December 13th, 2013
05:51 AM ET

Uncertainty after North Korean execution

As the shock sinks in of North Korea's extraordinary announcement of the execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and former protector, government officials and analysts are trying to decipher what the brutal move means.

The ruthless disposal of Jang Song Thaek - Kim's uncle by marriage who had, until recently, been regarded as the second-most powerful figure in the secretive, nuclear-armed nation - has serious implications for North Korea, its neighbors and the United States, observers said.

But exactly what is going on inside the notoriously opaque North Korea regime remains as murky as ever.

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  1. 1608®

    First: It's my birth day. Second: i know how your grandson feels, it happened to my sister but i took a different path.

    December 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 1608®

    Was a time when love was the answer, i still live in that time.

    I may not be back this year so, MERRY CHRISTMAS and a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR to every one.

    December 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    No, but if that makes you feel better, ok.

    December 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Not me @ 752

    December 13, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ Rascal WHY would you think something like that?

    December 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      i'm thinkin' it's gottahbeesomethin' scandulous...what else could get crazybaduncle executed quickfast n'nah hurry...

      December 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Nah but it is very stupid @ JR! Do you like to wear womens clothes too, while you pretend to be us?? You need some serious help!

    December 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
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