RON HART: Jang-o Unchained: Kim Jung Un offs his uncle

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 04:46 PM.

Rodman fits the pattern for Un, where the bizarre is the norm.

Un did invite Rodman to return to North Korea, hopefully for good, so Rodman can teach the state basketball team what he knows about winning: pass the ball to Michael Jord-Un.

In addition, Bill Clinton went to North Korea in 2009. My guess is a city named “Pyongyang” sounded compelling to him. He did bring back two young women journalists. Imagine that.

North Korea has been under communist rule since the 1940s. There is little electricity, free health care (but no one can see a doctor or get medicine), and the government starves its people and tells them what they can eat. It is as if Obama had been running the country for 20 years.

Kim Jung Un will have his scientists killed if they cannot figure a way for him to take a bubble bath with his medals on his chest.

The West’s willingness to ignore the inhumanity in North Korea has served to embolden its despotic leader. South Korea does not want Un removed from power for fear of having to deal with an influx of 24 million North Korean refugees.  

Tribalism and faux Communist brotherhood keep China from doing anything, while the U.S. dances a delicate dance with China on human rights. It is like you know your landlord is beating his wife and kids, but you owe him so much back rent you cannot pay that you are afraid to say anything or he will start eviction proceedings.  

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