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He was earlier described by state media as "abusing his power," being "engrossed in irregularities and corruption," and taking drugs and squandering money at casinos while undergoing medical treatment in a foreign country
reply to post by lucid eyes
Are you really that ignorant that your calling the north korean goverment leftists... i feel sorry for you... but with that avatar i guess nothing less could be expected
Here's a theory on why this event is being made public.
Suppose that the North Korean Army, being a professional and pragmatic bunch of people (this is a hypothesis) are not, in fact, the militaristic element in North Korean society.
Suppose all the recent militaristic posturing has actually been coming from the family, who don't understand military matters, and so don't understand how dangerous their behaviour is.
Suppose that this move against the uncle is part of a move by the Army to restrain the power of the family.
Then this publicity could be a way for the Army to send a message to the West; "Look, we're getting rid of the madmen and their missile obsession, so perhaps we can now talk business?"
edit on 12-12-2013 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)