Friday, March 1, 2013

Dennis Rodman Meets With The North Korea Leader At The Basketball Court

Report: Dennis Rodman And Kim Jong Eun Hung Out, ‘Laughed Together’ -- Washington Post

A few days into former American basketball star Dennis Rodman’s bizarre and apparently impromptu trip to North Korea, Chinese state media have reported that Rodman actually met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun.

The two reportedly sat next to one another during a (tied!) basketball game between North Korean players and visiting members of the Harlem Globetrotters. According to Xinhua, they “talked directly to each other and laughed” throughout the game and without an interpreter. So Kim definitely speaks English.

Rodman reportedly said, “Although relations between the two countries are regrettable, personally I am a friend of Marshal Kim Jong Un and the DPRK people.”

Read more ....

More News On Dennis Rodman Meeting North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Dennis Rodman is North Korean leader's 'friend for life'
-- CNN
Rodman Meets With North Korea Leader, Courtside -- New York Times
In Pyongyang, Kim, NBA's Rodman Watch Basketball -- Voice of America
Friends forever: Rodman warms to North Korean dictator -- Christian Science Monitor
Quoted: Dennis Rodman pledges friendship to Kim Jong Eun -- Washington Post
Dennis Rodman makes the front page in North Korea -- Passport/Foreign Policy
Dennis Rodman tells Kim Jong Un: 'You have a friend for life' -- FOX News/AP
The Kims' long love affair with basketball -- Passport/Foreign Policy

My Comment: I am truly surprised .... such a get-together is unprecedented .... the idea that Kim Jong Un would hang out with Dennis Rodman and speak English without a translator is something that I would never have predicted .... and I am doubly sure is also raising many an eyebrow in Washington.

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