BBC NEWS | Middle East | Sesame Street breaks Iraqi POWs
Via mefi, this may be the funniest war related article I’ve read, for a number of reasons.
Uncooperative prisoners are being exposed for prolonged periods to tracks by rock group Metallica and music from children’s TV programmes Sesame Street and Barney in the hope of making them talk.
“They can’t take it. If you play it for 24 hours, your brain and body functions start to slide, your train of thought slows down and your will is broken. That’s when we come in and talk to them.”
Sgt Hadsell’s favourites are said to be ‘Bodies’ from the XXX film soundtrack and Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’.
I’m not surprised this may be considered torture under the Geneva Convention. Forcing someone to listen to Drowning Pool for 24 hours means you’re almost as bad as Hitler.