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Dictator tortured victims with Julio Iglesias music
The Local (Spain) ^ | 12 Sep 2013 16:38 GMT+02:00

Posted on 09/21/2013 11:22:24 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

Songs by the Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias were used "to inflict psychological and physical damage" on prisoners detained during the military dictatorship of Chile's Augusto Pinochet.

Dr Katia Chornik, a researcher at Manchester University, has looked into how the military dictator employed songs by Spain's most internationally celebrated singer as part of a "torture soundtrack".

Other songs by former Beatle George Harrison, Italian pop artist Gigi l'Amoroso and the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange were played over and over again at high volume in the countless torture houses and concentration camps of Chile's dictatorship years.

"Pinochet's system used music to indoctrinate detainees, as a form of punishment and a soundtrack to torture," Chornick told the Daily Telegraph.

"Played at intensely high volumes for days on end, the otherwise popular songs were used to inflict psychological and physical damage."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: chile; communismkills; pinochet
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1 posted on 09/21/2013 11:22:24 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

It could have been worse, he could have played Yanni non stop.....


2 posted on 09/21/2013 11:24:14 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Yep, that would do it.


3 posted on 09/21/2013 11:24:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DeaconBenjamin

At least it wasn't "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."

4 posted on 09/21/2013 11:26:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hot Tabasco

I give I give


5 posted on 09/21/2013 11:26:28 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: dfwgator

“One eyed, one horn purple people eater”


6 posted on 09/21/2013 11:27:10 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Hot Tabasco
I would have used Yoko Ono.
7 posted on 09/21/2013 11:27:47 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: dfwgator
You, sir, are cruel.

/johnny

8 posted on 09/21/2013 11:28:16 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Wow. An hour of rap and hip hop and I would tell them whatever they wanted just to make it stop.


9 posted on 09/21/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

‘Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft’
The Carpenters


10 posted on 09/21/2013 11:32:00 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I used to think Pinochet was just a stern anti-communist, - but after hearing this, I put him right down there with Idi Amin and Pol Pot. :)


11 posted on 09/21/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: liberalh8ter

“I would have used Yoko Ono.”

Oh man, that not only would have constituted torture, it would have driven all who were forced to listen to it for even a few minutes, stark raving mad.


12 posted on 09/21/2013 11:32:13 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I woke up. The pain and sickness all over me like an animal. Then I realized what it was. The music coming up from the floor was our old friend, Ludwig Van, and the dreaded Ninth Symphony.


13 posted on 09/21/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: GeronL

“Feelings” by Morris Alpert.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-oHYYaw9jA


14 posted on 09/21/2013 11:32:57 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

This is guaranteed to make anyone admit anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EEZAivzl1Q


15 posted on 09/21/2013 11:34:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Rap and Lady Gaga do a pretty good job here.

No talent and ugly appear to be contagious,


16 posted on 09/21/2013 11:34:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hot Tabasco
It could have been worse, he could have played Yanni non stop.....

Could have been even worse than that. They could have played Yoko Ono.

17 posted on 09/21/2013 11:35:08 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

I don’t mess around :-).


18 posted on 09/21/2013 11:36:25 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Kenny G., Barry Manilow, the Eagles, latter day Moody Blues and Pink Floyd will be played to my political prisoners when I’m the Supreme Generallissimus! Journey and Pat Benatar for the hardest cases.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 11:36:36 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

What about Heino?


20 posted on 09/21/2013 11:37:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DeaconBenjamin; a fool in paradise

Over and over again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYsrKDSKzWg


21 posted on 09/21/2013 11:38:14 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Dictator tortured victims with Julio Iglesias music

Had this not worked, they would have resorted to the Time-Life Disco Collection.

22 posted on 09/21/2013 11:38:21 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet
Had this not worked, they would have resorted to the Time-Life Disco Collection.

Or the Lee Roy Neiman Paintings.

23 posted on 09/21/2013 11:38:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Freddy.


24 posted on 09/21/2013 11:39:51 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bee Gees? (Crank the treble)


25 posted on 09/21/2013 11:40:09 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Expect to see a daily “right wing devil” story until at least the mid-term elections.

