At first blush, Rep. Don Bacon comes off as a very loose cannon in the House of Representatives. To be honest, my first thought was that he was some big mouthed congressman from East Toilet Seat in desperate need of media attention.
When North Korea’s Kim Jong-un executes someone, it’s usually with the élan and flair reserved only for the especially psychotic. A prime example would be his latest rounds of executing those who’ve fallen from his favor.
With such grandiose titles such as “Great Successor to the Revolutionary Cause of Juche (self-reliance)”, “Outstanding Leader of the Party, Army and People” and “Respected Comrade who is Identical to Supreme Commander Kim Jong-il”, the rather pudgy dictator obviously wants nothing to do with rather mundane and anti-climactic forms of execution such as lethal injections.
While never serving in the North Korean People’s Army himself, Kim has quite the fondness for dispatching his enemies by way of military hardware.
Examples include ex-Vice Minister of the Army Kim Chol who was turned into hamburger via mortar barrage. Kim Chol was found guilty of “drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il’s death.”
Former Deputy Minister of Public Security O Sang-hon was roasted alive by a flame thrower. His crime? Being friends with Kim Jong-un’s uncle, Gen. Jang Song-thaek, who supposedly plotted to overthrow his nephew. Reportedly, Uncle Song-thaek and his entire family were executed.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un executed another batch of senior officials, South Korea’s spy agency revealed Monday.
Kim pulled out the anti-aircraft gun for the execution of five senior officials, charged with submitting false government reports, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS).
North Korea fired state security chief Kim Won-hong last month for corruption, abuse, and torture. The five officials reportedly killed by the regime worked in Kim’s office and were executed for providing inaccurate reports.
The false data provided by the officials is said to have “enraged” the young despot Kim Jong-un.
The NIS did not reveal how it obtained information regarding the most recent executions. As inside information about the internal affairs of the reclusive North Korean state is hard to come by, the accuracy of such reports is, to a certain extent, questionable.
Kim Jong-un reportedly has an affinity for killing people with anti-aircraft guns, the bullets for which would rip a human being apart.
For his part, reigning in a nation where upwards of a third of the population is starving, Kim has gone from rather chubby to criminally obese.
With his height has been estimated as somewhere between 5’7″ to 5’9″, Britain’s The Guardian notes that upon assuming power, Kim was weighed in at a plump 90 kg (198 lbs). But after four years of binging on food and booze “to cope with his constant fear of being assassinated,” he’s swollen to a hefty 130 kg (287 lbs).
The tubby tyrant has reportedly gained so much weight, that his skeletal frame has buckled under the strain. The Telegraph cites “Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, has become so fat while in office that his ankles have fractured under his own weight.”
The spoiled child best known for controlling nuclear missiles, brainwashing his subjects into believing he’s a god, and being the absolute dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-un has also has quite a penchant for executing those that have fallen out of his favor. Case in point would be the former Minister of Defense meeting his demise in a hail of anti-aircraft gunfire.
Derisively known outside of North Korea as “Lil’ Kim,” the man with the official titles of Supreme Leader; Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army; First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea; and also holding the rank of Marshall (5-star general) in the Korean People’s Army, the BBC reported on May 13, 2015, that Kim ordered the execution of Hyon Yong-chol, until recently the Defense Minister in Kim’s politburo.
With General Hyon Yong-chol the latest reported victim of Kim’s wrath, more than a few in the West are openly wondering if a military-led coup could be in the making. According to Britain’s beloved “Auntie Beeb” (popular nickname for the BBC), General Hyon was executed on 30 April by a firing squad. But not just any everyday, run of the mill firing squad. Supposedly in front of an audience of hundreds, Gen. Hyon was dispatched by a battery of rather large caliber anti-aircraft guns.
Falling out of Kim’s favor not for treason or seeking escape from the North, Hyon was put to death for reportedly falling asleep during an event attended by Kim, as well as being found guilty of the rather vague “not carrying out instructions.” Also coming to light was that Kim has also recently ordered the executions of 15 senior officials. Among them were two vice-ministers who had “challenged” Kim over his policies.
Not the first time the absolute leader’s moves have made international headlines. As reported by The Telegraph (of London, United Kingdom) on April 10, 2015, the supposed super-human feats of the 300 pound tyrant who rules over a nation best known for rouge nuclear weapons and millions of peasants starving to death were made public. Kim ordered teachers in the so-called Worker’s Paradise of North Korea to instruct the little ones of his own somewhat amazing childhood. Perhaps not since the son of Jor-El crash landed on the Kansas farm of Ma and Pa Kent has a child been attributed with such super-human abilities.
According to reports, middle and high schools students across the country now have a new subject to bone-up on, specifically titled “Kim Jong-un’s Revolutionary Activities”. Among Supreme Leader’s activities include him learning how to master driving an automobile at the tender age of 3, as well as when he was a mere 9-years-old, managed to out-sailor “the chief executive of a foreign yacht company who was visiting North Korea at the time,” beating the CEO in a yacht race.
Not the first time Kim’s showed a flair for the extreme, on Christmas Eve of 2013, the Huffington Post noted that the dictatorial dwarf reportedly had his uncle and top rival for power, Jang Song-thaek, put to death by firing squad, and not just any firing squad. Uncle Thaek was reportedly whacked by the same type of heavy machine guns used to shoot down airplanes.
But just a handful of days later, NBC News via KARE-TV of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, reported a much disputed update to the sanguine demise of Uncle Thaek. NBC referenced the Hong Kong-based newspaper Wen Wei Po, long known for supporting the Communist government in Beijing, as publishing that Uncle Thaek and his five closest aides were actually fed to 120 snarling hunting dogs which had been starved for five days prior.
The latest in North Korea’s Kim-family dynasty to cultivate their own self-deification would be the same one derisively referred to as “Lil Kim” by those who see though his often comical faux-aggrandizement. As reported by The Telegraph (of London, United Kingdom) on April 10, 2015, the super-human feats of the 300 pound tyrant who rules over a nation best known for nuclear weapons and millions of peasants starving to death were made public.