North Korean propaganda depicts violent imagery amid new threats to US

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In the face of a promise of “fire and fury,” North Korea backed off of their threat to fire missiles at the U.S territory of Guam.

“If the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the restraint of the DPRK [North Korea], the [North] will make an important decision as it already declared,” Kim Jong Un said on State media.

That reflects a change in Kim’s tone — one previously which wanted to attack the U.S. unprovoked, and now one that claims vengeance if we’re the aggressor.

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Despite the public shift in threats, the propaganda North Korea is feeding their citizens has remained consistent. According to the Daily Mail:

North Korea’s latest propaganda posters shows the country bombing the United States as their ‘answer’ to the latest UN sanctions against the country.

The illustrations sees Pyongyang warheads destroying the Capitol Building in Washington DC, and dozens of bombs falling over a burning map of the U.S. Proclaiming that the ‘entire region of the state [U.S.] is now within range of our missiles!’, the posters is the latest escalation in threats of nuclear war by North Korea.

The drawings were released by Pyongyang mouthpiece Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Thursday.

One shows warheads underneath a North Korean flag, all pointed at the Capitol, and captioned: ‘Our answer!’.

The other claims that the U.S. is now within range of the country’s nuclear missiles, with dozens of bombs being launched at a United States on fire on a map.

Meanwhile, also on Thursday, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in announced that the U.S. has agreed to not take any military action against North Korea without approval from Seoul.

[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

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