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‘We Con the World’ Big Hit on YouTube with 1.3 Million Clicks

The “We Con the World” spoof of the Flotilla attackers has passed the 1.3 million mark on YouTube. The government sent it to media by mistake.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 6/7/2010, 12:17 PM / Last Update: 6/7/2010, 2:19 PM

The “We Con the World” spoof of the Flotilla attackers has passed the 1.3 million mark on YouTube after making the rounds on dozens of web sites and blogs. The Government Press Office apologized to foreign media for accidentally sending it on its email list as if it were an official PR piece. Complaints were heard about the line "There are no dead bodies" in the song from viewers that did not realize that it does not refer to the fatalities on the flotilla, but  is a spoof on the reasons the flotilla was sent, one of which is that it is a long time since Israel invaded Gaza and they could claim civilian deaths. Click here to see the video on YouTube.

GPO director Donald Seaman explained that it was sent out along with hundreds of emails it distributes daily and that the spoof “in no way represent the official policy of either the Government Press Office or of the State of Israel. This was a private video so it was not something that we could send out. We have corrected the mistake.”

“We Con the World” is five-minute satirical song performed by people dressed up as flotilla terror activists and “peace activists,” some of them appearing as Arabs and imitating an Arab accent.

IDF clips of the flotilla attackers assaulting unarmed Navy commandos occasionally appear between views of the performance.

The video was produced by the Latma satirical news web site. Using the tune for “We are the World," the performers wave knives and sing the following lyrics:

Stanza I

When we need to make a show

For the world, the Web and CNN

There’s no people dying,

so the best that we can do

Is create the greatest bluff of all

We must go on pretending day by day

That in Gaza, there’s crisis, hunger and plague

Coz the billion bucks in aid won’t buy their basic needs

Like some cheese and missiles for the kids.

Refrain:

We’ll make the world

Abandon reason

We’ll make them all believe that the Hamas

Is Momma Theresa

We are peaceful travelers

With guns and our own knives

The truth will never find its way to your TV

Stanza II

Ooooh, we’ll stab them at heart

They are soldiers, no one cares

We are small, and we took some pictures with doves

As Allah showed us, for facts there’s no demand

So we will always gain the upper hand

Refrain:

We’ll make the world

Abandon reason

We’ll make them all believe that the Hamas

Is Momma Theresa

We are peaceful travelers

We’re waving our own knives

The truth will never find its way to your TV

Stanza III

If Islam and terror brighten up your mood

But you worry that it may not look so good

Well well well well don’t you realize

You just gotta call yourself

An activist for peace and human aid

Refrain:

We’ll make the world

Abandon reason

We’ll make them all believe that the Hamas

Is Momma Theresa

We are peaceful travelers

We’re waving our own knives

The truth will never find its way to your TV

We con the world

We con the people

We’ll make them all believe the IDF is Jack the Ripper

We are peaceful travelers

We’re waving our own knives

The truth will never find its way to your TV