Probably not, but a Hong Kong newspaper aligned with China’s Communist Party is claiming that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s once-powerful uncle was executed by being stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by 120 starved dogs.
Kim’s uncle, the once-powerful Jang Song Thaek, was executed on December 12, and although it had been previously reported that he had been shot by a firing squad, the method of execution was never officially confirmed. Until now…?
According to the less than reputable report, published in the less than reputable Wen Wei Po newspaper, instead of being executed via a normal firing squad like every other political prisoner, Uncle Jang was stripped of his clothes and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides. Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on the prisoners until they were completely eaten up. Or what the North Koreans call “quan jue”, or execution by starved dogs. The “quan jue” supposedly lasted an hour with Kim Jong Un and 300 other senior officials supervising the massacre.
Wen Wei Po’s account of how Kim Jong Un finished off his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, seems a little far-fetched – even for North Korea, a country led by a demented child with nuclear access. But the Wen Wei Po article, which has been picked up by many major news agencies, does reveal two things: China is willing to bad mouth North Korea and North Korea isn’t the only country who likes to spice up a news story with a little propaganda.
The only way to truly verify the story is to head into a Chinese Walmart and check if there’s any Jang Song Thaek DNA in their five-spice dog meat.
Via: USA Today