North Korea’s imaginary invasion of the United States and nuclear threats is something the world is getting used to now. Every now and then the DPRK propaganda media comes up with a video that shows a strong and nuclear-armed North Korea destroying Washington, burning Obama and the US flag or sometimes showing how democracy has failed in America.
This time around, uriminzokkiri, North Korea’s official news and propaganda website, has released a new video which depicts the invasion of Seoul by North Korean paratroopers, taking around 150, 000 US residents hostage.
Reportedly, the emotional male narrator in the video says, “Crack storm troops will occupy Seoul and other cities and take 150,000 US citizens as hostages.” The video has been titled “A Short three-Day War” which probably means that it would take no longer than three days for North Korea to win the dreaded war with South Korea and the U.S.
The video emerges at a time when political tension, between North Korea and countries including South Korea, America and Japan, has escalated to a dangerous level. Every single day we read news about DPRK threatening to launch a nuclear attack on South Korea or Japan or the U.S. army stationed in the South.
North Korea may have big plans (and imagination) but it is facing problems of its own which suggest that it cannot afford a nuclear war with any country at the moment. Previously it was reported that due to food shortage in the country, people were allegedly eating up their own children to survive. And now, news has emerged that twelve North Korean soldiers supposedly defected across the border to China but were captured by Chinese troops and were sent back to the North.
The increasing number of defections is being related to shortage of food especially after international aid to North Korea has decreased when the third nuclear test was conducted in February despite UN warning. Kim Jong-un is being criticized for having nuclear plans when his own people and soldiers are starving.