Hamas terrorists used synthetic amphetamine to "suppress fear and anxiety" during attack, says IDF and US

Originally published at: Hamas terrorists used amphetamines to suppress fear during attack

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Authoritarian anti-Semitic thugs do like their speed.


Re-Post from the Palestine-Israel War Thread…


What is Captagon, the addictive drug mass-produced in Syria?

The drug, often smuggled to Gulf states, has been a key topic in discussions over Syria’s re-entry to the Arab League.

The Al-Assad Regime’s Captagon Trade


Hezbollah is among the groups operating on Syrian soil to regulate the Captagon trade. Press reports confirm that some areas in which Hezbollah wields great influence, including the Lebanon-Syria border villages, play a key role in smuggling operations. It seems that the Syrian regime decided to draw on the experience Hezbollah has gained (in controlling the production and smuggling of drugs from the Beqaa Valley in the south of Lebanon) to support its own burgeoning Captagon industry.

Investigations conducted by media outlets uncovered that much of the production and distribution inside Syria is supervised by the Fourth Armored Division of the Syrian Army, an elite unit commanded by Maher al-Assad, the president’s younger brother—and one of Syria’s most powerful men. According to Caroline Rose, a senior analyst at the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, “the Syrian government appears to use local alliance structures with other armed groups such as Hezbollah for technical and logistical support in Captagon production and trafficking.”

A report by the German magazine Der Spiegel estimated the total value of the drug shipments sold by the al-Assad regime in 2021 at approximately 5.7 billion USD.

Certainly adds another sinister layer to this disaster in Gaza.


Not just Nazis, as the article you posted says.

From Wikipedia: “During World War II, amphetamine and methamphetamine were used extensively by both the Allied and Axis forces for their stimulant and performance-enhancing effects.”

Also: “Amphetamine was given to Allied bomber pilots during World War II to sustain them by fighting off fatigue and enhancing focus during long flights. During the Persian Gulf War, amphetamine became the drug of choice for American bomber pilots, being used on a voluntary basis by roughly half of U.S. Air Force pilots."

@vermes82 linked to the Karnak Farm incident, in which an American F-16 pilot killed several friendly Canadian soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan. The pilot blamed his use of amphetamine.

I knew a man who joined the Canadian Army as a teenager near the end of WW2, and was training to go to the Pacific when the war ended. He described being given a pill that the recruits were told would eliminate the need for food. I’ve always assumed that was amphetamine or a similar stimulant.


Aaaaah, yes. Mormon Tea. I forgot about that one.

If you consider Ephedra/ephedrine as ‘an amphetamine’, then Khat/cathinone should be too.


And let’s not forget this guy,


They couldn’t get an energy drink sponsorship.


I must say, JFK handled the Cuban missile crisis and averting all-out nuclear war remarkably well, considering.


He still retained some sense of humor, despite the burdens of his almost godly office, and, although he had been impotent with his wife for nearly ten years now, he generally achieved orgasm in the mouth of a skilled prostitute within 1.5 minutes. He took amphetamine pep pills to keep going on his grueling twenty-hour day, with the result that his vision of the world was somewhat skewed in a paranoid direction, and he took tranquilizers to keep from worrying too much, with the result that his detachment sometimes bordered on the schizophrenic; but most of the time his innate shrewdness gave him a fingernail grip on reality. In short, he was much like the rulers of Russia and China.


Unlike the Hamas creeps, JFK had an excellent and disciplined team of experts, read history (specifically Tuchman’s Guns of August), and wasn’t looking to start a conflict. Also, whatever witch’s brew Dr. Feelgood gave him ended up being cancelled out by the excruciating chronic pain he lived with.


Off-topic posts are annoying and their replies also disappear.

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Kinda wild that they’re saying amphetamines were used to suppress fear and anxiety, since amphetamines usually make neurotypical people more anxious, not less.


A lot of the anti-narcotic literature makes little to no sense, viewed outside the lens of prapaganda. Which this is.

But it might help supercharge your brain and give you the focus you need to run a successful ponzi scheme.


Please don’t do this if you don’t actually have ADHD. The shortage is a f’cking nightmare.


Or another medical condition (such as idiopathic hypersomnia) that necessitates amphetamines or other CNS stimulants to function. The shortage and inability to get more than a month at a time really sucks.


What, no mention of use during the Vietnam War?


I think that this kind of thing happens far more than people probably realize. Despite the rhetoric, going out and shooting up a bunch of people is not a normal thing for people to do. And so getting to that place to be able to do it takes a lot of propaganda, as well as other ways to alter one’s perceptions about what’s actually happening and why a person “needs” to do this. And of course, soldiers in whatever conflict are not just putting others in danger of being killed, but also themselves and their fellow soldiers, who they likely have incredibly strong ties with due to the nature of military training, etc.
And of course, it helps us to understand PTSD, which is one of the ways in which the trauma of war makes itself known.

Despite the narrative that human beings are naturally blood thirsty monsters looking to kill some tribal “other”… the reality is that for most people, this kind of thing is difficult to do, even if one feels fully justified in doing so, for whatever reason. We, all too often, have to find ways to trick ourselves into putting ourselves into these positions of life and death over others, and life and death over ourselves.


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