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Incompetent Officials Make Hawaiians Think They’re About To Be Nuked

Incompetent Officials Make Hawaiians Think They’re About to be Nuked

By Brett Linley

According to the Hill, Hawaii sent out an alert to their citizens today to warn of an incoming ballistic missile. Fortunately, the alarm was completely false. A Hawaiian representative, Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), had to tweet out that the state was not in any imminent danger.

As tensions with North Korea are steadily rising, it’s easy to see how such news could trick people. Nonetheless, it’s still baffling that Hawaii’s government could screw up in such a monumental fashion. Government has an inherent responsibility to make sure any alerts regarding a nuclear holocaust are fact-checked.

Still, we are lucky that something actually dangerous was not on the horizon. In frightening times, people will naturally look to these kind of alerts to get an idea of what’s going on. If they cannot trust state-managed news alerts, we can only expect chaos to result.

At any rate, the Hawaiian government must hold the people responsible for this accountable. Certainly, considering Hawaii’s proximity to North Korea, the threat of a nuclear strike is greater than for other parts of the US. Only people that can actually verify what’s going on should be able to send alerts out about the situation.

It is yet to be seen how everything will proceed following this incident. With any luck, Hawaii will put some new protections in place. After all, no one should lock themselves in a fallout shelter on false pretenses. For all that the government does, this is one of the few things we expect them to do right.

This Post Has 3 Comments
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