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North Korea executes envoy in a purge
after failed U.S. summit: media

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 5/31/2019 3:48:52 AM

SEOUL - North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday. Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, along with four foreign ministry executives after they were all charged with spying for the United States, the Chosun Ilbo reported, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the situation.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork 5/31/2019 6:12:02 AM (No. 87484)
The Norks will probably have some trouble filling those slots now.....
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/31/2019 6:14:46 AM (No. 87487)
Being a North Korean official is hazardous to one's health. They have done things like this before. Kim doesn't have to listen to these officials anymore, and its better than firing (/s). Is this the end of Trump's North Korean diplomatic effort? Looks like that. Wait and see. It make Trump look bad. The article is from Reuters, and they are for anything that makes Trump look bad. Has anyone verified what the article reports is true?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy 5/31/2019 6:25:13 AM (No. 87496)
Too little info to understand. Who are they? Maybe they were spies. It might be an impetus for the US take a deeper look at the coup d'etat here at home and the consequences of treason in DC! (And No! I'm not saying NK is above reproach.)
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Highlander 5/31/2019 7:03:43 AM (No. 87526)
In countries like North Korea, failure is not an option. In fact, for everyone, untimely death is a sure thing.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Catfur27 5/31/2019 7:31:56 AM (No. 87563)
...Li'l Kim still has a long way to go to catch up to the klintons in the "Unfortunate Demise Of Associates" Dept ...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 5/31/2019 7:52:23 AM (No. 87591)
Kimmie is going back to his former ways. Xi and Putie both met with Kimmie to re-educate him on his alliances. Since then, Kimmie has turned stone cold. Not only will he reverse course with the USA, but, his brutal and tyrannical style will revert to what it once was. These last gentlemen who were executed were fortunate to get bullets through the head instead of the flame thrower or wood chipper that Kimmie operates himself. My advice to President Trump is to turn up the heat and let Kimmie have it with more sanctions. Kimmie launches a missile, we send a singing telegram aka a cruise missile to his front door.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 5/31/2019 7:54:49 AM (No. 87594)
Trump need only build a handsome and sturdy gallows on the WH Lawn.....with...say 12 trap doors. The penalty for TREASON is HANGING. But you can trust the Media to call it 'executing political opponents' when it happens. ....and justice requires that it happen.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone 5/31/2019 7:59:25 AM (No. 87597)
This does not make President Trump look bad. Now if the rockets and bombs start flying and dropping in the future Trump can say that “I tried” by absolutely going out of his way to negotiate total denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula with Kim at the executive level face to face, something that no previous US President did. Chances are the next move now rests with North Koreans who are in a position to eliminate the Kim dynasty, thus taking North Korea out of the cold, and then by coming back to the table.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ebenezer 5/31/2019 8:16:35 AM (No. 87618)
from the article: "Previously, North Korean officials have been executed or purged only to reappear with a new title, according to media reports." Really--dead people reappearing in Kim's regime? Reuters is almost as bad as the Associated Press for sloppily worded reporting.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pearson365 5/31/2019 8:50:06 AM (No. 87650)
#9, you don’t mean that their not dead dead? Is there anyway for our President to address one of those enormous Nork military parades? Trump could offer to shake the hands of the 600,000 plus soldiers after they stopped marching in goose step past podium. Handshakes might cause Kim to order mass executions of these soldiers. Which in turn could lead to revolt against Kim, his family and North Korea’s evil leadership.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: curious1 5/31/2019 9:41:51 AM (No. 87720)
#7, that's why the seditious and traitorous members of the media need to be the first ones up the steps.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 5/31/2019 10:14:51 AM (No. 87764)
Now THAT is 'holding them accountable". Too bad that when Hellary was "being held accountable" so many times, none of them were like this. Evil people have evil ways. Work for the devil, die by the devil. Hard to have much sympathy.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: john56 5/31/2019 10:39:24 AM (No. 87788)
And people complain about the turnover in President Trump's administration!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Starboard_side 5/31/2019 10:55:38 AM (No. 87803)
Something didn't go as planned, and some WILL pay the price for such failures, particularly on the global stage. It could be they didn't get what they wanted, or some were too willing to give too much, per Kim. In other news, China clamped down on the Meth trafficking from North Korea just the other day.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jacksin5 5/31/2019 11:39:16 AM (No. 87830)
It's like being a General for Darth Vader.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Timber Queen 5/31/2019 12:27:16 PM (No. 87859)
President Trump gave the world a window of opportunity to bring North Korea into the 21st century. He offered Kim a glimpse of respectability alongside other world leaders. Trump's initial efforts were successful enough to make China nervous. However, our homegrown enemedia teamed up with the globalist media churning out non-stop false accusations of crimes and unhinged behavior. From the beginning the enemies of freedom undermined Trump's efforts and Kim's trust and confidence to listen and follow this new force on the world stage. It is a tragic failure for the world, and a grand success for the globalist power structure. The blood of these envoys drips from the keyboards of every enemedia hack.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bythegates 5/31/2019 1:59:04 PM (No. 87903)
I strongly suspect this is fake news, meant to make Trump's life more difficult and extend the time the evil powers in the deep state hold on to their remaining but dwindling power.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Faldo 5/31/2019 3:19:31 PM (No. 87940)
Reuters slips this paragraph in the middle of the story.... "Reuters was unable to independently confirm the report. Previously, some North Korean officials who were reported to have been executed or purged reappeared later with new titles."
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Omen55 5/31/2019 4:53:42 PM (No. 87978)
Brings real meaning to having your job terminated.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/31/2019 5:39:16 PM (No. 88017)
I'm sure Kimmy wasn't happy ... he lost major Face and went back to Korea with his tail dragging! Oh well, life in a Dictatorship ain't worth squat!
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