North Korea has released a new propaganda video that shows President Obama and United States troops in flames and credits Washington with leading the impoverished country to become a proud nuclear power.
"Thanks to the Americans,” the latest work by the propagandists, is a 90-second video that was uploaded to YouTube by the North’s official Uriminzokkiri Web site on Sunday. (THe copy posted on YouTube was removed on Wednesday for apparent copyright violation.)
“It is not incorrect to say that the United States’ gangster-like policy of hostility prompted us to become a most strong military power,” says the text that scrolls across the screen. “Thus it can be said that it was ‘thanks to’ the Americans that we conducted a nuclear test.”
In the video, flames are superimposed on footage of Mr. Obama in Congress, American troops and screen shots of a South Korean television station reporting the North’s nuclear test. It ends with an animated simulation of a nuclear device exploding in an underground test site.