"The people need to hear the sound of gunfire in order to restore discipline.”
- Kim Jong-IliIlGr
Looks like something’s gonna give in the hermit kingdom. But then again it’s looked like something’s gotta give there for a long time now. It’s a wonder the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been able to hold together like it has. When the collapse does happen it’s liable to happen without warning. Then what?
“Furthermore, this isn't the first time Kim has resorted to such a dramatic form of execution: in May 2015, the country used an anti-aircraft gun to execute its defense minister who had been caught napping. That particular execution was witnessed by hundreds of people, and was meant to send a clear signal by the country's ruler. It has been speculated that Kim Jong Un brings out the "heavy artillery", so to speak any time he feels particularly threatened and uses this dramatic method of termination to subdue any perceived growing opposition. Which in light of recent events, would be understandable, and would suggest that the risk of a North Korean coup is substantially higher than some may think.”