I had high hopes for Danger Room‘s new “Iron Eagles” feature, in which Noah Shachtman selects the most atrocious promotional videos from the military-industrial complex and gives them a big award for being so awful. And while the first entry from the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems was solid, it was a little straight ahead for me. (I mean, it even has CG of a fleet of drones taking off to a disaster zone, which may be corny but is also totally awesome.)
But the latest Iron Eagle is what I’m talking about: A Bollywood-style number based on a Rick Astley number from Israeli arms-maker Rafael, tiled towards missile buyers in the Indian government. This is the sort of media I think we can all agree that death dealers should be producing. I award it a special bonus prize, the “Breakdancing Kali”.
In Hebrew, Rafael means “It is God who heals”.