I’ve seen several reports this morning of a purge going on in North Korea involving the diplomats who are involved with the failed Kim/Trump summit.

While the American Press is quite willing to lay these executions at the feet of Donald Trump, I’m not so certain.

For example, the BBC…. (hardly a collection of right-wing thinkers there):

But there is a reason we treat reports about North Korean officials being executed with extreme caution. The claims are incredibly difficult to verify and they are very often wrong.

Both the South Korean media and the government in Seoul have reported on purges in the past – only for the “executed” officials to turn up a few weeks later looking alive and well next to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

On this occasion, a single anonymous source has told a newspaper in Seoul that Kim Hyok-chol, the former North Korean envoy to the US and a key figure in talks ahead of the summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in Hanoi, was executed at an airport in Pyongyang.

According to reports I’m seeing in the European Press today, one of the people executed was the senior representative to Spain, as well as being part of the summit between Kim and Donald Trump.

That’s important, given the small matter of a break-in at the Korean embassy in Madrid, for which the Spanish are saying there is every indication it was an inside job.

The little gargoyle

Certainly, executions are fairly standard fare for any socialist regime. and Kim and his predecessors have done this in the past with some degree of regularity.

So, it seems a little premature and probably out of bounds to claim that this had anything to do with Donald Trump.

If there is a bright spot in all of this, it is that so little gargoyle believes … and I think correctly …that revolution from inside the country… Meaning the ousting of Kim… is still a possibility.