August 29, 2013

Meanwhile, in North Korea

The ex-girlfriend of North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un was one of a dozen people reportedly executed by a firing squad last week
The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reports that singer Hyon Song-wol and 11 others had been arrested on August 17 for violating North Korea's laws against pornography and was executed three days later. 
The 12 who were executed were singers, musicians or dancers with the Hyon's band,, the Unhasu Orchestra or the Wanghaesan Light Music Band and were accused of making videos of themselves performing sex acts and then selling the recordings. 
Additional details/rumors include the fact that the executed people's family members have been imprisoned, and that some of those executed were caught with Bibles and treated as political dissidents prior to their death by firing squad.
What is it that they say about a woman scorned?
Kim's wife, Ri Sol-ju, was also a member of the Unhasu Orchestra before marriage and one theory is that Ri objected to the continuing high profile of her husband's former girlfriend.
 Meanwhile, back in America,
President Obama on Wednesday advocated a “shot across the bow” for Syria in the interest of U.S. national security, despite growing concerns from congressional lawmakers over the possibility of an American military strike.
Yet no outrage or 'bow-shooting' over the maniacal, firing squad employing dictator who, along with his father, is responsible for starvation, death, indoctrination and imprisonment of millions of innocent people and is within striking distance of  ~40k US soldiers stationed in South Korea.

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