New York City has always been threatened by terrorists, but we've always banded together, recognizing that we're living in constant danger, and gone about our merry lives.
Recently, North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, who is without a doubt one of the worst millennials (among other things) on the face of the earth, stated that the country is specifically focused on destroying Manhattan.
North Korea's threat comes in response to further U.N. sanctions imposed following a North Korean missile test early this month.
North Korea stated, "[we] sternly reject the U.N. sanctions as we view them to be the most reckless provocation."
The North Korean run media outlet, DPRK Today, issued this statement:
"Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union... If this H-Bomb were to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile and fall on Manhattan in New York City, all the people there will be killed immediately and the city would burn down to ashes."
Comforting, considering more than 1.6 million people reside in Manhattan, with a great deal more commuting from outer boroughs and adjacent states.
The country states that they have "developed a nuclear warhead small enough to be launched on a ballistic missile."
However, many people believe the threats to be baseless, as it is doubtful that North Korea has the technology to carry out such an attack.
Many experts believe that while the North Korean intercontinental-ballistic-missile program could reach the United States' West Coast, there is no evidence that North Korea could hit the East Coast.
Regardless of whether or not their threats contain any credibility, the South Korean government is responding with threats of their own.
"If the North continues to make provocations despite the stern warnings made by our military, it is inevitable for us to roll out a strict response that may lead to the destruction of the Pyongyang regime," stated South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff in a statement.
These threats come following the loss of a military submarine during an exercise, though it is unclear as to whether or not the submarine is adrift or whether it has sunk.
Similarly, a reportedly natural 3.1 magnitude earthquake shook the country this morning. While their last nuclear test sparked a 5.1 magnitude earthquake, it is believed that this one was not due to any missile testing.
Whether or not we'll be seeing imminent death as a result of an H-bomb from one of the most volatile leaders in the world is yet to be seen, but we're pretty sure we'll make it to next weekend.[via Mashable] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]