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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:17 AM
Forget the hangman’s noose, the firing squad or lethal injection: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his uncle and a handful of the man’s aides by feeding them to a horde of 120 starving dogs, according to a shocking account.
Jang Song Thaek, the former No. 2 official in the secretive regime, was stripped naked and tossed into a cage along with his five closest aides.
“Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were completely eaten up. This is called ‘quan jue’, or execution by dogs,” according to the Straits Times of Singapore. The daily relied on a description of the execution in a Hong Kong newspaper that serves as the official mouthpiece of China’s government.
“The entire process lasted for an hour, with Mr. Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader in North Korea, supervising it along with 300 senior officials,” the Straits Times said in a piece published Dec. 24, 2013, but only now getting traction in the United States. Two American national security officials contacted for comment said they had not heard that account, which first appeared in the Wen Wei Po newspaper on Dec. 12, 2013.
While China acts as North Korea’s patron, relations between the two have been strained. The United States wants Beijing to take a more active role in pressuring Kim’s Stalinist regime in Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. The Straits Times suggested that China’s government leaked the account of the December execution to signal its anger at Kim’s government.
The United States has labored to get a grip on what kind of leader Kim Jong Un will be, amid worries in Washington that he is more reckless than his father, Kim Jong Il, whom he succeeded as supreme leader in December 2011.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:30 AM
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:00 AM
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:13 AM
Well I'm sure they were wild dogs or rabid dogs or something
Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:14 AM
Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:15 AM
Give what a whack job Kim Jong Un is, I wouldn't be surprised if he played Who Let the Dogs Out during the execution.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:17 AM
Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:20 AM
They would have to be wild dogs to a degree. I did some disaster relief stuff for a while and we would find dogs that went days to a weak without food and they were quite timid. We had a couple that would follow us around in an RV loaded up with dog and cat food and water for pets. They were out of Dublin Ga and rescued hundreds of pets in the 4 years I was a volunteer.
Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:32 AM
Let me get this straight. We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and will be fined for if we don't, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts itself from it, signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese and financed by a country that's broke.
What could possibly go wrong?
Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:10 PM
I almost posted ourr president isn't stupid enough to pull military resources over a story like this but then I remembered who was in office.
Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:30 PM
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