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US used ‘Christian heavy metal’ to torture Iraqi militants

Posted By admin On February 15, 2013 @ 7:08 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RT [1]
Feb 15, 2013

Torture doesn’t necessarily have to deal with physical pain. The US military have used Christian heavy metal music by the band Demon Hunter after rockers Metallica asked they stop using their recordings on prisoners.

The US Navy SEAL involved in the killing of Osama bin Laden told Esquire magazine that prior to using Demon Hunter recordings, the commandoes used Metallica music to pull information out of Iraqi prisoners.

“When we first started the war in Iraq we were using Metallica music to soften people up before we interrogated them,”the spokesperson said.

However after the band, who is totally opposed to violence, asked the US military to stop using their music at interrogations, the commanders chose Demon Hunter.

“Demon Hunter said, ‘We’re all about promoting what you do.’ They sent us CDs and patches. I wore my Demon Hunter patch on every mission – I wore it when I blasted Bin Laden,”
the Navy SEAL added.

“Part of me is proud they chose Metallica, and then part of me is bummed about it. We’ve got nothing to do with this and we’re trying to be apolitical as possible – I think politics and music, at least for us, don’t mix,” Metallica front man James Hetfield said in 2008 commenting on the news that US military used the band’s music for the interrogation of Guantanamo prisoners.

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[2] Sesame Street songs were repeatedly played for days on end to torture Guantanamo Bay prisoners, report claims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sesame-street-songs-were-repeatedly-played-for-days-on-end-to-torture-guantanamo-bay-prisoners-report-claims.html

[3] Stop the music torture, rock bands tell U.S. military: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stop-the-music-torture-rock-bands-tell-us-military.html

[4] Robert Scott Bell: Heavy Metal Toxicity in Its Many Forms: http://www.prisonplanet.com/robert-scott-bell-heavy-metal-toxicity-in-its-many-forms.html

[5] Heavy metal fencing erected in Chicago around site of NATO conference: http://www.prisonplanet.com/heavy-metal-fencing-erected-in-chicago-around-site-of-nato-conference.html

[6] Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission to take out Bin Laden: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-was-playing-golf-until-20-minutes-before-navy-seals-began-mission-to-take-out-bin-laden.html

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