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N Korean leader's 'traitor' uncle executed: KCNA

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wow who saw this coming. it is like in the old USSR when a leader caught a cold next thing they would die. or maybe the uncle liked Jordan better than Rodman.

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It's sad thing to say but the world is a better place now with that man cold and dead now...

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Ended up on the wrong side of "Dear Leader".

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A typical life of a gangster personality cult regime of N.Korea. One day he was a great wise-man, next day he could be the worst criminal against the state (the mafia gangsters). Who 's next, it is going to be like a vicious cycle even the untouchable one. Remember Saddam Hussein, Qaddafi, Mubarak, Pol pot, communist dictators.......more to come.

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Well that was efficient.

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Hope the Pillsbury Doughboy is next.

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What a surprise.

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Apart from all the things in this story, i think it is safe to say Uncle overestimated himself.

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worse than a dog

According to my dog, North Korean canines have been discussing an overthrow, just to put a stop to this type of insulting comment.

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Impossible to ever know what really happened. Who knows, maybe the kid's a wimp and somebody else is pulling the strings.

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Wow, shortly after the trial? He pissed someone off big time. I wonder how that trial went. "Welcome to todays Trial, our verdict: GUILTY! You shall now be executed"

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Puts our dialogue on the death penalty into context.

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Creepy.

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Aladeen.

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Something from page one of Stalin's playbook, but with more colorful language. Drug-taking womanizers had better beware. Perhaps this will make Dennis Rodman rethink his next visit to North Korea.

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I won't be shedding any tears for Jang, he was complicit in the murder of many North Korean citizens over the years. I wonder who will be the next to be shot. Young fatty had better watch his back or one day it will be him.

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The news confirmed the brutality of this regime. He has shown to the world he IS the leader.

Be aware that anyone who goes there for sightseeing is risking his/her life. It was a mercy of God that a 85 years old American man returned home unharmed about a week ago.

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One can only hope that Kim Jung Un and his entire elite staff meet the same fate at the hands of the oppressed.

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“despicable human scum… worse than a dog”,

Dogs are better than the most humans. This insult makes no sense.

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"I'm Josef Stalin and I approve this message."

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To be fair to Stalin, he used thibgs like this to encourage efficiency. He was not a child in fear of being overthrown.

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Kim is more ruthless than his father...

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Guide to Armageddon... Pick a random verse out of the Bible and do exactly what it says!

Today's random verse resulted in the death of Kim Jung Un's uncle!

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Not good, actually. Word on the street has it that Jang was pushing for a Deng Xiaoping-style reformation and even had the temerity to bring up concrete proposals along these lines on a visit to Beijing in a way that he implied his opinions represented those of the regime.

Apparently, they did not. Further purges are no doubt underway now, eliminating any and all proponents of greater opening. That the Young Marshall seems to have sided with those more intent on continuing the regime can't be surprising, but it is no occasion for celebration.

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Regarding "Branding Jang 'despicable human scum… worse than a dog'"

I don't get the dog metaphor. Sure dogs sometimes fornicate in public and lick their ballz and arses, but they are generally trustworthy and loyal,,,

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@zichi

Ended up on the wrong side of "Dear Leader".

Kim Jung Un is the "Great Successor", Kim Jung Il was the "Dear Leader".

Be careful, getting his honorific wrong is a capital offense.

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Actually ... after seeing the way Jang was hauled away from that big meeting the other day, it should come as no surprise that he was executed so quickly. Reminds me of the way Josef Stalin eliminated his opposition during his reign of Russia, which grew into the Soviet Union. This is what happens in such societies.

Kim Jung Un seems to be getting rid of the people who may have been a thorn in his father's (Kim Jun II's) side ... and now his own side. By studying overseas he has had a glimpse of life outside of Marxist North Korea. Maybe he has some changes in mind that might upset people like his uncle Jang. Maybe he might try to remake the North into something like what he saw and experienced during his overseas student days. To do so is not easy in such a Marxist state.

I say let Kim Jung Un try to do what he has in mind. Let him build up his own version of what he expects North Korea to become. If he follows the Marxist line, so be it. Then nothing has changed. If he tries to follow something different that might lead to a better way of life in North Korea, then great. At least give him a chance to do something that might bring about changes for the better in that self-battered country.

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There is something more deep rooted other than the womanizing, drugs, and gambling. (talk about the pot calling the kettle black; I'm sure all three generations of Kims did this)

Just a theory, but I don't think that Kim was too keen on Jang being number two in line for the dictatorship. He probably wanted the North Koren Rule to be a Dynasty, but since Kim (probably) has no children to inherit the throne, and his brothers are complete idiots, Jang was the sur fire choice should anything happen to Kim. I'm just curious to know who the number two is now.

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Techall,

Guess its good I don't live there. BTW, NK is busy photoshopping the old uncle from all the thousands of official photos and probably video too, like he never existed?

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Mirai Hayashi, Un is only early 30-something, and assuming that NK as a country sticks around for another 40 years, that's plenty of time to pop out another "great successor" that all the people will love to eternity.

If the country implodes along with China within the next 5 years, then it doesn't matter who No. 2 is...

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Man...I wouldn't want to visit their house during the holidays if that's how they treat family.

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Edojin, I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps Dough Boy wanted to change things for the better and the uncle said no and used his power to stop making changes. I don't think Un has been in control to be honest. I do believe the uncle - and the aunt - were hoping to use him for power and to be in charge and perhaps this is the payback for that? I wonder what the deal is with the aunt.

