December 21, 2012. Report: While it has not yet been officially confirmed, our sources indicate that at 8:50 central time, a North Korean missile
carrying a nuclear warhead has hit outside of Osaka, in the Kansai region of Japan. North Korea had previously warned its neighbors that they would
carry out a missile test this month, a launch highly contested by South Korea, Japan and the United States. Damages are unconfirmed. Casualties are
unconfirmed. We will keep you updated as new information comes in.
Oh no! This is it! Those jerks are gonna start World War III !!!
I started flipping through the channels. This breaking news was all over TV but nothing confirmed yet. How could Japan not confirm this??
CNN newscasters look nervous. This is not good. The internet...Twitter is down from overload, so is CNN.com and BBC.com. This does not look good at
Is little Kim really that stupid?
Wolf Blitzer has just entered the Situation Room with an update.
My God, it has been confirmed. Casualties could be in the hundreds of thousands. Japan says that it will retaliate??? Wait...Wait...Wait...Wait...What
kind of retaliation? A nuclear retaliation??? Or sanctions...or strategic military force leaving Japan for Korea...what???
“Aren’t you going in the shower? You’re gonna be late for work.”
“Sue, I think I’m gonna take the day off. North Korea just attacked Japan...”
“Come and sit. Listen!”
“I’ll make some more coffee...”
My eyes were riveted on the screen. So was my focus. What did she just say? Hmmm.
North Korea has denied the incident. Really? The POTUS is to be addressing the nation later on. This is worse than I thought! France, the U.K and
China are already condemning this attack. China...really? That’s a surprise. Sources say that Japan is preparing for a nuclear retaliation...oh no.
Confirmed. Other cities are being hit in Japan at this very moment. Russia? It could be from Russia?? Wait...what?? North Korea is being hit.
Unconfirmed but probably from South Korea. I think I’m gonna be sick. Two hours have passed. Two hours !!!! Moscow has been hit? By whom? When??
Blitzer is freaking out.
I ran to the toilet and was sick. Sue kept knocking on the door, thinking I was having a heart attack or something. I kept washing my face with cold
water, trying to make this sweat go away. I told sue that I was just not feeling well but no heart attack. When I made my way out of the washroom, I
went back on my laptop to see if some websites were back up and running.
Now, the internet is down. Overload or kill switch? Back on TV, reports are coming in from everywhere. South Korea, France and China have been hit.
Hey! What just happened? Why is there a CNN logo and nothing else? My heart started skipping beats when, a few seconds later, the station went full of
I started flipping stations again. BBC is still on. The United States of America are under attack. Then nothing.I started flipping frantically but I
can’t find one station anywhere!! The internet is gone, TV stations are gone. So, this is it.
“What happened to the TV station?” Sue asked while walking towards me with a cup of coffee in each hand.
For the very first time in a very long time, I stood up, put both my hands on her shoulders, looked at her straight in the eyes and smiled.
“I love you Sue.”
And then there was this big bright flash.