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All relatives of Kim Jong-un’s uncle executed too

Posted on January 26th, 2014 at 13:06 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


All relatives of the executed uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, including children and the country’s ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia, have also been put to death at the leader’s instruction, Seoul’s Yonhap news agency quoted multiple sources as saying Sunday.

Jang Song-thaek, the once-powerful uncle, was executed last month on charges of attempting to overthrow the regime, including contemplating a military-backed coup. All direct relatives of Jang have also been executed, the sources said.

“Extensive executions have been carried out for relatives of Jang Song-thaek,” one source said on condition of anonymity. “All relatives of Jang have been put to death, including even children.”

The executed relatives include Jang’s sister Jang Kye-sun, her husband and Ambassador to Cuba Jon Yong-jin, and Ambassador to Malaysia Jang Yong-chol, who is a nephew of Jang, as well as his two sons, the sources said.

  1. It seems to mean that KJU is worried. $10 he doesn’t last the year.

  2. At this rate, he may be the only one who lasts the year.

  3. I’ve never understood why someone doesn’t take this POS out. Why don’t they just cruise missile his palaces? Why fight wars when you can just make life miserable for the leaders of rogue nations? Why do the leaders get a free pass?

  4. @chas
    I can see two reasons they don’t try to take him out.
    1) No oil.
    2) China supports N. Korea.

  5. @Gene, #2 is the reason for everything lately. Seems like a few import tariffs could resolve that issue. The real reason is the 1% don’t give a damn. They probably admire the nut for what he’s been able to do.

  6. China and S. Korea (and everyone else) are freaked by the prospect of the inevitable NK collapse.

    The whole country is dependent on a centralized food supply controlled by the “government”. If/when this collapses (the senior rats will start running off) there could be millions of desperate people on the move within days.

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