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The Col. Gaddafi Viral Music Video Parody Gets Attention

As the international community forces economic sanctions on his crumbling regime, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi gains new notoriety for his appearance in an auto-tuned news parody. A spoof video featuring Col. Gaddafi singing between two superimposed grinding women has over two million views on YouTube.

Noy Alooshe, an Israeli journalist, created the mash-up by mixing footage from Gaddafi’s televised speech in Tripoli last week with instrumentation sampled from 'Hey Baby' by American rapper Pitbull. "It seemed to be very comic visually. Before I even touched it, it was funny, like a parody," says Alooshe.

According to African Business Review, the song has become popular with young rebels in Libya; but beyond the clip’s satirical tone, Gaddafi threatens to pursue Libyan rebels "inch by inch, house by house, room by room, alley by alley."