James Blunt stopped World War 3?
We do forget, that for all his pussy lyrics, toff speaking and poncy behaviour, that James Blunt used to be a man of war, down in the trenches with the other soldiers – and he’s probably killed a few people – not just driven them to suicide by writing a song that suffered more airplay than Celine Dion’s Titanic tune (no mentioning of song titles here, you’ll only remember how they go immediately and they’ll be stuck in your head until you grab a sledge hammer and take yourself out – enough have suffered already). Blunt recently regaled a story about his time in Kosovo and how he helped to stop an attack on some Russian soldiers that would’ve surely sparked World War 3, saying, ” “I was given the direct command to overpower the 200 or so Russians who were there. The direct command [that] came in from General Wesley Clark was to overpower them. And if we had a foothold there then it would make life much easier for the NATO forces in Pristina. So there was a political reason to take hold of this. And the practical consequences of that political reason would be then aggression against the Russians.” When asked if it would’ve kicked off WW3 Blunt said, “Absolutely. And that’s why we were querying our instruction from an American general. Fortunately, up on the radio came General Mike Jackson, whose exact words at the time were, ‘I’m not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War 3’.” Erm, cheers for that Blunty – now how about you rejoin the army and make yourself useful instead of making our ears bleed.