With all of the controversy surrounding Former NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman’s visits to North Korea claiming a “friendship” with Kim Jong Un, you have to question first – his motives – and second – their relationship.
What does Rodman see in this proven vicious and unpredictable leader of one of the U.S.’s enemies and what on earth does this leader see in Rodman?
You have to wonder if there is some motivation other than friendship for Jong Un, after all – he has an entire nation at his fingertips.
Turns out Fox News wonders that too – with their recent headline, Rodman being used as doormat, not diplomat, say North Korea defectors.
You have to chuckle at that headline and the impetus – here is Rodman, looking like a blubbering fool to Americans – running to North Korea for an “evil” dictator’s birthday, to entertain him with basketball.
Escapees of the Hermit Kingdom, a name given to North Korea, have said that he is more of a doormat than a diplomat.
“You think Kim Jong Un is your friend, but he is just using you,” Jo Jin Hye, a North Korean refugee who has become a human rights advocate working with U.S.-based North Korea Freedom Coalition and is founder of NKinUSA told FoxNews.com in a message directed at Rodman.
“He’s friendly with you just so he can mislead his people,” she said. “He wants to make them think that the outside world accepts their leader.”
Rodman actually thinks he is making friends and initiating some sort of connection from the U.S. to N. Korea as he indicated in previous statements. When he was asked, since he is the only U.S. citizen that has been able to gain such tremendous access to Un, if he would check into the notorious labor camps and find out about its prisoners, he replied, “That’s not my job,” he said. “The only thing I am doing right now, I am only doing one thing: this game is for his birthday. It’s for his birthday.”
“And I hope that if this opens doors and we can actually talk about certain things, then we can do certain things, but I am not going to sit there and go in and say ‘hey guy, you’re doing the wrong thing’.”
“That’s not the right thing to do. He’s my friend first. He’s my friend. I don’t give a ****. I tell the world: he’s my ******* friend, I love him.”
No, he won’t investigate the 200,000 plus political prisoners locked in labor camps where torture is the norm – but he’ll travel thousands of miles to entertain the worst dictator alive today.
It’s doubtful that Kim Jong Un is going to tolerate much more of this moron.
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