North Korea Executed Its Defense Chief With Gun Used To Take Down Airplanes For Falling Asleep In A Meeting

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North Korea executed its Defense Chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range in front of hundreds of people, according to Seoul’s National Intelligence Service. The reason? Showing disloyalty to Kim Jong Un by taking a little tiger nap during a meeting. What’s an anti-aircraft gun, you ask?

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Hyon Yong Chol was a 66-year-old senior four-star military officer who was vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, but was demoted to General in November 2012. On top of dozing off in the meeting, Hyon was also reported to have disagreed with Jong Un on numerous occasions and filed complaints against the leader in the past.

Hyon was arrested immediately following his nap, and executed without trail three days later.

Chol’s execution is anything but a one-off situation. According to Reuters, Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year as punishment for challenging his authority, and 70 officials have been executed since Kim took over after his father’s death in 2011.

The U.S.-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea indicated that the same firing range was used last October for an execution, claiming the target was only 100 feet away from the anti-aircraft guns. The guns have a range of almost 27,000 feet. Chance of survival: -18,000%.

I’ve never felt prouder to be an American.

[H/T The Coli]

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