Kim Jong Un’s Uncle Executed, According to North Korean Media

Jang was described as a traitor and "despicable human scum" by the state-run news agency

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Updated: 5:08 p.m.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle has been executed as a traitor, the state-run media, Korean Central News Agency,  reports.

Jang Song Thaek was described in state media reports as an “anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional element and despicable political careerist and trickster,” according the Korean Central News Agency. The media report alleges that he was trying to steal power from his nephew, who trusted him and appointed him to high government positions.

“Despicable human scum Jang, who was worse than a dog, perpetrated thrice-cursed acts of treachery in betrayal of such profound trust and warmest paternal love shown by the party and the leader for him,” the report says.

The media also accuses Jang of resenting Kim Jong Un’s popularity. As a crowd cheered the young leader, “he behaved so arrogantly and insolently as unwillingly standing up from his seat and half-heartedly clapping, touching off towering resentment of our service personnel and people,” the report said.

Jang Song Thaek was ousted as chairman of the National Defense Commission earlier this month, after playing an important role in the early part of Kim Jong Un’s regime. Many considered him something of a puppet master to Kim Jong Il’s young heir, and Jang even made a high-profile trip to China earlier this year without Kim Jong Un. Some experts speculated that purging Jang reflected Kim Jong Un’s rising confidence as a ruler.

[Korean Central News Agency]

24 comments
Tiger-Pi
Tiger-Pi

Kim Jong Un, since he took power has displayed many times that he is mentally unstable. He has made  temperamental pronouncements  and flip flops on talks with  South Koreans,the the nuclear issue and  testing of ICBMs, etc.  It s unfortunate that the people living in North Korea have to tolerate a big bully who has little intellect and is highly dangerous. If he called his own uncle a 'dog', then what else is he? I  wonder how the Chinese tolerate him and prop him up like the "Scarecrow" that he is!

simiacillus
simiacillus

Tool compensating with big ego, if you know what I mean

simiacillus
simiacillus

Tool with a tiny tool and a big ego.

MichalisIoannou
MichalisIoannou

The only thing unfair about this story is the Korean government's comparison of uncle Jang to a dog.

oddegg69
oddegg69

Sounds like the little fat boy is having a tantrum. Can't wait till he gets into puberty.

sofunny
sofunny

For once, North Korean Media is telling the truth.

Ralb
Ralb

Reminds me of that trial in China

firmsoil
firmsoil

Taliban, are you learning from the great religion of communism?

quatra
quatra

Ah... Now, may we have Dennis Rodman's thoughtful comments, please? Or does he also cry "Uncle"?



Openminded1
Openminded1

This guy has his ex girlfriend killed, now is uncle, and stupid americans want to visit and or work in that country. The Old veteran that the Govt jailed for a while  was a dumb ass as is every moron that goes there for a vacation and any nut case travel agent that books a tour of NK  should be sued. Why does the the U.S. state dept allow Americans to go there it is so stupid.

summer.sunshowers
summer.sunshowers

Jang was never Chairman of the National Defense Commission. Even Kim Jong-un himself didn't take that post after his dad died, and instead assumed the position of First Chairman of the NDC so that his dad could be the "eternal chairman," much in the way Kim Il Sung was posthumously named the "eternal president" of North Korea.

ViableOp
ViableOp

In order to solidify his son's ascension to the "throne" and continue the family rule, it would appear that Kim Jong-il dramatically increased the size of some of the DPRK's prison/work camps, allowing him to throw any threats against him into prison as shown here:


http://viableopposition.blogspot.ca/2013/04/working-in-north-korea.html


It is estimated that over 200,000 North Koreans now reside under the brutal conditions experienced in these camps.

ysprefer
ysprefer

China is not happy with him either, it can be shown very clear in CCTV news, which say "since Jing III has become the leader of the North Korea, he has built many luxuary resort places", it very clear that chinese government do not happy that he put his personal enjoy ahead of its people's well being. Chinese government just want to be polite, and has the tradition of not interfering other country\s internal affairs. What shall we do, shall we invade North Korea, like that of Soviet Union to Poland, to liberate its people?

Mr.Stark
Mr.Stark

@Openminded1 Your two statements make conservatives sound dumb and ignorant, and a lot of us aren't. 

Many people are willing to put their lives at risk to study and see first hand what North Korea is like. It's a fascinating reality, completely apart from our own, Orwellian in many ways. Unfortunately our information on it is severely limited. Lisa Ling made a National Geographic documentary on it, it's definitely worth checking out.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

The U.S. State department doesn't allow anyone from the U.S. to go there, nor does it in any condone visits to there by U.S. citizens.  The Chinese allow it, which is how people get from the U.S. to North Korea.  There's no other entry point available where Americans can go first to get to North Korea.  They sure as hell can't do it from South Korea.

That's how every American from Rodman to the Vet (who was idiotic enough to mention he fought in a war that was still technically going on) got into that country.

Stupid is not knowing how it all works, because it only takes about fifteen seconds of Googling to find out.

ysprefer
ysprefer

Maybe what we shall do, is to let North Korea to be invaded by other countries, and then send our army there to help North Korea, to establish a better government, who cares about its own people.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Mr.Stark @Openminded1 That still makes them stupid. Why put your life at risk in a country not worth risking your life for and of no value ,other then this fascinating reality you speak of. I think we know enough about NK and the plight of its people , that no one needs to risk their lives for. I saw Liza documentary and also saw what her sister went through. You sound very naive and liberal with a bleeding heart that could get you killed, if you think it would be worth your life to study NK closer then buy a ticket and make your way there. Good luck with that moron.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@DeweySayenoff Thanks for looking it up saved me the trouble. You liberals are so easy to manipulate  makes my life easier and fun.