Big Bird A Terrorist?
OK folks… this one is a real head scratcher. Big Bird was used as an interrogation tool in Guantanamo Bay?
A new documentary from Al Jazeera claims that detainees may have been subjected to musical torture from the Sesame street Song Book. According to the report, prisoners at the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base were forced to wear headphones and listen to music from Sesame Street.
According Christopher Cerf, the award-winning composer of Sesame Street, he was shocked to learn that his music was being used to torture prisoners.
“My first reaction was this just can’t possibly be true,” he told Al Jazeera. “…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.”
Big Bird, Sesame Street songs and torture … WaZaap with that!
Well any parent of child who has had to endure repeated playing of “Bein’ Green” or “I Love Trash” or the “ABC-DEF-GHI Song” played over and over again in the car can sympathize with the Guantanamo Bay prisoners and agree with Al Jazeera that it is pure torture … That’s WaZaap with that!