Jueves, 23 Marcha, 2017

North Korea 'launches' surprise attack on aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson

N.K. media airs images of attack on U.S. carrier North Korea condemns South Korea and the US for B-1 Bomber provocation
Eleena Tovar | 21 Marcha, 2017, 00:56

North Korea's main propaganda outlet on Sunday showed images of a US supercarrier and strategic bomber engulfed in flames to showcase Pyongyang's resolve to counter the ongoing joint Seoul-Washington military drills.

The film shows images of joint US and South Korean military drills that are conducted annually with the last dual operations involving the carrier taking place earlier this month.

The North Koreans have always denounced US and South Korean joint military exercises suggesting the actions are just a prelude to an invasion of the North.

A little over a minute into the video, digital crosshairs were imposed on an image of the USS Carl Vinson, now involved in the Foal Eagle exercises, with rendered flames and explosive sound effects.

The Internet-based mouthpiece of the reclusive regime then showed an image of the B-1B bomber similarly in flames. Pyongyang views the exercises as a mock-invasion of North Korea, while the USA and South Korea view them as defensive exercises. Text in the video says that "a knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier", which appears to be the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, according to The Japan Times.

In 2013 the Uriminzokkiri website released a clip showing a North Korean citizen dreaming of space travel as missiles were fired at NY and Washington.

The release of the video Sunday comes almost two weeks after the North said that the firing of a barrage of missiles on March 6 into the Sea of Japan was training for a strike on USA military bases in the country. Tillerson told world leaders that "a different approach" was needed in dealing with North Korea and its leader Kim Jon Un, who became the third member of his family to take power after his father's death in 2011.