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originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: Jonjonj
I think this is a fake story, at least they say so in this thread.
That's why I said I was unsure about this story and if it was real it would be interesting. If it's a fake story so be it.
originally posted by: Gothmog
How does the saying from the old Wasteland (and Wasteland 2) go about "turned in to ground round" ?
this shows price per round(for what i assume are AA rounds) so yeah they could have saved 50 bucks and just lit him up with buckshot(.30 cents a round for buck) but despots tend to like to show off their toys even the old ones
20MM HCI PGU-28 $16.91 20MM PGU-27 $4.87 20MM TPT BULK PGU-30 $8.31 30MM TP $7.73 30MM HEI $24.75 40MM HEDO $15.41 40MM TP M781/M888 $2.12 40MM HEDP $16.14 40MM CS $8.95 40MM API $7.82 40MM TP $14.54
SEOUL, May 13 (UPI) -- South Korea's spy agency said it cannot confirm the execution of North Korea defense chief Hyon Yong Chol, hours after making the opposite claim to South Korean lawmakers.
South Korean lawmaker Kim Kwang-jin told ABC News that Seoul's National Intelligence Service had said in a closed briefing that Hyon was publicly executed for napping and "behaving disrespectfully."
The NIS also said Hyon was executed on April 29 or 30 through the use of anti-aircraft machine guns in an area 13 miles north of Pyongyang – as hundreds of high-ranking military personnel watched.
South Korean lawmaker Shin Kyoung-min, who said Hyon was seen attending a concert in Pyongyang just a day or two before his alleged execution, questioned the claim.
"We've seen Hyon even yesterday on TV," Shin said Wednesday. "If North Korea really executed their No. 2 man in charge of defense, they would make sure he disappears on every single program. That's definitely their style."
By late afternoon, the spy agency revised its statement, saying Hyon was purged, but maybe not executed.
"We do have intelligence information that he had been killed by gunfire but that is yet to be verified," a spy agency spokesman told ABC.
originally posted by: TDawg61
I swear I've heard of N.Korean executed by granades or mortors posted here before but who really knows if true or not?
originally posted by: joho99
Just look at history.
Humans in charge have always killed people in imaginative ways to set a example to others.
it is amazing no one has taken a shot at him, I'm sure there are more then a few dis-enfranchised military types that could get close to him or even take a long shot at him with a rifle during a parade.
Actually the max range is on the order of 8,000 meters. I'm actually surprised they didn't go full looney toons and use the 23mm AA gun instead of the 14.5mm. The 14.5 is just a heavy machine gun round firing out of a higher cyclic rate weapons system.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: InvisibleOwl
There would be very little left to bury. He was reportedly 30 meters away, the RPU-4 has an 1800 meter maximum range.