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Bomb Drills and Serious Threats of Attack…

Bomb drills at schools, bombing of an island, serious threats of attack…still not a big response from my fellow Korean teachers.

(For brief information about North and South The Telegraph has an easy to follow timeline: North Korea’s Conflict with South Korea- Timeline )

In my previous post I mentioned how when the attack on Yeonpyeong Island happened the heightened sense of danger was a stand still. I am not sure if because I am not Korean, they do want to worry me or think illy of Korean’s. They definitely don’t want me to feel unsafe. I am left feeling confused and wondering what they are really thinking. I might feel more safe to know that I wasn’t the only thinking that “shit just got real.”

Today (December 20, 2010)

Headline: Breaking World News

UN Security Council Fails to Reach Accord on Korea Crisis.

“UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council failed Sunday to agree a statement on the Korean military crisis and Russia warned that the international community was now left without “a game plan” to counter escalating tensions.

China rejected demands by Western nations that North Korea be publicly condemned for its November 23 attack on Yeonpyeong island which killed four South Koreans, diplomats said.

About eight hours of formal talks by the 15 nation council and private discussions, which brought in the North and South Korean ambassadors, ended without accord.

“We were not successful in bridging” differences between the parties, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told reporters…”

So, what do I do? I hear bomb drills that happen at my school buttttt…they don’t ask me to participate. I spoke with other NET’s (Native English Teachers) and their part in the drills was much more active than mine. Alex Pickett said that he was escorted into the basement of his school during a drill. I can’t help but be jealous. Now, today as I am updated by Google about news alerts about Korea I am paranoid every time I hear a plane or helicopter. I think I am hearing them more than usual…

So I will leave with the attitude of a Korean and just ‘see what happens.’

BBC News: South Korea to begin exercised near border with North.

❤ Paranoid Shannon in Daegu…