Regardless, the country is a mess and will remain so even if they DO change their ways. I feel for the people as they've been brainwashed but have to say, the idea of a free North Korea with former brainwashed folks being left to their own scares the crap out of me!

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Yes, "tmarie," I was also wondering about Kim Kyong Hui, Kim's aunt and younger sister of his father, Kim Jong Il. I sort of figure she will be eliminated along the way, too.

She might be scooped up along with perhaps hundreds or more other Jang followers who will undoubtedly walk the path to the execution fields. And they might have to expand their gulags to accommodate the lower Jang supporters who will be allowed to live a little longer.

But ... as stated before, that's life in this Marxist state. They should be used to it.

That's why I say give the new leader, Kim Jong Un, some breathing room so that he can try to build the nation in his mindset ... and hopefully that will include making major changes for the better in this Marxist society.

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I wonder how that trial went. "Welcome to todays Trial, our verdict: GUILTY! You shall now be executed"

Probably something like that, yes.

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Well, Karma never bodes well for monsters, eh?

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'Kim Jung Un is 'the Great Successor', Kim Jung Il was the 'Great Leader'. Apparently Kim Il Sung is still the President and he's been dead nearly 20 years. You'd laugh at this stupidity if it wasn't so tragic for the people.

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Probably not a good thing for the regime. I was watching a few documentaries, and it seems that some people there are getting tired of the regime and do want a change. This will probably only fuel their resentment and make them push for a change. Seeing how everyone doesn't really trust each other there, the best way for him to be removed is if an individual just does it themselve, not telling anyone what will happen.

What's the worse thing that can happen to you? You are going to get killed anyway so may as well take him out with you. I am sure the rest of his cousins are ahaking in their boots now. I wonder what Dennis Rodman thinks about this since he says there is nothing wrong with NK and he wants to get back and visit again.

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@Jimizo:

Sorry to disagree but Kim Il Sung was the "Great Leader", Kim Jung Il was the "Dear Leader" and as you say, Kim Jung Un is the "Great Successor".

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@Techall My mistake. You're right.

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The news confirmed the brutality of this regime. He has shown to the world he IS the leader.

That's a bit naive. The fat kid is nominal leader, but who's really in control is another matter. All that's clear is that a power struggle has either occurred or is still in progress.

As a longtime NK-watcher put it when the present Kim appeared in the top seat after growing up in total obscurity, "We don't know anything about him, and he doesn't know anything about anything".

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Typical event in a horrible state: evil man orders the killing of an equally evil person.

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First thing I thought of when reading about this is that the young bloke has really lost it. I just hope his uncle wasn't executed for saying things like, " Let's not start a war with Japan or the US or South Korea". If there is a way to take Kim Jong Un out, now may be as good a time as any. For the record, I'm not a big supporter of state sponsored assassinations but I could turn a blind eye in this case. North Korea needs to be dragged into the 21st century at some point.

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wipeoutDec. 13, 2013 - 06:21PM JST

The news confirmed the brutality of this regime. He has shown to the world he IS the leader.

That's a bit naive. The fat kid is nominal leader, but who's really in control is another matter. All that's clear is that a power struggle has either occurred or is still in progress.

You need to study why this fat kid was chosen among others. He is not just a fat kid. Do not kid yourself.

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Well thats family for ya...

North Korea is starting to sound like "The Jerry Springer Show"!

Power Tripp'en, Love Triangles, Illegitimate Kids, Disowning & Killing Relatives, etc..

BTW: Does anyone else think that Kim Jong Un is really just a Fat Chick with a Shaved Head? Feminine face, and reacts like a Woman. I don't know, but we could be just dealing with a real pissed off butch!

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wipeoutDec. 13, 2013 - 06:21PM JST

The news confirmed the brutality of this regime. He has shown to the world he IS the leader.

That's a bit naive. The fat kid is nominal leader, but who's really in control is another matter. All that's clear is that a power struggle has either occurred or is still in progress.

You need to study why this fat kid was chosen among others. He is not just a fat kid. Do not kid yourself.

. I predict another NK missile launch shortly and political instability ahead.

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It has long been suspected that Stalin was poisoned when the other big shots heard rumors of another purge being planned and decided they weren't interested. It could well be that the pudgy Un's days are numbered. Instability along with nuclear weapons isn't beneficial to Japanese security. Not sure what can be done about it though. China isn't going to be any help.

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You need to study why this fat kid was chosen among others. He is not just a fat kid. Do not kid yourself.

It's not self-deception, it's an awareness that he may be far less powerful and in control than appearances suggest - and even appearances are not especially compelling. He will survive as long as the right people are willing to prop him up. As in any totalitarian regime, there is a lot fighting going on behind that which makes it impossible to take everything at face value.

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wipeoutDec. 14, 2013 - 10:39AM JST

it's an awareness that he may be far less powerful and in control than appearances suggest

The US State Dept. has a different view on him not as yours as of today.

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The US State Dept. has a different view on him not as yours as of today.

And they might be right. Or wrong - as they were about Saddam's WMDs.

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wipeoutDec. 14, 2013 - 10:50PM JST

The US State Dept. has a different view on him not as yours as of today.

And they might be right. Or wrong - as they were about Saddam's WMDs.

The US State Department has already gathered info from school mates and teachers of Swiss where he attended. According to the finding is that he is a very cold blooded emotionally instable kid.

What does it mean to the world? He is now rated as the most dangerous leader as he can emotionally explode any time without any warning ahead.

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North Korea has our attention once again...Crazy beloved leader killing before imprisonment. I am not surprised at his action's , it's all part of the power struggle...

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