N Korea propaganda uses game footage
The North Korean government steals scenes from a video-game, to portray New York under attack, in its latest propaganda video.PT1M6S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2dxpf 620 349 February 6, 2013
Seoul: North Korea has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack.
The video was uploaded by the North's official website, Uri-minzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the state media.
The video is shot as a dream sequence, with a young man seeing himself on board a North Korean space shuttle launched into orbit by the same type of rocket Pyongyang successfully tested in December.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attending a consultative meeting. Photo: AFP
As the shuttle circles the globe - to the tune of We Are the World - the video zooms in on countries below, including a re-unified Korea.
The focus then switches to a city - shrouded in the US flag - under apparent missile attack, with its skyscrapers either on fire or in ruins.
"Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing," reads a caption. "It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze."
The video ends with the young man concluding that his dream will "surely come true".
"Despite all kinds of attempts by imperialists to isolate and crush us ... never will anyone be able to stop the people marching toward a final victory," it says.
The North is expected to conduct a nuclear test as a defiant response to UN sanctions imposed after a rocket launch in December.