emotional South Koreans bid farewell to their North Korean families following a brief reunion in July 2004. The families were separated by the border that was imposed after fighting ended in 1953.
A South Korean protester holds a picture of Kim Jong Il marked with a cross during a rally in Seoul on July 7, 2006. Demonstrators denounced Pyongyang's test-firing of seven missiles.
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun joins Kim Jong Il at a farewell lunch in Pyongyang on Oct. 4, 2007, after the two sides signed a pledge to seek a peace treaty to replace the 54-year-old cease-fire that ended the Korean War. With no treaty in place, the two countries technically are still at war
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, meets with Kim Jong Il, left front, in Pyongyang on Aug. 4, 2009. North Korea pardoned and released two detained U.S. journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, after the meeting.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il, seated at center in sunglasses, and his youngest son Kim Jong Un, seated at left, pose for a photo with the newly elected members of the central leadership body of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the participants in the WPK Conference, at the plaza of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's KCNA news agency on Sept. 30, 2010. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il anointed his youngest son as successor this week, promoting him to senior political and military positions.
The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is seen inside a glass coffin as people pay their respects, Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 20, 2011.