The term Sheeple is insanely accurate when it comes to those who listen to the news. It is absolutely ludicrous for anyone to be afraid of a war actually happening. Do you know why? Let me tell you:
First, and this should be a rather LARGE clue. Not a single embassy has issued a travel advisory.
From the Canadian Embassy Site:
SOUTH KOREA – Exercise normal security precautions
There is no nationwide advisory in effect for South Korea. Exercise normal security precautions. (emphasis mine)
Unlike their warning for North Korea.
NORTH KOREA – AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all travel to North Korea (officially named the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) due to the uncertain security situation caused by North Korea’s nuclear weapons development program and highly repressive regime.
There is no resident Canadian government office in the country. The ability of Canadian officials to provide consular assistance is extremely limited.
Do you SEE the difference?
Here’s the US Embassy in Seoul.
A Security Message for U.S. Citizens
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that despite current political tensions with North Korea there is no specific information to suggest there are imminent threats to U.S. citizens or facilities in the Republic of Korea (ROK). (emphasis mine)
The US Embassy on North Korea:
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
March 14, 2013
The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens about travel to North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK).(Actually, they go into rather LARGE depth in their warning.)
So stop your belly-aching and whining and fear-mongering about North Korea. The news is NOT your friend in this (or any other really) matter. They are there for one reason and ONE reason only….to make money but oh, they got you sooooo good. There are people who are listening to some fear because of fancy words put into the media, fueled even further by paranoid families that they have decided to quit their English teaching jobs here and go home. They don’t put a single, solitary REAL thought into the possibility of it actually happening. They only listen to the media (yay for profits!) and give up to their fears.
Have a nice flight home you people. Those who don’t bother to look into things for themselves. Those who let others make decisions for them. Those who have no spine.
War does NOT make a ruler popular. The Kim dynasty has a history of making threats after leadership change. This is all ‘sabre-rattling’. It is a ‘war of words’. It is all talk. If you think the vast majority is poor now, how do you think they could possibly handle any-type of prolonged fighting? Hell, even China is getting pissed at them, and China is their only real friend (not counting the Iran connections…).
Nothing is going to happen.
If it does, you have my explicit permission to say “I told you so.” Till then, Grow a pair!