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Kim Jong-un Cruelly Executes His Ex-Lover

maxresdefault-300x168Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Talk about having bad taste in men!

In a story that would send shivers down any civilized person’s spine, Hyon Song-wol, former lover of megalomaniac leader of North Korea/epitome of evil, Kim Jong-un, was rewarded for 10 years of devotion by being dragged before a firing squad.

Hyon and 11 other well-known North Korean pop music performers were recently arrested and, three days later, lined up and gunned down in a hail of machine gun bullets.

Like his father before him, Kim Jong-un is a merciless dictator with homicidal tendencies.  Take for instance the matter of vice minister of the army Kim Chol.

In October 2012 Chol was executed for “drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il’s death.”  Kim Jong-il’s little boy gave orders to leave “no trace of [Chol] behind, down to his hair.”  After being forced to “stand on a spot zeroed in for a mortar round,” Chol was “obliterated.”

Apparently Kim Jong-un has eclectic tastes in execution methods. Hyon Song-wol wasn’t blown up: she was taken out with gunshots.

well-known singer and performer with the famous revolutionary and propaganda band Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble as well as the Unhasu Orchestra, Hyon Song-wol and the other performers were arrested for violating domestic laws against pornography.

After some of the prisoners were found to be in possession of Bibles, they were immediately considered political dissidents. What’s wrong with this picture?  The Supreme Leader couldn’t come up with something better than porn and Bibles?

Either way, in North Korea, it’s the law:  No Bibles and no pornography.

To drive home the ‘no Bibles and no pornography’ point, immediate family and key members of the Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band, and Moranbong Band members were forced to watch the executions, forbidden to look away.

In Hyon’s case, present at her killing were her husband – an officer in the North Korean military – and her small child, both of whom were sent, along with the family members of the rest of those killed, to a prison camp for the barbaric crime of guilt by association.

Hyon became well known for the song “Excellent Horse-Like Lady.” In addition, her band is known for patriotic hits such as “Footsteps of Soldiers,” “I Love Pyongyang,” “She is a Discharged Soldier,” and “We are Troops of the Party.”

According to an intelligence official, Kim and Hyon have “known each other since they were in their teens, [when] it came to light that rumors about the two having an affair have been circulating among Pyongyang’s top elite.”

Although they were friends and lovers for about 10 years, the late Kim Jong-il forced his son to break off the relationship with the singer.  Allegedly, Hyon went on to marry and have a baby, but after Kim Jong-il’s death was believed to still be seeing Kim Jong-un.

Coincidentally, before their marriage, Kim’s wife, singer Ri Sol-ju, was also a member of the same Unhasu Orchestra.  Now the belief is that Bibles and pornography weren’t the issue, but that Ri wanted to dispose of her husband’s former lover and he complied.

Word to Ri Sol-ju: Whatever you do, in the future, it might be wise to refrain from nagging or irritating hubby.

Toshimitsu Shigemura, a professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University and an authority on North Korean affairs, says that if pornography was really the case, “They could have been made to disappear into the prison system there instead.”

Professor Shigemura believes that based on the severity and cruelty of the punishment, “There is a political reason behind this.” It’s either that or, he concedes, “it is possible that these executions are more about Kim’s wife” having a problem with her husband’s ex-lover having such a high profile.

Prior to their marriage, Mrs. Kim Jong-un was forced to give up her singing career and endure six months of special training, which may be why the diminutive first lady had the stomach to demand that 12 people be machine-gunned to death under false pretenses.

So, by evil North Korean dictator standards, Ri Sol-ju was clearly an excellent student, and has proven herself to be the perfect mate for the cruel and vicious Lil’ Kim.

America’s Indifference to Pervasive Decay

imagesOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

After a visiting 21-year-old Canadian student named Elisa Lam was sadly discovered in one of the metal water towers on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, one guest, Sabina Baugh, a tourist from Britain, described the taste of the water as variously “horrible… funny, disgusting,” and “strange,” which means Sabina had been drinking it.

It took Elisa’s body drying out at the mortuary for Baugh to finally admit “When you turned the tap on, the water was coming black first for two seconds and then it was going back to normal.” Sabina and husband Michael chalked up the tar-colored, nasty-tasting H2O to being “just the way it was here.”

Weak water pressure and a flood in one room are what finally elicited complaints from a resident, leading a maintenance man to climb up on the roof, where he discovered the body of a woman missing for three weeks putrefying in one of the four water tanks.

