Guam residents sound off on latest North Korean missile threats


“It’s actually been very scary since yesterday,” –Kate Quiambo, Guam resident.

Guam – Island residents awoke to even more threats from North Korea, this time straight from Pyongyang with an official KCNA statement once again threatening to strike Guam and the surrounding waters.

The latest statement announced this morning from General Kim Rak Gyom, the Commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army, threatened:

“The Strategic Force of the KPA is seriously examining the plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets in order to interdict the enemy forces on major military bases on Guam and to signal a crucial warning to the U.S.”

With the frightful news, one Guam resident said she’s already planning an extended leave of absence with her family.

“It’s actually been very scary since yesterday. So, right now we’re planning with my family what are we going to be doing from here on out. So, we’re trying to plan out if there’s an emergency and things like that. Actually, my dad was being serious and was saying maybe we should go move off to the Philippines,” shared Kate Quiambo.

Meanwhile, another resident expressed her full faith and confidence in the federal government’s capabilities.

“I’m a religious person,” said Martha Bernard. She added, “And I believe if it’s God’s will, it will happen. But, I believe in the U.S. that they will take care of us, and between my belief and my trust in our US president I don’t worry.”

The fiery threats from Pyongyang included plans for a strike at Guam:

“The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi Prefectures of Japan. They will fly 3 356.7 km for 1 065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam.”

Nonetheless, others liken the threats to nothing more than saber-rattling.

“I think one of the safest places to be is wherever they’re aiming,” said Kenneth Leon Guerrero.

The Guam resident concluded: “[North Korea’s] tests don’t seem to be too successful usually and we have missile defense.”