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North Korea Executes Kim Uncle Jang Song Thaek

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  1. AroundTheWorld

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    http://www.voanews.com/content/north-korea-executes-kim-uncle-jang-song-thaek/1809362.html

    North Korea has executed Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, who until recently was considered the second most powerful man in the secretive communist state.

    The official Korean Central News Agency, KCNA, says Jang was put to death Thursday after being found guilty of treason by a special military tribunal. The agency said Jang, who was arrested Sunday, faced charges including corruption, womanizing, and alcohol and drug abuse.

    The report called him "a traitor to the nation for all ages who perpetrated anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts in a bid to overthrow the leadership of our party and state." It also called him "human scum" and "worse than a dog."

    There was no immediate word on the fate of Jang's wife, Kim Kyong Hui, the younger sister of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. She was also seen as a key influence on her nephew after her brother's death two years ago.

    The U.S. State Department said late Thursday it could not immediately verify the report of Jang's execution. But spokeswoman Marie Harf said U.S. officials have no reason to doubt it. If confirmed, Harf said the execution will serve as another example of the "extreme brutality" of the North Korean regime.



    Video broadcast earlier this week by Pyongyang showed Jang being removed from a party meeting on Sunday by two military guards. He was then stripped of his power and positions as vice chair of the National Defense Commission and a member of the Workers' Party politburo.

    Last week, South Korean intelligence sources said Jang might have been dismissed, and said his two closest confidants had been executed.


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    I guess any hope that Kim Jong Un would not be as terrible as his father and grandfather was in vain. The guy doesn't even stop at his own family when it comes to murdering people.
     
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    Man! Obama could learn something from this guy.
     
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    Womanizing, corruption, alcohol, drug abuse. Man that sounds like our government and wall street.
     
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    We need a leader who can clean up politics, who can purify the government, who can shine his glorious light on the nation.

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    What a bizarre country. Makes Grand Fenwick look like Switzerland.
     
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    I can't even begin to imagine what their debt ceiling showdowns are like.
     
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    KJU: "debt is 5 trillion"
    KJU: "now debt is 0, praise me. Execute slacking civilians while we test nuke"
     
  10. Buck Turgidson

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    If he keeps this up, he will be oh so ronery soon, just like daddy.

    NSFW of course

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UEaKX9YYHiQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    What a throwback this country is. They've caught up with the USSR of the 1930s.
     
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    Why, did he delete all the p*rn on your harddrive ?

    But seriously, eaten alive by dogs ? I'm skeptical to trust dome unknown communist official on his words.
     
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    As if North Korea has any dogs that haven't been eaten already...from the stories I've read from people who escaped, people in the countryside are running low on grass to eat.
     

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