Exactly what is happening here? Just as Andrei Lankov say's in this report, I believe that Kim Jong Un is getting tired of the 60, 70 and a few 80 year old men cackling in his ear, probably many times telling him how his grandfather and father would take care of business and as anyone of the younger generation he most likely doesn't want to "do" things the way his elders would take care of business. Kim Jong Un is starting to think about his own legacy and that he is not immortal and to protect himself he knows he is going to have to put people of his own generation around him. Does this mean things are going to get better for the North Korean people? Not necessarily for awhile anyways people could be once again hiding in their closets afraid they may be purged for one reason or another. I believe more leadership positions have "opened up" in the upper ranks of the military and all the way through national and local political organs of the country.
North Korean execution raises more question than answers - CNN.com