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N. Korea ‘We Are the World’ video dreams of a destroyed New York

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This should be familiar to Call of Duty players

As North Korea threatens to conduct a third nuclear test, its official state media website, Uriminzokkiri, has released a bizarre propaganda video that borrows images from the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to illustrate a missile attack on the Big Apple.

The animated dream sequence, which shows a man slumbering as a Muzak-style version of “We Are the World” plays, starts out as an apparent tribute to the Korean space program. A rocket launches, a cartoonish ship orbits the Earth and the nation rejoices.

Call of Duty hijacked for propaganda

But then the focus shifts to the United States. Soon missiles are raining down on New York, and high-rises are ablaze.

The UK Guardian translated the Korean-language caption accompanying the firestorm:

“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing. It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze.”

It’s all pretty comical. Or would be if North Korea weren’t about to detonate a real nuclear device.

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Mike Moffitt

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