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North Korean official executed by MORTAR SHELL for drinking during 100-day mourning period for late 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il

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North Korean official executed by MORTAR SHELL for drinking during 100-day mourning period for late 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz2AFwvfupy

By Richard Shears

PUBLISHED:14:09 GMT, 24 October 2012| UPDATED:18:14 GMT, 24 October 2012

A North Korean military officer has been executed with a mortar shell blast for disrespecting late 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il by drinking alcohol during the 100-day mourning period.

South Korean media claim Kim Chol, the secretive state’s former vice minister of the army, was forced to stand on a spot that had been targeted with a mortar on the orders of Kim Jong-un.

The North Korean leader, who took over from his father after his death in December last year, demanded Kim Chol was 'obliterated', with 'no trace of him behind, down to his hair' in January.


No fun: Throughout the mourning for Kim Jong-il, pictured with his youngest son and new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, all pleasurable activities, including drinking, were banned


tears for 'Dear Leader': Women mourning during the state funeral procession of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who died on 17th December 2011

It followed the North Korean regime's decision to order its 25 million population to abstain from pleasurable activities –including drinking alcohol - in honour of Kim Jong-il.

As an initial crack down on pleasure, anyone found to be not showing extreme distress in the hours after the dictator’s death were dealt with severely by being sent to six months in labour camps, according to reports leaking from the Stalinist nation.

It was claimed that anyone who failed to turn up at organised mourning events within two days of the burial service were sent to a labour camp and punishment was also meted out to anyone who even made a mobile phone call out of the country.

But when the mourning period to mark Kim’s burial was over and the strict ‘no pleasure’ 100 days followed, anyone who raised a glass of alcohol was in danger of receiving a death sentence.

According to South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper, Kim Chol was one of those who failed to resist the chance of having a drink.


Funeral procession: The mourning period after the death of Kim Jong-il lasted 100 days


Cry, or else: North Koreans cry and scream as they lament the loss of Kim Jong-il - those who did not follow the strict rules of mourning were severely punished

And while he was the most senior official reported to have been arrested and executed, the South Korea newspaper reporter that a number of other generals were shot after being found guilty of drinking and being involved in sex scandals.

In total, 14 senior party, government and military officials were said to have been ‘purged’ on the direct orders of Kim’s son and new leader Kim Jong-un.

It was claimed by sources outside the country that the mourning periods had created a ‘vicious atmosphere of fear’ which have spilled over to daily life almost a year after Kim Jong-il’s death.

South Korean lawmaker Yoon Sang-hyun told the Chosun Ilbo paper that the executions were probably not over.

‘It seems that the purges will continue for the time being, as Kim Jong-un is tightening his grip on power,’ he said.


I am skeptical about this story. I have no idea how the South Korean media found out about this or how it was leaked. But in any case, I am NOT surprised if it was true. After reading books and people's stories of life in North Korea and its concentration camps, North Korea is an extremely ugly, evil country to live in. Even North Korean children have been beaten and tortured to death in concentration camps.

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On Netflix somewhere, there is a documentary detailing the life of a member of the US Military who decided to stay and live in North Korea after the war. It was interesting. The title escapes me at the moment. There are several other documentaries to be found there as well.

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My friend, if you've posted a link to the article, it is hardly necessary to lift the whole thing into a quote.

I really think that someday the Furies are going to arrive at Pyongyang and exact the appropriate nemesis for all this hubris.

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North Korea only exists because of its support from China. The fall of the USSR has proven how an authoritarian dictatorship of the proletariat turns out.


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NK is not a dictatorship of the proletariat. It is an oligarchic, dynastic dictatorship pretending to be communist. The whole set up there is an oxymoron, and really resembles the scenario of Orwell's 1984 more than anything else. I think China only supports them because they haven't figured out how to get away without being bitten.

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Nah, China has its uses for NK. It serves as a perfect anti US buffer state between China and pro American South Korea, and because China is a very big reason why NK still exists it means it effectively has a whole lot of power over what the regime does there. China really has no reason to get rid of NK for now.

As for this story, I think its just a good excuse for the new Kim to get rid of some of his potential political enemies. Its how I would get rid off my political enemies if I was a ruthless totalitarian dictator (or a James Bond villain).

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