- Hong Kong Raises Alert Level After #H5N1 #BirdFlu Found – Live Streams Added – http://t.co/S5IYABkO #flu #influenza
- RT @Don_Reuters RT @reuters: Syrian TV shows army and navy exercises | Video http://t.co/O16PCx1a #Syria
- A dispatch from TechCamp #Bucharest http://t.co/uVlL4S7x
- Witness Describes Manning's Erratic, Violent Behavior – http://t.co/4tmZbnmD
- MT @emile_hokayem Just saw Hugo Chavez bemoaned death of Kim Jong-Il. Think of it, he really is in the process of losing all his friends.
- RT @AlexanderPageSY just got off a call with someone in #Midan in Central #Damascus he said "we have had enough, pray for us" #Syria
- RT @EliLake Iraq's Vice President tells me he cannot return to Baghdad after arrest warrants http://t.co/5fYh2UpE #Iraq
- 2 Days of #Syria Violence Leave 150 Dead – http://t.co/9vqNOnqz | Monitor – http://t.co/AopQieyR
- #Egypt unrest: Women protest against army violence – http://t.co/nl7svXY7
- DOD Takes Southern Border Support to Air http://t.co/Gi1VN5at
- US Expands #Iran Sanctions to Shipping Firms – http://t.co/uvILG917
- Diplomats agree to increase pressure on #Iran – http://t.co/foRjczz6
- Al-Qaida Puts Out YouTube Preacher’s Greatest Hits http://t.co/r78yzPnO
- Prosecutors rest case against Bradley Manning http://t.co/bxKxrMKm
- #China ??s Carrier Heads to Sea, Again http://t.co/PZ4GdQBb
- #Japan Picks Lockheed's F-35 for Fighter-Jet Upgrade – http://t.co/2jyiqNiQ
- #China beefing up military presence in Indian Ocean – http://t.co/ojdMQWDn
- The CyberWar Daily is out! http://t.co/FIqoCVVR ? Top stories today via @websenselabs @tripwireinc
- The Blogs of War Watchlist is out! http://t.co/pya29086 ? Top stories today via @allthingshls @drunkenpredator @muftahorg @rosnersdomain
No human cases have been discovered but this is not good news:
Hong Kong suspended the sale and import of live poultry for 21 days after finding the H5N1 bird flu virus in a chicken carcass, York Chow, secretary for food and health, said in a statement on the government website today.
…More than 17,000 chickens have been ordered to be destroyed at the Cheung Sha Wan market, according to a statement today released on the Hong Kong government website. Public hospitals in the city activated their “serious” response level and enhanced surveillance after the government discovered the H5N1- infected chicken carcass.
This comes at an interesting time, with some medical and national security experts worried about recent research findings which, if fully published, could aid those wishing to weaponize the virus.
I have released a new monitor that is streaming tweets about H5N1, influenza, flu, avian flu, and bird flu. It’s live at http://flu.blogsofwar.com.
- Yemeni Peace Prize Winner Tells VOA Struggle Will Continue – http://t.co/FN5h5E6o
- #Syria signs Arab League plan, minister says – http://t.co/k4Iiepaj
- The Kim is dead. Long live the Kim. http://t.co/DBRhBNcC #dprk
- Lowy Institute writings on #NorthKorea http://t.co/4zjgQqhK
- Reaching Out to Kim Jong-un http://t.co/xnYDaNUo #dprk
- Father disputes #Iran #039;s claims that son was CIA spy – http://t.co/ZmOhlEFm #usintel
- Agents say Manning didn’t fully cover tracks http://t.co/Ib7OnVxC
- Panetta: #Iran will not be allowed nukes – http://t.co/QNmuzmjM
- US: 'No firm evidence' loose weapons have left #Libya – http://t.co/6wyakXtA
- #Pakistan President's Return Cools Coup Rumors – http://t.co/bZdlhOyx
- US supports UN plan to relocate group on terror list – http://t.co/Wog3NDDv
- Arrest Order for Sunni Leader in #Iraq Opens New Rift – http://t.co/8fpP0h81
- Northrop Sale of Global Hawks to #SouthKorea 'Appears Stalled' – http://t.co/9MS14OxZ
- Protesters 'Deserve to Be Thrown Into Hitler's Ovens,' Egyptian Military Adviser Says http://t.co/e6mWFU2k
- RT @intelwire Undercover D.C. Sting Yields $7M in Guns, Drugs; Links to Mexican Cartels http://t.co/P6GAfQ8m
- The CyberWar Daily is out! http://t.co/FIqoCVVR ? Top stories today via @adamshostack
- The Blogs of War Watchlist is out! http://t.co/pya29086 ? Top stories today via @nationaldefense @voahutch @bakerinstitute @patrickmeier
- RT @khanserai Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal buys $300 million Twitter stake: http://t.co/TUNWTOTu via @todayshow
- RT @khanserai Suspected Boko Haram leader arrested | The Africa http://t.co/QkqEY3Ad: http://t.co/PpRKyXgV
- RT @AdamWeinstein Another dynastic succession in North Korea? Man, these guys even suck at communism.
