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Offline Rapunzel

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North Korea executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un: report
« on: December 12, 2013, 05:22:14 PM »
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North Korea executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un: report

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R), walks past his uncle North Korean politician Jang Song-thaek, during a military parade to mark the birth anniversary of the late leader, Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, in this file photo taken by Kyodo February 16, 2012.

By Hasani Gittens, NBC News

Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's previously powerful uncle has been executed as a traitor, the country's state-run news service said Thursday.

According to KCNA, the uncle, Jang Song Thaek, was guilty of "attempting to overthrow the state."

On Monday, the isolated regime announced that Jang had been dismissed from his vaunted official post for a string of criminal acts, including corruption, womanizing and drug-taking.

"All the crimes committed by the accused were proved in the course of hearing and were admitted by him," KCNA stated on Thursday — in a report that claimed that "people throughout the country broke in to angry shouts" when they heard of Jang's alleged crimes.

The over-the-top report goes on to call Jang "despicable human scum."

South Korea's spy agency last week said it believed Jang, long regarded as the second most powerful man in the secretive state, had been relieved of his posts in November.

The moves indicate Pyongyang is undergoing its biggest leadership upheaval since the death in 2011 of former leader Kim Jong Il, the younger Kim's father.

Tensions are still high on the Korean Peninsula following a torrent of threats in March and April by Kim Jong Un's government against Washington, Seoul and Tokyo, including vows of missile and nuclear strikes and warnings that Pyongyang would restart nuclear bomb fuel production.

Jang was married to Kim Jong Un's aunt, Kim Kyong Hui, the younger sister of Kim Jong Il.
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Re: North Korea executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un: report
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 06:12:56 PM »
This is not good news and there is no telling what the Norks will be up to next.  Uncle Jang was supposedly mentoring Un to get the boy ready to step into his Father's shoes.  There is no effective restraint on Un now and a high visibility execution like this one is meant to send a strong message to anyone else who is having doubts about the new Dear Leader....


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Re: North Korea executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un: report
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 06:15:50 PM »
This is not good news and there is no telling what the Norks will be up to next.  Uncle Jang was supposedly mentoring Un to get the boy ready to step into his Father's shoes.  There is no effective restraint on Un now and a high visibility execution like this one is meant to send a strong message to anyone else who is having doubts about the new Dear Leader....

I took this as bad news, too...
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Re: North Korea executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un: report
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 08:03:40 PM »
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On Monday, the isolated regime announced that Jang had been dismissed from his vaunted official post for a string of criminal acts, including corruption, womanizing and drug-taking.
That describes Kim Jong Il's daily "to do" list.
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Re: North Korea executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un: report
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 08:37:01 PM »
That describes Kim Jong Il's daily "to do" list.

it seems to describe Obastard's daily to-do as well.

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Re: North Korea executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un: report
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 12:09:47 AM »
I predicted this would happen. Typical Stalinist tactics

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,122664.msg497075.html#msg497075
« Last Edit: December 13, 2013, 12:14:09 AM by SPQR »


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