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2014-01-27 12:38:09 PM
Probably was the type of uncle that would give lil' Un socks for Christmas.

If he keeps killing everyone related to him, there will be nobody left to hand the country over to when he dies.
 
2014-01-27 12:38:44 PM
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2014-01-27 12:38:51 PM

Satanic_Hamster: show me: Good. He should kill everyone even remotely related to his uncle.

I know what you're going for, but he's not blood related to his uncle.


FTA: "Among those allegedly executed from Thaek's family are his brother-in-law... and Thaek's nephew"

The people he allegedly executed aren't blood-related to his uncle, either.  So hopefully his name is still in the hat.
 
2014-01-27 12:39:39 PM
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2014-01-27 12:40:20 PM

dryknife: "The two diplomats were both recalled from their positions back to North Korea earlier this month."

I think I would have stayed where I was.


You and me both.

And what did people think he was going to do? He has to protect himself from his family coming for revenge. He had to end he blood line. That is evil dictator 101.
 
2014-01-27 12:40:59 PM
I would like to care, but i just dont. In the end all governments are democratic, enough people need to rise up and wipe this turd out. it is their proplem we have our own aand need to stop being the world police/911
 
2014-01-27 12:41:39 PM
I sometimes wonder if the military actually runs the government and IL is their puppet. And they are weeding out his family for a coup (no one to take a seat at the throne). One day his most trusted Military Chief will walk up and put a bullet in his head and the country will be ruled by a group of dictators.

Just a thought.
 
2014-01-27 12:44:38 PM

namegoeshere: EJ25T: FTA: "Among those allegedly executed from Thaek's family are his brother-in-law and the country's ambassador to Cuba Jon Yong-jin and Thaek's nephew and ambassador to Malaysia Jang Yong-chol. The two diplomats were both recalled from their positions back to North Korea earlier this month. "

You know, if I had learned that a high-ranking family member had been executed recently, I might just not go home and disappear permanently. Just sayin'

That was my thought. They were recalled and they WENT??

Although Un was probably holding their wives and children hostage inside NK. Evil bastard.


Yeah pretty much the only way out would be to stage a fatal car crash or something on your way to the airport.  But if I were in Kim Jong Un;s family I think the first thing I'd do when leaving the country is buy a few cadavers to keep inmy freezer and a jalopy with bad brakes for the embassy motor pool
 
2014-01-27 12:45:43 PM

Stoker: I sometimes wonder if the military actually runs the government and IL is their puppet. And they are weeding out his family for a coup (no one to take a seat at the throne). One day his most trusted Military Chief will walk up and put a bullet in his head and the country will be ruled by a group of dictators.

Just a thought.


nah, Un already realized this and is weeding out the military leaders that hold any clout within the government and offing them now before a coup can materialize.
 
2014-01-27 12:46:03 PM

Saborlas: This is what happens when you raise someone to believe that he is literally a living God.


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Yep. No good can come of it.
 
2014-01-27 12:46:10 PM
he must have gotten the complete works of Shakespeare I sent him.
 
2014-01-27 12:46:27 PM

Saborlas: This is what happens when you raise someone to believe that he is literally a living God.


Wasn't he educated in Switzerland (and/or elsewhere in Europe)? He knows damn well he isn't God; he just knows enough people in his own country think he's a deity and he can pretend to act like one.

As others have mentioned, it wouldn't surprise me if the military is pulling many of the strings right now, either.
 
2014-01-27 12:47:26 PM
To be fair, shouldn't all countries have the right to rule themselves as they see fit?
 
2014-01-27 12:48:19 PM

Pinner: We lob missels into Somalia, but we can't take this guy out real quick?
It would be like the Winkie soldiers in Wiz of Oz after the witch melts.
"All hail USA!"


China would have a problem with this. And not just the obvious military action so close the their border. They would also end up with a whole lotta NK refugees.
 
2014-01-27 12:48:53 PM

InterruptingQuirk: wichitaleaf: InterruptingQuirk: I think the reason that we are so offended by this is that the equivalent act here in the U.S. would be killing off some Congressmen or CEOs along with their families and we know that only the poor grunts who we ship overseas are supposed to die. Which is why we only get national brouhaha when the school shootings happen at schools afflicted with affluenza.


