We know that the likes of Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega and Robert Mugabe are grieving over the loss of their fellow tyrant Kim Jong-Il.
Well, North Korea’s state run news agency is claiming that former President Jimmy Carter expressed his condolences on the passing of Kim Jong-Il and wished his youngest son Kim Jong-Un “every success.”
Now one is normally disinclined to accept what is uttered out of Pyongyang at face value. Yet the Carter Center has neither confirmed nor denied the report.
It also must be remembered that Carter travelled to Pyongyang this past April, he acted as if he was a mouthpiece for Kim Jong-Il saying that Kim was ready to talk negotiate directly with U.S. and South Korea and also called for the end of sanctions against North Korea. Carter has also excused North Korea’s violations of UN Security Council Resolutions is only to “remind the world that they deserve respect in negotiations that will shape their future.”
So I don’t think it’s inconceivable that Carter would send Kim Jong-Un his sympathies and wish him every success even if the people of North Korea have no say in the matter.