Posted May 08, 2013

Dennis Rodman calls on Kim Jong Un to release Korean-American


The one-and-only Dennis Rodman is calling upon a close friend, a man he calls Kim, to release a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state.

In response to a May 3 Op-Ed in the Seattle Times by Thanh Tan, which called upon Rodman to leverage his relationship with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to release the 44-year-old Washington man, the Worm tweeted that he is calling upon Un to “do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose.”

The Hall-of-Fame basketball player has raised eyebrows the past few months after he visited North Korea with a number of Harlem Globetrotters and a film crew to document the trip. He considers Un a close friend and said he would like to go back to the country this summer.


I would love to see Kim take this opportunity to embrace the friendship of his new friend Mr. Rodman and toss the man a bone. Not only would this cement the relationship between the two men, but Kim would be giving Obama and all in the US govt the middle finger at the same time. Assuming I understand Kim's motives I can think of no more perfect of an opportunity to:

A.) not leverage the hostage/prisoner for political gain as all parties have stated is not going to happen

B.) exert your authority as leader

C.) take part in global affairs without having to go through the UN, US, China and so on firstĀ 

D.) build some street cred as a benevolent ruler instead of one whom rules over death camps