North Korea has produced another provocative video on its official website, Uriminzokkiri
, this one showing how its troops could invade South Korea and capture Americans.
The video, entitled “A Short, Three-Day War,” is filled with images of North Korean military forces engaged in battle, including barrages of artillery, armored movements and infantry charges. During the four-minute production, a narrator describes how "crack storm troops will occupy Seoul and other cities and take 150,000 U.S. citizens as hostages."
At one point, images of North Korean paratroopers jumping from airplanes and soldiers rappelling from helicopters are superimposed over the Seoul skyline. Another scene shows an image of a U.S. aircraft carrier superimposed over several explosions.
According to the narrator, forces under the U.S. Pacific Command would be destroyed with "powerful weapons of mass destruction." The narrator says the invasion would bring about chaos in the south, but that the Korean People’s Army would intercede to “stabilize” the situation.
"Like this, we have a Unification War scenario that will be wrapped up in just three days," the narrator says.
In February, Uriminzokkiri posted a video
showing what appears to be a U.S. city in flames after some kind of attack from space. Earlier this week, it posted a video showing a drone striking the U.S. Capitol building.
The videos come amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the surrounding region. A new round of U.N. sanctions and an ongoing U.S. - South Korea military exercise has sparked several angry responses from Pyongyang, which said it is abandoning the armistice that ended the Korean War and is ending non-aggression pacts with South Korea.
Earlier this month, North Korea threatened to strike Japan and the United States. Pyongyang is suspected of being behind a massive hacking attack on South Korea's major TV stations and several banks on March 20.