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Analysis: Kim Jong-un’s agenda brutally clear after execution of his uncle



| | Last Updated: 14/12/13 3:57 PM ET

This photo released by Yonhap on Dec. 13, 2013 shows Jang Song-thaek being escorted in court on Dec. 12, 2013. North Korea has executed the uncle of its leader Kim Jong-un after a shock purge, state news agency KCNA announced.

LONDON — Never before has North Korea purged someone so publicly as it has just eliminated Kim Jong-un’s uncle, Jang Song-thaek.

In the past, purges were usually conducted in secret. But this time not only has the detailed political indictment against Jang been published, but his actual eviction from a party meeting was broadcast on North Korean television.

Then, yesterday, came the announcement from state television that he had been executed for treason, branded “despicable human scum”.

In making this very public display of ruthlessness, Kim probably had three objectives.

First, nobody in North Korea can doubt now that he, and he alone, is in charge. Nor can anybody doubt that he is utterly ruthless in removing anybody who might, in the colourful language of the indictment, “dream different dreams”.

If even the immensely powerful Jang can be brought so low and dispatched so swiftly, then nobody is safe.

Second, Kim has told his country – and the world – that not only Jang the man, but also the vision that he stood for, has been purged.

Jang seems to have argued for a less closed North Korea, one that embraced trade and sought inward investment. He was in charge of several (perhaps all) of its planned special economic zones (an experiment copied from the early days of China’s transformation) and was seen as a strong supporter of economic reform.

The indictment of which he was immediately found guilty accused Jang of “selling off precious resources of the country at cheap prices” and opposing the “development of the industries of Juche iron, Juche fertiliser and Juche vinalon”. This is Pyongyang-speak for the development of indigenous industries (vinalon is a uniquely North Korean – and uniquely uncomfortable – artificial fibre).

LONDON — Never before has North Korea purged someone so publicly as it has just eliminated Kim Jong-un’s uncle, Jang Song-thaek.

In the past, purges were usually conducted in secret. But this time not only has the detailed political indictment against Jang been published, but his actual eviction from a party meeting was broadcast on North Korean television.

Then, yesterday, came the announcement from state television that he had been executed for treason, branded “despicable human scum”.

In making this very public display of ruthlessness, Kim probably had three objectives.

First, nobody in North Korea can doubt now that he, and he alone, is in charge. Nor can anybody doubt that he is utterly ruthless in removing anybody who might, in the colourful language of the indictment, “dream different dreams”.

If even the immensely powerful Jang can be brought so low and dispatched so swiftly, then nobody is safe.

Second, Kim has told his country – and the world – that not only Jang the man, but also the vision that he stood for, has been purged.

Jang seems to have argued for a less closed North Korea, one that embraced trade and sought inward investment. He was in charge of several (perhaps all) of its planned special economic zones (an experiment copied from the early days of China’s transformation) and was seen as a strong supporter of economic reform.

The indictment of which he was immediately found guilty accused Jang of “selling off precious resources of the country at cheap prices” and opposing the “development of the industries of Juche iron, Juche fertiliser and Juche vinalon”. This is Pyongyang-speak for the development of indigenous industries (vinalon is a uniquely North Korean – and uniquely uncomfortable – artificial fibre).


Beijing regarded Jang as its main friend at the court of Kim. Its stunned silence at the news of his removal, followed by a terse statement that this was North Korea’s internal affair, speaks volumes.

Kim chose his moment carefully. Beijing is embroiled in a nasty dispute with its neighbours over islands in the East China Sea, and Kim knows that it will not want, just now, to retaliate against a country that, for all its infuriating behaviour, remains one of its few allies.

The story certainly does not end here. Many people worked for Jang and there are likely to be further purges and attempts to flee North Korea. In particular, Jang was accused of planning a coup using military officers, so it is likely that a number of these will be court-martialled for complicity. And will Kim feel the need to arrange a distraction from this political turmoil? He may already be prepared for another nuclear test, and there are ominous reports of movements of helicopters and rockets near the maritime border with South Korea. The next few months may prove turbulent.

The Daily Telegraph

John Everard was British ambassador to North Korea in 2006-08


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While Canadians can't do much about KimJong-un’s brutal and ruthless purge, nor do anything about the political prisoners then can however do something about

the brutal and ruthless criminal cartels that cost Ontario Billions of dollars as a result of the Government's deliberate blindness to the operations of 48 Private Ontario corporations called the Children's Aid Societies.

These corrupt criminals have NO accountability and like Kim John-un, they have absolute power, and in Ontario direct police to lay charges, and direct crown attorneys to withdraw charges.

They are for all intensive purposes operate in a similar ruthless fashion to the police state of North Korea.

If you think all of that is an understatement then just talk to any lawyer who is involved in dealing the trail of destroyed children and parents in Ontario.

The Ryerson University made a documentary called "Powerful as God", www.blakout.ca that has dozens of lawyers talk about the abuses of these criminals who pretend to be "Child Protection Workers".

This cartel of 48 chapters operate like a religious cult and rule with fear and intimidation not to mention brutal actions against anyone they don't like.

These are the vultures, of society who prey upon the most vulnerable and they set out to destroy their victims in every way possible and it can happen to almost any parent in Ontario.

All it takes is one false uncorroborated allegation and your child or children can be taken from you dam near permanently. Often it is years before children are returned to their parents and in many cases full time parents competent loving parents never see their children again.

The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa is perhaps one of the most outrageous examples of a criminal organization in Canada.

They employ some of the worst sociopaths, the cruelest personalities who habitually fabricate evidence against those who they don't have a shred of evidence.

They they go to court, fabricate evidence before judges who coincidentally, former CAS lawyers where they as judges, fabricate evidence and obstruct to help out their fellow criminals.

Take Marguerite Isobel Lewis a lawyer for the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa, she personally tells a judge absolute lies regarding evidence, knowing a judge will believe her and not look at the documentary evidence himself, why should he, as a former CAS lawyer he is trained to accept what ever a CAS lawyer says.

The Ottawa police were provided with incontrovertible evidence that caused the investigator to be outraged. "She lied to the judge". When CAS learned of the investigation, it took one phone call to end the investigation.

In Ontario, we have corrupt police, supporting criminal offences by lawyers simply because they are members of the Children's Aid Society, commonly referred to as "The Gestapo".

www.OttawaMensCentre.com