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North Korea executed its defence chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range, Seoul's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers, the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge in Pyongyang.
Hyon Yong Chol, 66, who headed the isolated country's military, was charged with treason, including disobeying Kim and falling asleep during an event at which North Korea's young leader was present, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed in a closed-door meeting with the spy agency on Wednesday. His execution was watched by hundreds of people, they said. It was not clear how the NIS obtained the information and it is not possible to independently verify such reports from within secretive North Korea.
originally posted by: pheonix358
More crap. We had:
death by 100 starving dogs ... was propaganda
death by mortars .............. was propaganda
death by land mine ............ was propaganda
So much crap trying to convince us that NK is some weird nation at odds with the rest of the world.
Now, truly, it might be.
But I have never seen anything that offers proof.
So in ATS lingo
Pics or it did not happen.
I read this yesterday and wondered how long it would take to appear here. I was thinking that perhaps ATS had learned after all of the previous examples.
originally posted by: OwenUK
I've literally just heard of this on the news now. Somethin tells me it could be true (obviously I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't) But I mean it seems a bit of a stupid thing to lie about, as this is a rather extreme way to punish what seems like fairly "mundane" errors. Yea remove him from his position or sack him completely, maybe fine or imprison him if you wanted to be harsh. But to execute him is a bit extreme. Regardless of the way it's carried out.
But yea, things like this make me think, surely it's an obvious ploy (true or not) to bait in some foreign country into intervening.
If memory serves me right, there's a video on LiveLeak somewhere of someone getting executed in front of an anti-air gun. (Possibly ISIS related) Maybe that's where he got the idea from heheh. And if it is true, then the only good side is that it would be a pretty quick death. Although it's a pretty brutal way to go.
I am intrigued by the Korea situation, as in all my research it seems like it's gonna be a kind of catalyst of some sorts in regards to a big political play at some point.
I mean it's dictatorial at the highest level. And countries such as America can't surely stand by oblivious when they've intervened in other foreign nations for exactly the same type of inhumane crimes.
originally posted by: OwenUK
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14
Ah I agree that is very true. I suppose there isn't too much "spoils of war" to be achieved from it. Such as the oil in Iraq etc.
Although I suppose I don't totally refer to it being America that would be the one intervening. I suppose it's more of a China/Russia problem before it's an American one. If you know what I mean. Sometimes it's hard writing a single brief post and still be able to account for every variable