Water boarding is far from the only torture technique utilized by the CIA.
“The Agency” also has been known to use a technique called ‘Sound Disorientation.” Essentially prisoners are blasted with loud music for sustained 24-hour periods.
Which, conveniently for CIA operatives, can facilitate sleep deprivation at the same time. (If you’re into this sort of thing.)
CIA’s Top Ten Torture Tunes (alphabetically)
‘Baby One More Time’ – Britney Spears
‘Bodies’ – Drowning Pool
‘Born in the U.S.A.’ – Bruce Springsteen
‘Die MF Die’ – Dope
‘Enter Sandman’ – Metallica
‘Kim’ – Eminem
‘Raspberry Beret’ – Prince
‘Rawhide’ – the Blues Brothers
‘Theme Song’ – Barney & Friends
‘White America’ – Eminem
Reports state, “detainees were kept in complete darkness and constantly shackled in isolated cells with loud noise or music and only a bucket to use for human waste.”
The aim being to “create fear, disorient” and “prolong capture shock.”
Moazzam Begg, a British detainee at Guantanamo Bay, explained, “In a sense the music didn’t bother me. I’d grown up in Britain, I knew what it was. But Afghan villagers, Yemenis, these guys were dazed, dazzled and confused, bewildered, completely out of it.”
Sergeant Mark Hadsell explains it this way: “These people haven’t heard heavy metal. 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.”
Stevie Benton of the band Drowning Pool whose song ‘Bodies’ was reportedly used, commented: “I take it as an honour to think that perhaps our song could be used to quell another 9/11 attack or something like that.” Benton later however, retracted this and claimed that his quotes had been taken out of context.