Sunday, March 27, 2016
Video - North Korea releases propaganda clip showing Washington under nuclear attack
North Korea releases propaganda film showing Washington under nuclear attack. (Yahoo).
North Korea on Saturday released a new video titled “Last Chance,” showing a submarine-launched nuclear missile laying waste to Washington and concluding with the United States flag in flames.
The four-minute video romps through the history of US-Korean relations and ends with a digitally manipulated sequence showing a missile surging through clouds, swerving back to the earth and slamming into the road in front of Washington’s Lincoln Memorial.
The US Capitol building explodes in the impact and a message flashes up on the screen in Korean: “If US imperialists budge an inch toward us, we will immediately hit them with nuclear [weapons].”
The video was published on the North Koreas news website, DPRK Today, and shows images from the Korean War, the capture of US spy ship Pueblo in 1968 and the first crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program in the early 1990s.
Pyongyang has threatened nuclear and conventional strikes against South Korea and the US mainland in response to South Korean-US war games.
Meanwhile North Korea leader Kim Jong-un on Friday watched a live-fire long-range artillery drill simulating a strike on the official residence of his South Korean counterpart.
North Korea warned Saturday that its military is ready to attack Seoul's presidential palace unless South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes for "treason" and publicly executes officials responsible for what Pyongyang says are plans to attack its leadership.
Military tensions have been soaring on the divided Korean peninsula following increased US military presence in the region and joint military drills with the South which Pyongyang has termed as provocative rehearsals for invasion.
Having repeatedly shunned North Korean proposals for negotiations over the last several years, the US government early March succeeded in securing harsh UN sanctions that can only further strain relations.
The US is using UN Security Council resolutions to wage an economic warfare against North Korea and imposing collective punishment on the entire country’s population.
Pyongyang says developing a nuclear weapon is necessary in order to protect itself against US interference in North Korean affairs, and that the bomb can defend Pyongyang against any invasion.