Austin is bracing itself for a nuclear strike from North Korea, after the press picked up secret plans by the Kim Jong Un government to attack several American cities.
You can understand why Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. would be high-value targets for North Korea, but it's strange that the rogue Communist nation is also threatening the Texas city. Is this a joke, or should Texans really be worried? Hmm.
Whether Kim is serious about bombing the city or not, officials in the Lone Star state capital aren't taking any chances. "Our regional intelligence center has been staying apprised of the current situation," Austin City Manager Marc A. Ott told a local television station.
Officials said they are communicating with the federal government about the best way to handle the situation. Everyone knows North Korea is trying to frighten Austin residents, but it's always better to be safe than sorry. Americans were shocked a few days ago, when several images from a North Korean newspaper showed plans to strike the United States.
Texas Governor Rick Perry said that Kim obviously recognizes that his home city has become an epicenter of technology and business development.