MAY I USE THE HOWITZER? If It’s Chilling and Crazy, It Must Be North Korea

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You must have heard it, too. The little four star general who runs North Korea so whimsically and with such a sense of his place in history had their Defense Minister shot for insubordination or treason or making fun of “Four Star’s” funny shaped head and his funnier shaped haircut. You have to always wonder about the stuff you see on the net. Some of it s pretty far out there. But since the news was about N. Korea you can be sure it’s true … if it’s weird.

I read one of Tom Clancy’s novels which included an execution of a high ranking government official because he failed to develop a way to extract gold from cucumbers or something similar. The means of execution was a pack of starving wild dogs. I mean …come on, Tom! Next you’ll be telling us about nut jobs flying airliners into buildings filled with people. Too crazy, right? But wait a minute!

I read Clancy sometimes because he invents an America run by tough and fair-minded guys. An America with a President who is a blue-collar, ex-Marine hero who is a sometimes closet smoker. Escapism, I know. It is the opposite of what we have (except the smokin’ part). (And maybe the “closet” part.)

I almost forgot the part about how the NKs used a firing squad to whack the Defense Minister, whose crime was actually falling asleep during one of “Four Star’s” lecture sessions. His “treason” also possibly included sassing Four Star. The NK firing squad, which usually … in normal nations … has blanks in all the squad members’ rifles, except for one … used an anti-aircraft gun. But no blanks.

You can’t make this stuff up.

About the author: Steve Bowers

Steve Bowers grew up on a farm in Indiana, attended Indiana University and went into the construction business. While working on a construction project at a law school he was appalled at how lawyers could screw stuff up on a simple building project. Thinking he could do better, Steve went to law school. He’s pretty naive.

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