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During the days of the Cold War with Russia, many American communities conducted drills in the event of nuclear war. I recall having these drills in our classrooms where we were instructed to get under our desks with our backs to the windows and our eyes closed. Thousands of people built or had installed a bomb shelter at their homes and we all knew what the warning siren sounded like.

Authorities in Hawaii have renewed those sirens (air raid sirens) and have been starting to conduct drills in the even that North Korea does attack. Japan and South Korea are also conducting public drills in preparation of a possible attack.

Now the Pentagon has begun preparations along the US west coast in case of a nuclear attack.

(Constitution.com) – The days of making lighthearted jokes at the expense of the despotic regime in North Korea are officially over.

For decades, North Korea’s Kim family were viewed as wildly petulant crackpots with a thirst for power.  Their regimes have all been considered the very definition of evil, totalitarian nonsense, so bizarre in their behavior that they have inspired a number of fictional movie villains with their absurd actions, beliefs, and iconically bad style of dress.  Now, with pedantic man-child Kim Jong Un at the helm, the only thing that has changed is the seriousness of the threat that North Korea poses to the rest of the world.

Over the course of the last year, the once-laughed at nation has managed to make a serious claim regarding their nuclear and military capabilities, and the inevitable marriage of the two in the very near future.  Last week’s incredibly successful launch of a third ICBM has proven that North Korea possesses the ability to land a rocket anywhere in the U.S. mainland, and possibly attach a thermonuclear device to their new toy in a matter of months.

This news has The Pentagon scrambling to keep the west coast well defended…

For the Pentagon and so many others to take the measures they are in preparation of a possible attack is a strong indicator of just how serious the situation is and how much they believe an attack by North Korea will happen. You also have to consider that Iran is sending a fleet of warships to the Gulf of Mexico for supposed diplomatic meetings with some of their Central and South American allies. Since when are warships part of a routine diplomatic mission?

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