This report is from Monzer in Damascus.  He says that Syrian Air Force Intelligence has confirmed “systematic” drug use by terrorists claiming to be affiliated with the so-called “Free Syrian Army”.  The investigation by the Homs-based intelligence bureau was inspired by an army captain in Aleppo who, when clearing out some pockets of resistance in Al-Aziziyya, came upon a terrorist dressed in fatigues who was shaking and stuttering.  He confirmed the terrorist was from the Syrian countryside near Idlib by checking his identification card.  When he spoke to him, it seemed he was in a world of his own, not knowing exactly what he was doing.  This was a medical matter.  The captain was within his rights to execute this derelict there and then.  But, he hesitated in the interest of knowing what was going on.

The terrorist’s name was Abdel-Wakeel Ali Mustafa.  In his right cargo pocket was a vial of different-colored pills which the captain, Duraid Issa, seized for testing.  The terrorist was transferred to Syrian General Intelligence in Homs where he was interrogated.  They then transferred the man to Adra Prison.  Monzer believes he was executed for desertion.

One of the drugs in the container was an methamphetamine in a dose that the captain was told was “highly addictive” and “definitely at levels appropriate for combat”.  This means that the terrorists have been defying the need to sleep by using uppers and any drug to keep them going in the face of the army’s grinding onslaught.

The use of mind-altering drugs is not new in warfare.  The U.S. had its problems in Vietnam where narcotics abounded.  Even Lebanese militiamen were known to drop pills to break down any hesitation to kill civilians in Sabra and Shatila.  Pilots in WWII took uppers to stay awake after repeated sorties over enemy territory. 

But the proliferation of mind-altering drugs among the terrorists in the FSA is a sign that their numbers may be dwindling even as the number of foreign fighters is increasing.  In order to maintain maximum fighting power without the ability to send reinforcements, the FSA has taken refuge in narcotics to enhance alertness. Of course, as any pharmacist or physician will tell you,  these drugs do have a downside:  withdrawal symptoms are excruciating when the drug is not available.  The affect on the brain is also quite deleterious.  This raises an interesting fact: 

Why were pharmacies in Sulaymaniyya and the Madina Center in Aleppo targeted for pillaging moreso than grocery stores?  It’s an interesting question which I asked Monzer to investigate for me.  I hope he will answer it. 

To go on with the issue of FSA drug use,  Monzer said that the actual pills, which included some anti-depressants and dextro-amphetamines, had no manufacturing fingerprint.  They might well be made in some laboratory in India or Peru.  We at SyrPer believe that these kinds of drugs which are easily purchased in South America were provided by a foreign government in this way to avoid identification.  All readers will point a finger at the U.S..  We think Saudi Arabian money might be behind this.       

Monzer also mentioned in his communication in Arabic that Egyptian terrorists found in Syria were “uniformly” convicted criminals who had escaped to Jordan and were enticed into working for Saudi and Qatari-funded terrorism.  Because wages for foreign workers are low in Jordan, the chance to earn over $50.00 per day was irresistible.  What the drugged-up Egyptians did not know was that the Syrian army looked down on such antics.  Egyptians who were captured alive gave the same story about a “bearded Syrian man in Ramtha or Zarqa” who promised money and manna in Heaven for the clever fighters who killed Christians and Alawis.  The impression was that the Egyptians were even easier to hire when given a solid week’s supply of hashish.

In the North, Monzer says that Libyan psycho-moron,  Abdel-Hakim Belhadj, continues to exhort his team of nincompoops from Libya in fighting the secular government of Dr. Assad.  Belhadj is a known drug user.  He suffers from unrelenting back pain and epileptic seizures.  He sees his role as the “psychic connection to Allah” who impresses upon his Believers that the way to Heaven is by killing the infidels – never you mind that the infidels are giving them the drugs they need to continue the battle.  Did I ever tell you that things always made sense?     

When not frothing at the mouth or urinating in his battle fatigues, this coward by the name of Abdel-Hakim Belhadj, encourages the slaughter of Christians, Alawis, Druzes, secular Sunnis, Ismailis and just about everybody else who doesn’t share his kind of vapidity. 

The Infowars article posted today might be relevant to the use of drugs.  Is it that the Saudis now know that they simply don’t have enough fighters to defeat Syria’s army?  Now, with that in mind, they hire the Yemeni savage, Tariq Al-Fadhli and his band of troglodytes?  Another interesting development.

No, he has never read Aeschylus.  He might be able to read or understand a telegram.  This is Tariq Al-Fadhli all tarted up like some Yemeni Qaat salesman.  Oh, there’s going to be a lot of Qaat for his warriors…and they are going to need it, courtesy of the Wahhabist regime of Saudi Arabia. 

In conclusion, it appears that this is not merely an insurgency, but a drug-driven war of hysteria which must come to an end soon.  Maybe the terrorists would like a dose of VTK or Sarin Gas?  Let’s find out.