The Director of Environmental Health for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Angelo Bellomo, was called in and reported that the “recent cold weather might have limited bacteria production in the tank.” That must have been a relief! In lieu of a morgue refrigerator, according to the public health department’s implication,  a drop in California temperatures cryogenically prevented bacterial reproduction in the water, thereby making it safe for human consumption.

According to Angelo, between 10 and 14 samples all supposedly came back “negative for fecal coliforms, and total coliforms,” which makes one wonder why the Cecil ‘Hotel California’ has put a do-not-drink order in place while they flush the whole water system.

Nonetheless, reassured that the rooftop water tank that housed a decomposing dead body did not contain harmful bacteria, hotel patrons can relax in knowing they can soon go back to gargling, washing hotel linens, and freshening up just as they did prior to the shocking discovery.

LAPD Sergeant Rudy Lopez said that although foul play or an accident has not been ruled out, the cause of Lam’s death is still uncertain. An accident? What, was Elisa headed toward Six Flags Magic Mountain and made a wrong turn on the roof?

Situated in close proximity to “Skid Row,” the Cecil Hotel already has a history that’s right up there in the hotel horrors competition. Serial killer Richard Ramierez, aka the “Night Stalker,” stayed at the Cecil, as did notorious Austrian serial prostitute killer Johann ‘Jack’ Unterweger. There were also many murders and suicides committed there.

Now besides jumping deaths, cockroaches, and cigarette burns on the bed sheets, the Cecil can proudly add having guests unknowingly drink and bathe in a broth of decomposing flesh to their list of attractions. But the story here is not so much a mysterious death as it is the ghoulish reality that the hotel guests and residents, regardless of what public health officials are saying, were drinking water infused with tissue and bodily fluids from a rotting corpse.

What’s even weirder than that is that for two weeks Elisa Lam floated in a 4 ft. x 8 ft. tank that supplied a “600 room boutique hotel” with water, and only one patron bothered to mention that what they were drinking tasted funny. Then, after the grisly discovery was made, rather than move out, many of the hotel occupants chose to stay.

The sorry truth here is that what happened in Los Angeles at the Cecil seems indicative of a larger problem endemic to America as a whole.

Unfortunately, although shocking to hear, it’s not so hard to believe that there were Americans living in this hotel and soaking in bathtubs filled with liquefied remains of a dead cadaver and not noticing. It’s also not hard to believe that it took not getting the foul water from the faucet fast enough for someone to complain, simply because they weren’t able to instantly get more of what they shouldn’t have been drinking in the first place.

This is America! Nuclear tanks are leaking in Washington State, drug-resistant TB is spreading amongst the poor in LA, mysterious bright lights are streaking across the night sky in diverse locations, and a multi-generational lunatic in North Korea is testing a nuclear bomb delivery system aimed at this country with nothing being done in response. In the meantime, as the country slowly rots from within, Americans are busily checking their iPhones for emails, reading Buzzfeed, preparing to fill up their gas tanks with $5-a-gallon gasoline, and drinking corpse-water in the Cecil Hotel as if nothing is going on.

And while what’s taking place in America has nothing to do with dead women floating in water tanks, in a way the situation is similar, because most Americans can discern that something is very wrong but go about their business as if everything is fine. In fact, when the nation was presented with an opportunity to fish the metaphorical corpse out of the tank and drain the water in November, Barack Obama was reelected.

More so with each passing day, much like the pipes in the Cecil Hotel, the nation is in dire need of a good flushing out. Yet there is no one willing to take the bold step needed to politically cleanse Washington DC of all the rotten politicians who’ve been floating too long in positions of power. Therefore, for lack of anything else, Americans are being force-fed the special Kool-Aid that Barack Obama continues to mix into the vile water he’s responsible for creating. What’s shocking is that there are still some who hungrily slurp it down like it’s the nectar of the gods.

So while the story about the guests at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles bathing and drinking water from a rooftop tank with a decomposing body floating in it has to be, bar none, the most disgusting, disturbing, tragic story of the year, the decomposition of America is far worse.

Jimmy Carter Wishes Lil’ Un Success

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Some send flowers, others cards, but after hearing about the death of communist Kim Jong-il, most of the civilized world breathed a sigh of relief.  Yet, ever a friend to communists, former President Jimmy Carter was duty-bound to send condolences to Kim Jong-il’s heir, Kim Jong-un.

