posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 05:04 AM
This came up in the news today and thought it interesting.
Kim Jong-un's aunt Kim Kyong-Hui and uncle Jang Sung-Taek calling the shots in North Korea.
When he came to power, Kim, dubbed the Supreme Leader, was reported as having a power battle with his aunt and uncle.
Surprise, surprise, Kim Kyong-hui and Jang Sung-Taek are the ones really pulling the strings.
The 66-year-olds were pictured alongside Kim Jong-un at a recent meeting of the Workers' Party, where Kim describe nuclear weapons as "the nation's
The aunt and uncle were reportedly asked by the late Kim Jong-il to act as senior advisers and help the hugely inexperience Kim Jong-un with hands-on
But according to Jeung Young Tai from Korea's Institute for National Unification, it's clear who's really calling the shots.
"They are in a hurry to establish Kim's image as a powerful military leader to gain respect and control," he said.
"And the ones doing that are Kim Kyong Hui and her husband Jang."
(sorry guys and gals,I have no idea whats going on with the link)
here`s another news site running the same story...
Kim Jong Un behind his Aunt in 2011
Kim Kyong-hui in 2010
Kim Jong Un (far left) and his auntie, Kim Kyong Hui (far right)
If the Aunt and Uncle are the main driving force for the new push of aggression I`m hoping (wishfully I know) that the young Kim Jong-un wakes up and
grows a pair and disowns these family members fast,before his and maybe other countries are flattened.
edit on 8-4-2013 by gps777 because: Trying to fix the link