Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been rising dramatically in recent weeks. Now, they appear to have reached a boiling point, as Kim Jong Un is preparing to do something downright terrifying.

Yonhap News reported that North Korea is preparing for missile strikes from the U.S. after seeing the attacks Americans launched on Syria last month. Kim Jong Un is doing this by repairing protective walls for gallery positions to brace for possible strikes.

The North’s armed forces ministry issued an order to their army to protect gallery strongholds from air raids in mid-April, indicating that they are terrified of a U.S. attack. This is not as good a thing as it may seem, since the North is closer than ever to building a missile that can reach the U.S. If they think we are about to attack them, they could easily try to launch a missile attack on us first.

“North Korea seems to be very aware of the U.S. attack on Syria,” Jiro Ishimaru of Asia Press said, going on to say that the media outlet’s North Korean source clearly said “preparations against cruise missiles.”

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