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Song Parodies -> "In Aleppo"

Original Song Title:

"In the Ghetto"

Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"In Aleppo"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Sad truth about the intense fighting in Aleppo, Syria. The rebels need heavy weapons and AA missiles to fight the Syrian Army and AF which possess lethal arms like T-72 tanks, MiG-21 and L-39 fighters, Mil-24 Hind gunships, and chemical weapons. Hundreds die each day with no real help coming from the U.N., U.S., or the West. Turkey and Saudi Arabia have provided some arms but no heavies. The U.S. has sent uniforms and COM gear so far. Meanwhile, Assad is now starving the city while purchasing new MiG-31s and other assault helos to defend Damascus and for use against Aleppo in the future. While Obama and the West try sanctions and make promises, there is a "no boots on the ground" policy so far... which allows Assad to butcher his own people with support from Iran and Russia. Al Qaida also has a presence there now.
As the rounds fly
In a city that’s crumblin’ and burnin'
An innocent child is left to die
In Aleppo

As his mother cries
T-72s roll down the street
hunting for rebels to defeat
In Aleppo

U.N., don't you understand
the rebels need a helping hand
or else Government forces will drive them away
Look at all the dead bodies,
are you too blind to see,
believe in “Cease Fire” pretend
and look the other way???

Observers led astray while Kofi walked away…???

The city burns
and people run when they hear the sound of helos
strapped with gun pods and firing missiles
In Aleppo

And their anger burns
so they start to roam the streets at night
filled with the rebels zeal
and they learn how to fight
In Aleppo

Call for arms in desperation
for missiles and tank mines
They need more guns, for a start,
Fighters come, tearing them apart

As a crowd gathers around some captured men
video captures shots of torturing them
In Aleppo

Amid the mourners cry,
in a city that’s crumblin’ and burnin',
another massacre is learned (about)
In Aleppo

[Boots on the ground? Hell no!]

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 15

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Porfle Popnecker - August 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Good job.
Brock O'Brahma - August 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Captures the sorrowful mood of the O/S. Why was Libya a priority but Syria just a concern?
Rob Arndt - August 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Because Libya is in N Africa and had little to no support form the ME states, Gadhafi's decades of export terror coming at a high price. Syria is in the ME and any US/Western action would actually relieve pressure on Assad as the propaganda machine would go into overtime with "Imperialist actions by puppets of the Zionist State". Syria is supported by Iran and would involve Hezbollah in Lebanon too. Then the Palis would join in and call for war with the West and Israel. Rockets would fly and Israel probably would use that as an excuse to hit Lebanon, Syria, AND Iran... maybe even greenlight the operation to kill Iran's nuke program for good. Obama is too much of a coward to go to war with Iran, prefering European-style meaningless "talks" and sanctions. Any action would send the wrong signal to Israel which is being restrained by the US from attacking Iran and Syria- it's two worst enemies in the region.

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