Skip to comments.N. Korea: Kim Jong Un orders 9 executed to protect wife from scandal (costly porn scandal)
Posted on 09/22/2013 3:13:33 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Kim Jong Un orders 9 executed to protect wife from scandal
September 21, 2013
By YOSHIHIRO MAKINO/ Correspondent
North Korea executed nine music group performers in an apparent attempt to squelch rumors leaking that the wife of leader Kim Jong Un might once have led a provocative lifestyle.
The information comes from a high-ranking North Korean government official who recently defected.
According to sources, both the Japanese and South Korean governments have confirmed the veracity of the report.
Kim's wife, Ri Sol Ju, was a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra before she married him in June 2012.
The scandal involves members of the orchestra and the Wangjaesan Art Troupe. The nine were suspected of producing and appearing in a pornographic video.
(Excerpt) Read more at ajw.asahi.com ...
Dennis Rodman approves.
Man, old buddy, if I did that... there would be a string of bodies from LA to New York with stops in San Antonio, Chicago, Dallas and side trips to Tijuana, Finland and Merry Ole England.
Well, Dennis, with a few of my nuclear weapons... it can be arranged!
Hey, what... are friends for?
This is the 2nd variation of the same story I’ve read. I treat this with a grain of salt imho
Didn't he have his wife killed ... or something like that ?
Blabbing out some allegation on NK ruler's family did invite the worst possible punishment in the past. One can debate about whether the sex video angle is a cover or a real thing. I expect more information will come out.
With enough data points, we could figure it out. It usually take a few months.
I’m leaning on hoax. Its so easy to make up stories about North Korea and ppl are willing to believe it
From the same troup.
This getting older crap is REALLY pissing me off
You get used to it.
My dad has taken to trolling his grandkids.
“Why no, there is no earthly reason I told you to move!”*
*Said with humongous cheese eating grin as some horrible bug lands on the kid.
I’ve probably just sparked madness with that.
“Officials of the Ministry of People’s Security”
how cute the NSA has a brother
Kim’s trying to be gay now.
The scandal involves members of the Wangjaesan Basketball Team.
The nine were suspected of producing and appearing in a pornographic video with Kim’s wife, Ri Sol Ju, who was a cheerleader with the team.
Dennis Rodman apparently approved of the executions coz Kim’s wife, Ri Sol Ju, also had her hair dyed orange in the video.
Characteristic of an aristocratic state throughout history. Look at post Augustinian Rome and Georgian England as just a couple of examples. The younger aristocrats feel shielded by their societal positions and feel unrestrained by morality. So you have Tiberius, Caligula and the Hellfire Club where licentiousness ruled.
North Korea (DPRK) is a monarchy in all but name and the times of succession are always troubling. This time it is Kim Jung Un’s efforts to secure his ‘throne’ that gives excuse to punish past sins. Those who used their privileges in the past to flout societal norms are always in danger when the strongman wants to ‘make a point’.
Pf course, innocence is no protection either!
It was his ex-girlfriend and it’s the same incident. Some reports say 9 and other say 11 executed. Nice guy there, huh, Dennis.
As you point out, this kind of story evolves. Here is the link to an Australian report that had 12 orchestra members executed [30 Aug.]. Like most repressive societies, there is no free press and news confirmations are made on the basis of multiple reports.
Take pre-war Soviet Union and Stalin. When was this person's last public appearance? How close was he to Stalin. Are there any pictures newly released with his appearance 'rubbed out?' Much the same for current day North Korea.
Of course, as I pointed out in my previous post (#16), in North Korea, innocence is no defense and no one is ever really safe! Witness the NK Army general who was deemed insufficiently sad at the death of the previous 'God King' Kim Jong-il;
"A senior North Korean military officer was executed with a mortar round for drinking alcohol during the 100-day mourning period for the late Kim Jong-il. Kim Chol, vice-minister of the army, was "obliterated'' after being forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round. The execution - a month after Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack - came on the orders of his son and successor, Kim Jong-un, that "no trace" of the offender be left behind, South Korea's media reported.
Now that is going out with a bang, unintentional but still a bang!
So she could be North Korea version of Kim Kardarsian LOL!
I would hate to be a member of that orchestra. Come next concert for Jong Un it might be deadly to hit a sour note.
Dear old Dad always said, “Getting old sure beats the alternative.”
Guy’s a lowlife - whoever he’s wacking....
And Dennis Rodman would be personally appearing in the late-night infomercials selling the DVDs.
Sounds like nonsense.
Hope the vid comes out if it’s true.
“Hope the vid comes out if its true.”
Me too...North Korean porn. I bet the production values are thru the roof!
Will Dennis Rodman make an appearance?
He probably directed! :)
He probably smuggled the video out and is looking for a buyer!
That wouldn’t surprise me.
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