/class war is the most fun war

Your a moron.
You do know that most of those "poor grunts" turn out to be very successful people and some even ceo's or congresspersons.

You mistake me sir, I am not disparaging those 'poor grunts'. They have to make it back alive to become all that they can be.


Ok sorry.
Defending our country is the right thing to do and quite courageous though.
 
2014-01-27 12:49:03 PM
Congrats on being a better sociopath than your dad... Sheesh...
 
2014-01-27 12:50:37 PM
Kim Jong-un commented on his uncle's death saying...

"I want him DEAD! I want his family DEAD! I want his house burned to the GROUND! I wanna go there in the middle of the night and I wanna PISS ON HIS ASHES! "
 
2014-01-27 12:52:52 PM
Does anyone know how Dennis Rodman feels about this? Because that's important.

No it isn't, not in the slightest. Although hearing him try to justify the execution of innocent children by his BFF Un might be lulzy.
 
2014-01-27 12:53:30 PM
wichitaleaf:
You do know that most of those "poor grunts" turn out to be very successful people and some even ceo's or congresspersons.

Most become very successful people? Citation needed.

Others become dead, crippled, psychologically traumatized, long term unemployed, etc. It doesn't mean they're bad people. War does horrible things to people.

/support the troops by not sending them into unnecessary wars in the first place
 
2014-01-27 12:56:27 PM
I thought he was Best Korean Cartman but he is turning out to be Best Korean Joffery.
 
2014-01-27 12:57:08 PM
So ronery.
 
2014-01-27 12:58:42 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: China would have a problem with this. And not just the obvious military action so close the their border. They would also end up with a whole lotta NK refugees.


Yeah, unless the U.S also wants to take the unquestioned lead and financial burden of re-stabilizing a country of 20+ million people, we have no right to do dick to NK, as much as you'd otherwise want to obliterate such an awful regime.

And, China's feelings I'm not as concerned about...SK on the other hand I'd defer to 100 times out of a 100 on this issue.
 
2014-01-27 01:02:14 PM

Mell of a Hess: show me: Good. He should kill everyone even remotely related to his uncle.

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*Shudders*



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2014-01-27 01:02:29 PM
Sounds like a dynasitc Asian Warlord to me.
 
2014-01-27 01:08:56 PM

wxboy: Probably was the type of uncle that would give lil' Un socks for Christmas.

If he keeps killing everyone related to him, there will be nobody left to hand the country over to when he dies.


There's your problem; all of the "Dear Leader"s (or whatever the current THUG calls himself) will "Live Forever" because of "I'm-God-On-Earth" reasons.
 
2014-01-27 01:09:40 PM
namegoeshere: Does anyone know how Dennis Rodman feels about this? Because that's important.
No it isn't, not in the slightest. Although hearing him try to justify the execution of innocent children by his BFF Un might be lulzy.


That would be an interesting interview if the reporter lived through it.
Reporter: Dennis Rodman, you are just getting over a serious case of DT's. Can you tell us your feelings about your good buddy in Best Korea killing off the families of his uncle?
Although he could say "I was drunk" or "I got my money upfront" and the media would probably let him slide.
 
2014-01-27 01:10:46 PM

Killer Cars: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: China would have a problem with this. And not just the obvious military action so close the their border. They would also end up with a whole lotta NK refugees.

Yeah, unless the U.S also wants to take the unquestioned lead and financial burden of re-stabilizing a country of 20+ million people, we have no right to do dick to NK, as much as you'd otherwise want to obliterate such an awful regime.

And, China's feelings I'm not as concerned about...SK on the other hand I'd defer to 100 times out of a 100 on this issue.


Exactly. Galaxy S 5 is coming out soon.
 
2014-01-27 01:11:57 PM
In the days following Thaek's execution there were rumors that his body had been fed to a pack of 120 dogs

Throw him the sword!

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2014-01-27 01:13:14 PM

dryknife: "The two diplomats were both recalled from their positions back to North Korea earlier this month."

I think I would have stayed where I was.


Or defect. Owner-operate, Holiday Inn!
 
2014-01-27 01:16:44 PM

Stoker: I sometimes wonder if the military actually runs the government and IL is their puppet. And they are weeding out his family for a coup (no one to take a seat at the throne). One day his most trusted Military Chief will walk up and put a bullet in his head and the country will be ruled by a group of dictators.

