Thursday, October 12, 2006

North Korea

Due to the recent news coverage of alleged nuclear testing in North Korea, I've had some people express concern about our well being. I wanted to just make a quick statement in regards to this issue. I would have to say that if I didn't watch the world news in the morning or look at online news webpages I would have no idea that anything was going on. People here look at you like you grew another head if you ask them if they are worried about North Korea. Either they are totally oblivious, completely resigned or there isn't anything to worry about. I figure that if the people that live in North Korea's backyard aren't afraid then we should be just fine. Apparently there isn't even that much news coverage (in Korean) about it and they are more concerned about the fact that the USA are getting themselves involved. I was talking to Kelly teacher the other day about North Korea and her attitude was, "Well, I thought about what I would do if a war started in N. Korea and then I realized I wouldn't have to come to work so it would be okay. I'd just watch TV.". Yep, she is losing a lot of sleep as you can see. So don't worry about us, we're probably safer over here than you are.

8 comments:

Dylan said...

Actually, the two Korea's have officially been at war since the 50's. So I guess the prospect of war happening isn't new to most of them.

Not funny - just fact.

kristybruce said...

Another perspective....

... the bomb that was apparently detonated was something like only half a kiloton (I don't know for certain, I am telling you something I was told by someone else).

It is apparently quite difficult to intentionally build a bomb less than 1 kiloton.

Which means (likely) either:

1. The bomb failed (i.e. did not explode with its intended destructive force), or

2. It wasn't actually a nuclear bomb.

To put it in perspective, the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945 was 12.5 kilotons.

All this being said, I am not a nuclear physicist, only a rocket scientist.

Anonymous said...

OH GOOD! I'm super glad you are okay..I just love you and Matty soo very much!
Stephie

ambearo said...

Dylan- there has been a cease-fire since 1953, so yes, technically they are still "at war", but come on dude.

kristybruce- You know everything so I will just listen to whatever you say.

Stephie- I love you too!

kristybruce said...

You are a terribly smart person, so I am glad you have decided to listen to me.

Wait... were you being sarcastic? Am I being mocked?

kristybruce said...

You are a terribly smart person, so I am glad you have decided to listen to me.

Wait... were you being sarcastic? Am I being mocked?

kristybruce said...

Whoops.

ambearo said...

Way to spoil your credibility, kristybruce.