Most of us thought that Dennis Rodman’s surprising and supposedly unplanned and unsanctioned trip to North Korea a little while back was bizarre, but then again, it’s Dennis Rodman. He is the dictionary definition of bizarre. At the time, it offered a small window into the world behind the iron curtain of North Korea, but there was no reason to think that just a few short weeks later, Kim Jong Un, Dennis Rodman’s friend by his own admission, would be threatening to launch a nuclear attack on the United States, declare official war on South Korea, and basically beat his fists on the floor in one childlike temper tantrum after another. So, in light of all of that drama, it’s kind of hard to not wonder what exactly did transpire in Rodman’s visit. But even more startling is that Rodman says he is going back, and now even insists that the FBI has contacted him to be an informant.
Okay, so the first red flag there is that he is publicly saying the FBI wants him to be an informant and go to North Korea to collect information. One would think that would probably drive a permanent stake in the newfound friendship between Dennis and Kim Jong Un. Most people dismiss it as just Dennis Rodman talking some more noise and there’s nothing to it. But could that be the very point of it all? Could Dennis Rodman be saying these things knowing that the North Korean government will dismiss it as silly talk as well?
There are already some outlandish conspiracy theories regarding Rodman’s first trip out there circulating on the web. For example, one enterprising conspiracy theorist has presented the theory that Rodman was sent to North Korea by President Obama and the American government with specific instructions for Kim Jong Un to start making these threats just like he has done. The idea being that this is some sort of government plot and that basically the North Koreans are willing participants in the pandering. Could this be some sort of attempt to flush China into going one way or another? In any case, it’s outlandish to say the least, but the whole story is so bizarre that most anything could be a possibility at this point.
So, what do you think? Does Dennis Rodman hold in his hands the power to plunge the world into an Armageddon-ish nuclear war? Or is he just really damn popular in North Korea, despite being “old news” to most Americans? What do you think?