Red Hot Chili Peppers Used As Guantanamo Bay Torture T(rack)
OF all the dreadful, heart-wrenching stories to come from Guantanamo Bay, the news that the CIA are using the Red Hot Chili Peppers music as a torture device is surely the worst.
Prisoners in Guantánamo Bay have been subject to all manner of woeful behaviour, but surely they’d all prefer to be water boarded than have to listen to Anthony Kiedis & Co. Just imagine being couped up, chains around your ankles, while someone plays their brand of rock-funk dreck at you.
It’s enough to make your brain shut down just so the ears and body die.
US officials speaking anonymously to Al Jazeera confirmed these barbaric techniques, stating that the the CIA used them during the George ‘Dubya’ Bush’s reign.
It was known as a “enhanced interrogation” procedure.
The Senate Intelligence Committee report states that one suspect, named as Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn Abu Zubaydah, was subjected to the technique at a black site prison out of Guantánamo Bay between May and July in 2002. Inevitably, he can’t even stand under a bridge without dry heaving blood through his eyes.
Recently, the band Skinny Puppy revealed that they invoiced the American government after they found out that their music had been (allegedly) used as a ‘torture device’ at Guantanamo Bay.
If your music is going to be used to melt people’s brains into submission, you may as well charge for it, be it at a gig or a torture camp.