In the morning of Aug. 9, Guam woke up to the news that North Korea was threatening to fire ballistic missiles aimed at waters surrounding the island. Right. We’ve heard it before. Guam residents waved it off and went about their daily business as usual.
Gov. Eddie Calvo advised the people to “go to the beach and live your lives.” Which didn’t mean “enjoy your last days on earth;” rather, it was meant to build reassurance that Guam didn’t have anything to worry about. No one really seemed worried, anyway.