DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has issued a statement via the band's official web site in an attempt to clarify the group's reasons for posting their cover version of THE EXPLOITED's "Fuck The U.S.A." as a protest against the U.S.-led war on Iraq."This war is touching all of us!" Schmier writes. "We cannot shut up, because America wants us to. We have many friends and fans in the states and my disrespect doesn't go to the U.S. citizens, it goes to those that will make a lot of money with this senseless killing! "Maybe it's not good for a band to speak out — but we don't wanna be another face in the crowd of 'yes' persons. "I can understand that Americans don't like to hear this cover version, likewise the world didn't want this war for oil! It's time for Americans now to speak out against this war and not to repeat Bush's war slogans! "War was never a solution..."
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