Executed for falling asleep

Yahoo news reports:

North Korean Defence Minister Hyon Yong-Chol has been executed by anti-aircraft fire for disloyalty and showing disrespect to leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea’s intelligence agency said Wednesday.

Hundreds of officials watched Hyon’s execution on April 30, Han Ki-Beom, the deputy director of the National Intelligence Agency (NIS), told a parliamentary committee, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Hyon, who was appointed to the post of Minister of the People’s Armed Forces less than a year ago, was apparently caught dozing off during formal military events and also talked back to Kim Jong-Un on several occasions, Yonhap said.

Well he won’t do that again!

Anti-aircraft weapons fire at up to 1,440 metres per second. At least it wouldn’t have taken long.

More seriously I do hope in my lifetime we see the collapse of this awful regime with its arbitrary executions and megalomaniac Stalinist cult of personality. 25 million North Koreans deserve better than this.  Even putting aside all the freedoms they don’t have, their GDP per capita is 5% of South Korea.  They are in poverty and virtual serfdom.

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