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 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.
“Communist Party officials have reportedly been confiscating what little food there is…”
Instances of cannibalism in two of North Korea‘s famine-struck provinces are on the rise, as reported by London’s Daily Mail. What has been tagged as a “hidden famine,” the drought-plagued farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae have been hit so hard it’s been reported that up to 10,000 people have died of starvation.
Reports Of Cannibalism Slowly Surface…
One hunger-maddened Korean peasant reportedly killed both of his children for food. Undercover reporters from Asia Press told The Sunday Times (of London) that one man dug up his grandchild’s corpse and ate it.
The Sunday Times also quoted an official of the ruling Korean Worker’s [Communist] party as saying, ” In a village in Chongdan county, a man who went mad with hunger boiled his own child, ate his flesh and was later arrested.”
During the spring of 2012, the South Korean government reported that “one man was executed after eating part of a colleague and then trying to sell the remains as mutton.” With information from the North rare, at least one man killed and ate a girl and an additional report of cannibalism was recorded from 2011.
Another man was executed last Spring after murdering 11 people and selling the bodies as pork. There were also reports of cannibalism in the country’s vast network of notoriously barbaric prison camps.
To add to the misery, Communist Party officials have reportedly been confiscating what little food there is in the two starving provinces. According to demographics professor Thomas Spoorenberg and economics professor Daniel Schwekendiek, as many as 3,500,000 North Koreans have died of starvation from 1993 – 2008.
In a related story, due to growth in Korean children in the North being stunted by decades worth of starvation, the Pyongyang government recently lowered the height requirement to be conscripted into the Communist Army from 4′ 9″ to 4′ 7″ tall (145 to 142 centimeters).
That is the same height as the average American child at the age of 10 years, 3 months old, or that of the average South Korean 4th Grader. Most of the teenage boys [from N. Korea] stood less than 5 feet tall and weighed less than 100 pounds. In contrast, the average 17-year-old South Korean boy is 5-feet-8, slightly shorter than an American boy of the same age.
For an accurate contrast, an M-1 Garand rifle with fixed bayonet is 53.5 inches long. Whereas the minimum height for the North Korean People’s Army is 55 inches (4′ 7″).