By Bob Resch. Purple Walrus Press.
Say it isn't so. Is this really happening? The mouse that roared has
done it again. North Korea test fired another ballistic missile on
Saturday April 29, shortly after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
said: " Failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile
programs could lead to catastrophic consequences."
The sabre rattling, threats, sanctions, name calling by all parties
has reached a point where cooler heads must prevail.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING, BUT, THERE MAYBE A WAY OUT OF THIS MESS AFTER ALL!!
In recent years, there's been one lone American that has been able to
communicate with Kim Jong Un. One unofficial Good Will Ambassador
that has walked and talked with the leader of North Korea, broken
bread, joked, partied and actually had some Big Fun while performing
for Kim Jong Un. We're not talking Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man.
It's not Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel.. Nope. Try this on for size.
It's the former Detroit Pistons Bad Boy himself, DENNIS RODMAN!! Kim
Jong Un idolizes Rodman's accomplishments as a professional basketball
player and his personality quirks.
Rodman's first trip to North Korea took place in February of 2013
performing with the Harlem Globetrotters and he's been back at least 6
times since. He calls Kim Jong Un a "friend for life" and says the
guy digs The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, 80's music as well as karaoke and
playing pool. Sounds like a regular guy to me.
In an article for Du Jour Magazine written by Lindsay Silberman,
Rodman talks about his visit and conversations where Kim Jong Un said:
"I don't want to bomb anyone, but we keep our nuclear weapons
because we are such a small country and that's the only way we can
defend ourselves." Rodman went on to say that Kim Jong just wants the
people and the government of America to know they don't hate Americans
and want to work with America. North Korea just wants American to
abide by the agreement that was written a few years ago.
I don't know anything about this agreement, but I have one question.
Is there anyone in the Trump Administration that's aware of Rodman's
relationship with the North Korean leader? I mean, c'mon man!! Not
even Vice President Pence, or Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, or
Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley can claim to have any
kind of personal connection with Kim Jong Un.
Meanwhile............the clock is ticking!!
The Trump Administration should move immediately to have Dennis Rodman
pay another visit to Kim Jong Un with one, and only one mission. To
set up a meeting, preferably in Beijing with the Chinese leader Xi
Jinping, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, North Korea's Kim Jong Un,
President of the United Nations Peter Thomson, AND President Donald
Donald Trump would have a perfect opportunity to be the great
negotiator that he claims to be. And this HAS GOT TO BE DONE FACE TO
FACE. Forget about all the go-betweens. Reach out and work out a
deal with North Korea and convince them why they don't need nuclear
missiles because NOBODY has any interest or intentions of invading or
taking over North Korea.
Kim Jong Un is a desperate man. He craves attention. He's turned a
deaf ear to the world. Meanwhile, North Korea's quality of life is
shrinking right before his eyes. His ego has blinded his common
sense. It just might take a good friend like Dennis Rodman to convince
him that peace is the only rational option.
I've sent an e-mail to WJR talk show host Frank Beckman suggesting
that he try to interview Rodman and see if there's a chance that
Rodman might be interested in contacting the North Korean leader and
setting up a summit conference as soon as possible. No time to
THE CLOCK IS TICKING!
Bob Resch. PWP.