Illegal Attacks

So what the fuck is this UK
Gunnin' with this US of A
In Iraq and Iran and in Afghanistan

Does not a day go by
Without the Israeli Air Force
Fail to drop its bombs from the sky ?

How many mothers to cry ?
How many sons have to die ?
How many missions left to fly over Palestine ?
'Cause as a matter of fact
It's a pact, it's an act
These are illegal attacks
So bring the soldiers back
These are illegal attacks
It's contracts for contacts
I'm singing concrete facts
So bring the soldiers back

What mean ya that you beat my people ?
What mean ya that you beat my people ?
And grind the faces of the poor

So tell me just how come were the Taliban
Sat burning incense in Texas
Roaming around in a Lexus
Sittin' on six billion oil drums
Down with the Dow Jones, up on the NASDAQ
Pushed into the war zones

It's a commercial crusade
'Cause all the oil men get paid
And only so many soldiers come home
It's a commando crusade
A military charade
And only so many soldiers come home

Soldiers, soldiers come home
Soldiers come home

Through all the blood and sweat
Nobody can forget
It ain't the size of the dog in the fight
It's the size of the fight in the dog on the day or the night
There's no time to reflect
On the threat, the situation, the bark nor the bite
These are commercial crusades
'Cos all the oil men get paid
These are commando crusades
Commando tactical rape
And from the streets of New York and Baghdad to Tehran and Tel Aviv
Bring forth the prophets of the Lord
From dirty bastards fillin' pockets
With the profits of greed

These are commercial crusades
Commando tactical raids
Playin' military charades to get paid

And who got the devils ?
And who got the Lords ?
Build yourself a mountain
Drink up in the fountain
Soldiers come home

What mean ya that you beat my people
What mean ya that you beat my people
And grind the faces of the poor

Lyrics by:
Brown / Wills / Maxfield

Released September 2007:
Illegal Attacks (Radio Edit) / Illegal Attacks (Album Version) (Fiction, ILLEGAL1, Promo CD)

Released 17th September 2007:
Illegal Attacks / Illegal Attacks (Sway Soldier Story Remix) (Fiction, 172 466-8, CD)
Illegal Attacks / Illegal Attacks (Sway Soldier Story Remix) (Fiction, 172 466-9, 7", 1 of 2)
Illegal Attacks / Keep What Ya Got (BBC Live Lounge Session) (Sway Soldier Story Remix) (Fiction, 174 546-4, 7", 2 of 2)

