Reuters: North Korea says Jang Song Thaek, uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, executed

Jang Song-thaek and Kim Jong-un

That didn’t take long.

“The accused Jang brought together undesirable forces and formed a faction as the boss of a modern day factional group for a long time and thus committed such hideous crime as attempting to overthrow the state,” the North’s official KCNA news agency said.

Earlier, the BBC quoted DPRK State Media with this to say about Thaek’s arrest:

The state news agency KCNA accused Mr Chang of forming factions against the state, corruption and “depraved” acts such as womanising and drug abuse.

How do you spell “Teddy Kennedy” in Chosongul?  And where’s Johnny Cochran when you need him?