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Guantanamo Bay Prisoners Were Tortured With Sesame Street (ROFLMAO ... Crimes Against Humanity)
THE INQUISITR ^ | May 30, 2012 | THE INQUISITR

Posted on 05/30/2012 8:19:49 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Guantanamo Bay Prisoners Were Tortured With Sesame Street

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Guantanamo Bay prisoners were reportedly tortured with the sounds of children’s Sesame Street songs, in an attempt to get them to talk.

Al Jazeera reports that Thomas Keenan, a human rights researcher, explained that:

“Prisoners were forced to put on headphones. They were attached to chairs, headphones were attached to their heads, and they were left alone just with the music for very long periods of time. Sometimes hours, even days on end, listening to repeated loud music.”

Christopher Cerf, the award-winning composer of the songs used to torture prisoners at both Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, was shocked when Al Jazeera broke the news to him that his music was being exploited in such a way. He stated that:

“My first reaction was this just can’t possibly be true…Of course I didn’t really like the idea that I was helping break down prisoners, but it was much worse when I heard later that they were actually using the music in Guantanamo to actually do deep, long-term interrogations and obviously to inflict enough pain on prisoners so they would talk.”

The Huffington Post reports that other songs torturers have used on their victims have included Metallica’s ”Enter Sandman” and Drowning Pool’s “Bodies,” both of which were used in the same way as Sesame Street at Guantanamo Bay.

The Sesame Street, which includes about 200 songs, which are meant to help children learn reading and writing skills, is apparently very effective, considering this is not the first time it was reportedly used for torture. Al Jazeera reports that Cerf went on to say:

“This is fascinating to me both because of the horror of music being perverted to serve evil purposes if you like, but I’m also interested in how that’s done. What is it about music that would make it work for that purpose?”

Cerf, since learning about the powerful effect music seems to have in interrogation work, produced a film entitled “Songs Of War,” in which he embarks on a journey to learn what makes music so powerful. Al Jazeera reports that in the process, he spoke to soldiers, psychologists, and prisoners who were tortured using his music. He also discovered during his travels that the military has been using music as a potent torture weapon for hundreds of years.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; alqaeda; bigbird; brainwashing; gitmo; grover; guantanamobay; islamofascism; lifeinhell; muhammadsminions; muppets; muslims; pbs; sissies; taliban; torture; warcrimes
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All Hail the Great and Mighty Big Bird!

1 posted on 05/30/2012 8:20:00 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 05/30/2012 8:22:00 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

All Hail the Great and Mighty Big Bird!

Oh, the Miss Piggy fantasies...what if the virgins were her sister?


3 posted on 05/30/2012 8:22:28 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: DogByte6RER

All Hail the Great and Mighty Big Bird!

Oh, the Miss Piggy fantasies...what if the virgins were her sisters?


4 posted on 05/30/2012 8:22:28 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I doubt for days on end.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 8:22:49 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I doubt for days on end.


6 posted on 05/30/2012 8:23:07 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: DogByte6RER

It could have been Barney!


7 posted on 05/30/2012 8:24:30 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Entropy isn't what it used to be)
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To: DogByte6RER

Nancy Pelosi speeches would do it for me.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 8:24:37 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: DogByte6RER
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9 posted on 05/30/2012 8:24:37 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: DogByte6RER
Barney would make me crack!


10 posted on 05/30/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DogByte6RER

I agree. it’s wrong to use music like this. Just put the human garbage up against the wall and shoot them starting with the toes...then top of foot... then ankle... and upwards until they comply with requests for info.

That way the musicians can keep a clear conscience. It’s fair.


11 posted on 05/30/2012 8:30:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: DogByte6RER
Call to Prayer - GITMO Style.
12 posted on 05/30/2012 8:30:50 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: ThomasThomas

They no doubt take it up a notch with some Barney tunes if Big Bird and Miss Piggy can’t produce the desired results.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 8:32:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DogByte6RER
Mahna Mahna

You know you love it.

14 posted on 05/30/2012 8:37:27 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Yes! Three cheers for BigBird! ( And we hear it was Miss Piggy singing sexy love songs that really break the islamoterroristas down )


15 posted on 05/30/2012 8:40:00 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: mykroar

Not sure why the link’s being stupid - I’m sure it’s Bush’s fault: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM89T74MPnE


16 posted on 05/30/2012 8:40:35 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bow down before the wrath of.... The Muppets!


17 posted on 05/30/2012 8:44:01 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jonty30

Ever taken your offspring to Disney World and listened to “It’s a Small World After All” for days on end?


18 posted on 05/30/2012 8:47:20 PM PDT by Boojum
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To: DogByte6RER

In the Los Angeles radio market they have a commercial which includes the song 1-800-Cars For Kids that makes me want to kill. I would spill the beans after the first refrain.


19 posted on 05/30/2012 8:48:06 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Norm Lenhart

If the UN Human Rights Commission declares Sesame Street music torture, then maybe we can finally shut down PBS.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 8:49:52 PM PDT by kevao
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


21 posted on 05/30/2012 8:50:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Boojum
That would be bad.

But not quite as bad as the song that broke former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noreiga.

22 posted on 05/30/2012 8:51:07 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Boojum

That’s what I keep threatening to do when they’re misbehaving!


23 posted on 05/30/2012 8:52:26 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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Photobucket Damnation to all! They must worship me instead of Big Bird!
24 posted on 05/30/2012 8:54:19 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: windcliff
Just to tick you off a little more, they spell Cars “Kars”.

I still bust a blood vessel when I hear a Cal Fresh (Food Stamp) Commercial during the Rush Limbaugh Show.

It's bad enough that they advertise Welfare, but buying time with Taxpayer Money to an audience that detests the Entitlement Society is ludicrous.