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Top row: Ian Brown voices his opposition to the Iraq War. The UK and USA had blood on their hands from the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Second row: The War in Afghanistan began on 7th October 2001, as the US military's Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) was launched, along with the British military, in response to 9/11. The UK has, since 2002, led its own military operation, Operation Herrick, as part of the same war in Afghanistan. The character of the war evolved from a violent struggle against Al-Qaeda and its Taliban supporters, to a complex counterinsurgency effort. In this photo, soldiers with the 101st Division Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division watch as two Chinook helicopters fly in to take them back to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, November 2008. The Soldiers searched a small village in the valley below for IED making materials and facilities.
Third row (left): U.S. President George W. Bush attempts, without success, to persuade French President Jacques Chirac on a military course of action.
Third row (right): Bush had no such problem gaining the support of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. Post 9/11, Bush and Blair introduced rafts of new security legislation in the 'War on Terror'.
Fourth row: United States Secretary of State Colin Powell holding a model vial of anthrax while giving a presentation to the United Nations Security Council. Prior to the war, the governments of the United States and United Kingdom claimed that Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) posed a threat to their security, and that of their coalition allies. These claims were later proven to be false.
Fifth row: The allies employ Shock and Awe in the bombing of Baghdad. Limited bombing began on 19th March 2003 as United States forces unsuccessfully attempted to kill Saddam Hussein. Attacks continued against a small number of targets until 21st March when, at 1700 UTC, the main bombing campaign of the US and their allies began. Its forces launched approximately 1700 air sorties (504 using cruise missiles). Coalition ground forces had begun a 'running start' offensive towards Baghdad on the previous day. Coalition ground forces seized Baghdad on 5th April, and the United States declared victory on 14th April 2003.
Sixth and seventh rows: The statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is toppled in Firdos Square, 9th April 2003.
Eighth and ninth rows: Images of torture and humiliation of prisoners in Abu Ghraib by military police personnel of the United States Army. US Army Private Lynndie England, seen here holding a leash attached to a prisoner collapsed on the floor, was convicted by a US Army court martial for abusing prison detainees.
Tenth row: 18th January 2005 - Samar Hassan, 5, screaming and splattered in blood, moments after her parents are killed; US soldiers fired on their car when it failed to stop at a checkpoint in Tal Afar, Iraq. Samar's brother was sick, and the family - all five children huddled in the back of the car - were on their way home from the hospital.
Eleventh row: An Iraqi woman and child look on as U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team search the courtyard of their house during a cordon and search in Ameriyah, Iraq, August 2007.
Twelfth row: The British capital was targeted in the 7th July 2005 London bombings (often referred to as 7/7). These were a series of coordinated suicide attacks on London's public transport system during the morning rush hour. The bombings were carried out by four Muslim men, three of British Pakistani and one of British Jamaican descent. At 08:50, three bombs exploded within fifty seconds of each other on three London Underground trains, a fourth exploding an hour later at 09:47 on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square (left). The explosions appear to have been caused by home-made organic peroxide-based devices, packed into rucksacks and detonated by the bombers themselves, all four of whom died. 52 other people were killed and around 700 were injured. The masked face of Davina Turrell (right), being helped to safety near Edgware Road, became the defining image of the London bombings.
Thirteenth row: Smoke rises after the Israeli Air Force strikes tunnels linking southern Gaza to Egypt, in the border Gaza Strip town of Rafah, February 2009. Israel routinely targets the tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border, which it says are being used by Gaza's Hamas leadership to smuggle weapons into the Palestinian territory. Palestinians claim that the tunnels are necessary for the transportation of basic food supplies that are not available in Gaza, because of Israel's closure of its border crossings and seaports. Around the mid-noughties, Ian could often be heard in the press vowing never to perform in Israel ("Palestine is the biggest open-air prison in the world", the singer commented in February 2006). In May 2008, such highfalutin talk was soon toned down when the singer was booked in to perform at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Centre, Tel Aviv (the gig was eventually moved to Hangar 11 in the same city). Curiously, the recently released Illegal Attacks was nowhere to be found in the singer's setlist. Now why might that have been ? Cat got your tongue ? All very well prancing around in the comfort of a studio brandishing that megaphone like Jesse James, but it seems you got more than a little gun-shy here.
Fourteenth row (left): Anti-war protesters (including one Ian Brown) gather in front of Westminster and in Hyde Park in 2003. Beginning in 2002, and continuing after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, protests against the Iraq war were held in many cities worldwide, often coordinated to occur simultaneously around the world. The biggest series of demonstrations came on 15th February 2003. According to the French academic Dominique Reynié, between 3rd January and 12th April 2003, 36 million people across the globe took part in almost 3,000 protests against the Iraq war. Europe saw the biggest mobilization of protesters, including a rally of 3 million people in Rome, and 1 million in London.
Fourteenth row (right): Brian Haw, seen here with Tony Benn, has lived in a peace camp in London's Parliament Square since 2001, becoming a figurehead for the anti-war movement in England. Police mounted a night-time operation to dismantle his display on 23rd May 2006.
Fifteenth row: In January 2007, Tate Britain unveiled 'State Britain', a major art commission by Mark Wallinger. This was a recreation of the entirety of Brian's display, just before it was raided by police. You know, some of those placards wouldn't look out of place outside a Planned Barrenhood abortion mill...
Sixteenth row: In October 2007, Ian Brown added his signature to a 'Stop the Iraq War' petition, presented to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Bottom row: Six years after the invasion of Iraq, anti-war demonstrators stage a rally in New York (19th March 2009). You know, those placards wouldn't look out of place outside a Planned Barrenhood abortion mill...

Illegal Attacks, featuring the eternally unhinged Sinead O'Connor (she of the 'Sharing Jerusalem: Two Capitals for Two States' debacle of 1997) as guest agitator, was Ian's most explicit protest song to date. The opening notes of the song are plucked softly in arpeggios, which are juxtaposed with a confrontational opening line. The song then pulses with an ominous, grinding cello, and culminates with a Taliban-touting Ian, via a series of clumsy couplets (Sesame Street meets the crypto-Marxists), calling for the return of British soldiers to their homeland.

Sinead O'Connor in a latter-day prophet Isaiah role*, lecturing about a massacre of the innocents ? Good lord, where do you even begin with that one. All human beings are endowed with an inalienable right to life. Sinead O'Connor advocates the war against the preborn, the slaughter and pulverization of innocent babies in the womb. These are victims of the Sacrament of the Demonic, and this institutionalised barbarism is the most heinous evil in the world today. This is a new order of barbarians. The human mind cannot imagine an 'illegal attack' of greater depravity than this transgression of God's law. Even the animals will try to protect their young at the risk of their own lives. The Left eats its own. Cooperating in a holocaust on a global scale, the abortionist is the quintessential Nazi. Evil destroys innocence. There is gravity of sin, and there are gradations of malice. The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault. What leftards Brown and O'Connor, a couple of self-styled dispensers of peace, fail to grasp is that peace is the tranquillity of order (Saint Augustine, The City of God). Peace is not the absence of war, but the living presence of God. Before kingdoms change, men must change. Men must look for the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ - Pax Christi in Regno Christi. Peace I leave you, my peace I give you. Our Lord gives the peace which the world cannot give, the interior peace of soul. Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God. These sons of God are likened to the Son of God who, by His redemption, wrought peace between God and man. If man is not at peace with the Prince of Peace, then earth itself cannot be at peace. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.** A world at prayer is a world at peace. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. If baby butcher advocate Sinead O'Connor (a walking episode of EastEnders with more issues than Time and Newsweek combined) ever becomes the moral barometer for society, then heaven help us all.*** You can set your calendar by Sinead O'Connor's public meltdowns.****

