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Local Koreans upset over news of attack

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - It's now one day after the shocking attack of South Korea from the North Koreans, and the event has Koreans on Guam questioning how something like this could happen in their hometown.

"Too much mad, everybody, my Korean - North Korea too much, we all South Korean mad," shared Saaon Ja Plas.  The Korean community on Guam has spent the last day glued to their television sets watching as North Korea launched a massive artillery barrage on a South Korean island.  Saaon Plas was so bothered she could hardly sleep last night.  "She say that South Korea help to the North Korea, then North Korea why shooting to South Korea, then too many don't like the gesture she want to get mad. We don't like North Korea," she said through an interpreter.

For about an hour, North Korea shot rounds of artillery on the small island of Yeonpyeong resulted in the deaths of two Korean marines and left more than a dozen injured. South Korea returned fire and deployed fighter jets in response. Today President Barack Obama reiterated the United States' position that it will stand behind and help defend South Korea. 

Resident Pyungho Ahn is fed up with the controversy between the split country. "Mt family - my wife, my son, my daughter - stay in South Korea," he said.  "So now I'm to worry. Maybe something dangerous, the next time that one have a problem I don't like to do."

The Department of Defense has said the situation poses no threat to Guam and Governor Felix Camacho has also publicly stated that it's a sign of things to come, referring to the military buildup and why it is necessary to have a strong military presence in our area.

The interpreter said for Plas, "She say very get mad, she don't like North Korea gesture, she don't like why same people shooting there."

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