"Barrel Of A Gun" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
In a strange land
Far from these shores
Lay two men and a woman
Killed by the law

In no matter what country
Under the sun
There can be no justice
Through the barrel of a gun

A car bomb they say
The S.A.S. on offense
Shoot in the back
Makes no difference
Shoot to kill
'Till both sides have their fill
'Till both sides have their martyrs
And all the kids have no fathers

'Till your mothers have no sons
And the battle is won
When both sides have lost
All the blood that it costs

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"Barrel of a Gun" as written by Adam S. Gardner Ryan Miller

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    General CommentWhoever you are and wherever you come from, one thing is constant - dishing out justice by using violence or force is wrong.
    Basically the opposite of what Mao Tse Tung was preaching in China.
    admatheron March 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt is all about the 3 IRA members shot in Gibraltar because they thought they were going to plant a car bomb, they were unarmed and shot in cold blood when they were ment to have been arrested, using murder for justice is wrong and the British government condemns other countrys doing it yet get away with doing it themselves
    sanityassassinon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA private eye front cover at the time had one commando saying to another "why did you shoot him eighteen times?" and the other replying "I ran out of bullets".

    I don't think that humanity will ever learn that violence (inhumanity) cannot solve our problems. I also find it disturbing what governments can get away with by playing the Terrorism card, now even more than back then.
    ShineYouDiamondon December 19, 2006   Link

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