That's Gonna Leave a Mark

Now that's a lethal injection. (Image courtesy Dieter Vogeler/Wikipedia)

Now that’s a lethal injection.
(Image courtesy Dieter Vogeler/Wikipedia)

Now we know what puts a smile on Kim Jong-un’s face — execution by antiaircraft gun:


North Korea executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range, Seoul’s National Intelligence Service told lawmakers, which would be the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge.

Hyon Yong Chol, who headed the isolated nuclear-capable country’s military, was charged with treason, including disobeying Kim and falling asleep during an event at which North Korea’s young leader was present, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed in a closed-door meeting with the spy agency on Wednesday.

His execution was watched by hundreds of people, according to NIS intelligence shared with lawmakers.

The gun in question was likely a Soviet-made ZPU-4, as seen above, which fires up to 600 14.5mm shells per minute at a muzzle velocity of 3,300 feet per second.

I can’t imagine there was enough left of Hyon to bother cleaning up.

I do imagine however that when Kim meets his end, it will be an untimely and cruel one.



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