The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

File This Under Boo-Friggin'-Hoo

Musicians are complaining about their music being used as a torture device at Guantanamo Bay, like the years they subjected non-violent U.S. citizens to the same music doesn't matter...

A campaign being launched Wednesday has brought together groups including Massive Attack and musicians such as Tom Morello, who played with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave and is now on a solo tour. It will feature minutes of silence during concerts and festivals, said Chloe Davies of the British law group Reprieve, which represents dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees and is organizing the campaign.

At least Vance, who says he was jailed for reporting illegal arms sales, was used to rock music. For many detainees who grew up in Afghanistan — where music was prohibited under Taliban rule — interrogations by U.S. forces marked their first exposure to the pounding rhythms, played at top volume.

The experience was overwhelming for many. Binyam Mohammed, now a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, said men held with him at the CIA's "Dark Prison" in Afghanistan wound up screaming and smashing their heads against walls, unable to endure more.

Oh BOO-HOO! What's the bloody problem? Show these prisoners how much concert tickets cost these days. They're getting in FREE!

If it would be viewed as more humane, I'm all for sawing their heads off instead...

Bob Singleton, whose song "I Love You" is beloved by legions of preschool Barney fans, wrote in a newspaper opinion column that any music can become unbearable if played loudly for long stretches.

"It's absolutely ludicrous," he wrote in the Los Angeles Times. "A song that was designed to make little children feel safe and loved was somehow going to threaten the mental state of adults and drive them to the emotional breaking point?"

He wasn't very concerned about the song threatening the mental state of PARENTS all these years! I don't even have children and any song sung by a purple dinosaur absolutely ENRAGED me. But where were all these musicians concerned about MY welfare?! I'm an America citizen yet they care more about these terrorists!

That's the wussy left for you.

  #Cruel Compositions


#1 captainfish 11-Dec-2008
That is funny, don't recall them complaining when the Clinton Administration was using their music to go after the Davidian cult.
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