Just a thought.


Yes and No  I think Un and the military are engaged in a real life "Game of Thrones".  Un has the titular imperial power, and must appear to be in charge as Korean and Chinese emperors always must, even if they are in reality puppets of the palace staff.   The generals who ARE very powerful, do not trust each other enough to simply oust Un in a unified Coup to put one of their own on the throne, and so Un, who realizes this, is slowly eliminating anyone else who could serve as a creditable alternative power base for a significant faction to rally around.  He offed his Uncle, I believe in a large part because he had his eyes opened to just how powerful the uncle had become.

Recently he ordered a ministry controlled by his Uncle (a trade one that generated hard currency through exports IIRC) to give up a valuable fishing ground to the Army which had complained to un that without it , their soldiers would starve.

Wires must have gotten crossed about who exactly gave the order because when the Army arrived to take possession of the Port, forces loyal to Un's Uncle resisted-violently.  Worse yet, they basically completely routed the Army forces until massive reinforcements where brought up for a combined sea-air-land assault.  Un was a little shook to realize he didn't control the best trained soldiers in his own country and execution-a-palooza ensued
 
2014-01-27 01:17:37 PM

Saborlas: This is what happens when you raise someone to believe that he is literally a living God.


Not necessarily.  It happens just about anytime someone is handed near absolute authority.  There is a good reason that the US Constitution bans Bills of Attainder.  While the English Crown mostly used it to execute people and seize their property without much of a trial, it's basically that when someone is found guilty of a serious crime, they and their entire family can be declared tainted by the crime, and the family is punished too by having their property seized.  It's not that far of a logical leap from declaring an entire family tainted by a crime worthy enough to execute one of them to considering them all for execution.
 
2014-01-27 01:19:09 PM

LrdPhoenix: Saborlas: This is what happens when you raise someone to believe that he is literally a living God.

Not necessarily.  It happens just about anytime someone is handed near absolute authority.  There is a good reason that the US Constitution bans Bills of Attainder.  While the English Crown mostly used it to execute people and seize their property without much of a trial, it's basically that when someone is found guilty of a serious crime, they and their entire family can be declared tainted by the crime, and the family is punished too by having their property seized.  It's not that far of a logical leap from declaring an entire family tainted by a crime worthy enough to execute one of them to considering them all for execution.



Acquired Situational Narcissism.

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2014-01-27 01:23:40 PM

InterruptingQuirk: I think the reason that we are so offended by this is that the equivalent act here in the U.S. would be killing off some Congressmen or CEOs along with their families and we know that only the poor grunts who we ship overseas are supposed to die. Which is why we only get national brouhaha when the school shootings happen at schools afflicted with affluenza.


/class war is the most fun war


You have made my favorites list :)
 
2014-01-27 01:25:18 PM

Warlordtrooper: To be fair, shouldn't all countries have the right to rule themselves as they see fit?


Not a popular sentiment these days.
 
2014-01-27 01:25:39 PM

toraque: show me: Good. He should kill everyone even remotely related to his uncle.

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This one is smart.  Put him on the list too.


*Like* :)
 
2014-01-27 01:28:05 PM
That magnificent bastard read Stalin's book.  That's how the pro's do it.
 
2014-01-27 01:30:53 PM

zimbomba63: That magnificent bastard read Stalin's book.  That's how the pro's do it.



Did he read it in the original Klingon?
 
2014-01-27 01:32:47 PM

patrick767: wichitaleaf:
You do know that most of those "poor grunts" turn out to be very successful people and some even ceo's or congresspersons.

Most become very successful people? Citation needed.

Others become dead, crippled, psychologically traumatized, long term unemployed, etc. It doesn't mean they're bad people. War does horrible things to people.

/support the troops by not sending them into unnecessary wars in the first place


THIS. Thank you. I was trying to formulate a similar response but you did it better.

I'm so sick of this jingoism that we feel so good about because it elevates "the troops" but in reality that is all just to mask our awareness of the truth. We send working class people at working class wages (some of whose families require foodstamps and other aid) to kill and be killed for the agendas of wealthy, connected swine.

