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Thursday, October 22, 2009

REM and Pearl Jam Accuse the US Military of HORRIBLE TORTURE !!

There is torture and there is Torture. THIS IS WORSE THAN WATER BOARDING ! Horrible Horrible War Crimes !

The United States forces have been torturing terrorists by making them listen to things like, OMG its hard to say, THE BARNEY THEME SONG !! You know, "I love you, you love me..." They have also been forcing to them to listen to the Meow Mix theme song and some of REM's "Greatest" hits. Oh my how horrible. I can tell you from experience that those songs have been torturing American Parents for YEARS !

To protect their music from being used for "torture" rock bands including Pearl Jam and REM have joined a coalition of musicians to support the US president's efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.

The National Campaign to Close Guantanamo, which also includes former military officers, launched on Tuesday.

Many of the artists who have signed up are angry that their music was used as an interrogation tool in the jail.

But CIA spokesman George Little said music was used only for security, rather than "punitive purposes".

In a statement, REM said: "We have spent the past 30 years supporting causes related to peace and justice. To now learn that some of our friends' music may have been used as part of the torture tactics without their consent or knowledge, is horrific. It's anti-American, period."

Other artists to sign up to the coalition include Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Roseanne Cash, Billy Bragg, Bonnie Raitt and Rage Against The Machine.

On behalf of the campaign, the National Security Archive in Washington is filing a Freedom of Information Act request seeking classified records that detail the use of loud music as an interrogation device.

'Terrify and punish'

A report published in November 2008 by the Senate Armed Services Committee report, has already made several references to the technique.

In one case interrogators played records to "stress" a prisoner, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who believed music was forbidden.

In 2003, he was questioned while being "exposed to variable lighting patterns" and repeated plays of a song called Let the Bodies Hit the Floor by the band Drowning Pool.

Jayne Huckerby, from New York University's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, said loud music was also played at clandestine prisons run by the CIA.

Following an early information request, Ms Huckerby received a CIA document dated December 2005 in which the agency explained that the use of loud music or white noise was needed "to mask sound and prevent communication among detainees".

She argued that such sounds were not a "benign security tool," but a way "to humiliate, terrify, punish, disorient and deprive detainees of sleep, in violation of international law".

According to the National Security Archive, tracks by AC/DC, Britney Spears, the Bee Gees and Marilyn Manson were used at Guantanamo.

The Meow mix cat food jingle, the Barney theme song and an assortment of Sesame Street tunes also were played into detainees' cells.

But the CIA insisted any music was played "at levels far below a live rock band".

And Major Diana Haynie, a spokeswoman for Joint Task Force Guantanamo, said loud music has not been used with detainees since the fall of 2003.

This is liberalism at it worst, the terrorists are sending out homicide bombers, invading cities, killing innocent women and children, blowing up buildings, subways and buses, and these idiots are complaining that we are broadcasting children songs and Rock Music. DEAL WITH IT. Its not like they are piping in William Shatner singing Rocket Man. 

1 comment:

Chad Thorson said...

REM and Pearl Jam are trying to become relevant again. They're both washed up bands from the worst era of American pop music.

Don't they know that if the U.S. really wanted to torture terrorists (who deserve worse than torture), they'd play music by REM and Pearl Jam.