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Captagon Pills Keep The IS Jihadis Cool As Kobane Bleeds

by | 12th, October 2014

A Cambodian Army officer, left, exhales marijuana smoke after using a homemade pipe as a soldier plays guitar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1973. (AP Photo/Chhor Yuthi) Ref #: PA.3826161  Date: 00/00/1973


THE People  brings readers:

Inside Kobane: Drug-crazed ISIS savages rape, slaughter and behead children

We hear testimony from  Ekram Ahmet, 40, “who fled Kobane with his wife and five children six days ago”.

He says:

“Many have nowhere to go and many more are trapped between the town and the Turkish border – out in the open ­waiting for rescue or certain death.”

 The  US is frustrated that Turkey withholds military help from besieged Kobane.

The Kurds are caught.

Ahmed adds:

“IS are animals. They’re not human. They have a bloodlust the like of which I’ve never seen it’s as if they enjoy killing. They revel in cutting heads off it’s like their trademark. They are filthy, with straggly beards and long black nails. They have lots of pills with them that they all keep taking. It seems to make them more crazy if anything. They become agitated and excited, desperate to punish even children for the smallest thing.”

Locals believe pills found on dead IS soldiers are amphetamines, which fire up the fighters’ greed for killing.

You can read it all here .

But do amphetamimes make you greedy for murder?

Reuters reported:

Drugs experts, traders and local activists say Syrian production of the most popular of the stimulants, known by its former brand name Captagon, accelerated in 2013, outpacing production in other countries in the region such as Lebanon.

Reports of seizures and interviews with people connected to the trade suggest it generates hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues in Syria, potentially providing funding for weapons, while the drug itself helps combatants dig in for long, grueling battles…

The drug was first produced in the West in the 1960s to treat hyperactivity, narcolepsy and depression, but by the 1980s was banned in most countries because of its addictive properties and no longer has a legitimate medical use. Its active ingredient, fenethylline, is metabolized by the body into the stimulants amphetamine and theophylline.

Time has more:


In one month, Lebanese authorities confiscated more than $200 million worth of a potent amphetamine that is almost entirely unheard of in the West. But in the Persian Gulf, Captagon, as the amphetamine is known, is the most sought-after drug on the street, and the conflict in Syria, with its attendant lawlessness, is making it even easier to obtain.

As the war drags on, it is all the more likely that Captagon will take on a significant role funding warring parties in the conflict. The captured cargo trucks were owned by a Sunni Syrian clan long linked to the drug trade that fled the besieged

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  • Chrishove123

    It wasn’t only the Germans who used it during the war. We did as well for our pilots, as well as the Americans, so stop demonising people with substances that were in common use by BOTH sides during WW2.