Executions of the Jang Song Thaek family were carried out via direct orders from North Korea leader, Kim Jong-Un. The executions were allegedly ordered because Kim did not like his uncle, Jong Song Thaek, disapproving of his leadership.
ABC.net reported Jan. 27 that the Jang Song Thaek family executions happened last month because Jang Song was "attempting to overthrow the state." The killings involved all "direct relatives" of Kim's uncle -- including children -- reports claim.
Other than the Thaek family executions were North Korean ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia, a South Korean news outlet reported that cited multiple sources.
"Extensive executions have been carried out for relatives of Jang Song-Thaek," an anonymous source said.
"All relatives of Jang have been put to death, including even children."
The Jong Song Thaek family executions included "Jang's sister Jang Kye-sun, her husband Jon Yong-jin, the ambassador to Cuba, and the ambassador to Malaysia Jang Yong-chol, who is a nephew of Jang, as well as his two sons."
It was even said that sons, daughters and grandchildren of Jang's two brothers were executed as well. It is unknown why they were ordered to be killed. A source has told news outlets in South Korea that some of Jang. A source said some members of the family were shot with a pistol in front of people if they resisted being forced out of their apartments.
The only people spared in the Jang Song Thaek family killings were those related by marriage. They were moved to remote villages "with their maiden families." That included the ambassador to Cuba's wife.
Kim's party "eliminated Jang and purged his group, unable to remain an onlooker to its acts any longer," state media reported.
The Jang Song Thaek family executions show just how far Kim Jong-Un will go to possess complete control over North Korea and anything else he wants. The U.S. is certainly on high alert over these latest actions. Someone like this in power is a danger to everyone around him who does not see things from his perspective.