Diplomacy requires intelligence
Flamboyant former NBA celeb Dennis Rodman is notorious for a lot of things. Brilliance and international diplomacy are not among them.
During a recent trip to the repressive, communist-controlled dictatorship of North Korea, Rodman dined, drank and watched a basketball game with the country’s leader Kim Jong Un — apparently unconcerned that the head of the totalitarian regime has sworn to annihilate the United States. Last month’s third nuclear test and intensified long-range rocket launches are clearly saber-rattling aimed at the United States — which the despotic government has described as the “sworn enemy of the Korean people.”
Yet on Friday Rodman called Kim Jong Un an “awesome guy” and said his father and grandfather were “great leaders.”
In an airport interview on his way to Beijing, Rodman said it was “amazing” that the North Koreans were “so honest.” Along with calling Kim Jong-il and Kim il-Sung, North Korea’s founder, “great leaders,” Rodman proclaimed Kim Jong Un “a friend for life.”
“He’s proud, his country likes him — not like him, love him, love him,” Rodman said of Kim Jong Un. “Guess what, I love him. The guy’s really awesome.”
Does the cross-dressing, woman-beating, alcoholic who is behind nearly $1 million in child support payments have any idea that if North Koreans don’t “love him” they don‘t get a second chance?
Jonathan Kay writing for Canada’s National Post reports on the hideous gulags in the country where torture, lack of basic necessities and starvation are a way of life. We urge you to get the information our MSM often neglects to provide.
H/T Associated Press video
The grossly pierced and tattooed Dennis Rodman apologized on behalf of North Korea’s repressive leader during an interview today with George Stephanopoulos on ABC‘s This Week. Kim Jong Un, who can’t pick up the phone himself, told Rodman he “wants Obama to call him.” Rodman’s minuscule mind focuses on “He’s a great guy….He loves basketball…Obama loves basketball. Let’s start there.”
How about we start here: According to North Korea Freedom Coalition, an estimated 3 million North Koreans have perished under the country’s brutal dictatorial regime since the mid-1990s. Families continue to starve to death as the North Korean government withholds food rations to entire regions of the nation. The government arbitrarily detains, tortures, and executes its citizens, including children, in a large network of prison and forced labor camps.
Listen closely as Rodman responds to Stephanopoulos’ questions about forced labor prisons, by saying. “We do the same thing here.”
“Guess what?” “Guess what?” “Guess what?” says deep thinker Rodman.