Friday, 24 November, 2017

Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%"

Melinda Barton | 12 August, 2017, 10:03

After recent news on North Korea's quest for nuclear weapons, Trump warned that "the North would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it continues its missile threats.

We have so much to be proud of in Guam's number one industry", Eddie Baza Calvo, the governor of Guam, said in a press release on Thursday.

"Obviously, I am concern and there are lot of people in Guam and the Northern Mariana [Islands] that are concern because basically Kim Jong-Un is saying, 'hey we are going to bomb you, ' and he is pointing the finger at the territory of Guam", he said.

"There is a defense umbrella contained within South Korea, there is a defense umbrella for Japan, there are naval assets between Korea, Japan and Guam, and there is a missile defense system of Guam that make up a multi-level defensive umbrella".

Mr Calvo agrees: "It's paradise". "It looks lovely, you know I'm watching...it's such a big story in the news. But you'll be taken care of". "We've got 95 per cent occupancy and after all this stuff comes down we're going to have 110 per cent occupancy".

North Korea said in turn that it would complete plans to launch missiles into the waters near Guam by mid-August.

Visitors to the Homeland Security website are also directed to an American Red Cross guide on how to "shelter-in-place" during a chemical or radiation emergency.

"We are with you 1,000 percent".

The president then takes a jab at his predecessors, telling Calvo, "They should've had me eight years ago, or at least somebody with my thought process because that was the time".

"We are the best in the world by a factor of five", he says.

"There is no threat to our island or the Marianas", he said in a video message, adding that Guam is part of the United States and that the military and first responders will be ready should an attack occur.

If correct, and if the U.S. allows the missiles to launch in the first place, that leaves 17 minutes for tracking stations on land and sea - including the Pine Gap facility near Alice Springs - to calculate, target and try to destroy the missiles.