New North Korean Propaganda Video Shows Fake Attack on USS Carl Vinson and B-1B Lancer destruction

Mar 22 2017 - 7 Comments
By Tom Demerly

Bizarre Video Continues North Korean Saber Rattling, Appears Comical.

In the strange style of propaganda videos released by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a new clip posted to YouTube ahead of the latest North Korea missile launch test that apparently ended in failure, depicts a missile attack by the North Korean military on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). It also shows the destruction of a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber. Finally the video seems to suggest mass destruction of U.S installations in South Korea and the Pacific.

Unusual and incongruent messages have been common from North Korea during the past several years with the threatening rhetoric escalating toward the United States since the U.S. Presidential election. This weird video is one more example of the saber rattling from the state-run media.

Contrasting this threatening message is the emergence of the new Wonsan Airshow hosted at Kalma International Airport in 2016 and scheduled to be repeated in 2017. The show was a remarkable first look at several North Korean aircraft types and the first time western airshow enthusiasts had the opportunity to see any of these aircraft.

Translations from North Korean media contain excerpts that read, “We will strike with treasured sword of justice, North Korea ready for war with Trump!”

Along with this war of words North Korea has escalated testing of offensive weapons.

In late January U.S. spy satellites detected new activities at the Chamjin strategic missile manufacturing facility southwest of the capitol Pyongyang. On Mar. 6, North Korea fired four intermediate-range ballistic missiles which fell into waters off Japan.

Then, earlier today, a new test with missiles failing seconds after launch.

Meanwhile, U.S. and South Korean forces are taking part in the annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises, attended for the first time by some U.S. Marine Corps F-35B STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.


  • AlexisWolf

    Perhaps Kim’s digital revolutionaries were celebrating India’s Holi festival?

  • Genesis


  • BernardP

    This would be comical if it wasn’t so sad. At 2.47, there seems to be a photo of a SRB going astray after the Challenger explosion.


    They are hilarious.

  • Arnold May II

    Just wait until the world finally decides to deal with these guys. The world will be a much better place!

    • Pepe Le Cox

      The best way to treat these characters is very simple, to ignore them, not talk about them, or anything. In the end, they are cloistered in their country, like a barking dog caged.

  • TractorEngineer

    NK is always good for unintentional humor. I wonder if their ICBM war planner has figured out yet that the Earth is round?