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Red Hot Chili Peppers Condemn CIA For Using Their Music for Torture (Video)

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A Senate Intelligence Committee report, which may soon be released publicly, reportedly confirms that the CIA secretly operated a "black site prison" called Camp Echo in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they tortured suspected terrorists with permission from the Bush administration from late 2003 to 2004.

Unidentified U.S. government officials told Al-Jazeera that the report says terrorist suspect Abu Zubaydah was forced into a pet crate for two weeks, chained by his wrists to the ceiling of his cell and subjected to an endless loop of loud music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

TMZ recently caught up Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith in Malibu, Calif. and asked him about his band's music being used for torture (video below).

Smith, who was not aware his band's music was being misused, told TMZ, "Our music’s positive, man. It’s supposed to make you feel good.”

Additionally, Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist Flea recently tweeted, "It is absolutely heartbreaking to hear Rhcp music has been used by the CIA to torture human beings. Anything we can do to stop that we will."

Sources: Al-Jazeera, TMZ, Twitter

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