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‘Bombs over Seoul’: New N. Korea propaganda clip threatens to take US hostages in South assault

Published time: March 22, 2013 09:35
Edited time: March 22, 2013 10:34
Screenshot from YouTube user uriminzokkiri

Screenshot from YouTube user uriminzokkiri

Heavy rocket fire, thousands of tanks rolling towards Seoul as North Korean paratroopers invade from the sky – Pyongyang has released just another propaganda video, this time about attacking the South.

The four-minute video, uploaded to a government news and propaganda YouTube channel 'Uriminzokkiri', shows the South Korean invasion scenario.

The clip entitled ‘A Short, Three-Day War’ begins with the scenes of heavy artillery fire and then shows North Korean troops in action as they run across a field holding a national flag as bombs explode here and there, producing bright flashes and clouds of smoke. Four thousand tanks and 3,000 armored vehicles will take part in the operation, the narrator says.

Screenshot from YouTube user uriminzokkiri

After the scenes of the staged ground operation, the video switches to North Korea aviation, showing planes dropping bombs and scores of paratroopers above Seoul.

Meanwhile, the narrator describes that “troops will occupy Seoul and other cities,” taking 150,000 US citizens as hostages.

South Korea’s US expatriate population is estimated at a little over 130,000, while there are also 28,000 US troops based in the country.

Screenshot from YouTube user uriminzokkiri

This is not the first time Pyongyang has released video about military assaults. Earlier this week Uriminzokkiri published the provocative propaganda clip ‘Firestorms will rain on the Headquarters of War’, portraying a simulated attack on the White House in Washington, DC.

In February the isolated state created a video depicting US President Barack Obama and American soldiers through a background of flames, ending with the a simulation of a nuclear explosion underground.

The clip was released following the successful third nuclear test carried out by Pyongyang. The news of the test was condemned by Washington and Seoul and exacerbated already strained relations between North Korea and the two states.

Another contentious point between the three was the joint US-South Korean military drills taking place in March.

North Korea has issued numerous warnings to Washington and Seoul, threatening to launch a nuclear attack and to break the 60-year armistice that ended the Korean War.

Screenshot from YouTube user uriminzokkiri

Comments (122)

Anonymous user 05.04.2013 20:13

If the "United States Of Israel" starts w/north korea, the wrath of the world will come down on them

Anonymous user 04.04.2013 02:23

The US can defeat North Korea single handedly. The point of the drills is to help the South Koreans.


Zemedia Zemedia 03.04.2013 23:26

It is amazing how things change so fast. I did not expect a country like North Korea to cause Washington to wet their pants in a very short time. So It turns out that the Americans can not defeat the DPRK single-handedly(With out South Korea)? If the US is powerful enough let the South Korean troops go home and sleep! lol! The same war-mongers everywhere, in the name of fighting terrorism....claimin g to fight for peace but when in actual sence they are just killing peace!

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