Guam Map: Where It Is Relative to North Korea

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Tourists in Hagatna, Guam in July 2017.

Guam, the tiny South Pacific island that’s smaller than the city of Chicago, has been thrust into the spotlight as the dispute between the U.S. and North Korea continues to escalate. After President Donald Trump threatened to meet North Korea with “fire and fury” if it continues its nuclear weapons program, North Korea responded by threatening the island. It is the U.S. territory that is closest to Pyongyang and has been a military stronghold since the U.S. acquired it from Spain after the Spanish-American War in 1898.

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Google MapsA map of Guam.

After Trump’s comments, a spokesman for the Korean People’s Army said on state-run television that it was going over “military options to form attack positions” around Guam to “sent a stern warning” to the U.S., reports NBC News. Late on August 9, North Korea issued another statement, calling Trump’s threat “a load of nonsense” and explaining that its plan is to launch missiles just off the coast of Guam.

The back-and-forth statements from the two countries followed a Washington Post report on a U.S. intelligence confidential assessment that concluded North Korea has made a miniaturized nuclear warhead that will fit inside its missiles.


It’s the Territory Closest to North Korea

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Google Maps/distancefromto.netThe distance from Guam, the southern point, to North Korea is about 2,200 miles.

As the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance noted in a November 2016 report, Guam is closer to North Korea than any other U.S. territory. It is 2,200 miles from North Korea. Hawaii is the closest state, but it is over 4,600 miles away from North Korea.

The Telegraph notes that North Korea is thought to have around 1,000 ballistic missiles and many of them are short-range. However, the most recent launch tests have shown that Pyongyang has missiles that can travel over 7,400 miles. That could even put London, which is 5,380 miles from the country in range. Most of the U.S., other than the Florida peninsula, is also within that range. However, successful tests have only shown a range of 2,200 miles, which puts Guam in range.

“If North Korea really decides to fire missiles at Guam, they probably will not design the missile to actually reach the territory of Guam, but just arrange missiles to blow up before they land on Guam, just to threaten the US or to show off their missile capability,” Yang Uk, a senior research fellow at the Korea Defense and Security Forum, told the U.K. Express. “North Korea probably is afraid of what the US would do if their missiles actually hit the US territory, because the US will not let that go.”

Guam Homeland Security spokeswoman Jenna Gaminde told USA Today that a missile launched from North Korea would take 14 minutes to reach the island. “Our office will be notified from the military and will utilize all forms of mass communication to get the message out to the public,” she said, adding that local media, mayors and social media will be enlisted to get the informaiton out.

The island is only 210 square miles. As of July 2016, its population is 162,742, the CIA estimates. Just over 37 percent of its population are Chamorro, the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands.

Guam is also near another U.S. territory, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands. It is a group of 15 islands with a population of only 53,467.


Military Bases Take Up Nearly 30 Percent of Guam’s Total Land Area

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GettySoldiers saluting the U.S. flag on June 3, 1944 on Guam. For almost three years during World War II, the island was occupied by the Japanese.

One obvious reason for North Korea choosing to threaten Guam is its large U.S. military presence. Since Guam is so close to China, Japan, the Philippines and North Korea, it has remained an important territory for the U.S. military.

The island is home to U.S. Naval Base Guam and the Ordnance Annex, which is located a mile southeast of the main base. The U.S. Air Force also has Andersen Air Force Base on the island. Nearly 30 percent of the island’s total land area is under military jurisdiction.

As The Associated Press notes, the military will be relocating thousands of Marines from the base in Okinawa to Guam. Two supersonic bombers from Guam also flew over the Korean Peninsula last month.

The Guamanian economy also depends on the military. The only industry that’s more important is tourism.


Guam Has an Elected Governor & a Non-Voting Representative in Congress

Anyone born in Guam is a U.S. citizen, although they cannot vote for President and do not pay income taxes. Like Puerto Rico, Washington D.C. and other territories, it has a representative in Congress, although she cannot vote for legislation.

Madeleine Bordallo has represented the territory since 2003, after serving as Lieutenant Governor from 1995 to 2003. She was also First Lady of Guam when her late husband, Ricardo Bordallo, served as Governor from 1983 to 1987. She is a Democrat.

Guam’s elected governor is Eddie Baza Calvo, who was elected in 2011. He is a Republican.

On August 9, Calvo recorded a special address to ensure Guam’s citizens that the island isn’t under an immediate threat, although he has been in contact with federal agencies in Washington.

