RON HART: Jang-o Unchained: Kim Jung Un offs his uncle

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 04:46 PM.

ROSEMARY BEACH — The very public execution of Comrade Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un, reminds us of the brutal nature of dynastic power and what totalitarian Communist dictators do.  

“Lil-Kim” Jung Un inherited his evil dictating business. Before he died in 2011 his dad, Kim Jung Il, bequeathed the job to his youngest son, passing over Un’s older brothers Kim Jung Tito and Kim Jung Jermaine.  

Per the state-controlled news agency (MS-North Korea), Kim Jung Un had his uncle killed for “unwillingly standing up from his seat and half-heartedly clapping” when Kim Jung Un was being honored.  

It came out later that Un felt his Comrade Uncle Jang drank and womanized too much. In American politics, that gets you a plum Senate committee chairmanship; in North Korea it gets you shot. That’s the Dear Leader’s job.

Jang’s wife, the sister of Kim Jung Un’s dad, was spared and maintains her role in the Worker’s Party. Some say she green-lighted the execution, which is always quicker and more conclusive than a divorce.

Earlier this year, Lil' Kim received special envoy Dennis Rodman to his country. Kim's advisors live in such fear they could not bring themselves to tell Un that Rodman was not President Obama.

Shortly thereafter, Lil' Kim knocked up his girlfriend (I think her name is Kim Kardashi Un), which is not surprising since he had just spent a week hanging out with an NBA player.

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