Type North Korea into Twitter and this is the first thing that pops up: “North Korea is crazy."
It’s a post from @UberFacts that has been retweeted more than 25,000 times. While the White House and Pentagon are worried about American’s safety due to a “real and clear danger” that North Korea has presented the U.S. with, tweeters are taking the opportunity to make light of a threat from an enemy.
The second most popular: “Breaking News: North Korea's bomb has just arrived on US soil,” followed by this photo.
Breaking News: North Korea's bomb has just arrived on US soil twitter.com/chilltweetss/s…
— chill tweets (@chilltweetss) April 4, 2013
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North Korea singled out U.S. bases in Guam and Hawaii and even on the West Coast as potential targets, forcing the U.S. to change their defense stance and missile-defense planning.
"Some of the actions they've taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told an audience at the National Defense University in Washington.
“Dear North Korea, If you really want to be taken seriously, build a Death Star. Sincerely, The Empire.”
Dear North Korea,If you really want to be taken seriously, build a Death Star.Sincerely,The Empire.
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) April 4, 2013
Though a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army said in a statement to the United States they would be sending a merciless attack, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney downplayed North Korea’s nuclear threats.
"The behavior of the regime in Pyongyang that we are seeing now represents a familiar pattern," Carney said aboard Air Force One, according to The Hill. "So we are taking the necessary precautionary measures, but it is important to view this within the context of the kind of behavior that we’ve seen out of North Korea in the past."
And so the Twitter quips continue:
Lol at the fact North Korea is even trying to threaten us
— Kayla Gamble (@kaylagamble_) April 4, 2013
Obama needs to assemble the avengers. That's clearly the only way we're going to beat North Korea.
— Trey Robinson (@McRobinsons) April 4, 2013
come at us North Korea twitter.com/WorkaholicBlak…
— Blake Henderson (@WorkaholicBlake) April 4, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: NORTH KOREA'S NAVY ON ITS WAY TO WAGE WAR ON AMERICA twitter.com/RyanBerry141/s…
— Ryan (@RyanBerry141) April 4, 2013
— Almost Real News (@AlmostRealNews) April 4, 2013