Jang Song-thaek

Hey Kim, it turns out she’s not ‘gone’

(occasionally you get to be naughty with headlines)

via Stuff

via Stuff

Kim Jong Un’s ex-girlfriend has appeared on state television in North Korea.

Ordinarily that wouldn’t make global headlines, only that everyone thought Hyon Song Wol had been executed nine months ago.

Agence France-Presse reported the second coming after Hyon – seemingly alive and well – was shown making a speech at a rally in Pyongyang, on Friday.

Showing devotion to the man who everyone thought had offed her, Hyon pledged to “stoke up the flame for art and creative work” in the poverty-stricken country and praised her ex’s leadership.

Rumours of her execution – by firing squad – came about in August.

It was alleged Hyon, a singer in North Korea’s famed Unhasu Orchestra, was one of 12 members of the orchestra and Wangjaesan Light Music Band who had filmed themselves having sex and then distributed the tapes.

What is it with powerful men, Korean ladies and sex scandals? ? Read more »

Kim Jong-un kills uncle’s entire family

Kim Jong-un is fast getting the reputation for being madder than his father, and that is saying something.

Team America might have to do a sequel at this rate.

It is being reported that he has now executed his uncle’s entire family, firmly cementing his reputation as a ruthless dictator.

The direct relatives of Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong-un’s recently executed uncle, have all been put to death upon the orders of the North Korean leader, it was reported yesterday

Entire families closely related to Jang, who was purged by the Pyongyang regime in December for allegedly plotting its overthrow, were executed including children and grandchildren, “multiple sources” told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.

Among those allegedly executed were Jon Yong-jin, Jang’s brother-in-law and the country’s ambassador to Cuba, and Jang Yong-chol, Jang’s nephew and ambassador to Malaysia, the anonymous sources said.? Read more »

Pissed in charge of an execution squad

Wonder when Doug Sellman and the rest of the taxpayer funded wowsers will get on TV and use this as evidence of the dangers of having a couple of drinks.

Someone should call for a blood alcohol limit before ordering an execution.

You can imagine waking up the following day and trying to recall what a great night was had by all as you nurse your hangover while the rest of the family think it’s perhaps a good time to stage an intervention.

North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-Un was ‘very drunk’ when he gave the order that a pair of aides close to his executed uncle should be killed.

The North Korean dictator ordered troops to round-up hundreds of relatives and associates of?Jang Song-Thaek, who was shot On December 12 after being accused of plotting to overthrow the government.? Read more »

Kim Jong Un must be a cat person

Kim Jong Un offed his dad’s brother?uncle.

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

That doesn’t sound to bad to me. ?Dogs are cool.

The stunning announcement came only days after Jang Song Thaek – long considered the country’s No. 2 power -?was removed from all his posts because of a long list of allegations, including corruption, drug use, gambling and womanising.

In an unusually detailed announcement, the official news agency KCNA said Jang had been tried for “such hideous crime as 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”.

It called him a “traitor to the nation for all ages” and “worse than a dog”.

Yep. ?Kim is a cat person for sure. ? Read more »

Face of the Day

Jang Song-thaek looks like playing a key role in North Korea:

North Korean state TV footage has shown Jang Song-thaek, the power behind the communist state’s throne, wearing a military uniform with the insignia of a general, another sign of his rising influence after the death of Kim Jong-il.

The footage, which state TV said was taken on Saturday, local time, showed Jang at the front of rows of top military officers who accompanied Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of Kim Jong-il and his anointed successor, paying their respects in front of Kim’s body.