(work in progress)
This song was a response to the USAmerican invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
2003 – The song is a response to the American invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
The verses are traded between the group’s three rappers. In the first verse, will.i.am criticizes fighting terrorism overseas when terror, discrimination, and hate are left unaddressed at home. In the second verse Taboo calls out leaders for greedily waging wars and lying about their true motivations. And in the final verse Apl.de.ap accuses the media of promoting hate and blames it for driving people apart.
The music video highlights the neglect of LA’s poor neighborhoods while wars are waged overseas. The members of the group post images of question marks throughout East LA as a symbol of the song’s central question, and children and others from the city join the chorus to plead, “Where is the love?” During the third verse, the video provides an example of common negative and divisive portrayals of African Americans in the media, showing Apl.de.ap being chased by white police officers.
2007 – US military commited WAR CRIMES in Iraq
On July 12, 2007, a series of air-to-ground attacks were conducted by a team of two U.S. AH-64 Apache helicopters in Al-Amin al-Thaniyah, New Baghdad, during the Iraqi insurgency which followed the invasion of Iraq. (wikipedia)
However, US government and authorities had strongly and insistently been denying any civil killings. They kept up this lie until they couldn’t hide it anymore because…
2010 – Wikileaks published Collateral Murder
On April 5, 2010, the attacks received worldwide coverage and controversy following the release of 39 minutes of classified gunsight footage by WikiLeaks. The video, which WikiLeaks titled Collateral Murder, showed the crew firing on a group of people and killing several of them, including two Reuters journalists, and then laughing at some of the casualties, all of whom were civilians. An anonymous U.S. military official confirmed the authenticity of the footage. (wikipedia)
· The family of the victims only then knew how their beloved ones had died.
· Not even Reuters had received an honest answers as how their reporters died.
· The soldier Ethan McCord who rescued one of the children suddenly saw himself in that footage and decided to turn into an anti-war activist.
2010 – US seeks revenge on Julian Assange
for exposing this US WAR CRIME and, subsequently, uncovering the corrsponding lies.
2019 – UK puts Julian Assange in solitary confinement in Belmarsh prison
without having had a trial and without having been convicted, for extradition to the US based on insustainable far-fetched charges of espionage from an obsolete law from 1917, applying it beyond their borders on a non-US civilian, while none of the perpetrators nor their superiors nor any person responsible for the real crime have ever been charged.