Friday, February 3, 2012

Middle East Crazy Television Ads

Iran is mulling a partial ban of products manufactured by South Korean electronics giant Samsung over an Israeli commercial promoting one of the firm's products which depicts the imagined destruction of Iran's nuclear facility in Isfahan by Mossad operatives.

In the commercial for the cable TV company HOT, three characters from the popular sit-com "Asfur" arrive disguised as women near the nuclear facility, where they meet a bored Mossad agent passing the time by watching the show on his Samsung tablet.

The Mossad man then shows the various features of the tablet to the characters, when one of the "visiting" Israelis accidentally pushes a button which causes the nuclear plant in the background to explode.

To this, the character said: "What? Another mysterious explosion in Iran," a quip referring to a series of explosions in Iran targeting the countries military facilities which have been attributed in the foreign media to covert Israeli attempts to target Iran's nuclear program.

Cedar's Take: Imagine living in a country the size of South Carolina's low county were the government of Florida's big idea is to one day nuke the majority of your beach front property killing everyone from Savannah to Wrightsville Beach. All you can do is laugh at the situation.

While I think our unwavering support of Israel is flawed, expensive and without merit, I do understand the Israeli predicament.

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