Tokyo just held its first missile attack drill in over 70 years and the whole world is shook.
Though Monday was the first missile evacuation drill in Tokyo since World War II, over 20 evacuation drills have been run in Japan in the last year amid a looming nuclear threat from North Korea.
Footage of the drills was posted late last night on Twitter on outlets from Japan Today to ABC, CNN, and Bloomberg and the tweet responses have pretty much mirrored the Kübler-Ross Five Stages of Grief with everything from confusion, to anger, to sorrow, to denial, and even acceptance being displayed.
Stage 1, Denial:
fake missle drills n shit... we got a fuctard president. 🤦🏾♂️— princecasuhnova (@casuhnova) January 19, 2018
Doesn't japan have ABMs, same as USA? If there was a nuclear attack, they could just destroy the nuke before it hits its intended target.— Bing's Shard (@BingsShard) January 22, 2018
Stage 2, Anger:
the fact that people have to even go through drills for a missle attack is your fake ass gods fault for believing war was the way to go... good job for ruining the world pricks! :-) i wish i was a god this world would be lovely but nooo you’re played by a system https://t.co/b23TNWITOp— yayay (@j8sin) January 22, 2018
Stage 3, Bargaining, (*well, kinda . . . ):
Stage 4, Depression:
Looks like Honolulu from a couple weeks ago....so sad this is how we now live.😕— Keoki Heller (@Keokz1) January 22, 2018
Very sad for the people of Japan. The fear of having to rehearse missile drills must be so traumatic. I hope that the country and its people remain safe. I am grateful to have visited such a beautiful place once in my life. My heart goes out to my friends in Tokyo... 😔💔— ✨❄️Dee ❄️✨ (@euphoricdee) January 22, 2018
Stage 5, Acceptance:
Drills are worthless. Just tell people where the bunkers are.— LolitaChabot (@LolitaChabot) January 22, 2018
Why Bother? If A Nuclear Bomb Goes Off You'll Die , End Of Story.— Sir Kevlo_Man O.B.E (@Kevlo_Man) January 22, 2018
This shit is funny, I live in Hawaii and we had 10 min to find shelter. Recommend liqueur shots, mushrooms, LSD, moonrocks & enjoy the best fireworks you'll ever see. *in any order— Fuck You (@FuckYou17373360) January 22, 2018
But some claimed to see the reality behind the ruse:
Nothing better then instilling fear in the people of the world. Best terrorist means ever— Just me (@bobjohnson1180) January 22, 2018
This fear mongering propaganda is a violation of human rights. Let alone “drills” to prevent NK from doing this. Every step of their process was aided by the very countries calling for their disarmament.— Djobo Kuwali (@DjoboKuwali) January 22, 2018