According to a Korean news agency, Jimmy Carter sent condolences to the newly-installed figurehead “Kim Jong-un and the Korean people over the demise of leader Kim Jong-il.”  Carter “wished Kim Jong-un every success as he assumes his new responsibility of leadership,” and said he was “looking forward to another visit to [North Korea] in the future.”

After sending the communiqué, Mr. Carter did not expound on the “every success” comment because, according to a spokesperson, he was “out of the office until the New Year.”  It was not reported as to whether his Christmas disappearance had anything do to with the return trip to North Korea that Carter said he was anxious to make.

While it’s so thoughtful of Mr. Carter to “mourn with those who mourn,” it would be interesting to know what the ex-president hopes ‘Un’ the successor will be successful at.

Is Mr. Carter hopeful that Kim Jong-il’s son will thrive as he carries out his father’s reign of terror against the North Korean people?  How about being just as loony as the old man?  Is Carter extending best wishes for continued brutal totalitarian oppression over 25 million people who subsist on grass and tree bark while Dear Leader and his cronies enjoy the finest luxuries money can buy?

When Jimmy extended fond wishes for every success, did that include Lil’ Un maintaining his father’s “military first” policy? Or the hope that, if another famine hits the socialist nation, only one million instead of two million people will succumb to state-induced death by starvation?

Jimmy Carter visited North Korea twice: once in 1994 soon after the death of Kim Il-sung, and again around the time of a huge famine. It was then that Nobel Peace Prize winner Carter participated in brokering the Clinton administration’s agreement to sign an accord with Pyongyang to “freeze” the nuclear program.

At the time, North Korea agreed to “dismantle its nuclear-weapons program in exchange for oil deliveries and the construction of two nuclear reactors.” The deal fell through during the Bush administration, and in 2006 North Korea became successful at becoming “world’s eighth atomic power.”

Fortunately, thus far North Korea has only been unsuccessful in terms of delivering what it has worked so hard to proliferate. But Jimmy isn’t concerned about that; he knows that persistence always pays off in the end.

Furthermore, in extending his heartfelt sympathy, Jimmy Carter avoided insult by not mentioning North Korean successes such as: launching missiles and reactivating its nuclear program; “reprocessing thousands of spent nuclear fuel rods;” withdrawing from the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty; or its continued flouting of Six-Party talks and ongoing aggression toward both the United States and South Korea.

Neither did Carter’s “every success” message touch upon former US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates‘ 2011 prediction that North Korea was “within five years of being able to strike the continental United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile.”

Always the consummate statesman, in 2010 when North Korea attacked a South Korean island, the rarely competent but always compassionate Carter said that he believed Kim Jong-il’s belligerent and aggressive acts were merely “designed to remind the world that [North Korea] deserves respect in negotiations that will shape their future.”

With the military’s decision to share power with Lil’ Un, Carter’s wish for “every success” could very well come true — and soon — if North Korea gains “respect in negotiations” by finally attaining long sought-after success in the form of a rocket delivery system that can reach and “shape the future” of any nation it chooses.

Obama Bids Adieu to Kim Jong-il

Originally posted at American Thinker

Thankfully, based on smart lifestyle choices, it is unlikely Barack Obama will ever succumb to the demise that took out Kim Jong-il: a myocardial infarction at 69 years of age, reportedly resulting from “physical and mental overwork.”  The president has not yet commented on the passing, but the two leaders faced a number of common issues.

For lack of a better word, Generalissimo Kim Jong-il’s 14-year reign could only be described as a theocracy.  Despite his inability to multiply loaves and fishes, starving North Koreans were led to believe that Dear Leader was imbued from on high with “supreme supernatural powers” such as “wisdom, leadership and military prowess.”  Kim Jong-il needed no Styrofoam columns to attain “demi-god cult status.” He had 500,000 “Revolutionary Research Centers” and a state-controlled MSNBC-style media with no pesky Fox News, or any other media at all.

Born in the former Soviet Union, Kim Jong-il suffered from the curse of powerful leader birthplace confusion.  But instead of birth certificate-embossed campaign coffee mugs, Kim employed indoctrination sessions to push the fable that the little dictator “had a miraculous birth,” not in a sterile delivery room in Honolulu, Hawaii, but in a log cabin “atop a legendary Korean mountain.”

