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North Korea executes its ambassador to Cuba

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

North Korea's Ambassador to Cuba Executed

First, the head of Cuba's Air Force, General Pedro Mendiondo, dies in a mysterious car crash.

Then, North Korea's Army Chief, General Kim Kyok-sik, was mysteriously purged.

And now, North Korea's Ambassador to Cuba, Jon Yong-jin, has been executed (below).

As the U.N. Panel of Experts recently revealed, the smuggling of Cuban weapons to North Korea was negotiated and transacted from its Embassy in Havana.

It seems the Kim and Castro regimes are going to great lengths to cover their illegal smuggling scheme.

From The Chosun Ilbo:

N.Korea Shuts Down Jang Song-taek's Department

The North Korean regime has shut down the Workers Party department once headed by purged eminence grise Jang Song-taek and executed or interned 11 high-ranking officials, sources said Sunday.

One of them was burned alive.

A source said the regime is preparing a third purge of officials who supported Jang. The first purge involved his family, relatives and high-ranking party officials, while the second purge underway. The third will target his supporters in provincial chapters of the Workers Party.

The source said Jang's elder sister Kye-sun and her husband and ambassador to Cuba Jon Yong-jin, as well as their son-in-law Kim Yong-ho, who was head of a trading company, were executed. But ambassador to Malaysia Jang Yong-chol, Jang's nephew, escaped with his life.

He was sent to a concentration camp shortly after Jang Song-taek's execution but was ordered to return to Pyongyang without a job after South Korean media reported rumors of his execution.

3 comments to North Korea executes its ambassador to Cuba

  • mattmurphy

    I have a sincere thought experiment for the folks around here. Picture this: Reversing his previous policy towards the basketball star as he has done towards his own apparatchiks, Kim Jong-Un has Dennis Rodman arrested and executed during one of his visits to the Hermit Kingdom. (This is not completely impossible considering what other stupidities the man has committed -- and no, I don't want to see this happen.)

    What would your reaction be? Would you consider this a casus belli of some kind, since the tyrant messed with an American citizen? Would you support truly tough action to depose his regime? Or would you think: Eh, Rodman was an idiot and he brought it on himself, the dope? Why should we get into a smoke over this?

    In principle, I like to think I'd be enraged if this occurred to any American. But I simply don't believe I could gin up that much outrage over Dennis Rodman.

  • Gallardo

    Well, Alan Gross (imprisoned by Castro for five years and counting) is American. Granted, he has not been the only American victim of Castro; yet, when Castro demands that they send him an escaped kid they run at his orders (the rest observe). I think we can all agree that most Americans don't care about their compatriot Gross, specially those in DC. That's the reason why the miserable sect-leader of Castro does not care either.

    Hell, did any of them care about Cuba's arming of North Korea? They made more noise against Honduras for rightfully ousting a Venezuelan puppet without any apologies. It's all part of the reason why USA is going down, it's been too much too long. It is a country with no pride, cojones, position, and brains - a country coasting on inheritance and pretensions which are wearing thin with every passing decade.

    Regarding Gross, so much for world power, that American citizenship, and so much for Guantanamo Bay. Oh yes, but God forbid Gross stopped paying taxes while living abroad, that's the only thing that citizenship means these days.

  • jsb

    "It seems the Kim and Castro regimes are going to great lengths to cover their illegal smuggling scheme." Probably so. But why? Why would these rogue regimes give a s*** what anyone thinks?