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6 songs interrogators might use to make you come unglued

interrogation music

Source: New Statesman

It’s no secret that torturing suspects and terrorists with music has become standard practice. Questionable lyrics, silly melodies, and really loud volume can make a man crazy when these tunes are played 4 bazillion times. Here are songs that have proven to assault the senses during FBI standoffs, Guantanamo Bay interrogations, and other situations where torture and intimidation was needed. I was surprised to see that Nickleback was not among them. Maybe that’s busted out for only the most dire circumstances. (via Mental Floss)

1. Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”– A majority of the songs used in Guantanamo Bay consisted of seemingly patriotic ditties like Springsteen’s most famous American anthem.
2. Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty” – The “20th hijacker” of the Sept. 11 attacks, got one of two wake-up calls during his stay in Guantanamo Bay: dripping water on his head or an earful of Aguilera’s sexually charged lyrics.
3. Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made for Walking” – In 1993, the FBI blasted this song through loudspeakers during the Waco standoff with cult leader David Koresh. They considered using Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart,” but were afraid the people inside may actually like it.
4. AC/DC’s “Shoot to Thrill” and “Hells Bells” – Hard Rock songs like these are a favorite tool of military to intimidate rebels and small armies in the mid-east and Somalia. Many of them have not heard this type of music, and like our grandparents, it frightens them.
5. Anything by Barry Manilow – The New Zealand town of Christchurch recently blasted the crooner’s tunes throughout their central mall district to drive away the local punks who had been littering the area with graffiti, drinking in public and doing drugs.
6. Barney the Dinosaur’s “I Love You” – If you have a child who was into this evil bastard dinosaur, then I don’t need to say anything more. You are already broken.

10 disturbing facts about David Koresh

booking photo of David Koresh

Source: Wikipedia The booking photo of David Koresh

On this date in 1993, the stand-off at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas ended after 51 days. David Koresh, 54 adults, 21 children, and 4 ATF agents died in the event which remains controversial to this day.

10 Things About David Koresh
1. His real name was Vernon Howell. He Changed his name to David Koresh “for publicity and business purposes”
2. Seventh-day Adventist‘s banished Koresh because of his divisive behavior and distorted views of their doctrines.
3. Koresh was born in Houston to a 14-year-old single mother. He never met his father (big surprise).
4. By the age of 11, he allegedly had memorized the entire New Testament
5. Koresh acknowledged during the standoff that he had fathered more than 12 children by several “wives”, some of whom were as young as 12 or 13 when they became pregnant.
6. Autopsy records indicate that at least 20 Branch Davidians were shot, including 5 children.
7. Steve Schneider, Koresh’s right-hand man, is said to have shot Koresh and committed suicide with the same gun.
8. Koresh was in a band. Several of David Koresh’s albums were released including: David Koresh Voice Of Fire in 1994. Waco: Playing With Fire (The Actual Voice of David Koresh) was released in 2000.
9. In 2004, Koresh’s 1968 Camaro with a 427c.i. swap, which had been damaged by the military during the raid, sold for $37,000 at auction.
10. On January 23, 2009, Koresh’s mother, Bonnie Clark Haldeman, was stabbed to death in Chandler, Texas. Her sister, Beverly Clark, was charged with the murder.

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