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North Korean Defense Chief Fell Asleep Near Kim Jong-un So Obviously He Was Executed By Anti-Aircraft Gun

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Kim Jong-un plays for keeps. That’s very apparent at this point. Remember that time the world bought the crazy rumor about him feeding his uncle to a pack of starving dogs for making fun of his haircut or some shit? Who does that?! Not even Kim Jong-un it turns out, but it was an easy one to believe considering his track record. He did execute his uncle, by the way, just not by feeding him to dogs. He did it the humane way. He got the firing squad on his ass and lit him up in a public setting.

The latest execution orchestrated by my favorite pudgy dictator is nearly as farfetched as the aforementioned one, and since it’s been confirmed that the guy in this one is dead, I sincerely hope the story is accurate. According to Reuters, North Korean Defense Chief Hyon Yong Chol dozed off during a rally in which Kim Jong-un was present. This was apparently the final straw for Chol, as he was already on thin ice for other offenses.

He was executed publicly via an anti-aircraft gun.

North Korea executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range, Seoul’s National Intelligence Service told lawmakers, which would be the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge.

Hyon Yong Chol, who headed the isolated nuclear-capable country’s military, was charged with treason, including disobeying Kim and falling asleep during an event at which North Korea’s young leader was present, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed in a closed-door meeting with the spy agency on Wednesday.

His execution was watched by hundreds of people, according to NIS intelligence shared with lawmakers.

Anti-aircraft guns are designed to take down planes at long ranges. That’s an airplane. They’re made of metal and weigh about 12 tons. Imagine what that thing would do to a frail, little North Korean senior citizen at close range.

This guy is fucking crazy and I sort of love that about him.

[via Reuters]

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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. Email:

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