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Obama In Flames Courtesy Of North Korea
Is this a provocation or a threat to the United States? If I were to answer this question, it’s a hell YES! With the growing tension in the Asia Pacific, this propaganda video showing the US President with a flaming background does not help one bit. In fact, it simply fuels the tension.
Watch the Obama in Flames Video
After the North Korea’s propaganda video circulated, the White House simply shrugged at the ploy. Perhaps they think that the need to attract attention is just too lame. However, Pyongyang remains fiery in its comments that it was the United States’ aggressive actions that prompted them to push through with their nuclear tests. Now, this is a different matter!
Obama spokesperson Jay Carney criticized North Korea for its “flagrant violations of its commitments,” pertaining to the agreements with the United Nations which includes its nuclear program.
The Obama in flames video by the North Korean government was uploaded in YouTube by its official website: Uriminzokkiri. Captions in the video stated that US aggression has forced their country to continue their nuclear tests. Moreover, the video claims that their nuclear program is the country’s means to safeguard their sovereignty.
The video’s last message is "The whole world is now watching. The US must answer now." This clearly shows that the video’s argument that it’s US’s fault should a nuclear holocaust happens.
How do you feel about the video?
The current situation in the Asia Pacific is a complicated web of issues. Apart from the North and South Korea conflict, where the US is unfortunately dragged into, the tension in the West Philippine Sea between China and the Philippines adds to the complication. Of course we want an amicable resolution of disputes and issues. However, when one is blatantly accused of aggression against another, what should a country do? More importantly what should the president do?
Is it too naive of me to seek a peaceful end to all these? Or am I just blinded by the fact that there are sides that’d rather choose a more aggressive route?
If you were given the chance to address the situation, what would you do?