“An attack or threat on Guam is a threat or attack on the United States,” Calvo said. He added that he wants to remind the national media that “Guam is American soil and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marianas. We are not just a military installation.” He said they are prepared for “any eventuality.”

Guam has been part of the U.S. since 1898, after the Spanish-American War. Three days after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese empire took control of the island. The U.S. took back Guam in July 1944. In 1950, it became an unincorporated U.S. territory.

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Anon

DNS: God is with everyone who cries out to Jesus, to be their Savior. Otherwise, He waits for the invitation. No one on earth is going to be saving themselves, or mankind. Only Jesus can do that. That’s why He came to us to begin with.
The world is rapidly going to hell in a hand basket. Long before this president took office. The social & moral decay has been ongoing. But on the fast track in the past decade or so…big time.
Environmental issues fast exploding. Natural Disasters multiplying like never before, everywhere.
The US may be OK ‘for now’, but several other countries are in financial ruin. We’re in line for the same, regardless what anyone, including the ‘experts’ think, or say. It’s on its way. And sooner than most are ready for.
The MSM is NOT telling it like it Really IS. You have to go on line to other countries, to get REAL News. And b/c BO sold us out to the UN back in Oct, it’s getting more difficult to get that REAL NEWS, freely. The Internet has been slowly changing, steadily, ever since. Getting much more controlled by those outside the US. As was the plan. Just 1of so many implemented against us by BO. He had 8 long years to take America down. And did a bang up job of it. People are so Clueless as to what REALLY went on. SMH And unfortunately, still are.
The Dumbing Down of America has been a big success. :/

Every single Prophecy in the Bible has come true to date, & is continuing to unfold before our eyes. Have you any clue to those odds? Especially since they were foretold over 2,000’yrs ago, by men who had no clue what they even meant?! 100’s of Billions to ONE. They were God inspired, & were put down as such.
Only a Fool would call God’s Word, bunk. And God Himself called them Fools.

We’re on the cusp of what is called The Great Tribulation in Revelation of His Word. We are currently in Rev. 3. The time just before the Tribulation happening & the rise of the Anti Christ, that millions will fall prey to & perish, b/c of their ignorant foolishness. They will believe him, when he calls himself, ‘god’.
He is very much alive, well &’waiting to take his place on the worlds stage. And a totally fallen, desperate World will be welcoming him, b/c he will be charismatic, well spoken, cunning & appear to be a man of peace, amid the rampant chaos that will ensue. Even bringing a very temporary peace to the worlds very, chaotic times. Which will have the ignorant of who he really is, falling for his BS, even more. Anyone who SEEMS to bring ‘peace’ to the hotbed Middle East, will be a ‘god’ to them. ;). And no doubt, he will be, ‘impressive’. But he WON’T be God. Just an imitation, as Satan always imitates God, every chance he gets. Even appearing as an angel of light. Which is why it’s sooo important to know God’s Word to us. Ignorance will be the death of millions. It is Written. And we continue to see that, through the centuries, including today.
Ignorance knows no boundaries in any area, with any one.

There will be a 1 World Government (sound familiar?) fully in place. A New World Order in bloom. A 1 World Religion, that many will be part of.
Everything is being set up for years for this. The Democrats very much a huge part of it. Most especially BO.
It’s the real reason why President Trump is so hated. He is totally AGAINST All of it. And has thrown a Major wrench in ‘their agenda’ to bring the 1 World System to fruition. Soros continues to spend Billions taking Trump &’this Administration down. He’s who’s behind all those PAID protests over so long, stirring up the ignorant followers of blinded leading more blind. Thousands were bussed in to participate. These people have No Clue. They’re just being paid to squawk.

This pope is also very much involved. He’s who is referred to as, ‘The False Prophet’ in Bible Prophecy. He IS the last pope this world will see. His predecessor was ‘removed’, b/c he posed a ‘threat’ to the ‘agenda’ at hand. He’s kept still, in the papal palace, where they can continue to keep an eye on him. B/C ‘he knows’.
Francis will be behind the 1 World Religion, people are drawing nearer toward all the time now. (Love all, accept everything & evryone, regardless…..) It’s the new way of the world! All sounds so ‘tolerant’. And isn’t that the way it should be? Keeping tabs on what Francis is doing? You should be… So beloved by all. The first pope ever, to cross so many boundaries, regardless of religion. No accident. Planned.

