Inside the Empire of Horror
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L), accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-Ju (R), visiting a wading pool at the Rungna People’s Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang. | Photo: AFP
For those who pooh-pooh North Korea and their new tyrant, Kim Jong-Un… you might want to rethink that. And you might want to add into the equation his monstrous wife and aunt. It’s an episode of All in the Family from Hell.
Remember the old girlfriend that Jong-Un had executed by firing squad for being immoral? You know, the one that he accused of promiscuity and pornography, when in reality, she was said to be a Christian? Well, my money is on his wife, Ri Sol-Ju, whispering murderous desire in his ear. She takes jealousy to a whole new level.
The purge continues with numerous others, but more interestingly, Kim’s uncle, Jang Song-thaek. Pictures and photo-ops of Kim and his uncle were everywhere. That is until he had Uncle Jang tortured and shot. It’s the megalomaniac, Commie rage these days and seems to be a murderous trend. It is a time-honored tradition of dictators to erase those who are no longer useful, are an embarrassment or are in the way. Last Thursday, Uncle Jang was executed by firing squad in true North Korean style.
It now appears that the boy wonder’s aunt is as big or bigger a monster than he is. Kim Kyung-hui is rumored to be behind, or partially behind, the execution of Kim’s uncle:
“The final decision on Jang Song-thaek was made by Kim Jong-un and Jang’s wife, Kim Kyung-hui,” said Lee Yun-keol, the head of the North Korea Strategic Information Service Centre, based in Seoul. “Jang was chosen as a prey by his wife and nephew to maintain the Kim dynasty regime.”
Ah, power and the dynasty regime. Time to cleanse the familial palace… can’t have anyone even come close to rivaling NoKo’s dictator, unless of course it is your favored wife and possibly your evil aunt. Man, I would hate to go to their family reunions. Talk about deadly.
Kim Kyung-hui, front row center, claps hands with other delegates. | Photo: AP
The 67-year-old Kim Kyung-hui is a powerful influence in the North Korean dynasty – daughter of the country’s first leader, sister of its second leader and aunt of its third leader. Power hungry, murderous, treacherous and manipulating, she would make the perfect villain for a novel or movie. Unfortunately, this is real life and she is rocking the NoKo cradle with deadly intent. She is old-school Communist and she has no pity or sympathy for those in her way. She also has a long, storied history in NoKo Communist politics.
She was a fairly quiet, behind-the-scenes character until 2009, when she started appearing with her brother frequently. In 2011, the aunt and her husband supported the ascension of the young Kim and she has been a controlling force behind him ever since.
Kim Kyung-hui’s husband, Jang, was renowned as a womanizer and a drinker. It is whispered that she became fed up with his shenanigans and got her nephew to off him. After his execution, state media accused Jang of leading a “dissolute, depraved life” and running up £6.4 million in gambling debts. He was also accused of distributing pornography. Hmmm. Sounds familiar.
Jang Song Thaek, with his hands tied with a rope, is dragged into court by uniformed personnel. | Photo: Reuters
Enter Ri Sol-ju, who was introduced to Kim three years ago by his aunt. Rumored to be just as ruthless as his aunt, Kim’s wife could very well be the woman behind the man – the murderous tyrant, behind the monster. Don’t let her petite appearance fool you. Evil rulers come in all kinds of packages.
Remember the old girlfriend I mentioned before? She was part of a musical group – now all dead:
But in August, members of a musical troupe of which she was once a member, the Unhasu Orchestra, were wiretapped and heard saying: “In the past, Ri Sol-ju used to play around in the same manner as we did.”
The regime – and by extension, Miss Ri – was not amused.
“This is an unpardonable, hideous provocation hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership,” said the North Korean state news agency. “Those who commit such a hideous crime will have to pay a very high price.”
Miss Ri had to have her reputation intact – and so the nine members of the orchestra were arrested, and executed by machinegun three days later, with their families forced to watch.
It is said that Kim was having an affair with the old girlfriend. So many rumors, so much death. Many believe that Kim’s wife had them executed out of jealousy and for disrespecting her.
Kim Jong-Un and his wife Ri Sol-Ju visiting Pyongyang Myohyangsan Children’s Camp. | Photo: AFP
Kim is a monster in his own right. He does not hesitate to eliminate those in his way either. Take a look at Kim Chol, his Deputy Defence Minister. He was obliterated by a mortar round for not showing deferential reverence during the mourning period after Kim Jong-il’s death. Kim Jong-un ordered that “no trace of him [be left] behind, down to his hair.” Kim Chol was forced to stand atop a marked target and then was ‘eliminated’ with prejudice.
Kim Jong-Un and his wife Ri Sol-Ju visiting the Haedanghwa Health Complex . | Photo: AFP
Many laugh at the thought of North Korea launching EMPs at us, or just regular old nukes. Even though they have been blatantly testing EMPs to use against us for some time now, with the assistance of Russia, China and Iran. And we do nothing.
North Korea is not a place you ever want to visit, not even briefly. Kim is adding onto his infamous prison camps that now house approximately 200,000 people in conditions that rival the Nazi death camps. South Korea now says that public executions have more than doubled under the paranoid and delusional rule of their newest young dictator. If daddy was nuts, this kid is literally insane. 17 were executed last year… more than 40 this year. Gee, can’t wait for the new season next year. If he’ll do this to his own people, imagine what he would do to say… America.
Uncle Jang got in the way. He has thoroughly been cleansed from history. There are now no official photos or videos of him. He has been denounced as “despicable human scum.” In a mock trial, he was convicted of an attempted coup (that probably never happened) and a wide range of “thrice-cursed acts of treachery.” Last seen, Jang was showing obvious signs of torture and was stooped and stumbling. Humiliated before execution. Kim does Communism proud.
As the US and the world collectively do nothing, everyone wonders who will be purged next. Carl Bildt, Sweden’s Foreign Minister, dubbed Kim’s regime “the empire of horror.” He is right and the US could be next on Kim’s to do list.