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How James Blunt’s ‘Music To Waterboard By’ Prevented World War 3

by | 15th, November 2010

JAMES Blunt prevented World War 3, says James Blunt. He did this by allowing his tunes to be played to inmates at Guantanamo Bay over and over and over as an alternative to waterboarding and upsetting the Chinese. Well, no. Says Blunt of an Army trip to Kosovo in 1999:

“We had 200 Russians lined up pointing their weapons at us aggressively. The direct command [that] came in from general Wesley Clark was to overpower them. Various words were used that seemed unusual to us. Words such as ‘destroy’ came down the radio.”

“Destroy… Blunt….Records…Over… Destroy… Blunt…Records… Over…”

“The soldiers directly behind me were from the Parachute Regiment, so they’re obviously game for the fight.”

So. You led them in a singsong and got them well up for the kill?

“There are things that you do along the way that you know are right, and those that you absolutely feel are wrong. That sense of moral judgment is drilled into us as soldiers in the British army.”

Moral Judgement 1: Do not attack an Amy bigger than your own.

“It didn’t come to that. British general Sir Mike Jackson sent an admonishing message down the wire. [His] exact words at the time were, ‘I’m not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting world war three’. [He] told us why don’t we sugar off down the road [and], you know, encircle the airfield instead.”

Blunt says the action could have “absolutely” started World War 3. And prevented James Blunt from recording You’re Beautiful.

You win some; you lose some…



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