You Don't Want To Piss Off Kim Jong-un

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who assumed the leadership after the death of his father in December.

    On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave "no trace of him behind, down to his hair," according to South Korean media, Kim Chol was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and "obliterated."

    The execution of Kim Chol is just one example of a purge of members of the North Korean military or party who threatened the fledgling regime of Kim Jong-un.

    So far this year, 14 senior officials have fallen victim to the purges, according to intelligence data provided to Yoon Sang-hyun, a member of the South Korean Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee.

    Those that have fallen from favour include Ri Yong-ho, the head of the army and Ri Kwang-gon, the governor of the North Korean central bank.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...army-minister-executed-with-mortar-round.html
     
  2. The late Vice Minister must had hoped the aim of North Korean weapons would not be up to standard.
     
  3. pspr

    pspr

    LOL I think 'close' would have been enough. Sort of like horseshoes and hand grenades.