...but don’t worry, it’s only on Youtube

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JON LIVESEY

A VIDEO of New York ablaze af­ter a mis­sile at­tack has been posted on­line by North Korea.

The footage – which is con­vinc­ing enough to strike fear into the hearts of ev­ery Amer­i­can – shows a US city that looks sus­pi­ciously like Man­hat­tan en­gulfed in flames af­ter an as­sault.

The clip has been up­loaded to YouTube by North Korea’s of­fi­cial web­site, Urim­in­zokkiri, which dis­trib­utes news and pro­pa­ganda from the state me­dia.

The dream se­quence be­gins with a young man see­ing him­self on a North Korean space shut­tle, launched into or­bit by a rocket sim­i­lar to those tested last year.

As Michael Jack­son’s hit We Are The World plays, the shut­tle cir­cles the earth, as the cam­era zooms in on the coun­tries be­low – which in­clude a re­uni­fied Korea.

Then the fo­cus shifts to a city cov­ered in the US flag.

Sky­scrapers are ei­ther on fire or crum­bling and a cap­tion says: “Some­where in the United States, black clouds of smoke are bil­low­ing. It seems the nest of wicked­ness is ablaze.

“De­spite all kinds of at­tempts by im­pe­ri­al­ists to iso­late and crush us… never will any­one be able to stop the peo­ple march­ing to­ward a fi­nal vic­tory.”

North Korea, which is ruled by dic­ta­tor Kim Jong-un, is ex­pected to carry out a nu­clear test in re­sponse to US sanc­tions im­posed af­ter a rocket launch last year.

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