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N. Korea's army chief Ri Yong-ho relieved of all posts
Yonhap News ^ | 07/16/12

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nkorea; purge; riyongho
In NK, a man with the stature of Ri is allowed to keep his post even if he is incapacitated due to his illness. You won't say publicly on state media that he is removed. Unless Chia Junior decided to purge him. If even Ri gets an axe, few people in NK must feel safe, however high one's position is.
1 posted on 07/15/2012 3:58:08 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 07/15/2012 3:59:27 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


3 posted on 07/15/2012 4:01:14 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It seems that Ri got in the way of Chia Junior’s uncle and his regent Jang Sung-taek.
4 posted on 07/15/2012 4:01:31 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Maybe he’s at the same clinic as Jesse Jackson Jr.


5 posted on 07/15/2012 4:01:35 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

In NK is poisoning considered an “illness?”


6 posted on 07/15/2012 4:05:04 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Joe 6-pack

That was Hilarious


7 posted on 07/15/2012 4:08:44 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: jazusamo

Must be slow poisoning like putting small dose of arsenic over months.:-)


8 posted on 07/15/2012 4:16:37 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I don’t think he will get an ax. I suspect he will get a bullet though.


9 posted on 07/15/2012 4:16:37 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Illness caused by bullet in head, perhaps.


10 posted on 07/15/2012 4:18:33 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Illness? Likely the deadly Kalashni cough.


11 posted on 07/15/2012 4:19:11 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Raw-Ro, Ri ro wrong ray. Rim il Rung rot rappy. Rye Rye Ro.


12 posted on 07/15/2012 4:23:21 PM PDT by lurk
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yep, that’d work. ;-)


13 posted on 07/15/2012 4:24:24 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
... because of his "illness."

230 grains of lead in the brain will do that.

14 posted on 07/15/2012 4:25:47 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: depressed in 06

They used to call it, “Kremlin Flu”


15 posted on 07/15/2012 4:28:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Illness? Likely the deadly Kalashni cough.

Kalashni cough?????

I'm stealing that!

16 posted on 07/15/2012 4:33:44 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
NorK Army Chief Ri Given the "Yong-ho"
17 posted on 07/15/2012 4:46:04 PM PDT by mikrofon (Un-impressed)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Ri got in the way of Chia Junior’s uncle and his regent Jang Sung-taek.

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.

18 posted on 07/15/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: null and void
Kalashni cough????

Now that, that was very good.


19 posted on 07/15/2012 5:10:57 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Kenny Bunk; Tijeras_Slim

Don’t tell me, tell Tijeras_Slim!


20 posted on 07/15/2012 5:17:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He’s too big to get in a traffic accident, eh?


21 posted on 07/15/2012 5:36:48 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Dear Leader must have caught Ri’s face when he had a momentary lapse into thinking causing a slight change in his visage.
22 posted on 07/15/2012 5:45:02 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yong-ho got heave-ho.


23 posted on 07/15/2012 5:51:33 PM PDT by buridan
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To: Tijeras_Slim

24 posted on 07/15/2012 6:00:10 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

OHH maybe Soviet Union style 1930 purge coming up???


25 posted on 07/15/2012 6:47:21 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Kalashni cough????
Now Slim, that, that was very, very good.
26 posted on 07/15/2012 6:57:14 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: depressed in 06
230 grains of lead in the brain will do that

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.

27 posted on 07/15/2012 7:08:17 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: All

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


28 posted on 07/15/2012 7:48:52 PM PDT by mkjessup (Kim Il Sung welcoming Kim Jong Il to Hell "I told you that one day this all would be yours ...")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


29 posted on 07/15/2012 8:03:49 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Looks like one less seat in the VIP section needed at this years Mass Games.

Something tells me this guy lost his head


30 posted on 07/15/2012 8:22:28 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Romney has foreign assets.....Obama has foreign birth certifcates)
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To: antiRepublicrat; TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo
Thank you for reminding us of the role of Admiral Yi Sun-sin.

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.

31 posted on 07/15/2012 10:56:40 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Kalashni cough? Brilliant! That’s a keeper.


32 posted on 07/16/2012 6:06:18 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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