Skip to comments.N. Korea's army chief Ri Yong-ho relieved of all posts
Posted on 07/15/2012 3:57:58 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
2012/07/16 07:41 KST
N. Korea's army chief Ri Yong-ho relieved of all posts
SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Monday that its army chief Ri Yong-ho, known as a confidant of leader Kim Jong-un, has been removed from all his posts because of his "illness."
"A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party decided to relieve Ri Yong-ho of all his posts for his illness," the North's Korean Central News Agency said in a brief dispatch from Pyongyang.
The 70-year-old Ri was previously known as a key figure who helped Kim seize control of the military following the death of his father and former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il last December.
If even Ri gets an axe, few people in NK must feel safe, however high one’s position is.
I would imagine that is the general idea.
Maybe he’s at the same clinic as Jesse Jackson Jr.
In NK is poisoning considered an “illness?”
That was Hilarious
Must be slow poisoning like putting small dose of arsenic over months.:-)
I don’t think he will get an ax. I suspect he will get a bullet though.
Illness caused by bullet in head, perhaps.
Illness? Likely the deadly Kalashni cough.
Raw-Ro, Ri ro wrong ray. Rim il Rung rot rappy. Rye Rye Ro.
Yep, that’d work. ;-)
230 grains of lead in the brain will do that.
They used to call it, “Kremlin Flu”
I'm stealing that!
Nah. Ri was not a happy camper. He was all the time knockin' the Kimchi over to the mess hall. Always bitchin' it didn't smell bad enough.
Ya can't have a guy like that in the outfit. He hadda go.
Now that, that was very good.
Don’t tell me, tell Tijeras_Slim!
He’s too big to get in a traffic accident, eh?
Yong-ho got heave-ho.
OHH maybe Soviet Union style 1930 purge coming up???
From the 2011 Tyrant's Desk Reference (the 2012 edition isn't out yet).
KALASNI KOFF (excedrin headachium)
Description: Disloyalty eliminator. When properly administered, Kalasni Koff is effective 100% of the time. Judicial use of Kalasni Koff not only eliminates disloyalty in that subject, but suppresses expressions of disloyalty in other members of the community in which it is used.
Indications and Usage: Kalasni Koff is indicated where confidence has been lost in the faithfulness of an underlying. It has also proven effective in the symptomatic elimination of enemies, real or imagined.
Dosing and Administration Kalasni Koff is administered via a reusable applicator ("AK-47"), which comes with a refillable product carrier ("magazine"), which holds 20 individual doses ("cartridge"), each of 7.5 grams of pb coated with 0.5 grams of cu. Kalasni Koff is most effective when administered intercephaly, but can be effective in any vital organ, especially when given in multiple doses.
Contraindications: Kalasni Koff should not be administered to underlings of doubtful loyalty, except by another underling of undoubted loyalty. There are reported cases of disloyal underlings refusing to administer Kalasni Koff as prescribed, and instead administering it to the prescriber.
Adverse Reactions: Widespread administration of Kalasni Koff may actually have the effect of increasing disloyalty -- not in those to whom it has been properly administered, but in the balance of the population. Prescribers are cautioned that the "sweet spot" between insufficient and excessive use of Kalasni Koff will vary from country to country. Prescribers should vigilantly monitor their subjects, and adjust the administration of Kalasni Koff appropriately.
Saturday Night Live in it’s prime, and/or SCTV (Second City Television), have nothing on you comic geniuses, I take my hat off to you all, this is some hilarious stuff! LOL
Echos through history of what the Joseon dynasty did to Yi Sun-sin? Korean leadership has valued loyalty far above actual military ability.
BTW, if you don’t know of Yi Sun-sin, check it out. It’s an amazing story. Admiral Nelson had nothing on this guy.
Looks like one less seat in the VIP section needed at this years Mass Games.
Something tells me this guy lost his head
Korean military history in some ways makes them the Spartans of Asia. Who else in Asia can say they managed to maintain their independence for thousands of years, repeatedly defeating Chinese, Mongolians, Manchurians, and Japanese? As the Japanese found out, Admiral Yi Sun-sin was capable of defeating a Japanese fleet of 333 ships with only 13 Korean ships due to the iron discipline of the Koreans and their superior knowledge of their own territory. In fact, Admiral Yi began his military career in land warfare, defeating the marauding Manchurian horsemen and keeping the tribes out of Korea who a few decades later successfully defeated the Chinese Empire under the Ming Dynasty and founded the Qing dynasty.
It took the defeat of the Russians by the Japanese and the 1905 peace treaty to finally surrender Korean independence.
This isn't merely ancient history. As an American Army recruiter I know said of the South Korean special forces, in which my brother-in-law served, “those are some bad-ass dudes.”
This is not a group of people we want to take lightly. As I've said many times about the Koreans, we'd better be glad that they're a small country and that half of them are on our side. I would not want to be the target of a concerted attack by Korean military forces, especially on their own soil.
The North Korean leaders are isolated, may well be mostly ignorant of the rest of the world, and possibly are at least partially insane — but that doesn't mean they're not dangerous. Probably our best hope for reform in North Korea would be for the North Korean generals to revolt and ask for Chinese help to remove the Kim dynasty.
Kalashni cough? Brilliant! That’s a keeper.
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