North Korea propaganda video shows 'New York City' under attack to 'We Are the World' background music

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:18 PM  |  Updated Feb. 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM   |   Comments

Feb. 5 (UPI) -- North Korea's official YouTube channel, Uriminzokkiri, posted a video Saturday depicting a major U.S. city under attack. In the video, a young man dreams about a city resembling New York engulfed in flames while a musak version of Michael Jackson's peace anthem "We Are the World" plays in the background.

"Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing," one of the video's captions reads, as translated by LiveLeak. "It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself," the video adds.

According to The Daily Dot, the video's "New York City" scenes were apparently swiped from "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," part of America's best-selling video games series. Check out minute 2:16 of the Modern Warfare spot below:

The video appeared in the midst of reports of an "imminent" North Korean nuclear test. Kim Sook, South Korea's ambassador to the United Nations, said Tuesday that "everybody's watching" North Korea's nuclear test site.

UPDATE: As reported by Mashable, YouTube removed the video due to a copyright claim made by Call of Duty's publisher, Activision.

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