- RT @Don_Reuters Kim Jong Il’s death – How DPRK websites broke the news – http://t.co/jVikEk6O
- MT @W7VOA DPRK media: All N. Korea should "faithfully follow the leadership of comrade Kim Jong Un," & protect, strengthen "unified front."
- RT @W7VOA NHK subtitled video of the KCTV noon announcement of Kim Jong-il's death: http://t.co/nrUy7EXC
- #DPRK Travelogues: Photos, Videos, and Stories from #NorthKorea – http://t.co/VruZ5XZm
- RT @RamCNN One more from the archives: Stunning #N Korea travelogue http://t.co/84xk4KVF. Doesn't get any better.
- Winner – RT @SheikhKhalifaPM I give you exhibit A: http://t.co/OboApx0k @nosnosya we have SheikhKhalifaPM @BlogsofWar @kimjongilrip
- Direct link to the #NorthKorea / #SouthKorea Monitors – http://t.co/KHf7p87p
- RT @timmathews Not sure which is scarier: Kim Jong-Un in charge of nukes, or 2ID Soldiers recalled from the bars and put on alert.
- 2011 killed my dream of a @KimJongIlRIP / Gaddafi B-boy dance off.
- @intelwire I think you've finally figured out book marketing.
- No other world figures could rock a pair of shades like Gaddaffi and @KimJongIlRIP – just sayin'
- RT @adrianhong #KimJongIl #039;s death means no more the death of #NorthKorea #039;s dictatorship as #KimIlSung #039;s did. Business will go on as usual.
- via @TheOnion – Kim Jong-Un Privately Doubting He's Crazy Enough To Run North Korea http://t.co/guRBe5H6
- Also recommend – @martyn_williams founder of @northkoreatech | #DPRK #NorthKorea
- You should be following @northkoreatech right now. #DPRK #NorthKorea #ROK
- I would have caught this earlier but I spent 2 hours in the gym. Yes, I was surrounded by 20 TVs, but there were Kardashians on all of them.
- RT @will_mccants I'm guessing some NSC staffers r changing their holiday plans this evening. Mid East staff offering 2 share their cots.
- Cable News executives are holed up in conference rooms performing sacrificial rites in hope of a #DPRK meltdown. Don't count on it.
- What? Surprised he hasn't tunneled under it – RT @intelwire Fox News has Geraldo reporting on North Korea… from Kuwait.
- RT @intelwire Full text of KCNA announcement of Kim Jong Il's death http://t.co/TDEtgmE5
- North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dead – Twitter Live Streams – http://t.co/HFwCK7mh #DPRK #ROK #NorthKorea
- #Kazakhstan Monitor added to http://t.co/XF75w2Du – @YanniKouts
- @YanniKouts Yep. Will roll out a #Kazakhstan monitor soon.
- #Egypt Monitor live streams updated – http://t.co/nQLav0NT #Tahrir
- RT @adamakary This is #tahrir now, I'm speechless #egypt #occupycabinet http://t.co/z8cR5y5C
- The CyberWar Daily is out! http://t.co/FIqoCVVR ? Top stories today via @netfreedom @chrisjohnriley
- The Blogs of War Watchlist is out! http://t.co/pya29086 ? Top stories today via @voahilleary
He apparently died from a massive heart attack on Saturday:
The news came as North Korea prepared for a hereditary succession. Kim Jong Il inherited power after his father, revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, died in 1994. In September 2010, Kim Jong Il unveiled his third son, the twenty-something Kim Jong Un, as his successor, putting him in high-ranking posts.
Kim Jong Il had been groomed for 20 years to lead the communist nation founded by his guerrilla fighter-turned-politician father and built according to the principle of “juche,” or self-reliance.
Even with a successor, there had been some fear among North Korean observers of a behind-the-scenes power struggle or nuclear instability upon the elder Kim’s death.
There’s a fair amount of apprehension about the transition, South Korea is on alert at the moment, but this will probably pass uneventfully. Monitor the reaction on Twitter with the Blogs of War Koreas Monitor at http://korea.blogsofwar.com. It has live streams monitoring comments about both North and South Korea.