Torture Music, What's Yours?

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  1. FtM

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...guantanamo-detainees-report-article-1.1088762

    To sum up the article, an Al Jazeera documentary about Guantanamo Bay reveals that music like AC/DC, Metallica, Enimem, and children's music like Barney and Sesame Street were used to break detainees down to reveal information about terrorist activities.

    Which leads me to the question. What music could be used to torture you?

    Me, personally, I'm going with J-Pop. I totally hate that shit.




    Here's the article:

    [h=1]‘Sesame Street’ songs and heavy metal blasted to torture Guantanamo detainees: report
    [/h] A new documentary released by Al Jazeera exposes the use of children’s songs and heavy metal music to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay — a tactic that came about not long after President George W. Bush created the camp to detain prisoners in the “war on terror†against Al Qaeda.


    “Sesame Street†songwriter Christopher Cerf spearheaded the film after discovering songs he wrote to teach kids how to read and write were being used as weapons of war. The report has launched the controversial interrogation method back into the spotlight.



    According to the documentary, prisoners were strapped to chairs and played music — Metallica, AC/DC, Eminem, Barney and others — at loud volumes for hours or days on end.



    Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby told reporters Thursday that the military uses music “as a disincentive,†but said it’s not torture.



    “It’s done in a measured way, in keeping with our obligation and commitment to treating detainees humanely,†Kirby told the press, declining to comment on what specific music was played or if the method is still used today.



    A 2008 Associated Press report detailed how loud and repetitive music was used to “to create fear, disorient . . . and prolong capture shock†at Guantanamo Bay and other prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan.



    The music drove some prisoners literally mad, screaming and banging their heads against the wall, according to the report. Others said they would have tried to commit suicide if there was a way to do so.



    Songs like Eminem’s “White America†and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA†were chosen, AP reported.



    A U.S. Psy Ops spokesperson told the BBC in 2003 that “culturally offensive†music was used to break a prisoner.



    According to “Songs of War,†CIA medical experts drew up guidelines setting the permitted volume for interrogations using sound. Music as loud as a jackhammer could be played for two hours, for example. The guidelines were made public after a human rights group fought and won in court, but the majority of the document was blacked out.



    When the issue first surfaced in 2008, music groups banded together to demand the government stop using their songs as weapons. But Thomas Keenan, director of the Human Rights Project at Bard College, tells Al Jazeera that the same reason people love music is why it’s an effective tool.


    “It is music’s capacity to take over your mind and invade your inner experience that makes itso terrifying,†he said.

     
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    enough Barney and i'm telling anyone anything
     
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    [video=youtube;kfVsfOSbJY0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0[/video]
     
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    Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Madonna, Smokey Robinson, The Intruders, The Young Rascals, Springsteen.
     
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    Adele and that "toniiiiiiiiiiiiight we are young" song.

    Holy fuck I hate that we are young song.
     
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    your nightly music threads
     
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    Thankfully my niece doesn't like Barney. She doesn't like Beiber or any of that type of stuff either.

    Oh dear god, hold me. :chair:
     
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    meat Loaf, hate his music ARRGGHHHHH
     
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    I like all of those people to varying degrees to be quite honest.

    I don't mind Adele, but I don't listen to her either. Nor do I work in an environment where I am subject to music.

    Allison Rosen inspired me to make this thread, actually. :eek:
     
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    Maestro... :coffee:

    [video=youtube;iGJgyuAu6eo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGJgyuAu6eo[/video]
     
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    The song that never ends. It just goes on ans on my friends...
     
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    Always hated the heavy metal head banger shit. I must be part Al-Qaeda.
     
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    Gloria Estefan. :mad:
     
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    Metal is mine as well
     
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    radiohead
     
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    I like him, but I "get" why someone would dislike his music.
     
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    45 guys! 5 klicks south! nothing heavier than a .203! they're all asleep right now! no guards! stop the music! :nooo:
     
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    It might be the first and last time Barney and Metallica are in the same sentence. :jj:
     
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    I'd have to think what would be good torture music. I usually dislike a particular song but not necessarily the artist or genre.

    I do admit i'm not fond of country music, especially the older generation. I remember being on vacation in Prince Edward Island, there was only 4 radio stations and 1 was country. It seemed pretty much every song started the same and the lyrics... well that wasn't so original either.