Friday, December 13, 2013

Justice North Korean Style

Some of you may have heard of the trial and execution yesterday of Kim Jong Un's uncle, and the number two guy in the Korean government (well, until now, I guess.)  The North Korean press agency issued a lengthy release commenting on this, and Green Eagle thinks it is only fair that, in a spirit of- well, whatever makes Green Eagle post this ridiculous stuff- he bring you a pretty good sample of it.  I am going to quote quite a lot of it, I'm afraid, because it is all so stimulating, but if you want to see the rest, well, here it is.  It is so reminiscent of Western characterizations of Stalinist show trials that it takes a bit of the edge off the humor, but still, I think it is worth seeing, because it is really a window on what a delusional and violent bunch of people that the world is dealing with over there in North Korea.

"Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the service personnel and people throughout the country broke into angry shouts that a stern judgment of the revolution should be meted out to the anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional elements. Against the backdrop of these shouts rocking the country, a special military tribunal of the DPRK Ministry of State Security was held on December 12 against traitor for all ages Jang Song Thaek."
Angry shouts rocking the country!  Obviously just the sort of evidence that we expect, in order to justify a trial and death sentence.

"All the crimes committed by the accused were proved in the course of hearing and were admitted by him.

    A decision of the special military tribunal of the Ministry of State Security of the DPRK was read out at the trial.

    Every sentence of the decision served as sledge-hammer blow brought down by our angry service personnel and people on the head of Jang, an anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional element and despicable political careerist and trickster.

    The accused is a traitor to the nation for all ages who perpetrated anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts in a bid to overthrow the leadership of our party and state and the socialist system."

Remember that there were dozens of apparent charges.  They were all proved in the course of a half-day trial, after which the defendant was immediately killed.   And he admitted to it all, knowing what the consequences would be, even though for decades he was hailed as a major supporter of the government.

"It is an elementary obligation of a human being to repay trust with sense of obligation and benevolence with loyalty.

    However, despicable human scum Jang, who was worse than a dog, perpetrated thrice-cursed acts of treachery in betrayal of such profound trust and warmest paternal love shown by the party and the leader for him."

Tough love, I guess.
     When his cunning move proved futile and the decision that Kim Jong Un was elected vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea at the Third Conference of the WPK in reflection of the unanimous will of all party members, service personnel and people was proclaimed, making all participants break into enthusiastic cheers that shook the conference hall, he behaved so arrogantly and insolently as unwillingly standing up from his seat and half-heartedly clapping, touching off towering resentment of our service personnel and people."

He didn't clap hard enough!  Off with his head!  I guess we can understand why everyone else there cheered their heads off when this then 26 year old psychopath was given the second highest position in the North Korean military.  Well, don't worry- whatever he does in the future, the cheering will be deafening.

Now, let's consider another one of the capital crimes he committed:

" Jang turned down the unanimous request of the service personnel of a unit of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces to have the autograph letter sent by Kim Jong Un to the unit carved on a natural granite and erected with good care in front of the building of its command. He was so reckless as to instruct the unit to erect it in a shaded corner."

So, he didn't turn down their request, he just had the thing put in a different place.  Off with his head!  He put the monument in a shaded corner!  A letter written by the World Leader Kim Jong Un!

" The revolutionary army will never pardon all those who disobey the order of the Supreme Commander and there will be no place for them to be buried even after their death.
 Dreaming a fantastic dream to become premier at an initial stage to grab the supreme power of the party and state, Jang made his department put major economic fields of the country under its control in a bid to disable the Cabinet. In this way he schemed to drive the economy of the country and people's living into an uncontrollable catastrophe."

God, it just goes on forever.  Let's cut to the chase:

"All facts go to clearly prove that Jang is a thrice-cursed traitor without an equal in the world... The hateful and despicable nature of the anti-party, anti-state and unpopular crimes committed by Jang was fully disclosed in the course of the trial conducted at the special military tribunal of the DPRK Ministry of State Security.

 The era and history will eternally record and never forget the shuddering crimes committed by Jang Song Thaek, the enemy of the party, revolution and people and heinous traitor to the nation."

The shuddering crimes!  Like not clapping loud enough, or putting a monument in the wrong place!

"Our party, state, army and people do not know anyone except Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un.

 Our service personnel and people will never pardon all those who dare disobey the unitary leadership of Kim Jong Un, challenge his absolute authority and oppose the lineage of Paektu to an individual but bring them to the stern court of history without fail and mercilessly punish them on behalf of the party and revolution, the country and its people, no matter where they are in hiding.

 The special military tribunal of the Ministry of State Security of the DPRK confirmed that the state subversion attempted by the accused Jang with an aim to overthrow the people's power of the DPRK by ideologically aligning himself with enemies is a crime punishable by Article 60 of the DPRK Criminal Code, vehemently condemned him as a wicked political careerist, trickster and traitor for all ages in the name of the revolution and the people and ruled that he would be sentenced to death according to it.

 The decision was immediately executed." 

 Justice, North Korean style.  The mixture of irrationality and love of violence which has caused so much trouble to the world has perhaps never seen anything worse than this.  Remember that, a few months ago, Kim Jong Un had an ex-girlfriend declared a prostitute and executed.  Who knows who is next?

Really, this cannot be tolerated much longer.  Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were every bit as delusional as this guy, but they were not, in their personal lives, homicidal maniacs.  Caligula's Praetorian guard was finally forced to assassinate him.  If something similar does not take place in North Korea, it will be the world's unpleasant business to do the job for the North Korean people, before Kim gets his hands on a real weapon of mass destruction, and decides to treat the rest of the world the way he treated his uncle and his girlfriend.

1 comment:

Poll P. said...

Positively medieval!