Recommended viewing:
Michael Voris: The Cost of Abortion (2008)

Here is an online blog extract from someone with their feet on the ground:

Imagining himself to be the indie Salman Rushdie, here is Ian in February 2006, talking as if some bounty has just been placed on his head by the Israeli powers that be:

Fear not, Ian Brown fans ! Despite such portent of doom from Agent Nimrod, the singer was able to enter and exit Israel with not a hair on his head harmed. Hurrah !

Ian is increasingly prone to portraying himself as some sort of freewheeling maverick who doesn't play by the rules and flips the bird at authority. Here is the singer soapboxing in 2007, touting himself as some firebrand anti-war, anti-establishment nucleus, sanctimoniously reprimanding the youth for falling asleep at their post:

Take that, The Man ! I'm calling bullshit on this one. You've yet to meet anyone who is for or against the war ? Where the fuck are you living ? Switzerland ? By the time Illegal Attacks hit the shelves, the Iraq War was over four years in the running, in which time, everyone and their French poodle (Shoot the Dog !) had opposed it. Pope John Paul II was on the case long before this pair of johnny-come-latelys set foot in the studio. Next thing you know, they'll be covering Free Nelson Mandela ! Left wing of anarchist ? Your cranium is firmly lodged somewhere north of Wiggo's sphincter.

Marvin Gaye's 1971 LP, 'What's Going On', is Ian Brown's idealised template for social and political commentary (he is highly praising of the LP in the 'What a Trip' interview from 22nd November 1989). The album is told from the perspective of a Vietnam War veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing nothing but injustice, suffering and hatred. Featuring introspective lyrics about drug abuse, poverty and the Vietnam War, the album was the first to reflect the beginning of a new trend in soul music. The album closes with a reprise to its opening theme, a feature of Ian's third solo LP, Music Of The Spheres; a 30-second instrumental reprise of the opening track, F.E.A.R., brings the 12" to a close.

* Isaiah 3: 15. Another direct lift in the song is Mark Twain's 'dog in the fight' analogy.
** Jerusalem. Jeru/Salem. Jehovah-jireh/Salem. The Lord will provide peace. Jesus Christ is a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. First, the name Melchizedek means "king of righteousness"; then also, "king of Salem" means "king of peace." (Heb 7: 2; my emphasis). The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace. Righteousness and peace have kissed (Psalm 85: 10) and the fruit of that righteousness will be peace (Isa 32: 17). Justice shall march before him and peace shall follow his steps. John came to show you the way of righteousness, going before him and preparing the way for his steps (Psalm 85: 13). The Baptism of Jesus fulfils all righteousness (Matt 3: 15).
*** I see the media lauding O'Connor for giving moral advice to an off the rails Miley Cyrus in 2013. That's like Screwtape telling Wormwood to tone it down a bit. The harlot reproves the harlot. Who can bear to listen to this bald-head ? Reprobation is all around us; as the shepherd said of his sheep, let's get the flock out of here.
**** What's that, you say ? A Sinead O'Connor public meltdown ? Must be time to put up the Christmas decorations !
***** Ian Brown seems to be a man exceedingly interested in posterity, for he uses this very same 'I haven't heard anyone else speak out about ________' template for global warming, when doing the rounds with the press in 2009. From war on terror to a war on weather, note the dovetailing of overwrought anti-capitalist rhetoric here. Explaining why he covered In The Year 2525, the singer gears up for an eco-catastrophic-Marxist screed: "I wanted to write a song about global warming 'cos I've not heard anyone sing a proper song about global warming or the effect that it’s going to have being the end and everything." There's another substitute morality canard. Man's first environment is the womb. Those hazardous fumes perpetually blowing out of your Lexus can't be good for the environment. These eco-warrior tendencies were evident as early as May 1995 (Melody Maker), with Ian stating that the Roses would gladly play a gig for Greenpeace.

Recommended reading:
Mark Burdman, Greenpeace: shock troops of the new Dark Age (Executive Intelligence Review: Volume 16, Number 17, 21st April 1989)

The natural evolution of the early eugenics programme, global warming alarmism is a government power grab via population reduction. Communism is a tyranny of power seekers whose most powerful weapon is the big lie. In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility. This populist eco-agenda is a poverty reduction programme hiding a population control motive; their means of eradicating poverty is to eradicate the poor. 'Sustainable Development' is the environmental war slogan of population control advocates (abortion mongers), chief among them, the United Nations. The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.

