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November 20, 2015, 07:02:27 AM
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It seems there's a bit more than religion and politics fueling the war in Syria; the use of a drug known as fenethylline, branded as 'captagon,' is responsible for the creation of some 'super soldiers,' as you might call them. the use of the drug enables its users to stay up for days at a time, and incites euphoria in the users strong enough to enable them to kill without hesitation.
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"I felt like I own the world high," another user said. "Like I have power nobody has. A really nice feeling."

However, it appears the drug is highly addictive:
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"You can't sleep or even close your eyes, forget about it," said a Lebanese user, one of three who appeared on camera without their names for a BBC Arabic documentary that aired in September. "And whatever you take to stop it, nothing can stop it."

A drug control officer in the central city of Homs told Reuters he had observed the effects of Captagon on protesters and fighters held for questioning.

"We would beat them, and they wouldn't feel the pain. Many of them would laugh while we were dealing them heavy blows," he said. "We would leave the prisoners for about 48 hours without questioning them while the effects of Captagon wore off, and then interrogation would become easier."

"So the brigade leader came and told us, 'this pill gives you energy, try it,' " he said. "So we took it the first time. We felt physically fit. And if there were 10 people in front of you, you could catch them and kill them. You're awake all the time. You don't have any problems, you don't even think about sleeping, you don't think to leave the checkpoint. It gives you great courage and power. If the leader told you to go break into a military barracks, I will break in with a brave heart and without any feeling of fear at all — you're not even tired."
the drug's powerful effects however, are matched with by its side effects:
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Doctors report that the drug has dangerous side effects, including psychosis and brain damage, according to the BBC.

as if the drug's effects werent enough to worry about, it seems the drugs can be manufactured through legal means, and the pills sell as cheaply as the equivalent of 5 USD, and experiimentation with the drug is rising, even among regular citizens.

read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/11/19/the-tiny-pill-fueling-syrias-war-and-turning-fighters-into-super-human-soldiers/?tid=pm_pop_b

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November 20, 2015, 04:45:49 PM
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All soldiers have run on stimulants and inebriates for centuries. pills"amphetamines" were commonly distributed to U.S. soldiers in WW2. So lets not be to quick to further demonize the middle east or Syrians.

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November 20, 2015, 04:57:13 PM
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Drugs are used in wars for thousand of years. In World War they give soldiers heroine, it's not a new war technique. Now they give meth to soldiers to make them heroic creatures. No pain, no morals, war-ready brain-washed creatures.



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November 20, 2015, 09:19:21 PM
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not the first time, so many 'nam fighters were taking opiates that there was a actual real public fear that when they came home society would collapse under the weight of these drug addicts.
(funnily enough, not many stayed addicted due to the nature of addiction)

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November 20, 2015, 10:00:24 PM
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Drugs are used in wars for thousand of years. In World War they give soldiers heroine, it's not a new war technique. Now they give meth to soldiers to make them heroic creatures. No pain, no morals, war-ready brain-washed creatures.

Heroin, morphine and other opiates were used to with the wounded.
Speed was usually reserved for officers who had to stay awake for
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November 20, 2015, 11:31:56 PM
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I just hope that amphetamines are not bought at dark web with Bitcoins, so we avoid more bad media on Bitcoin lol. Amphetamines are anyway invented for soldiers, so i am not surprised.
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November 20, 2015, 11:34:02 PM
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I just hope that amphetamines are not bought at dark web with Bitcoins, so we avoid more bad media on Bitcoin lol. Amphetamines are anyway invented for soldiers, so i am not surprised.
nice sig spam. you should know that there's a lot more than amphetamines being bought in DNM's. a lot more. that aside, darknet markets isnt the media's focus point of bitcoin anymore, considering banking companies are looking into blockchain tech and all.
again, a lot more.

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November 21, 2015, 12:55:35 AM
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I just hope that amphetamines are not bought at dark web with Bitcoins, so we avoid more bad media on Bitcoin lol. Amphetamines are anyway invented for soldiers, so i am not surprised.
nice sig spam. you should know that there's a lot more than amphetamines being bought in DNM's. a lot more. that aside, darknet markets isnt the media's focus point of bitcoin anymore, considering banking companies are looking into blockchain tech and all.
again, a lot more.

IDK why you think my post is spam, i just write what i think. I see most of your posts are arguing or bitching over other BTT users so that is just pathetic. I bet you are just doing that to make more worthless posts and earn some coin from sig campaign. I am just simple car mechanic and i write my thoughts, if you dont like that, ignore and move along.
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November 21, 2015, 01:15:28 AM
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I just hope that amphetamines are not bought at dark web with Bitcoins, so we avoid more bad media on Bitcoin lol. Amphetamines are anyway invented for soldiers, so i am not surprised.
nice sig spam. you should know that there's a lot more than amphetamines being bought in DNM's. a lot more. that aside, darknet markets isnt the media's focus point of bitcoin anymore, considering banking companies are looking into blockchain tech and all.
again, a lot more.

IDK why you think my post is spam, i just write what i think. I see most of your posts are arguing or bitching over other BTT users so that is just pathetic. I bet you are just doing that to make more worthless posts and earn some coin from sig campaign. I am just simple car mechanic and i write my thoughts, if you dont like that, ignore and move along.
because your post really demonstrated to me that you knew absolutely nothing about what you were talking about Cheesy
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nothing.
'Gee i hope amphetamines arent sold on markets where anything from weed, heroin, guns, counterfeit money and passports, mdma, lsd and whateverelse you can name is sold on a daily basis.'
they're called darknet markets for a reason, you clearly knew what you were talking about if you thought dark net markets hopefully didnt sell amphetamines  Cheesy
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Drugs are used in wars for thousand of years. In World War they give soldiers heroine, it's not a new war technique. Now they give meth to soldiers to make them heroic creatures. No pain, no morals, war-ready brain-washed creatures.
imagine the backlash for these users when the war ends, if they survive that is. lots of possible mental damage, likely worse than PTSD that vietnam veterans faced. that's only if they survive though; i wouldnt be surprised if these soldiers were sent off into suicide missions considering the effects of the drug.

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November 21, 2015, 04:13:42 PM
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One was Pervitin, and there was another one, but I can't remember its name. Amphetamines were legal in most of Europe up to the earlies 60's. And there was a time when they could be bought without a prescription, over the counter. It's another proof that IS doesn't need BTC to get an income. Besides selling oil on the black market, it's also selling dope.
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November 22, 2015, 05:15:13 PM
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No, no, no. Fueled by poppies from Afghanistan.    Cheesy
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November 27, 2015, 12:23:46 AM
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Hi

There is a long history of soldiers using drugs to be at their peak performance. If there is anything they can do have an edge against there enemy they normally will do it. This includes taking drugs.

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