Daily Israel Report

Video Satire: Erdogan the Dumbbell

Israel’s "Latma” satire group, which produced “We Con the World” after the Turkish flotilla clash, now calls Erdogan a “dumbbell.”
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 9/11/2011, 2:26 PM

Israel’s "Latma” satire productions, which produced “We Con the World” after the Turkish flotilla clash, now calls Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “dumbbell.”

The latest satire spoofs Erdogan’s rants and threats following the United Nations report on the May 2010 flotilla clash, noting that the IDF maritime blockade on Hamas-controlled Gaza is legal, according to the UN Palmer Report.

“He wanted to be a hero and make all the rules/ One day thanks to dumb luck, he became a leader and began to cluck,” singer and musician Noam Jacobson wails in the video dumbbell.

The lyrics continue, "Dumbbell sitting on his throne, he took the reins, a man with an army but without the brains.”

With a picture of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the background, Jacobson sings, “The European Union spurned his dreams. He’d show them he was out of his mind. He chose some brainless, mad and very strange friends.

The lyrics predict that Erdogan’s "balloon will pop” and he will "fall off his high horse” – but still will remain a dumbbell.