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Thread: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

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    Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

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    "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."

    "Rodman's agent, Darren Prince, sent a text message to The Associated Press saying Rodman will be in New York on Sunday "to do some major press interviews and talk about his trip in North Korea as well as discussing what's accurate and inaccurate from the press the past few days."

    "Clearly you've got the regime spending money to wine and dine foreign visitors, when they should be feeding their own people," he said."

    "He accused the regime of depriving their people of food, shelter, water and maintaining prison gulags."

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    Isn't the USA the country with the highest proportion on its' citizens in prisons?

    Didn't sequestration cuts just lower aid to poverty stricken in the USA?

    Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un just like Bush to Baby Bush, eh?

    Will the fact that Kim is ordinary crash his Demon image in the USA press?

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    Re: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

    Un is not like Il. All those totalitarian nations are becoming more centric with westernization. Raul for Fidel, Un for Il. Hell, Khatami was incredibly pro-west for where he was.

    The world is turning sane - for the most part.

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    Re: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

    Rodman? Pshhhhh, I'll wait for Iron Mike's analysis.

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    Re: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Un is not like Il. All those totalitarian nations are becoming more centric with westernization. Raul for Fidel, Un for Il. Hell, Khatami was incredibly pro-west for where he was.

    The world is turning sane - for the most part.
    Do you mean the rest of the World is turning sane? We're imprisoning whistleblowers (Kirikao) who report torturers and don't imprison the torturers. We're imprisoning those that reveal the truth about the Iraq War (Manning). We want to arrest Julian Assange because he revealed the truth about our diplomacy of lies. Where's all that sanity in the USA?

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    Re: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

    Rodman should stay in NK.

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    Re: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Do you mean the rest of the World is turning sane? We're imprisoning whistleblowers (Kirikao) who report torturers and don't imprison the torturers. We're imprisoning those that reveal the truth about the Iraq War (Manning). We want to arrest Julian Assange because he revealed the truth about our diplomacy of lies. Where's all that sanity in the USA?
    There's nothing wrong with maintaining secrets for the purpose of military might, as every nation has that capability. To think that espionage and subterfuge are always by the book is to be incredibly naive.

    Out of curiosity, exactly in what way are you "conservative"? Is that just an ironic posting of your lean? I haven't seen a single post from you that would demonstrate conservatism.

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    Re: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    There's nothing wrong with maintaining secrets for the purpose of military might, as every nation has that capability. To think that espionage and subterfuge are always by the book is to be incredibly naive.

    Out of curiosity, exactly in what way are you "conservative"? Is that just an ironic posting of your lean? I haven't seen a single post from you that would demonstrate conservatism.
    I consider an expectation of "honest dealing" from my government to be a conservative lean. I consider "truth" to be a conservative lean. I consider a desire to not invade other Countries a conservative lean. I consider to limit Military Offense to be a conservative lean.

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    Re: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

    my view is that Rodman got caught up in the pomp and circumstance, and lacks the intellectual curiosity to go to google maps and check out the prison camps. he also probably didn't get to hang with starving north Koreans.

    Kim Jong Un? he's been largely handled and programmed his whole life. we can all claim that we would do differently under the same circumstances, but none of us can prove it. he likes basketball, and that's heartwarming, but he needs to get off of his ass and concentrate on bringing resources to his country instead of Iranian nuclear scientists to spend money on a bomb that will be national suicide if ever used. the DPRK is a tumor, and the world recognizes it as such. if it ever becomes malignant, the global immune system will kick into gear, and we'll all suffer a painful convalescence.

    I hope he decides to concentrate on food and basketball rather than war and oppression.

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    Re: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

    The North Korean people might beg to differ. If, that is, they were allowed to ever differ.

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    Re: Leaving NKorea, Rodman calls Kims 'great leaders'

    Rodman was in North Korea when he said that. What's he gonna do, say that Kim Jung Un is a horrible man who's killing his people? People have been jailed for much less there. So I don't have a problem with what Rodman said, at least at this point. I do wonder if his trip was a genuine attempt at some sort of diplomacy or information gathering though. If it was, then it would make sense for Rodman to praise Kim Jung Un since he appears to be the one guy the dictator likes a lot.

    My impression of Kim hasn't changed much. He seems like almost every other dictator. He's spoiled and contradictory. He preaches one thing to his people and does the exact opposite in his personal life. I will say though that he may have created conflict within his own country by having so much public fun with Rodman. North Korea is supposed to hate the United States and the more public NK's leaders display admiration for Americans, the more they undermine their authority.

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