Tough Break for Jang Song Thaek

Did you know I’m a big fan of North Korea, or their real name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)? The reason for my fandom is, no matter how bad things are in your own country, they are worse in DPRK. Far worse.

The king, Kim Jong-Un is roughly 30 years old. He’s just had his own uncle (his father’s sister’s husband), Jang  Song Thaek executed. Normally in DPRK, this would get taken care of quietly. Instead, it’s being made into a public spectacle.

Photo credit to Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images

This is a screen capture of Jang being escorted out of the Palace of Douchebags, or whatever they call their Politburo building. Crazy talk. The general in the front row looks like “I’m just glad it’s not me … this time.” What the f kind of country is DPRK? Basically, you have to fear for your life every time you get a promotion. Or help out your nephew.

And just what had Jang done to get whacked? According to DPRK media:

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.

Half-heartedly clapping? Towering resentment? As John Boehner would say, “are you kidding me?” But dictators like to get applause … and plenty of it. And you had better not stop first:

Anyway, Jang was accused of a number of crimes, some of them actually being crimes. He was accused of using illicit drugs and sleeping with lots of women. Being married to a Kim family member probably didn’t help him.

BSP feels for the people of DPRK. They are long suffering for the evils of a regime firmly entrenched and making money off them.


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