As Kim Jong-un continues to tease with North Korea’s nuclear capabilities and a promise to continue firing missiles, tensions are getting higher.
In the last days, he has even threatened to blow up the USS Carl Vinson, a US aircraft carrier that is in position to retaliate if Jong-un carries out his threat to fire more missiles.
He made a propaganda video showing the destruction he has planned if the US makes a move toward North Korea showing the aircraft carrier being blown to pieces, and stating that “a knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier.”
In light of tensions rising on all sides, including Russia and China having moved troops to the North Korean border, a major city in the US is preparing for a nuclear attack.
From Freedom Daily, an alert has been issued called “Operation Gotham Shield.”
“As the name suggests, the preparations are underway in New York, aka “Gotham City,” and also covers all of New Jersey as well.”
“The government exercise is an “Improvised Nuclear Detonation Incident,” the Daily Mail reports. However, that’s not all that was revealed which has residents rightfully on edge.”
“The happening to end all happenings will take place in six days,” an anonymous user posted about “Operation Gotham Shield” on an online thread on Thursday, where details of the exercise were revealed.”
“Although this is said to be just a simulation, some thinks it could become something worse. The post, which was shared to the Health Care Association of New Jersey’s page a couple of weeks ago read:
“EXERCISE – Operation Gotham Shield/Improvised Nuclear Detonation Incident – April 26, 2017 :: This is a reminder that on April 26, 2017 – HCANJ/LANJ will be participating in ‘Operation Gotham Shield’ in conjunction with our NJESF #8 Partners including NJDOH-PHILEP, New Jersey Medical Services Task Force, Office of the Medical Examiner, NJDHS-Disaster Terrorism Branch, Urban Area Strategic Initiative, as well as, State Office of Emergency Management, local, county and Federal Law Enforcement agencies.”
Although the warning was very detailed and believed to be underway, the post has either since been removed or is being questioned as to the existence of it in the first place.”
“The drill is said to be routine and while we know military and government exercises occur all around as all the time, it’s reasonable to believe that “Operation Gotham Shield” is real and perhaps authorities didn’t want inquiring minds meddling in the plans for security reasons – especially since specifics like time and place were provided.”
“On Tuesday April 25th 2017, at 0800 the Gotham Shield Exercise will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford NJ,” Tyson Mowry, ERHC Helicopter Emergency Response Program (HERP) Coordinator, shared in the announcement, according to the Daily Mail’s report.”
It’s always best to be prepared for a disaster, and these drills, no matter how unnerving, are important.
Just like there are practice drills for terrorist attacks, the hope is that this will help assure that Americans are prepared for worst case scenarios.