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