The North Koreans were rattling their saber again and upped the ante this time, threatening a ballistic missile strike on the U.S. territory of Guam. While some residents expressed concern, others said that their trust in the US military will keep them safe.
North Korea’s military said it is considering a missile launch aimed near the U.S. strategic military installations in Guam, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. And they’re reporting that they now have a nuclear capability.
The government of Kim Jong Un has liked to threaten and act like the unhinged dictator who will fire off a nuclear weapon at the drop of a hat. But in reality, much of what has been portrayed in the media is a well-acted façade. Every time Jong rattles his saber, he gets concessions, either political or economic from previous US administrations. Not so much this time with the administration of Donald Trump. He makes threats as serious as the Koreans do. So how do Guamanians feel?
“The threat is pretty scary,” said Graceful Fiden, 28, of Tumon, Guam. “It’s going on further, so we should worry about it.”
But, he said, “I believe in the military on Guam, together with the U.S.”
Yonhap reported that the North’s strategic force in charge of the country’s ballistic missiles issued a statement that it is seriously reviewing measures to send a strong message that it can neutralize the U.S. military bases in Guam that house nuclear bombers and other key assets, with its Hwasong-12 missiles.
In comments made Tuesday at the clubhouse of his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., President Trump warned North Korea that it “best not make any more threats to the United States.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” Trump said.
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