• Musicians Demand Release of Songs Used to 'Torture' Gitmo Detainees
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[QUOTE]A number of high-profile musicians -- including members of Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and the Roots -- pressed the government Thursday to name the songs it blasted at the Guantanamo detainee center to coerce or punish prisoners held there, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The songs were said to be played for hours -- sometimes days, a practice the musicians say amounted to torture, and one the Obama administration says has been discontinued. In an effort to declassify all records related to what they say was the use of music as torture, several musicians have endorsed a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the National Security Archive, according to the newspaper. "I think every musician should be involved," singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, told the Post. "It seems so obvious. Music should never be used as torture." "The fact that music I helped create was used in crimes against humanity sickens me," Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, said in a statement, according to the Post. "We need to end torture and close Guantanamo now." Thomas Blanton, executive director of the National Security Archive, claimed in a press release Thursday that the U.S. government "turned a jukebox into an instrument of torture." "The musicians and the public have the right to know how an expression of popular culture was transformed into an enhanced interrogation technique," Blanton said. A White House spokesman reportedly told the newspaper that music is no longer used as a method of torture at the terrorist detention center. President Obama signed executive orders on his second day in office to shut down Guantanamo Bay within a year and to ban harsh interrogation techniques. [/QUOTE] Source: [url]http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/22/report-musicians-demand-release-songs-used-torture-gitmo-detainees/[/url] Blasting music into your ears 24/7 is torture. But doesn't ever teen ages 12-17 do that anyways?
we're all in this together, springs to mind.....
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;17967874] Blasting music into your ears 24/7 is torture. But doesn't ever teen ages 12-17 do that anyways?[/QUOTE] Not the same song over and over.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11SvDtPBhA[/media]
[QUOTE=The golden;17967930]Not the same song over and over.[/QUOTE] Not from what I saw in high school. But everywhere is different, so...
[QUOTE=Rosanne Cash]"It seems so obvious. Music should never be used as torture."[/QUOTE].
[QUOTE=Christarp4;17967962][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11SvDtPBhA[/media][/QUOTE] They said torture, not murder.
Noddin my head like yeah movin my hips like yeah
I saw some of the musicians on the gitmo list. If they made me listen to Drowning Pool, AC/DC, and Limp Bizkit I'd be making up shit so fast just so they'd stop playing them. :(
GItmo iTS A PARTY IN THE USA
[url]http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/22/musicians-protest-tunes-used-in-interrogations/[/url] They're playing NIN and Rage Against The Fucking Machine, too. Heads are gonna roll.
Um... I think I know what was used. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IAYlISmJO8[/media] Just imagine it.
I'm sure Trent will be coo' with this.
*Blasts Year Zero*
I'd like to think they were using Closer.
If I was a gitmo detainee I would dance 24/7. Even if my ears were bleeding and I was dying of the discomfort the music was causing. Just to piss the guards off. :smugspike:
He'll just take it in stride, what with his sunny disposition and all. :v:
I'm really curious to know what they used.
holy shit this thread moves fast. my automerge keeps being broken
[QUOTE=Llamaboy9;17968037]Um... I think I know what was used. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IAYlISmJO8[/img] Just imagine it.[/QUOTE] woah, it's a video and a still image at the same time /mindfuck
Listening to Pearl Jam for 24 hours straight sounds pretty awesome. [editline]10:37PM[/editline] So besides free music, what other benefits does the Guantanamo Getaway package include?
[QUOTE=Triumph Forks;17968035][url]http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/22/musicians-protest-tunes-used-in-interrogations/[/url] They're playing NIN and Rage Against The Fucking Machine, too. Heads are gonna roll.[/QUOTE] trent reznor could kill all the guards in a straight jacket, he's fucking ripped
let the bodies hit the floor
He's fucking huge! [editline]11:39PM[/editline] [QUOTE=Christarp4;17968105]trent reznor could kill all the guards in a straight jacket, he's fucking ripped[/QUOTE]
Honestly, I think we're getting a bit soft.
If I had to listen to Let the Bodies Hit the Floor 24/7 I would tell them everything and more without a moment's hesitation. That is fucking evil, I feel sorry for them.
Guantanamo Greatest Hits, in stores near you.
[QUOTE=Boba_Fett;17968143]Honestly, I think we're getting a bit soft.[/QUOTE] yeah, keeping people locked up without giving them any sort of a trial to even prove that they committed any of the acts that got them locked up is too soft Locking them up without even proving that they did things wrong isn't enough, we gotta torture them too. And not pussy torture like waterboarding and extreme sleep deprivation, we need bamboo slits under fingernails for these people who were never proven guilty.
[QUOTE=Craptasket;17968156]Guantanamo Greatest Hits, in stores near you.[/QUOTE] I'll take 5
[QUOTE=SigmaLambda;17968197]yeah, keeping people locked up without giving them any sort of a trial to even prove that they committed any of the acts that got them locked up is too soft[/QUOTE] So we should feel sorry for the terrorists?
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