Expats and tourists will be in the direct line of fire if Kim Jong-un unleashes a missile attack.
But regulars at Guam’s only British pub – the Tower of London – seemed unconcerned.
Building contractor Mike Delaney, 45, from New Moston, Manchester, said: “Panic? You must be joking. I’ve had a long, hard week and I’m planning to throw a barbecue and sink a few pints with friends.”
An aerial view of U.S. Naval Base Guam
Mike, who is working on a project at Guam’s giant US Navy base, added: “Whatever’s going to happen is going to happen, so all you can really do is carry on as normal.”
“Panic? You must be joking. I’ve had a long, hard week and I’m planning to throw a barbecue and sink a few pints with friends”
Mike Delaney – Building contractor
Despot Kim has threatened to fi e four ballistic missiles towards Guam, 2,000 miles from North Korea, amid an escalating war of words with President Trump.
But Nottingham-born Julian Walker, who has lived on the island for 27 years, was dismissive.
Julian, 57, said: “We’ve been through all this before with that fat little son of a bitch.
“It’s not the first time he has threatened to blitz us and it probably won’t be the last.
“Everyone’s going about their daily business as usual and I haven’t run into a single person who says they’re scared.”
Late on Friday, islanders watched TV footage of Guam’s governor Eddie Calvo taking a phone call from President Trump, who assured him the US territory will be “one thousand per cent safe”.
But the governor’s offi ce later distributed a chilling leaflet to citizens entitled: “In Case of Emergency: Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat.”
It warned: “Do not look at the flash or fireball – it can blind you.”
But Julian scoffed: “If you see a flash in the sky, you’re probably dead.
“I’ve heard that a few people have left the island for a while but everyone else is staying calm.
“I have a relative in military intelligence who reckons we’re in one of the safest places in the world because America is watching very closely.
“The moment North Korea makes a move it will be all over – for them.”
Four years ago, the US installed its THADD – Terminal High Altitude Area Defence – anti-missile system on Guam.