North Korea has threatened to launch a nuclear strike against the United States in a propaganda video titled Last Chance that depicts a nuclear missile striking Washington, D.C., near the Lincoln memorial.
The four-minute propaganda video, released Saturday, appears to back up a North Korea threat to nuke Washington in retaliation for new U.N. sanctions, according to translated subtitles.
“If the American imperialists provoke us a bit, we will not hesitate to slap them with a pre-emptive nuclear strike.”
The video, uploaded to the YouTube channel of North Korean website DPRK Today, uses computer animation backed by an upbeat hyper musical soundtrack to depict an intercontinental ballistic missile striking Washington.
The United States must choose! It’s up to you whether the nation called the United States exists on this planet or not.
North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea's presidential palace. pic.twitter.com/YTASNbKF5p
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 26, 2016
The threatening video catalogs “humiliating defeats” the United States has suffered at the hands of North Korea over the years including the capture of the American ship the Pueblo in 1968 and the downing of a U.S. helicopter in 1994.
The video goes on to showcase the military might of the hermit country with filmed shots of artillery pieces.
The North Korean regime also threatened to attack and destroy the presidential palace in Seoul unless South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes for treason and publicly executes officials responsible for attacking Pyongyang leadership.
The hermit country of the North is thought to have long range artillery capable of striking Seoul at a moment’s notice, and the new threat said the South is “just a click away,” according to ABC News.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 26, 2016
Military experts also warn that North Korea “probably” has a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can be place on an intercontinental ballistic missile, Adm. William Gortney, head of U.S. Northern Command, told CNN.
“It’s the prudent decision on my part to assume that he has the capability to miniaturize a nuclear weapon and put it on an ICBM.”
North Korea still lacks the technology to strike American cities with those ICBM’s, however, but the repressive regime continues to improve both its nuclear and missile capabilities.
The repressive North Korean regime has upped its war of words lately as the U.S. and South Korea hold large-scale war games that Pyongyang considers a prelude to war.
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 25, 2016
Hatred for America has become a staple in the North Korean political world that has increased as the repressive regime has begun to develop nuclear weapons.
The Korean War ended with a truce, an armistice that created the demilitarized zone, in 1953, and the two sides along with the United States remain technically at war since no peace treaty was ever signed.
North Korea has long accused the South and its Western allies of plotting the demise of the reclusive regime, and with new U.N. sanctions in place after several tests, the threats have become increasingly personal.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) March 25, 2016
The video threatening a nuclear attack against Washington isn’t the first of its kind. In 2013 Pyongyang released another propaganda film showing the destruction of Manhattan and U.S. troops in flames.
Another 2013 propaganda video filmed in a documentary style tells North Korean citizens that Americans live by eating birds and snow. The video, titled How Americans Live Today, describes the majority of Americans as homeless drug addicts who huddle together in crowded slums and use guns to kill children.
[Photo Credit: Screenshot of Last Chance Video]