This North Korean Propaganda Video Shows Jet Fighters Attacking New York

By Chris Mills on at

North Korea loves posting propaganda videos to YouTube, both to showcase their 2001 CGI skills and to buoy morale in the factories. Their latest creation rips off cut-scenes from Call of Duty and some god-awful CGI to show a young boy, Canon camera in hand, flying into space and then bombing the hell outta New York, all set to a hilarious piano cover of MJ's We Are The World.

The video appeared over the weekend on the YouTube channel of Uriminzokkiri, an official North Korean propaganda website. (If you want a laugh, check out some of the articles on their website; this is my particular favourite.) The captions that accompany the fantasy are even more vicious -- "Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing; it seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze" runs over the images of New York getting attacked; the video finishes with the tasteful "despite attempts by imperialists to isolate and crush us … never will anyone be able to stop the people marching towards a final victory."

Considering that there are rumours of an imminent nuclear test, this isn't really helping your international relations, guys. [YouTube via Guardian]