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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 10 Dec 2013 2:14 pm

If you are interested, a long but well thought out analysis of the disappearance of Jang from the N. Korea power elite.

http://38north.org/2013/12/amansourov120913/

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 27 Dec 2013 4:14 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/24/world ... d=all&_r=0

The execution of the uncle of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, had its roots in a firefight between forces loyal to Mr. Kim and those supporting the man who was supposed to be his regent, according to accounts that are being pieced together by South Korean and American officials. The clash was over who would profit from North Korea’s most lucrative exports: coal, clams and crabs.

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Postby scarbowl » Sun, 29 Dec 2013 3:54 pm

Apparently they executed him with an anti-aircraft gun. Couldn't have been much left!

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 29 Dec 2013 7:10 pm

Well shit, if this story is true it sounds like he probably deserved execution:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/24/world ... d=all&_r=0

[quote]North Korean military forces were deployed to retake control of one of the sources of those exports, the rich crab and clam fishing grounds that Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of the country’s untested, 30-year-old leader, had seized from the military. In the battle for control of the fishing grounds, the emaciated, poorly trained North Korean forces “were beaten — very badly — by Uncle Jang’s loyalists,”

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 29 Dec 2013 7:13 pm

scarbowl wrote:Apparently they executed him with an anti-aircraft gun. Couldn't have been much left!


Sounds like he was spared that....


The two men died in front of a firing squad. But instead of rifles, the squad used antiaircraft machine guns, a form of execution that according to South Korean intelligence officials and news media was similar to the one used against some North Korean artists in August. Days later, Mr. Jang himself was publicly denounced, tried and executed, by more traditional means.


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