25 posted on 05/30/2012 9:01:50 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: DogByte6RER
“This is fascinating to me both because of the horror of music being perverted to serve evil purposes if you like, but I’m also interested in how that’s done. What is it about music that would make it work for that purpose?”

Liberal songwriters?

26 posted on 05/30/2012 9:02:05 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: All

Ever hear Joan Baez sing, “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down”? That’s brutal.


27 posted on 05/30/2012 9:04:54 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: DogByte6RER

All power comes from the stem of a lily pad...?


28 posted on 05/30/2012 9:05:01 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

No no, from Miss Piggy’s ‘Hi Yah!’


29 posted on 05/30/2012 9:06:48 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: windcliff
Just to tick you off a little more, they spell Cars “Kars”.

I still bust a blood vessel when I hear a Cal Fresh (Food Stamp) Commercial during the Rush Limbaugh Show.

It's bad enough that they advertise Welfare, but buying time with Taxpayer Money to an audience that detests the Entitlement Society is ludicrous.

30 posted on 05/30/2012 9:07:34 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: DogByte6RER

They’re wearing Elmo outfits! Oh yeah!


31 posted on 05/30/2012 9:08:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Its a small world after all...not sesame St...but could work too.


32 posted on 05/30/2012 9:08:55 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: ThomasThomas

Noooo! Please no more purple dinosaur! He haunts me in my dreams with the “I love you, you love me.” I can’t take any more. I’ll tell you everything I know!


33 posted on 05/30/2012 9:09:34 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: windcliff

I too clench teeth over that stupid jingle.


34 posted on 05/30/2012 9:12:07 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: windcliff
I too clench teeth over that stupid jingle.
35 posted on 05/30/2012 9:12:19 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sometimes they use Sesame Street.

Sometimes they use thrash metal.

When they really want to break ‘em down, they use...both:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWCJfCP_ISM&feature=relmfu


36 posted on 05/30/2012 9:42:45 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Jonty30

I doubt for days on end.”

Funny but both of my grandkids listened to it for days on end and it never seemed to bother them.


37 posted on 05/30/2012 9:45:29 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Boojum

Small World is one of my fav songs. My daughter first heard it at Disney World when she was three and we heard it for years thereafter. Now that she’s not here on earth anymore it remains one of my fav songs and I find myself humming it all the time. Very infectious tune.


38 posted on 05/30/2012 9:50:06 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Dartman

“Ever hear Joan Baez sing, “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down”? That’s brutal.”

LOL. It is. Baez’s naive earnestness and picture-perfect diction. You can just see her imagining that the song had something to do with the proletariat, somehow.

A little like Linda Ronstadt’s version of “Allison.” She’s done some nice work—but it was a very wrong song for that artist.

File all the rough edges off a rough song and you get high comedy.


39 posted on 05/30/2012 9:55:57 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: DogByte6RER

One man’s Sesame Street ditty is another man’s torture!


40 posted on 05/30/2012 10:48:15 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: ModelBreaker; Dartman

Not to mention that Baez got the lyrics wrong in several places.


41 posted on 05/30/2012 10:55:57 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, so that we can be the capital of Latin America)
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To: DogByte6RER
From the film:

("My) Music has been perverted to serve evil purposes. (...) I don't even understand why anyone would do this. (...) Just the fact that we have fought wars in the past in the name of freedom, and now we are torturing prisoners [with sesame street music -golux] is very ironic."

If you don't understand why we interrogate terrorists and you think US interests are evil, bitch, why don't you move your little musical ass to just about anywhere in the Middle East. You'll enjoy the way the worthy oriental gentlemen blare their music at 90+db out of every shopfront, taxi, and apartment, and scream their calls to prayer at high amplification from every crumbling minaret.
42 posted on 05/30/2012 11:33:59 PM PDT by golux
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To: DogByte6RER

Did they make them watch it while wearing women’s panties on their heads?

How about the Teletubbies? Has anyone heard of the Chinese Teletubby Torture Technique?


43 posted on 05/30/2012 11:34:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DogByte6RER
Sesame Street is torture. The UN should ban it.
44 posted on 05/31/2012 12:01:09 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: mylife
Barney would make me crack!
Barney would make me crack my head against the wall until I fell unconscious or died of cerebral hemorrhage.
45 posted on 05/31/2012 12:14:41 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: DogByte6RER
Could have been worse. Much worse...
Barry
46 posted on 05/31/2012 1:07:59 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: DogByte6RER

So, instead of being beaten with rubber hoses, they were bombarded with “Rubber Duckie.”


47 posted on 05/31/2012 1:39:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Or the agonizingly irritating nasal tones of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Imagine having to sit through that for hours at a time.


48 posted on 05/31/2012 1:43:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: PowderMonkey
Or this.....

You ever hear the other side?
49 posted on 05/31/2012 4:21:17 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Hadith Qudsi 19:5:

"The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance."

Muhammad also said:

(1) “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.”

(2) “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress.”

(3) “Song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage.”

(4) “This community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained upon with stones.” Someone asked, “When will this be, O Messenger of Allah?” and he said, “When songstresses and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful.”

(5) “There will be peoples of my Community who will hold fornication, silk, wine, and musical instruments to be lawful ….” -- 'Umdat al-Salik r40.0

I especially like the "Fatwa?" issued by the former head Mad-Mullah of Iran, the Ayatollah, Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini:

"“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. ...

Let's see: No booze under Islam. No eating Pork under Islam. No music under Islam. No "fun" under Islam.

Gee, I can't imagine why anyone would NOT voulutarily want to convert?

50 posted on 05/31/2012 4:52:17 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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