Pinochet stepped down when he felt the threat of communism had passed, and allowed elections. The subsequent attempts to prosecute him despite the immunity arrangements should serve as a warning for similar heroes who save their countries from the Red Terror. When he initially stepped down he was hailed for modernizing Chile’s economy (especially in contrast to the quagmires caused by left-wing South American governments); there were enough Americans back then who could appreciate his aid in containing communism in the “southern cone” of South America. Margaret Thatcher fondly remembered him at the time of his death; he helped in the Falklands War by tying down Argentina’s best units along the Chilean border (leaving raw recruits to face the British).

In one generation the good he did will be removed from the public consciousness; do your part to pass on the legacies of those allies of ours during the Cold War who were sunsequently demonized by the leftist government/media cabal in the US (Franco, Galtieri, Central American and Southeast Asian military governments). Today our young people wear T-shirts featuring Che “I’m too important to kill” Guevarra because they have no idea of the evil and murder the left spread in the days of yore...


26 posted on 09/21/2013 11:45:47 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (The talking heads have admitted is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; GSP.FAN; NFHale; campaignPete R-CT

This “song” makes me look for a loaded gun to put to my head or a tall roof to jump off of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reCkoM9EQYU

It gave me Tourette’s.

I bet Mauro likes it.


27 posted on 09/21/2013 11:45:56 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Revolting cat!

28 posted on 09/21/2013 11:46:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!

I plan on using Prince’s “When the Doves Cry”; nobody can sit through that for long...


29 posted on 09/21/2013 11:47:26 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (The talking heads have admitted is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

On “Married With Children”, Griff was initiated into NO’MAAM by being locked in a room and forced to watch a tape of a special two hour episode of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” It nearly broke him.


30 posted on 09/21/2013 11:49:37 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: a fool in paradise; dfwgator
Zygi Szymanski


31 posted on 09/21/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Well at least he honored the Geneva Convention and did not use Slim Whitman music.


32 posted on 09/21/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Thank you, Pinochet was a hero and great man who saved his country.


33 posted on 09/21/2013 11:52:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Well at least he honored the Geneva Convention and did not use Slim Whitman music.

You're dissing the guy that saved us all from the Martians?

34 posted on 09/21/2013 11:53:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I’m tortured just seeing the name Julio Iglesias.


35 posted on 09/21/2013 11:53:10 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Revolting cat!

Zygi played guitar...


36 posted on 09/21/2013 11:54:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

Hey, get out of my kingdom - and return my torture playbook on your way out.


37 posted on 09/21/2013 11:55:45 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The Cherry song from the Animal House...


38 posted on 09/21/2013 11:55:47 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: kabumpo
I’m tortured just seeing the name Julio Iglesias.

And his no-talent son.

39 posted on 09/21/2013 11:55:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I’m convinced there is not a man (or woman) alive who could listen to “The Very Best of Meatloaf” three times in succession at full volume without a total breakdown.


40 posted on 09/21/2013 11:56:29 AM PDT by jsh3180
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To: John123
The Cherry song from the Animal House...


41 posted on 09/21/2013 11:57:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

His music has the same effect on most any living thing. That is why playing it to prisoners is against the Geneva Convention. Their heads would explode just like the Martian heads did.


42 posted on 09/21/2013 12:03:50 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

43 posted on 09/21/2013 12:09:29 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: dfwgator

Uh, ...sorry.

44 posted on 09/21/2013 12:09:53 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: dfwgator

You’re welcome; I wish people could see both sides of these stories instead of left-wing propaganda pushed by the communists who dominate our country & media.

I read the text of a speech once that Franco gave when the US signed a deal to put bases in Spain in the 1950s; the gist of it was that it was a shame that it had taken the US so long to realize what he and his countrymen had fought against 20 years before in their civil war (in which he received no help from the West except for Germany, Italy, and Portugal - all fascist states).


45 posted on 09/21/2013 12:13:31 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (The talking heads have admitted is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Revolting cat!

Can I be in charge of the Journey and Pat Benatar prisoners? Not only would I revel in it, I would sing along. I’m just that twisted.


46 posted on 09/21/2013 12:15:23 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: dfwgator

Good tune. Very catchy!


47 posted on 09/21/2013 12:15:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemet of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Mariachi music?


48 posted on 09/21/2013 12:16:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: tumblindice

She’s fat!


49 posted on 09/21/2013 12:20:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemet of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgCk3bnvO5Y


50 posted on 09/21/2013 12:22:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemet of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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