Anyone who does not go along with the relentlessly driven ‘PC’ flow, is now the hated; ‘the bigots, the intolerant, the haters.’ It’s all been ‘spun around’. Very successfully by Satan, himself. Which millions are following, quite contently. They are blinded to the truth. So they call it a Lie. And Satan smiles, tasting his victory. At least, over them.
They’re already initiating ‘the mark’ in seemingly more innocent & useful ways. They started w/our dogs, years ago. People who are ignorant of God’s Word, are lining up to get that ‘chip’ implanted in their hand now. Clueless they’re selling their soul to the devil. It’s now happening right here, in America. People being made ‘ripe’ for the devils pickings. All in the name of the much beloved, ‘latest technology.’ The youth of today know nothing else. Uneducated in the Word, they’re the easiest prey.

Sin is on the level of the days of Noah again. And Sodom … Just as God said it would be, right before the Tribulation. And millions of people are blinded to it. Just as they were back then, too. He wiped the Sin out both times then. And He WILL, again. Much to His mocking haters, Shock.
Good is called bad. And Sin is now good. God’s Word &’those who stand for it, persecuted & silenced, in favor of ‘acceptance’ of Lies & Sin, & what MAN says, over what GOD says. God is no longer relevant. He’s outdated. Not real. The Lies of Satan have taken hold w/millions. And the price paid will be very high.

God does not tolerate Sin, so will not, when it will be before Him. NO Sin will enter Heaven. And b/c so many will have rejected Jesus, who is our Only chance to be Redeemed in God’s eyes, they will also be rejected by God. All who choose a life w/o Jesus here, will get exactly what they chose for themselves, forever. God lets us ALL make our own choice for ourselves.

As the world marches further down the Road to Perdition, a loving Savior waits for anyone’s invitation to come into their heart, so they can be saved. Not only from the hell on earth to come soon, but the hell they would otherwise have chosen for themselves, for all eternity.

I strongly suggest everyone who does not ‘know’ now, to please dig in, so they will ‘know’. There will be NO excuses to be heard, for anyone Jesus is not standing up for, to His Father, between them & Eternal damnation. If people don’t believe & don’t care to dig in, I challenge them to ask Jesus with a Sincere heart & contrite spirit, to Reveal Himself to them. B/C if He’s real, you sure DO want & Need, to ‘know’.

