OH, BOO HOO! Sesame Street songwriter outraged that his music was used at Guantanamo Bay to torture terrorists

“Enemies of America 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.”

The Blaze  A (braindead leftie) award-winning music composer of the children’s show “Sesame Street” is speaking out about his songs reportedly being used to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. (I guess the fact that it may have also saved American lives never crossed his mind?)

A new documentary aired Wednesday on Al Jazeera details Christopher Cerf’s discovery into how his music — more commonly paired with Big Bird or Bert and Ernie — ended up associated with torture.

“My first reaction was this can’t possibly be true, this is just too crazy,” Cern said in the 47-minute “Songs of War.” “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.” (You should be proud that your music did that)

It’s not the first time reports have surfaced about music — including children’s but also Metallica and other heavy metal bands — being used against prisoners; the documentary delves into how precisely it was deployed against detainees.

Thomas Keenan of the Human Rights Project said prisoners were strapped into chairs with headphones placed on their heads and music blaring. “The music for very long periods of time, sometimes hours and days on end, listening to repeated loud music,” Keenan said.

Chris Arendt, a former Guantanamo Bay guard, said in other cases music would just “blast” out of a room.

“It’s like they had a whole concert, ” Arendt said. “It was like a dance club-style music system that they had….Sometimes it was two songs playing against each other, completely off-tempo just like, blaring this rock music with like, a Johnny Cash song against each other.”

Moazzam Begg, a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, described the effects of the music torture: “The music was so loud that everybody in the block could hear it, none of us could sleep….it was probably some of the worst torture that they faced.” (Blah, blah, blah, you could have stopped it anytime by talking)

Begg, a British citizen who had moved to Pakistan with his family before being detained, tried to dispel the notion of whether being subjected to music was really torturous.  “If you can’t hear yourself think, you can’t think. If you can’t think, you have no control of your senses, if you have no control of your senses, you are for all intents and purposes a completely vegetated person and that’s the point: to put somebody in an almost vegetative state where they are simply ready to say anything, comply with anything, only so that the music will be turned off,” Begg said. (Hey, whatever works)


31 comments on “OH, BOO HOO! Sesame Street songwriter outraged that his music was used at Guantanamo Bay to torture terrorists

  1. I was stationed with the US military in the Philippines in 1976. TV there, being what it was, had Sesame Street on about 14 hours a day. We took it in good humor and most people learned to imitate Bert, Ernie, The Count and so on. Despite tiring of the limited entertainment, it never seemed to hurt any of us. I do agree though that it is a GREAT form of torture…but not against real men

  2. I just got word back from my ds. He was stationed in GITMO. He says, “don’t believe this shit.”
    So my guess is, it’s liberal slander trying to make our military look bad and it’s all LIES.

      • Me too. I don’t see anything wrong with playing music to get them to squeal like pigs. It’s certainly more humane than beheading.

  3. Fucking boo hoo! It’s child’s play compared to what they do to our men and even their own children and wives. Fuck every last one of these lefties and Islam as a whole. I wish every medieval torture device to be used on them every day until their merciless deaths. Bastards

  4. I’ll take the Sesame Street tunes over the demented howls and screeching these muzscums impose on any CIVILIZED non-muslim human beings within hearing range, called their “call to prayer” and what our muzscum-in-chief has referred to as “the prettiest sound on Earth”!

  5. The Barney song is WAY more damaging than Sesame Street. I know: I raised a girl and have suffered permanent damage. As a matter of fact, if someone tells me “I love you, you love me,” I dive under the nearest piece of furniture.

  6. funny that noone has noticed this duchebag has admitted his music was designed to torture inocent persons!!!

    I want to know, when is he going to be arrested and charged with crimes against humanity, especialy children and parents for making music and lyrics specificaly designed to torture inocent persons guilty of no crimes over an extended period of time, IE: decades.

    The Infidel

  7. “to put somebody in an almost vegetative state where they are simply ready to say anything, comply with anything…”

    That’s what Islam does!

    It creates irresponsible braindead, killer zombie jihadists who are unable to think.

    Mozzies call this blest inability to think ‘TAQLID’ (blind following).

    In Islam, not thinking is a GOOD THING…because Mo said so.

    (DON’T ASK TOO MANY QUESTIONS…psst, mullahs think for you!)

  8. “The music was so loud that everybody in the block could hear it, none of us could sleep….it was probably some of the worst torture that they faced.”

    Fair payback it seems to me for having to listen to the call to prayer near the local Mosque. 😛

  9. All bets are off the table when it come to these bums.

    I think the last name of the former detainee at Guantanamo Bay being Begg is a fucking classic.

  10. Christopher Cern:

    I would have been bursting with pride if any music I had created was used to cause discomfort to these inbred, baby and goat raping creatures who were in that situation because they were trying to kill and torture our troops.

    Instead of being outraged, you might think about the innocent people in our embassy who were blindfolded and held as prisoners for over a year while another brain absessed liberal, posing as our leader, wrung his hands and said “Oh My”.

    If you really big want to protest the use of your music, I suggest you go to Iraq and stand up and shout your ire.

    And oh, by the way, you might want to consider wearing a robe and a headrag and losing those fashion statement glasses. I have been led to understand that accessories such as those may cause the Iraqui moralty police to look askance at you.

  11. I must admit; being the brutally honest person I am (I’m English, after-all :D).. the Sesame Street music used to do my head in too when I watched the show. It’s excellent material for torture, though I can think of worse others (All Tupac’s collection and Black Lace’s “Agadoo”).

    Is Mr Cern really pi**ed that his music was used for torture or is it because he won’t receive any royalties or thanks for writing such torturous music that probably saved American, British, Israeli (and allied) lives?

  12. I would have opted for Barney and Friends singing I Love You. I remember being at a Home School Club meeting where some of the mothers were joking about putting a hit on Barney.

  13. I never let my kids watch Sesame Street it made my skin crawl. Of my 8 kids and 21 grandchildren none watched unles over someone else’s home.

  14. That’s funny! LOL. Who would have thought that Ernie, Bert, and Big Bird would be drafted to fight in the war against terror! I suppose Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are next! Donald Duck, I know, some time ago had a disco album out.

    • I’m thinking that Alfred & the Chipmunks would make a helluva “noise” device!! Can you just imagine THAT high-pitched nonsense hours/days on end?!? That outta open their pie holes PRONTO!!

  15. You know it isn’t near as bad as the crap that comes out of a mosque. I’ll ask my ds about this.

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