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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Californian cedanel, who is currently teaching English in South Korea, has found the stoicism of her South Korean friends and colleagues toward the current crisis on the Korean peninsula not shared by her American family and friends. "They want me to leave because they fear, since Incheon is very near to Seoul, there is a possibility of a bombing occurring," she says. "All the foreigners I know are somewhat worried and are considering leaving the country early." As for her own thoughts, she says all she knows is that if something were to happen she would get to the airport as soon as possible. "Considering that North Korea has made failed flight attempts before, I feel that if they were to send a missile toward Seoul their calculations would be off and I may be in harms way if that happens," she says.
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    I am currently teaching English in the city of Incheon, near Seoul in South Korea. Every day, the foreign teachers and I discuss the possibility of there being an all out nuclear war or bombing of Seoul. Honestly, none of the Korean people we know here are worried about the threats made by the North. Apparently, the North makes meaningless threats every 3 years or so. Life here continues as normal, and the Korean teachers do not even mention the threats anymore. My family, on the other hand, has become extremely afraid for my safety and would like me to return home as soon as possible. I laugh when I hear that because the threats North Korea is making, are mainly against the United States. I feel just as safe here as if I were at home and I think the extreme coverage done by sites like yahoo is getting average citizens overly concerned unnecessarily.
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