Who is the Peruvian guerilla general quoted in this Guns N Roses song?
September 6, 2013 2:37 PM Subscribe
The lyrics sheet for "Use Your Illusion II" attributes a quotation in the antiwar song "Civil War" to an unnamed Peruvian guerilla general. Who said this?
posted by steinsaltz to Society & Culture (5 answers total)
The alleged quotation
is: "We practice selective annihilation of mayors and government officials, for example, to create a vacuum, then we fill that vacuum. As popular war advances, peace is closer." Did Axl Rose just make this up or is this something an actual Peruvian rebel might have said in the late 1980s?