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Monday, November 23, 2015

Crystal Blue Persuasion

I knew that the jihadis were getting high but I had never heard of this stuff, Fenethylline, also known as Captagon. Last month a Saudi prince was captured with two tons of Captagon tabs on his plane. Turks nabbed another 11 million tablets the other day. So that's what is priming their pump. Now it starts to make sense.

Takes away fear and minor irritations.
“I felt like I own the world, high,” one said. “Like I have power nobody has. A really nice feeling.” And another had this to say: “There was no fear anymore after I took Captagon.”

Makes you long for the good old days when the love of Allah was enough to motivate even the most retrenched and dour killer. Now they have to resort to this crap. Kids...

I have heard several hippie types opine that we need to drop ecstasy on the bastards and turn them into marshmallow pies but most druggies will tell you that speed freaks eschew hallucinogens and the happy stuff.

Fenethylline is is a chemical linkage of amphetamine and theophylline and operates as a psychostimulant, been around since 1961, the drug was once used to treat hyperkinetic children. Apparently the stuff is all the rage in the middle east. Perhaps it helps to desensitize its user?

Maybe we should fight fire with fire and send a bunch of our most hardened speed freaks to do battle with them? The Crystal Wars...

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