As regular readers will know, your humble Devil has generally been ambivalent about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in terms of poilitical wisdom and necessity; I am, however, entirely supportive and, let's face it, in awe of our soldiers who have fought incredibly bravely in those theatres of war.
This video—in support of Help For Heroes—is just incredibly impressive. The video is beatifully cut to mirror the song, which is the title track off James' new album (and apparently used with the band's blessing).
I've never seen explosions up close before and hope never to do so. But these videos are amazing and affecting: it rams home the fact that there are actual people dying. You can see them, there, on those videos.
As I said, I'm in awe. But also irritated: what a pointless waste of lives, on all sides...