- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Every sentence of the decision served as sledge-hammer blow brought down by our angry service personnel and people on the head of Jang, an anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional element and despicable political careerist and trickster."
No, amazingly, it is not from Orwell’s dystopian novel, but rather from a statement issued just last Friday by the North Korean government about L’il Kim having his uncle killed. Of course, the uncle confessed to everything.