Jang Sung-taek

Is Kim Jong-un really in charge?

There is a school of thought to suggest that Kim John-un isn’t really in charge in North Korea anymore.

Apparently his dad’s goons are.

An elite group of exiles from North Korea gathered in September in the Netherlands to discuss the state of the regime they used to serve. The conference included top diplomats, an ex-senior official of the Ministry of Security, and a high-ranking military officer, but the keynote address was given by Jang Jin-sung, formerly a key member of Kim Jong-il’s propaganda machine. Included in Jang’s speech was a surprising assertion: North Korea is in the midst of a civil war.

According to Jang ? a former counterintelligence official and poet laureate under Kim Jong-il ? members of the government’s Organization and Guidance Department (OGD), a powerful group of officials that once reported only to Kim Jong-il, have stopped taking orders from his son, Kim Jong-un. The OGD, Jang says, has effectively taken control of the country, and a conflict is simmering between factions that want to maintain absolute control over the economy and others seeking to gain wealth through foreign trade and a slightly more open market.

“On one hand, it’s people who want to maintain a regime monopoly,” Jang told VICE News through a translator in an interview Thursday. “On the other hand, it’s not like people are fighting against the regime, but in a policy sense they want to take advantage to get influence. It’s not actually consciously civil war, but there are?these two incompatible forces at play.”

Jang’s statements come during a moment of peak curiosity about the hermit kingdom. Kim Jong-un ? the portly 31-year-old who assumed the title of Supreme Leader after his father’s death in 2011 ? has been absent from public view for nearly a month. He was last seen walking with a pronounced limp during a July ceremony commemorating the death of his grandfather, Kim Il-sung. He typically presides over the Supreme People’s Assembly, a rubber-stamp parliament, but missed the meeting in early September, and was replaced by a propaganda video that again showed him limping. “Despite some discomfort, our Marshal continues to come out and lead the people,” the film’s narrator said.

That video is hilarious…pure propaganda but from the outside utterly hilarious. Watching the fat little leader waddling along in front of his fat little generals is too funny.

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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 »

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