Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kim Jong-un's Killing Spree

It would appear that North Korea’s Kim Jong-un (left) went on a killing spree soon after he assumed power following the death of his father Kim Jong-il on December 17, 2011.

I had come across a news story that the Supreme Leader ordered a vice minister of the army to be executed by mortar round after he was reportedly seen drinking alcohol and enjoying himself during the official period of mourning. A mortar round was said to have been chosen to execute Kim Chol as Kim ordered 'no trace of him left behind, down to his hair,' according to sources in South Korea. 

Last August it was claimed that Kim's former girlfriend was among a dozen well-known artistes who were executed by firing squad for violating laws on pornography. 

Then in December, I blogged about his uncle Jang Song-thaek being fed to a pack of starving dogs – although this later turned out to be incorrect because it was said that the story emerged from a satirical post on the Chinese social media network. It seems that analysts agree that Jang was in fact almost certainly executed by firing squad. 

Soon after, anybody associated with Jang was not spared. Jang’s elder sister and her husband – North Korea’s ambassador to Cuba, Jon Yong Jin – had also reportedly been put to death. 

And I had just read that O Sang-hon who had been Jang's deputy at the country's ministry of public security, was reportedly set alight with a flamethrower. A fiery death.

It is not known if the above is true but with Kim, anything is possible.

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