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ByGIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
August 25, 2010 03:08
Clip wants to draw attention to Iran bomb danger.
Latma's Iranian parody video has exploded on Youtube

Iran spoof video. (photo credit:Courtesy)

Septuagenarian sex symbol Tom Jones probably never dreamed that his hit song “Sex bomb” would be sung by a man touting to be Iran’s “minister of destruction,” but a spoof covering the song has been exploding online.

The Israeli spoof site Latma made waves two months ago with its song “We conned the world,” which poked fun at the international reception that greeted the May 31 Turkish flotilla. Some five million people have viewed the parody of the 1980s anthem “We are the world.”



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But now, rather than kvetch about the world’s behavior after the fact, Latma has changed course and used its new clip to wake up the international community to the danger of Iran’s nuclearization before it is too late.

“This is our way of getting the world to pay attention to the Iranian bomb project and the threat it constitutes to all the nations of the world,” said Latma editor Caroline Glick, who is also The Jerusalem Post’s senior contributing editor.

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“The responses we received are that it is really great and really scary and that we did a good job of conveying the message that it’s not just Israel’s neck on the line but the entire world’s.”

The song was written by Latma’s Tal Gilad and performed by actor/musician Noam Jacobson as Iranian minister of destruction Rashid Hamumani, clad in a black turban, brown cloak, and white beard.

“The bomb, the bomb, here comes the bomb,” the chorus goes. “I’m a pleasant person, but oh please don’t get me wrong. The bomb, the bomb, yeah, I’ll have the bomb, ‘cause you have waited way too long.”

“Hamumani” mocks the international community in the video for believing that only Israel would be threatened if Iran developed nuclear weapons.

“You think it’s just ‘bout Israel, oh that’s so cute,” he sings. “Just wait till you and I have a dispute.”

The song warns of “Nine elevens all over the sun” when the international community would not be able to retaliate against a nuclear Iran.

“You can threaten more, there’s nothing that I haven’t heard,” Gilad sings to US President Barack Obama. “Lucky that the West today is led by a nerd. Soon the Muslims everywhere can do what they please, when the mullahs hold the nuclear keys.”


People associated with the Iranian opposition movement in the US and Europe have praised the song. It currently is only available with English and Hebrew subtitles but Glick said Persian subtitles would be available by the end of the week in order to magnify the clip’s impact in Iran and around the world.

“We conned the world spoofed what had just happened while this is to something that is a warning of what is going to happen,” Glick said. “Different attention is paid to something that hasn’t happened yet. Five million people saw We conned the world. That kind of success is difficult to replicate. But this clip’s shelf life is unlimited – at least until the bomb goes off.”
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