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North Korea: Because a bullet to the head is so plebian

Posted By Phineas On November 4, 2012 @ 12:11 pm In North Korea | Comments Disabled

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Daddy’s little psychopath

Hey, when you’re Beloved Leader God-King of the world’s┬álargest┬áprison camp masquerading as a nation and you want someone dead, you don’t do it the way just anyone would. That would be too… common. Beneath you. Nope, when you decide to whack a minister as a lesson to others, you do it in a way everyone will notice [1]:

Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who assumed the leadership after the death of his father in December.

On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave “no trace of him behind, down to his hair,” according to South Korean media, Kim Chol was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and “obliterated.”

The execution of Kim Chol is just one example of a purge of members of the North Korean military or party who threatened the fledgling regime of Kim Jong-un.

Other examples here [2] and here [3].

via Moe Lane [4]

(Crossposted at Public Secrets [5])


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[1] everyone will notice: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9630509/North-Korean-army-minister-executed-with-mortar-round.html

[2] here: http://pubsecrets.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/north-korean-marshal-may-not-have-been-quite-ready-to-retire/

[3] here: http://pubsecrets.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/anti-military-purge-underway-in-north-korea/

[4] Moe Lane: http://moelane.com/2012/10/26/king-of-north-korea-executes-rebellious-baron-via-mortar-round/

[5] Public Secrets: http://pubsecrets.wordpress.com