JOHN MAYOR → Anon

CHRISTGOPHER: A. WRAY OF SUNSHINE
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In addition to Trump FAILING to sue CNN for CNN’s refusal to air Trump’s “PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT (the which, Trump would LOSE!… as he could be shown to have attempted a violation of the CONSTITUTIONALLY SANCTIONED Security of the Person of Americans!)”, he has also FAILED to “legally challenge” an “alleged victim” at, h-t-t-p://www(dot)huffingtonpost(dot)com/lisa-bloom/why-the-new-child-rape-ca_b_10619944(dot)html, for an allegation of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E!… and to sue alleged “FAUX NEWSERS”, that/ which have “falsly reported” the said C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E TALE! Thus, how can ANYONE– i.e., of G-O-O-D C-O-N-S-C-I-E-N-C-E!– trust a wanna- be Prez who screams “FAUX NEWS”, “FAUX NEWS”, “FAUX NEWS”!… and would sue his neighbor’s housecat if given the chance!… but would “clam up” tighter than a Contestant’s crotch on a segment of his The Apprentice, when challenged on his F-A-I-L-U-R-E to go after the I-L-L-E-G-A-L-I-T-Y O-F A C-L-A-I-M O-F C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E!! The reason, is ABUNDANTLY CLEAR!… T-H-E C-L-A-I-M I-S L-E-G-I-T!… A-N-D T-H-E R-E-M-O-V-E-D J-A-M-E-S C-O-M-E-Y, T-R-U-M-P– A-N-D T-R-U-M-P-‘-S “W-I-F-E”!– K-N-O-W I-T!
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Christgopher, If the allegation of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E re PHEWTUS is C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L and T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S!… and, proffered by a “FAUX VICTIM”* and “FAUX MEDIA”!… then will you– as the new FBI Director (who’s been Nominated by a Prez who was in a C-L-E-A-R CONFLICT OF INTEREST when making the Appointment/ Nomination!)!– be going after this “FAUX VICTIM”, for proffering C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L A-N-D T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S C-L-A-I-M-S O-F C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E? And, will you be going after the FAUX MEDIA for proffering C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L A-N-D T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S “N-E-W-S” O-F C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E? Christgopher A. Wray, will you uphold your D-U-T-Y to protect America’s children, and their families? Otherwise!… it’s hard to rationalize why the FBI would leave the alleged Trump victim “HIGH AND DRY (e.g., she withdrew her filing on Nov 4, 2016, due to said fears for her life!… stated her counsel!)”!… and CONVERSELY, would fail to go after this FAUX VICTIM for C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L-L-Y A-N-D T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S-L-Y giving false testimony re an allegation of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E on the one hand, and, would fail to go after FAUX NEWESERS for reporting C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E on the other! And, how does that absence of FBI D-U-T-Y even make sense? And, why would one believe– should one believe!– that the FBI is S-O-O-O-O I-N-C-O-M-P-E-T-E-N-T that it would either fail to protect a victim of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E (F-O-R W-H-I-C-H, T-H-E-R-E C-A-N B-E N-O M-O-R-A-T-O-R-I-U-M!)!… or fail to go after A FAKE VICTIM who has alleged such a claim, and fail to go after FAUX NEWSERS which have reported same! A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E! And in Huffington Post’s report of Trump’s C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E charges, there was SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE for a judge to ratify the sending of the matter to a court for adjudication by Dec 28, 2016! And, so!… if the victim was P-A-I-D O-F-F, A-N-D I-F H-U-S-H M-O-N-E-Y W-A-S O-F-F-E-R-E-D U-P A-N-D R-E-C-E-I-V-E-D, T-H-E-N T-H-E V-I-C-T-I-M A-N-D D-O-N-A-L-D T-R-U-M-P S-H-O-U-L-D B-E C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L-L-Y C-H-A-R-G-E-D! The victim, for R-E-C-E-I-V-I-N-G A B-R-I-B-E!… and he, for O-F-F-E-R-I-N-G A B-R-I-B-E, and for C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E!
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Lastly… Christgopher, will you be going after PHEWTUS for releasing Classified Information to the Russians, when they paid a visit to the White House earlier this year? And Christgopher, will you be seeking to ensure that the 750 people who were let go by Putin (and who could have provided HARD EVIDENCE re Trump-Putin COLLUSION during the 2016 U.S. Federal Election!)… and, by way of your Global Security contacts!… ensure the health and safety of those who are now VULNERABLE PUTIN TARGETS? Thanks!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!
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P.S.: Given the VERACITY of the allegation of C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E!… and Comey’s ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of this!… should Comey’s KNOWLEDGE soon pose an “indirect threat” to “certain” White House interests (e.g., if Comey decides to accept the offer from Julian Assange to act as a WikiLeaks Spy, re U.S. Government wrongdoing!), I’d be VERY CONCERNED about the safety and security of James Comey! Although!… maybe!… Julian Assange may feel that Comey would be “better protected” if he “befriends” the WikiLeaks League! And so, Christgopher Wray!… will you ensure the safety of James Comey should Comey decide to “spill the beans” on PHEWTUS?
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*The Federal Stalking Statute (see, Federal Stalking Statute, 18 U.S.C. §2261A) makes it a F-E-L-O-N-Y for someone to use any interactive computer service, or electronic communication service or system (by the FBI, CIA, NSA, the Media, or FAUX VICTIM!) with the intent to kill, injure, HARASS, INTIMIDATE, or place under surveillance (through an official and/ or an unofficial proxy!) another person… and engage in a course of conduct that places a person in reasonable fear of death, or serious bodily injury, OR CAUSES, ATTEMPTS TO CAUSE, OR WOULD REASONABLY BE EXPECTED TO CAUSE SUBSTANTIAL EMOTIONAL DISTRESS (but, let us include, THE POTENTIAL COMPROMISE OF A U.S. FEDERAL ELECTION PROCESS!)!
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First he said he will attack the coastal area of the USA, then he said he will attack Hawaii, now the little ass says he will attack the little country of Guam. He needs to make up what little mind he has or shut the fudge up, he is getting ready to be destroyed by China or the USA. I wonder if the people of North Korea know just how close they are to total inalation and the end of life as they know. Does the little runt let his people know what’s going on or like every night turn out the lights and keep them in the dark. I don’t want to see World War III, but that’s what it looks like is coming. God be with us all.

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