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    North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines Attack on U.S.

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is not known for its subtlety, famous instead for its soaring patriotic rhetoric and threats to turn the capital of its rival, South Korea, into a “sea of fire.”

    But even by those standards, the latest volley of North Korea propaganda is noteworthy. Posted recently on YouTube, a video by one of the North’s propaganda agencies shows an animated version of Manhattan in flames — part of a dream in which a young Korean man envisions a glorious future of rocket launchings and the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. The background music to the celebration of perceived military might: an instrumental version of “We Are the World.”
    “I see black smoke billowing somewhere in America,” the text that scrolls across the screen says in what are, in essence, subtitles of the man’s dream. “It appears that the headquarters of evil, which has had a habit of using force and unilateralism and committing wars of aggression, is going up in flames it itself has ignited.”


    Read more and video @: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/wo...n-us.html?_r=0

    holy **** Wouldnt expect anything else from the hermit kingdom i guess. Kinda ****ed up with "we are the world" playing in the background..


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    Re: North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines Attack on U.S.

    Did it include the 2nd part, where Obama apologizes to them, and bows to Kim Jong Un?

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    Wow, they seem to be getting serious. Maybe Kim Jong Un isn't going to be the liberal saviour and free the country. Maybe he has the characteristic Kim lunacy AND was dropped on his head as a child.

    But honestly, with as the puffy chest horse****, how much of a concrete threat is NK to the US?
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    Re: North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines Attack on U.S.

    If that is the best CGI they could make, I doubt they could back up anything the video insinuated.

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    Re: North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines Attack on U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more and video @: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/wo...n-us.html?_r=0

    holy **** Wouldnt expect anything else from the hermit kingdom i guess. Kinda ****ed up with "we are the world" playing in the background.. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    To be fair... Hollywood has been doing this to North Korea for decades. Hell there was a whole James Bond movie about the evil North Korea.
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    Re: North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines Attack on U.S.

    The burning city w/ missiles and explosions is from Modern Warfare 3.

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    Re: North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines Attack on U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    If that is the best CGI they could make, I doubt they could back up anything the video insinuated.
    That's from Call of Duty.

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    Re: North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines Attack on U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    To be fair... Hollywood has been doing this to North Korea for decades. Hell there was a whole James Bond movie about the evil North Korea.
    But we'd never attack a country unprovoked, aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh almost had you.

    But seriously there is a difference between North Korea and the United States, and a difference between the film and media industries of both countries, namely that everything in North Korea is state controlled and in the US it's not. However there's no reason to take this video seriously as there is to take anything else North Korea says.

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    Re: North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines Attack on U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    That's from Call of Duty.
    But the crappy spaceship? And what was with the squares, it looked like the video was pasted together My sister could do a better job with her old laptop.

    Also, did they get the rights to use We are the World? lol
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    Re: North Korean Propaganda Video Imagines Attack on U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    But we'd never attack a country unprovoked, aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh almost had you.

    But seriously there is a difference between North Korea and the United States, and a difference between the film and media industries of both countries, namely that everything in North Korea is state controlled and in the US it's not. However there's no reason to take this video seriously as there is to take anything else North Korea says.
    Disagree... it is all relative. The American media might not be as state controlled as the North Korea, but saying that is totally free of state involvement... direct or especially indirect.. is also a falsehood. Like it or not, the US government is run not by the people, but by big corporations who also own the media space. Time and time again we have seen the media being influenced by this link. The US media regularly kills stories if asked by the state/owner or downplays aspects, it regularly follows the "party line" when it is in the interest of the company owner or country. Look at the lead up to the Iraq war.... not one US media outlet asked the questions the rest of the world asked (and was slammed for by the US media and government).
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