North Korea uses Modern Warfare 3 footage in disturbing propaganda video
It seems North Korea’s latest propaganda video showing the United States in flames used images from Modern Warfare 3. This came soon after North Korea’s announcement that they would be detonating a nuclear bomb.
If you keep up with anything to do with world affairs, you have probably heard about North Korea’s determination to conduct a nuclear bomb test in defiance of U.N. sanctions. To make matters worse some reports are saying that North Korea may be testing more than one nuclear bomb.
Now the hermit kingdom has taken advantage of the power of social media and posted a disturbing video to YouTube aimed directly at the United States. In the video it shows a young man dreaming about a new world, and part of that dream shows the United States in flames. "Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing," reads a translation of the video. "It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself."
Not long after the video was posted someone noticed the similarity between it and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Once confirmed, it was removed due to an image ownership claim from Activision. To add insult to injury, the video uses the same tune to the 1980’s hit single, ‘We Are the World” that was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie.
The amateurish video was uploaded by the username of ‘Uriminzokkriri’, which is the same name as North Korea’s propaganda agency. Once it began to trend Online it created a stir among viewers because of the fact that North Korea is getting ready to test fire at least one or more nuclear bombs. This video came just one day after North Korea fired back their rebuke over the United Nation’s sanction’s set on them for launching a satellite back in December 2012.
Kim Sook, who serves as South Korea’s ambassador to the UN, said that a nuclear explosion test by North Korea would happen very soon. South Korea has observed a lot of movement across the border and has confirmed a definite test site. Speaking at a press conference Sook said, "They are very firm and resolute and I would expect very firm and strong measures to be taken in terms of format as well as in substance once they go ahead with such provocation.”
North Korea became the world’s eighth nuclear bomb holder in October 2006 after setting off a successful test of an underground nuclear bomb. In defiance to the U.N., the country is also conducting long-range missile tests and successfully launched a supposed satellite in orbit late last year. Many experts have warned that the satellite was really just a long-range missile test guised as a peaceful advancement in technology.