Anonymous warns of 'devastating' World War III in new video

The Internet group known as Anonymous is continuing to warn the public of an impending World War III.

The hackers posted a new video to YouTube on Saturday titled, "They are preparing for what comes next...(WW3 2017-2018)."

In it, a single figure in a Guy Fawkes mask appears to be reading from a paper as he says in a digitized voice, "All the signs of a looming war on the Korean peninsula are surfacing. Watching as each country moves strategic pieces into place."

The person then notes, "But unlike past world wars, although there will be ground troops, the battle is likely to be fierce, brutal and quick. It will also be globally devastating, both on the environmental and economical levels."

The figure adds, "This is a real war with real global consequences."

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A poster depicting Pope Francis and accusing him of attacking conservative Catholics is seen in Rome, Italy, February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi
A worker covers with a banner reading "illegal poster" a poster depicting Pope Francis and accusing him of attacking conservative Catholics is seen in Rome, Italy, February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi
A worker covers with a banner reading "illegal poster" a poster depicting Pope Francis and accusing him of attacking conservative Catholics is seen in Rome, Italy, February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi
Pope Francis speaks as he leads the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Pope Francis holds a candle as he leads the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Pope Francis holds a candle as he arrives to lead the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Pope Francis leads the weekly audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi
Pope Francis leads his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope Francis leads the Second Vespers at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside The Walls in Rome, Italy January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Pope Francis blesses a baby as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Pope Francis waves as he leads his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Pope Francis celebrates a Mass to mark the closing of a Jubilee year for the 800th anniversary of the official foundation of the Dominican Order in Saint John Basilica in Rome, Italy January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Pope Francis celebrates a Mass to mark the closing of a Jubilee year for the 800th anniversary of the official foundation of the Dominican Order in Saint John Basilica in Rome, Italy January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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According to the video, the conflict will erupt due to unresolvable tension between North Korea and those working towards a peaceful resolution, including the U.S., South Korea, Japan, China, and the Philippines.

As evidence, the group cited the U.S. testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the Japanese government's warning to its citizens to be prepared, and the Trump administration's recent interactions with Australia and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Anonymous had warned of the potential for World War III in another YouTube video posted in October of last year.

In that video, the group talks about frayed relations between the U.S. and China over the South China Sea but also focuses on friction with Russia, particularly over Syria.

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