Horror: Sesame Street Songs Used to ‘Torture’ Guests at Club Gitmo

Posted by on May 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

Can we become any more cruel and inhuman that subjecting these subhuman terror monsters to kiddie songs? What has become of us?

They were written to teach children colours and strange words but distorted versions of bouncy Sesame Street songs have been used to torture Guantanamo Bay prisons for days, it has been claimed.

The staggering assertion has been made in a documentary from Al Jazeera and follows previous claims in 2008 that heavier tunes such as Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ and Drowning Pool’s ‘Bodies’ were played incessantly to prisoners at the naval base in Cuba.

According to the report ‘innocent children’s songs were abused for inhumane purposes’ as music from the popular US children programme was blasted repeatedly into prisoners’ ears.

Christopher Cerf, the man behind the distinctive Sesame Street theme tune and a further 200 songs used in the show over the years, says he was shocked to discover that his music which was intended for good was used as a form of torture.

Speaking in the film he says: ‘’My first reaction was ‘this can’t possibly be true, this is just too crazy’ it was just absurd.’’ 

‘I didn’t really like the idea that I was helping to break down prisoners, but it was much worse when I heard later that they were actually using the music in Guantanamo to do deep interrogations to inflict long-term pain on prisoners so that they would talk.’

Dude really needs to get a grip. What next, suing for copyright infringement?

4 Responses to “Horror: Sesame Street Songs Used to ‘Torture’ Guests at Club Gitmo”

  1. Grey Fox on 31/31/12 at 10:33 am

    Mr. Cerf might reflect that if his songs can be used as torture devices than possibly they are not as good as he believes.

  2. TW on 31/31/12 at 12:36 pm

    Grey Fox:
    Very true: if someone can use your music “to inflict long-term pain on prisoners” (where those prisoners are terrorists), then the problem is with your music.

  3. Looking closely on 31/31/12 at 4:10 pm

    No, no. This story has it all wrong.

    The kindly guards were playing “Sesame Street” tunes for the prisoners at Guantanamo to make them all feel nostalgic for their pre-Jihadi childhoods.

    C is for C4? No! its for “Cookie”