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Title: Way to sell records or True? Did James Blunt stop WWIII? 71.9Million Google Hits
Post by: Jonnie Goodboy on November 15, 2010, 03:07:39 pm
Excuse me for my Na´vetÚ, and perhaps this is just the Increasingly Vicious, Megalomaniacal Music Industry Big Six co-operating with the BBC and MSM to maintain popularity & listening figures until Auntie Beeb returns tomorrow, (as announced in advance on Sunday), to announcing drastic Welfare & National Cuts Scare-Stories and a reinforcement of the L-R Paradigm. Is this story conveniently staged at this time to challenge the (real-world) scare story of TRU.TV's FEMACAMP/FUSION CENTRES Infowar threat through Google Ratings whilst trying to appear as representative of 'real stories'? Judge for yourselves.

Google 'Did James Blunt prevent World War Three', or (WWIII) and trawl through the 71,900,000 Google Hits gubbins until you find a half-credible source and a decent report such as:

This one From Today's Sydney Morning Herald.
November 15, 2010 - 12:55PM

James Blunt says he stopped World War III from happening by disobeying a general's order.

The singer, who served in the British army for six years, told the BBC yesterday he refused an order to seize an airfield during NATO's 1999 intervention in Kosovo after the Russians got to it first.

"It was a mad situation anyway," he told BBC Radio 5-Live.

"We had 200 Russians lined up pointing their weapons at us aggressively and we've been told to reach the airfield and take a hold of it."

Blunt was a 25-year-old cavalry officer at that time and the head of his unit, which was leading a column of 30,000 NATO troops.

The Kosovo Force (KFOR) soldiers had entered Kosovo under a UN mandate after Yugoslavia withdrew from the region following a 11-week bombing campaign by NATO.

The Yugoslav troops were trying to suppress Kosovo's ethic Albanians' campaign to split from the country.

"I was given the direct command to overpower the 200 or so Russians who were there.

"I was the lead officer with my troop of men behind us ... The soldiers directly behind me were from the Parachute Regiment, so they're obviously game for the fight.

"The direct command (that) came in from General and [NATO Supreme Commander Europe] Wesley Clark was to overpower them. Various words were used that seemed unusual to us. Words such as 'destroy' came down the radio."

But Blunt, who said he was "party to the conversation" about the possible attack, said "we were querying our instruction" as it would have meant fighting the Russians.

"Fortunately, up on the radio came [British] General Mike Jackson, whose exact words at the time were, 'I'm not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War III'.

"And after a couple of days the Russians there said 'hang on we have no food and no water. Can we share the airfield with you?'."

Blunt said he would have defied General Clark's orders even without the support of General Jackson, risking a court martial.

"There are things that you do along the way that you know are right, and those that you absolutely feel are wrong, that I think it's morally important to stand up against, and that sense of moral judgement is drilled into us as soldiers in the British army."

General Clark, who has since retired from the US Army, told the BBC in 2000 that he had cleared the possible attack with then NATO Secretary General Javier Solana.

"He talked about what the risks were and what might happen if the Russians got there first, and he said: 'Of course you have to get to the airport'.

"I said: 'Do you consider I have the authority to do so?' He said: 'Of course you do, you have transfer of authority'."

A senior Russian officer also told the BBC in 2000 that the Russians planned to fly in thousands of soldiers after they occupied the airport.

"Let's just say that we had several airbases ready. We had battalions of paratroopers ready to leave within two hours."

Blunt quit the military to become a singer in 2002. His debut album sold 11 million copies, led by the success of his hit song You're Beautiful.