International media is reporting that Kim Jong-un ordered his ex girlfriend, Hyon Song-wol and members of her orchestra machine-gunned to death shortly after watching one of their popular performances. They were accused of the rather incongruous crimes of making pornography and possessing bibles. The notion of a cabal of bible-thumping pornographers would be laughable in most countries but perfectly consistent in “the second happiest place on Earth.” Indeed, the bizarre environment created in North Korea makes it very difficult to dismiss stories that would initially appear a hoax. The fact that this is considered in the realm of possibility says much about the state of North Korea.
The report appears to have originated with Chosun Ilbo, which stated: “They were executed with machine guns while the key members of the Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band and Moranbong Band as well as the families of the victims looked on.” Reports also stated that family members of those executed were sent to prison camps under North Korea’s law of “guilt by association.”
The reports stated that Hyon, her band leader, and the other musicians were executed just three days after their arrests. That is an improvement by the “death by mortar” approach used in an earlier case.
The rest of the Unhasu Orchestra and Wangjaesan Light Music Band were forced to watch, according to the reports.
Hyon was famous for her hit single “A Girl In The Saddle Of A Steed” — a pro-regime song that won a Hungarian competition in 2005. It was mistranslated in Western releases as “Excellent Horse-Like Lady”. Below is Hyon’s famous song, which is quintessentially North Korean in its propaganda content and it is hard to imagine what songs actually lost at the Hungarian competition.
According to reports, Kim Jong-un and Hyon were child friends and later sweethearts until Kim’s father Kim Jong-il cut off the relationship. There are rumors that they continued an affair after both married other people and some have suggested that the first lady may have had something to say about the executions. Kim’s current wife Ri Sol-ju was also a member of the Unhasu Orchestra before she married him.
Of course, such atrocities, if true, would not be possible without the continued support of China for the regime. While China has soured on North Korea recently, it still effectively props up the regime to avoid the reunification of Korea on its border.
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That’s evil man. Almost as evil as murdering a million innocent Iraqis civilians, under the pretext of using smartbombs which we were tod could hit a target the size of a dime, and lying about Saddam, being able to launch a strike at the west within 45 minutes.
But its ok, because Tony Blair smiles a lot.
Kim real stupid if him realy do like that ? him not a man that is
of course obama isnt killing them days later.. not when he can kill them the same day or are all of you forgetting about the drones lets say christopher dorner.. among others.. the fool above did it because his wife ordered him to in case any of you didnt know or dont understand that she was to part of the ex girlfriends orchestra.. lets get real here please
Midget, midget, bo biget, banna fanna fo figet,
i can say without a doubt our troops will come in a distant second in the synchronized barrier jumping and grunting competition
davidm2575 1, August 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm
When was the last time you heard about President Obama arresting anyone and having them killed by machine gun firing squad just days later?
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