North Korean Video Shows Nuke Strike on Washington
White House is targeted, US Capitol explodes
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2013 5:51 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Apparently New York in flames was not enough. Now a quasi-official North Korean news agency has posted a new video—this one of the US Capitol exploding, NBC News reports. Intercut with images of North Korean artillery and missiles, the video also shows a target homing in on the White House. "The White House is caught in the panoramic sight of a long-range missile," reads a caption. "This hotbed of war is in the scope of a nuclear bomb blow."

The video comes after months of alarming moves by Pyongyang. The North has tested a rocket and a nuclear weapon, threatened to nuke the US, and announced the end of the armistice that has kept peace on the Korean peninsula. One analyst blames the escalation on new leader Kim Jong Un's need to "prove himself" to North Korea's military: "My take is that it is overwhelmingly bluster for domestic reasons, not international ones," she says. (Click to see the video of New York being firebombed, accompanied by an instrumental version of "We Are the World.")

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Mar 21, 2013 1:51 PM CDT
If someone blows up our governmental structure - will we even notice ? their ratings may go up after they are gone . don't forget to do IRS also ,OK Kimie ?
Mar 19, 2013 12:15 PM CDT
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: Hey, North Korean kid Kim Jong-un, the BIG difference is that North Korea's Workers' Party's PLA are fighting a 2-Dimensional X-Y warfare, we Americans and South Korean military are fighting a 3-D X-Y-Z warfare and war game. Within the 100-day of South Korean President PARK GEUN-HYE and the National Security ought to estimate and analyse how much North Korean kid Kim Jong-un and Japan has been damaged the Korean Peninsula's economy, how to reboot the Kaesong Factory Park and Mountain Kumgang tourism business. When the first scene One beginning the IRIS III, a North Korean General officer meets with a Japanese IRIS Communist agent met in Hong Kong, making deal for the ex-Kim Jong-il's nuclear fortune in the hidden Myanmar's tunnel. Unlike the James Bond 007 style, the IRIS III director Eastwood likes the American Republican CIA agent (Maggie Q plays) to use Hong Kong-American (from Washington state) Bruce Lee's Jiekewondo, the Korean NSS agent (Kim Tae-hee plays) to fight Taekwondo, the Japanese IRIS Communist agent using Karate to engage in hand-to-hand combat, in order to protect the exiled Kim Jong-nam who wants North Korea to fall into the West; Jong-nam is living in Macau and he is heading an internal Coup conspiracy inside North Korea, but his step-brother Kim Jong-un wants to assassinate Jong-nam, that's why the North Korean Workers' Party's agent and Japanese IRIS Communist agent both are hunting Jong-nam during the secret nuclear dealing met in Hong Kong. That is about the IRIS III's scene One's beginning.
Mar 19, 2013 10:30 AM CDT
I'm not sure why, but I imagined Angela Lansbury was narrating that.