Kim Jong Un's uncle executed as a 'traitor'

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PostFri Dec 13, 2013 1:32 am » by *WillEase*


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Kim Jong Un's uncle has been executed, with North Korean state media calling the leader's former mentor ‘worse than a dog’.

It comes days after Pyongyang announced that Jang Song Thaek had been removed from all his posts because of allegations of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanising and generally leading a ‘dissolute and depraved life’.

The state news agency KCNA said a tribunal examined Mr Jang's crimes, including ‘attempting to overthrow the state by all sorts of intrigues and despicable methods with a wild ambition to grab the supreme power of our party and state.’

The report called him 'a traitor to the nation'. Mr Jang was considered the second most powerful official in the North. He was seen as helping Kim Jong Un consolidate power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, two years ago.

Some analysts see the purge as a sign of Kim Jong Un's growing confidence, but there has also been fear in Seoul that the removal of such an important part of the North's government - seen by outsiders as the leading supporter of Chinese-style economic reforms - could create dangerous instability or lead to a miscalculation or attack on the South.

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.

Mr Jang was married to Kim Jong Un's aunt, Kim Kyong Hui, the younger sister of Kim Jong Il.

He was earlier described by state media as ‘abusing his power’, being ‘engrossed in irregularities and corruption’, and taking drugs and squandering money at casinos while undergoing medical treatment in a foreign country.

ABC News had earlier reported that Kim Kyong Hui was involved in the purging of her own husband, but this claim could not immediately be verified.

Earlier this week it emerged that Jang's face had been airbrushed out of a North Korean TV documentary about Kim Jong-Un.

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PostFri Dec 13, 2013 1:45 am » by pushtone


looked at KCNA (inc past news) but didn't see it reported.....yet ?

http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm

Should i believe North Korean News - do i believe ABC News etc :think:

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PostFri Dec 13, 2013 2:10 am » by *WillEase*


pushtone wrote:looked at KCNA (inc past news) but didn't see it reported.....yet ?

http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm

Should i believe North Korean News - do i believe ABC News etc :think:

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http://www.kcna.kp/kcna.user.article.re ... BDCE705F5F
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PostFri Dec 13, 2013 2:12 am » by Constabul


Well, he wont do that again.
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PostFri Dec 13, 2013 2:34 am » by pushtone


*WillEase* wrote:
pushtone wrote:looked at KCNA (inc past news) but didn't see it reported.....yet ?

http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm

Should i believe North Korean News - do i believe ABC News etc :think:

:wink:


http://www.kcna.kp/kcna.user.article.re ... BDCE705F5F



thanks WillE - - doesn't say of DPRK but guess it's official .... doesn't really matter though - Jang's likely been spirited away Jong :wink:
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PostFri Dec 13, 2013 7:27 am » by *WillEase*



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North Korea said Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2 official.
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PostFri Dec 13, 2013 8:42 am » by RATRODROB


How do they do it over there, firing squad, lethal injection, killer dogs, gas chamber........... :think:


so much for family values...................



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PostFri Dec 13, 2013 12:18 pm » by Slith


I'm sure the family X-Mas party is gonna be a blast. :shooting: :shooting: :shooting: :shooting:
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PostMon Dec 16, 2013 1:56 pm » by *WillEase*


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Kim Kyung-hee — sister to deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and aunt to current ruler Kim Jong-Un — reportedly managed to come out alive on the other side of the purge that saw her husband publicly accused of treason and executed.

The North Korean press reported the death of Jang Song-thaek on Thursday, going into lurid detail about the supposed crimes against the state of which he had been found guilty. Prior to the sudden reversal, Jang was seen as one of the top lieutenants in North Korea, and quite possibly the real power behind the throne. In announcing his alleged treachery, the state-run Korean Central News Agency referred to him as a “traitor to the nation for all ages” and “despicable human scum Jang, who was worse than a dog.”

Whether Kim Kyung-hee would share Jang’s fate was unknown in the days immediately following his death. Her name, like his, was scrubbed from North Korean media, leaving many to question whether she had also been killed, though more quietly than Jang. That question was answered on Saturday, with Kim’s name appearing on a list of officials who would be in charge of honoring a former party secretary who died at the age of 89 last week. With that announcement, Kim’s name was restored to the areas of North Korean media where it had previously been removed.

As J. Dana Stuster notes at Foreign Policy, the number of Kim’s advisors seen helping escort his father’s remains to burial has been dwindling over the years. Of the seven that helped the younger Kim bury his father, only two remain alive and in power. Aside from Jang’s death, two have disappeared, one has been demoted, and another fired from his post, leaving no military members of the “Gang of Seven” currently at Kim Jong-Un’s side.

The exact reason for Jang’s extremely dramatic removal from office is still disputed among analysts, though it is assumed to be a move designed to show the autonomy of the younger leader. At least one expert, however, believes that it’s a family affair. According to South Korean professor Kang Myong-do, Jang was killed for secretly meeting with Kim Jong-Un’s older brother Kim Jong Nam. “Kim Jong Un, who had been watching Jang since last year, found out, and he thought Jang was trying to enthrone Kim Jong Nam… that’s why he executed him,” Kang told South Korean media. The elder Kim was widely believed to be the next in line for to rule the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, until he was caught attempting to travel to Disneyland Tokyo on a fake passport.

Washington, meanwhile, is warning North Korea not to use Jang’s execution as an excuse for any further provocative actions that could be used to shore up domestic support for the regime. Secretary of State John Kerry told ABC’s This Week in an interview that Jang’s death isn’t the first major execution that the United States is aware of in recent weeks. “It tells us a significant amount about the instability, internally, of the regime, with the numbers of executions,” Kerry said. Kerry also said the “erratic” behavior of the younger Kim reminded him of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein during his time in power.

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PostMon Dec 16, 2013 7:03 pm » by Naranja


Where can you watch the north korean news broadcasts? There is so much assumptions and propaganda
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