Guam Governor: 'There Is No Threat to Our Island'

Theresa Smith | August 10, 2017 | 2:14pm EDT
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Eddie Calvo, the Republican governor

of Guam.  (Screenshot.) 

( -- On Wednesday, the governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, said in a video addressing the people of Guam that “there is no threat to our island or the Marinas.”

“Good Morning, my dear people of Guam,” began the governor. “I know we woke up to the media reports of revenge on the United States and this so-called newfound technology that allows it to target Guam. I am working with Homeland Security to rear admiral and the United States to ensure our safety.”

“And I want to reassure the people of Guam that currently there is no threat to our island or the Marinas,” he stated. “I spoke to joint region Marianas commander, Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, who has confirmed this with me.”

He continued, “My Homeland Security advisor, who is in communication with Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, notes that there is no change in the threat level resulting from North Korean events. HSA George Charfauros reminds us there are several levels to defense, all strategically placed to protect our island and our nation.”

“Additionally, I have reached out to the White House this morning. An attack or threat on Guam is a threat or attack on the United States. They have said that America will be defended,” stated Calvo.

“And I also want to remind the national media that Guam is American soil, and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marinas,” he said. “We are not just a military installation.”

“And with that said, I want to ensure that we are prepared for any eventuality,” he continued. “I will be convening the unified coordination group, which includes myself and the rear admiral, to discuss the readiness of our military and our local first responders. My office will provide information to our community. What information we are given, we will pass on to you.”

(Image: CNN Philippines)  

He concluded, “May God bless the people of Guam, and may God bless America.” 

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