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December 12, 2013

North Korea executes ‘traitor’ Uncle Jang Song Thaek

And does so with some vintage propaganda:
"Every sentence of the decision served as sledge-hammer blow brought down by our angry service personnel and people on the head of Jang, an anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional element and despicable political careerist and trickster.... However, 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." | NK News – North Korea News
Now you see Song. Now you don't.

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He should execute his barber.

Posted by: tripletap at December 12, 2013 7:26 PM

Wow, that was fast. How long has the kid been on the podium? a year maybe.

Posted by: Fat Man at December 12, 2013 8:35 PM

They got the guy behind Uncle Jang too.

Posted by: David McKinnis at December 12, 2013 9:10 PM

Uncle Jang Dang Wang was in charge of Twinkie Procurement.

Posted by: Jersey Jehu at December 12, 2013 9:13 PM

Lil Kim, deep down, will be worried. There's a chance one day he will be airbrushed out of NK history too, exactly like uncle. Just a patch of photoshopped wall where his excited little self is standing now.

That's the trouble with revolutions. Once they learn how to manipulate photos there's no point in keeping you around.

Posted by: Stengle at December 12, 2013 11:55 PM

I heard commentary two days ago, mirthful NPR commentary, that Uncle Jang had "swagger" and it was very seriously harshing Kim's calm. Jang's swagger and more open show of power was considered as becoming a faction. Faction! No time for that!

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at December 13, 2013 3:10 AM

Why worse than a dog? I thought dogs were pretty damn good.

Posted by: Potsie at December 13, 2013 8:01 AM

Potsie - They are if they're cooked NK style.

Posted by: BillH at December 13, 2013 8:59 AM

tripletap; I think he did.... while he was in the guy's chair.

Posted by: Roscoe at December 13, 2013 10:10 AM

I always love how these totalitarian guys yell about how evil the guy has been his whole life, only for himself and totally corrupt... why was he in power that long? Was it that the government is so incompetent it didn't notice, so corrupt it was in on it with him, or is it all a lie? There's no good side to any of this.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 13, 2013 1:13 PM

In the end, there can be only Un.

Posted by: Rich Fader at December 13, 2013 1:30 PM

Maybe Uncle Jang ate his last brownie...?

Posted by: James Stoertz at December 13, 2013 4:42 PM

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