Kim Jong Un may have out-psycho’d his father and grandfather

Posted by: Phineas on January 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"I've got some bad news, boss..."

“We’re out of dog food? No problem…”

I mean, we’ve heard he was hammered when he ordered the trial and execution of his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, but to carry out the sentence by feeding him alive to the dogs? Dude!

According to the report, unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine guns, Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides. Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were completely eaten up. This is called “quan jue”, or execution by dogs.

The report said the entire process lasted for an hour, with Mr Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader in North Korea, supervising it along with 300 senior officials.

Keep in mind all the usual caveats: “if this is true,” the difficulty of getting factual information from a paranoid Stalinist dictatorship (almost as hard as getting it from Jay Carney), the possibility that Kim might just be playing us for various reasons only a North Korean dictator could fathom….

Still, this has the air of plausibility about it; it fits a historical pattern in autocracies or near-autocracies when a dynasty decays and an immature or deranged (or both) leader who’s never known any limits comes to the throne. One example that comes to mind is the the Roman Empire: does Augustus to Tiberius to Caligula parallel Kim Il Sung to Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un?

Regardless, if these stories are even half true (1), expect Kim III to have a short reign before one of his generals blasts him to save himself.

via Sonny Bunch

Footnote:
(1) I mean, we do know he had one unfortunate executed by mortar fire.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Ryan says:

    Rodman? What say you?

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    If a commie told the truth it would scare the hell out of him. As an example, North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap is reported to have died this past October at 102. Not a bad trick for a guy who was known to be suffering the ravages of Parkinson’s disease in the mid-70s.

    What’s worse, Wikipedia carries the commie version as though it were the Gospel truth.

  3. Tex says:

    Well, hopefully what goes around will come around to the “Little Porker” of North Korea. But feeding him to the dogs would be considered cruel treatment – of the dogs!

  4. Dave Dooling says:

    Shall we call him Little Caligula?