Hong Kong’s Chinese government affiliated newspaper Wen Wei Po has reported that North Korea’s Dear Leader Kim Jong-Un had his uncle Jang Song-Thaek and five close aids executed by throwing them naked into a cage containing a pack of 120 wild dogs which had been starved for three days. The paper reported that it took the dogs more than one hour to complete the task. While executions in North Korea are usually carried out by firing squad, quan jue is supposedly reserved for the most hated persons in the country.
Kim’s uncle and mentor had been tried, convicted and sentenced to death on charges of treason and corruption. The paper reported that Kim personally observed the execution along with 300 senior North Korean officials. (Shades of the Roman Colosseum.)
Now it’s no secret that the North Koreans have been known for their ruthlessness and Dear Leader Kim is sort of an oddball. However, I don’t for one minute believe that Jang met his fate at the teeth of wild dogs. 120 dogs? Bullshit! It would have taken a very sizable enclosure to house those dogs, and by the second day of starvation they would have started tearing each other apart. Shit, they probably would have mauled each other while fully fed.
This report appears to be the collaboration between a Chinese journalist’s figment of imagination and the eagerness of an editor at Wen Wei Po to print a sensational story, probably fueled by their consumption of too much rice wine. I suspect Jang was executed in the traditional North Korean style … by firing squad.