Dennis Rodman Visited North Korea Again

by September 09, 2013

NBA Hall of Famer and all around crazy person Dennis Rodman went to see his buddy Kim Jong-un in North Korea once again. On the diplomacy front, The Worm did not have much to report. Yes, we’re shocked as well. Per Reuters: “Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman returned on Saturday from his second visit to North Korea this year where he again met the reclusive country’s leader Kim Jong-un, but did not come back with jailed American missionary Kenneth Bae. The flamboyant former NBA star’s visit came after North Korea abruptly withdrew its invitation to Robert King, the U.S. special envoy on North Korean human rights issues, who was expected to head to Pyongyang in a bid to secure Bae’s release. Bae, 45, was sentenced to hard labor for 15 years in May for crimes against the state. He had been arrested in November after entering the North with a tour group and his health has been deteriorating since he was imprisoned. Though there had been speculations that during Rodman’s visit the detained American would be released, he said ahead of his visit he was going for ‘another basketball diplomacy tour’. Wearing his trademark dark sunglasses, the 6-foot 7-inch (2.01 meter) Rodman emerged at Beijing’s international airport, a common waystation for travelers to and from North Korea, with an unlit cigar in his mouth. ‘That’s not my job to ask about Kenneth Bae. Ask Obama about that. Ask Hillary Clinton,’ he told a throng of reporters. ‘I don’t give a shit.'”