Reclusive and mysterious Kim Jong-il prided himself on being the leader of a totalitarian nuclear-obsessed nation that Human Rights Watch claimed controls “every aspect of political, social and economic life.” In fact, the socialist “Powerful and Prosperous Nation” is so dysfunctional that while focusing on nuclear proliferation, its food distribution program consigns millions of North Koreans to a lifetime of malnutrition.

Begging and groveling for the cup of gruel, North Korea is what healthy-eating guru Michelle Obama would clearly identify as a government-induced food desert. Except for a ‘core’ class of Kim Jong-il loyalists, “food insecure” North Korean children at seven years of age are more than half-a-foot shorter than a South Korean child of the same age.

Yet during Kim’s tenure and in honor of the chairman’s birthday, annually the ‘ordinary class’ would be gifted with an entitlement delivery that included “a bag of candy, a boiled egg, a pound of pork, wine, or cigarettes.”  While neither as reliable as the growing American food stamp program nor on par with campaign promises of full gas tanks and paid mortgages, at least Kim Jong-il made a yearly effort to keep the restless from becoming unruly or disgruntled.

To ensure fairness, the late “Supreme Leader” also divided North Korea into 51 classes of human beings, imposing a configuration of socialist structured class distinction upon 25 million people.

Not to judge too harshly, but after stepping back from the canvas, what Kim Jong-il may have been trying to accomplish could have been merely a primitive North Korean version of leveling the 1% vs. 99% and black vs. white-playing field, by sharing a ‘piece of the pie’ and the reallocation of unevenly distributed opportunity and wealth.

Surprisingly, when it comes to addressing “belligerent acts,” through the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, in memoriam Obama may end up unwittingly instituting an American version of the North Korean Minister of People’s Security: detainment without due process.

To benefit the common good and identify rabblerousing among the disgruntled, Kim Jong-il’s regime did encourage family members, co-workers, and everyday citizens to spy on one another — an extracurricular activity that oftentimes resulted in torture, imprisonment, and execution. Fortunately, Americans are largely exempt from similar security measures, and are subject only to being politely asked to report healthcare dissent at flag@whitehouse.gov and to assist in halting “the attacks on the President before they start” at www.attackwatch.org.

Rumor has it that Kim also wasn’t one to flaunt.  The North Korean leader never upgraded a Christmas vacation during an economic downturn from $1 million to $4 million.  However, a Russian emissary reported that while North Koreans ate grass and tree bark, Kim Jong-il exhibited an insensitive side. On a train trip across Russia, Kim ate “live lobsters air-lifted to the train each day which he ate with silver chopsticks.”

In the end, platform shoes, bouffant hairdo, and affinity for Hennessey VSOP cognac aside, the death of Kim Jong-Il brings with it the realization that a murderous albeit colorful chapter in modern history is over.

Much like the Kennedy, Bush, and the up-and-coming newly-ordained Clinton dynasty, the North Korean baton of power that passed from Daddy-Sung to Poppy-il is now being handed off to heir “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong-un, son to Kim Jong-il’s third but favorite wife, the late Ko Yong-hui. Un is in his late 20’s, Switzerland-schooled, and presently too portly to squeeze into Poppy’s old jumpsuits.

In the meantime, reaction from Washington to Kim Jong-il’s death is muted.  Thus, while the President plays golf and body surfs in Hawaii, the White House will “closely monitor” the abysmal American economy, the unemployment forecast, and the situation surrounding the death of the North Korean socialist-Marxist, and do so while Barack Obama indulges in fresh lobster at a beachfront estate in Kailua Oahu.

 

The End Result of Obama’s Logic

Originally posted at American Thinker

In Barack Obama’s economy, it appears as if making a philosophical point is worth the loss of American lives. For example, in an appeal to the gay lobby Obama mandated that, in the midst of war, our military be purposely distracted from the pressing issue of defeating the Taliban, by demanding combat troops give precedence to gay sensitivity training on the battlefield.

In addition, the President of the United States seems committed to strengthening America’s enemies by ignoring the true motives of those whose intent is to do us harm. On more than one occasion, after military personnel were murdered in cold blood by “Allahu Akbar”-screaming terrorists, Obama – careful not to be offensive to Islam – refused to refer to terrorism as such.  Instead, rather than condemn the obvious, an emotionless Obama called an act of holy war a “horrific outburst of violence,” leaving the judgment of jihadists to formal inquiry.

