Posts Tagged ‘Psychology’

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A large quantity of Captagon tablets are displayed at a police station in Beirut on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. (Source: The Daily Star)

Militants in Syria are using stimulant and synthetic drug sent by their foreign supporters as Syria war goes on with vicious images of brutality and inhuman crimes.

According to reports, Syrian army has found different types of pills in militants’ strongholds on several occasions after their mop-up operations.

Captagon is one of the most common ones found in militants’ possessions. 

On Saturday, Lebanese Police stopped an attempt to smuggle trailers filled with large amounts of Captagon pills into Syria.

Six trailers heading to Syria were seized by a patrol of the Internal Security Forces in the town of Saadnayel in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, the Daily Star reported.

Use of drugs, alcohol and doping substance has been allowed by leaders of extremist groups who are losing all kinds…

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Media Monarchy
August 28, 2012

from guardian.co.uk: One can object to some of its particulars, but Frank Bruni has a quite interesting and incisive New York Times column today about a new independent film called Compliance, which explores the human desire to follow and obey authority.

Based on real-life events that took place in 2004 at a McDonalds in Kentucky, the film dramatizes a prank telephone call in which a man posing as a police officer manipulates a supervisor to abuse an employee with increasing amounts of cruelty and sadism, ultimately culminating in sexual assault – all by insisting that the abuse is necessary to aid an official police investigation into petty crimes.

That particular episode was but one of a series of similar and almost always-successful hoaxes over the course of at least 10 years, in which restaurant employees were manipulated into obeying warped…

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