Just two weeks after the totalitarian dictatorship sentenced University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor for tearing down a propaganda poster of the late Kim Jong-Il inside a North Korean hotel, the super secretive cult kingdom test-fired numerous ballistic missiles in an attempt to rattle the international community–causing the United States and South Korea to unilaterally impose sanctions on the communist regime.
In its latest head-shaking move, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has released a video depicting nuclear Armageddon, first appearing on its propaganda website DPRK, but then finding its way onto YouTube.
The propaganda video, entitled “Last Chance,” cheesily details the extremely strenuous relationship the United States has had with North Korea, dating all the way back to the Korean War. President Bush went so far to say that North Korea is part of “The axis of evil.” The four-minute video ends with DPRK submarines launching nuclear missiles in front of the Lincoln Memorial accompanied with a warning reading, “If U.S. imperialists budge an inch toward us, we will immediately hit them with nuclear weapons.”
Painfully cheesy. But according to author Gordon Chang, who has studied the North Korean relations for years, we shouldn’t dismiss these kind of threats as empty threats.
“They do have two launchers that can reach 48 states. Therefore, we’ve got to be concerned because, eventually, if not now, they’ll be able to put nuclear warheads on those missiles and, therefore, threaten America.”
Here’s our rebuttal:
Us farting in North Korea’s face…