North Korea and Pakistan are nuked up. Iran and even Venezuela are careening in that direction. China and Russia, try as they might to pretend otherwise, are poised for military alliance, while Obama’s “world without nuclear weapons” national security policy is at work undermining America’s ability to defend itself.

As the world grows increasingly dangerous, and in hopes of spurring a “denuclearization discipleship,” Obama decided to start the process by emasculating the United States through disarmament.  Barack’s nuclear-free world mantra is devoid of “Peace through strength…trust but verify and beware of evil in the modern world.” In a schoolyard full of bullies dying to take a baseball bat to America’s skull, little Barry comes armed with a water pistol.

To prove his unwavering commitment to a nuclear-free world, the President signed a treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to reduce deployed strategic nuclear warhead arsenals by 90 percent, from 31,000 to 1,500.  Such an irresponsible resolution points to Barack being one of two things: diabolical or naïve. Unfortunately, either way, the outcome is the same – Americans are placed at risk and our country is “fundamentally transformed” into a castrated third-rate power.

Maybe Barack just has an aversion to self-preservation, because the ratified treaty not only limits America’s nuclear arsenal, it gives Russia the right to inspect our reserves after the fact and restricts the nation’s ability to respond to nuclear attack.  Moreover, the START Treaty overlooks the disparity between Russia and U.S. tactical nuclear weapon stockpiles and hands Russia’s modernized long-range missile program the advantage.

Nikita Khrushchev prophesied that one day Russia would “bury ” America. Obama’s liberal dream of a utopian world free of nuclear weaponry could turn into a nightmare for our country by way of annihilation, because 50 years after Khrushchev, Obama has provided gravediggers like Iran and North Korea a shovel.

Besides signing a treaty that could potentially cost millions of American lives, closer to home the Obama administration advised Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents to allow guns to go to Mexico where a fierce border war rages. Gangs, gunrunners and violent drug cartels aren’t privy to nuclear arsenals, so instead the administration armed the enemy with good old-fashioned firepower by walking guns “into the hands of criminals who … use them in Mexico and the United States.”

ATF Federal Senior Agent John Dodson, as well as other sources, revealed: “The gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department. The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel. And it was all kept secret from Mexico.”  Obama’s approbation on the deadly decision to supply guns to drug cartels resulted in the death of both ICE Special agent Jaime Zapata and Border agent Brian Terry, armed only with beanbag rounds in a riot gun.

Barack must believe, as do the ATF agents videotaping Mexican cartels loading arms into trucks at Arizona gun shops apparently, that “If you’re going to make an omelet, you’ve got to break some eggs,” and if the egg happens to be a third of North America or a couple of brave Border patrol agents, oh well.  Agent Dodson said Brian Terry was gunned down with a “Fast and Furious gun,” which was found at the murder scene along with “two assault rifles the ATF let go nearly a year before.”

According to Dodson, giving murderers the means to prevail “never did take down a drug cartel.” Yet “thousands … [of] weapons are still out there” and Dodson predicts a rogue arsenal will be “claiming victims on both sides of the border for years to come.”

Obama’s logic is insanely similar on both the nuclear disarmament and Mexican armament situations: Hand the advantage to America’s enemies, disarm the most powerful nation in the world and furnish our nation’s adversaries with opportunities to acquire the artillery to use against us.

Security concerns are greater than ever, and terrorists and drug cartels are forever looking for creative ways to smuggle drugs, weapons of mass destruction, and themselves into the United States.  That explains why it had to be Obama’s twisted logic that recently approved of a delivery system allowing loaded 18-wheelers, driven by Mexican truckers, unlimited access to American roads.

Minimally inspected Mexican long-haul rigs fitted with containers trucking through America adds texture to Obama’s nuclear disarmament fantasy, which is destined to fail, as is the Justice Department’s lame attempt to take drug cartels down by providing gangs with AK-47s while Americans stationed on the border are forbidden to carry guns.

If common sense demands a logical policy decision, Barack Obama chooses the opposite. The pattern is this: In a quest to attain an ideological goal, the President purposefully ties the nation’s hands behind its back, intentionally contributing to America’s weakened condition.  Whether at the treaty table or making policy decisions that affect everything from the American economy to a porous border, Obama seems willing to sacrifice lives and our way of life to promote a liberal ideology that looks increasingly as though its end goal includes the destruction of America.

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