N. Korea Propaganda Clip Shows US Warship 'Exploding'

Happy Tuesday from Pyongyang
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2017 8:33 AM CDT

North Korea wasn't shy about disseminating apocalyptic (and even just plain weird) propaganda during former President Obama's tenure, and it appears that President Trump is going to get equal time. Per the Telegraph, Pyongyang released a fiery clip on YouTube over the weekend depicting a US aircraft carrier seemingly being blown to bits, as well as a B-1B bomber set ablaze—an apparent warning against US military action after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned last week that that option was on the table. US soldiers are referred to as "perverted animals" in the video, with pics of both US and South Korean forces also flashed across the screen, Business Insider reports.

Urgent-sounding female narration is accompanied by militaristic music in the nearly three-minute video, which was released by the state-controlled Uriminzokkiri website. About midway through the footage, a still shot of what appears to be the USS Carl Vinson is shown in the crosshairs, with overlaid flame graphics and the threat: "A knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier." Similar fire footage is superimposed on the photo of the B-1B, with the words, "The bomber will fall from the sky after getting hit by a hail of fire." The US is said to be mulling a "multi-pronged approach" to North Korea's nuclear menace, including broad sanctions that would hit the country where it really hurts—Pyongyang's purse—by isolating the country from the rest of the world's financial systems, Reuters reports. (Decoding a North Korean propaganda photo.)

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