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Underestimate the enemy served always bad to USA and the West in general. It made Hitler's troops march in Paris and almost in Moscow. It made also Pearl Harbor. It made 1/3 China and rest of East Asia to be Japanese colony for decades. Kim's regime (not the funny personality of young Kim) who calls the shots is no better than the above, and has weapons the above could only dream of.
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Leftists always call themselves "progressive" but the longer they are in power, the more they regress and the more barbaric things get.
And right-wing authoritarian states are any different?
Left-wing / Right Wing makes no difference, it's all dogmatic bollocks.
Everyone's condemning this without knowing any of the facts - maybe, just maybe, the old man was actually corrupt?
Don't get me wrong, I have no love or sympathy for the North Korean regime but trying to apply even a modicum of objectivity and impartiality at this point would not go amiss.
just days ago, he was shown being taken from a party event by uniformed guards, and North Korean media carried statements denouncing him as a "traitor to the nation for all ages", ''worse than a dog" and "despicable human scum" who had been planning a military coup.
Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman told reporters at a daily Westminster press briefing: "If this is confirmed, it is another example of the extreme brutality of the North Korean regime."
His words echoed the comments of the White House, which also saw Jang's abrupt downfall and execution as evidence of the Pyongyang regime's "extreme brutality".
"Jang desperately worked to form a faction within the party by creating illusion about him and winning those weak in faith and flatterers to his side," the statement said.
The statement accused Jang of womanizing, drug use, gambling, eating at expensive restaurants and undergoing medical treatment in a foreign country.
Friday's KCNA report accused Jang of having distributed pornographic pictures among his confidants and having taken at least 4.6 million euros (US $6.3 million) "from his secret coffers and squandered it in 2009 alone."
So are you insinuating that NK's military is as capable as the USA, Germany & France?
I'm trying to link your post to the actual topic being discussed here (the execution) so I assume you think that it will lead to something bigger? i.e. purging more political ties to attain a greater threshhold on power before trying to take on dare I say it, the world?
According to some reports, Jong-un was described by classmates as a shy child who was awkward with girls, indifferent to political issues but distinguished himself in sports, and had a fascination with the American National Basketball Association and Michael Jordan. One friend claimed that he had been shown pictures of Pak-un with Kobe Bryant and Toni Kukoč taken at an unknown location