Dr. Paul Ehrlich, July 1971.

The Church's focus is, or ought to be, on saving men, not whales. Since Rome has joined the club and continues to provide a platform for the UN, climate change is no longer a mere political issue.  It has been elevated to the level of a de facto new article of Faith. Whatever cause du jour happens to be exciting tree-hugging environ-mentalist zealots to a paroxysm, this earth has a sentence against it already. This earth is going to be consumed by fire - it's just a matter of time. All men then living, every beast upon the land and every fish in the sea will be destroyed in this universal conflagration. The history of mankind ends in judgment. Dies irae, dies illa, solvet saeculum in favilla. Man cannot destroy 'Creation'. It is not within his power. Nor is 'Creation' a wilful entity with Doomsday on its mind. The world is what it has been and will remain. Satan is still the prince of it. Evil, in this world, comes from sin. Not from income disparity or anthropogenic climate change. Communism never really went away. It just has a new name these days - Globalism. After the Berlin Wall came down, the communist movement, the global leftist movement, was left in a quandary. Having lost the economic argument, they needed somewhere else to go, and global warming has become the great proxy issue. Promoting a god of environmental socialism, this redistributive racket enables them to achieve many of the same aims as before but under a cloak of green righteousness. The utopian environmentalists are at root religiously pantheistic. Green on the outside but red on the inside. All at the service of an embryo world government, the 'ecological anxiety' of the Social Justice movement is Communism repackaged for a new age. A green peace is a fabricated conflict resolution on socialist terms, indebted to Lucis Trust. In the name of universal brotherhood and Gaia environmentalism, the UN has enshrined a new paganism - a synthesis of New Ageism, Eastern mysticism, and covert Satanism. The green movement has a red shield. Global governance. Geopolitical chicanery. New lies for old. With all-encompassing government control imposing cultural Marxism on the nations via stealth globalism, the Western world is in a battle today between a false morality and an objective morality. The Liberal is a fanatic for independence; he extols it to the point of absurdity, in every domain. See Brown's oh-so-zany Guardian manifesto from September 2007 for a synthesis of idiotic proportions. Motions on the agenda include 'wealth redistribution', permacultures (this libtard quite literally wants to grow carrots up the side of the Empire State Building), communitarianism and Sharia law. This veritable idiocracy contains two shout-outs for Global Warming, the first of which is the sweeping claim that "America won't accept that there is global warming...". Al Gore must be on vacation ? I mean, it's not as if the former Vice President of the United States has been handed two Oscars (An Inconvenient Truth, 2006), a Nobel Peace Prize (2007) and a Grammy (2009) for his Global Warming propaganda, and is quite literally running the show in the form of Live Earth. On a false eco-trip, Brown goes on to lament, in true Attenborough style, "Here we are with the polar ice cap melting due to global warming...".

Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Despite the apocalyptic warnings of Messrs Gore and Brown, the ice caps are not only still standing, but have actually increased in size. An inconvenient truth for Al Gore's Club of Rome mates. Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles. Every day in Jamaica, a little baby bursts into flames. It's the Sun, stupid.
Rows one and two: NASA satellite images showing the spread of Arctic sea ice between August 2012 and August 2013.
Third row: Circular reasoning at its best. Don't subscribe ? Why then you're on a level with Holocaust deniers. Be not deceived - the issue here is population control. That population explosion. The population bomb. Weather is now a weapon of influencing public policy, and the biggest casualty in the Cold War on Global Warming are the preborn.
The grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down. The revelations of Climategate, when climate scientists were caught cooking the books with fake temperature data (penultimate row) would spark a series of inventive lexicon shifts (bottom). Same propaganda, different name. What is your sin ? Breathing. Don't breathe near me - we're running out of oxygen. This carbon con is the reason why you're paying 5p every time someone hands you a plastic bag. Remember Acid Rain ? We were all gonna have our skin burnt off just going outside in the rain. Ah, the good old days when the sky was only falling when it rained. Global Warming is the new Acid Rain.

Environmental manipulation is the ultimate method of covert warfare. Just as the war on terror is a war without end, any war on weather commands unlimited scope of practice. All doom and gloom until the big boom, the revolutionary, subversive mentality changes global scare like you change a car. Whenever one scare is exposed, a new one must necessarily be invented. But the war forever remains the same. In the year 2525, if man is still alive and happens to stumble upon this page, be aware that Ian Brown is talking all manner of shite on both the Iraq War and Global Warming fronts.

Recommended viewing:
What Catholics Believe: Mother Earth
Michael Voris: Global Warming Unmasked (2010)
What is Cultural Marxism ? (8-minute video presentation)

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