I have many relatives and friends who have served and who are proud of their service and I am proud of them but just when was the last time an American soldier or sailor really died defending our country or our way of life or our "freedom" rather than for some other reason?
 
m00
2014-01-27 01:33:50 PM
I'm kind of with Kim Jong Un on this one.

Before KJU took power, the entire government and upper echelons of society was filled with bloodthirsty power-hungry assholes. What he probably wanted to do when he took over was liquidate everyone in the military higher than the rank of captain, the head of every ministry and their deputies and their families. There is no path to reform in NK unless this happens. It is that screwed up.

But ofc, you can't do this all at once. You have to play a dangerous game of slowly purging the government -- slow enough that those next in line don't see it coming, or are happy to jump on the bandwagon because a rival is removed. But fast enough that corruption is removed quicker than it's replaced by those who need to go.
 
2014-01-27 01:35:45 PM
Executing the entire family of a political rival? How... Pombaline...

/there are other examples, that's just the first that came to mind
 
2014-01-27 01:37:10 PM
Less N. Koreans to worry about?  I'm ok with that.
 
2014-01-27 01:37:17 PM

generallyso: EJ25T: You know, if I had learned that a high-ranking family member had been executed recently, I might just not go home and disappear permanently. Just sayin'

Presumable that would end badly for your own immediate family.


But they're dead anyway!

Meh.  He's probably better off than living in Cuba.
 
2014-01-27 01:37:36 PM

Two16: wxboy: Probably was the type of uncle that would give lil' Un socks for Christmas.

If he keeps killing everyone related to him, there will be nobody left to hand the country over to when he dies.

There's your problem; all of the "Dear Leader"s (or whatever the current THUG calls himself) will "Live Forever" because of "I'm-God-On-Earth" reasons.


I highly doubt he thinks of himself as an immortal. It's not even likely that the Roman emperors ever believed that of themselves despite it being part of their styling. More likely, he simply doesn't care what happens to NK after his own death. That is a common dictator trait. Or, he may have a sense that the party is almost over and he is just trying to hang on as long as he can.
 
2014-01-27 01:38:11 PM
You think they will let you hunt people in Best Korea? Just like in Hard Target.
 
2014-01-27 01:39:42 PM

Stoker: I sometimes wonder if the military actually runs the government and IL is their puppet. And they are weeding out his family for a coup (no one to take a seat at the throne). One day his most trusted Military Chief will walk up and put a bullet in his head and the country will be ruled by a group of dictators.

Just a thought.


I doubt they have their sidearms, in his presence.  As the war went on, German officers had to surrender their sidearms, when meeting with Hitler.
 
2014-01-27 01:40:36 PM
They weren't being very nice.

one of the best TZ episodes evar
 
2014-01-27 01:44:56 PM
The Peter Principle, writ large
 
2014-01-27 01:48:57 PM

Parthenogenetic: generallyso: EJ25T: You know, if I had learned that a high-ranking family member had been executed recently, I might just not go home and disappear permanently. Just sayin'

Presumable that would end badly for your own immediate family.

But they're dead anyway!

Meh.  He's probably better off than living in Cuba.


Could be the leverage they use to get them back to NK.  When Rommel died, they promised him that his family and staff would not be sent to the concentration camp, which was the typical fate for the families and the personal staff of traitors, if he willingly committed suicide.  He complied, and they were not touched.  They may have offered the same deal to these guys, whether they kept their end of the deal is another story.
 
2014-01-27 01:51:05 PM

Duke_leto_Atredes: I would like to care, but i just dont. In the end all governments are democratic, enough people need to rise up and wipe this turd out. it is their proplem we have our own aand need to stop being the world police/911


Democratic? hmm. You get caught conspiring against NK and they kill you and everyone you know. The NK people are poor, hungry, and powerless to fight back against a ruthless army. There is literally nothing they won't do to the people if there was an uprising. They also currently have the world's largest forced labor camp, it's a giant melange of human rights violations.

I mean don't care if you don't want to, but it's hard not to have empathy for a people that are suffering that kind of oppression.
 
2014-01-27 01:55:38 PM

groppet: You think they will let you hunt people in Best Korea? Just like in Hard Target.


The most dangerous game of all. MAN, man.
 
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