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13 Mar 2018 4:22 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Yoldaş.... I feel a little hight..." to "Yolda... I feel a little high..."


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

"On the 5th of November, 1917, the British were striking back at the Ottoman Empire, who had attacked their colonies in the region during World War I. The Turks were forced back to Sheria, just south of Gaza. Richard Meinertzhagen, a member of British intelligence, decided to give the besieged Ottomans a gift, dropping cigarettes and propaganda leaflets from a plane. Unbeknownst to the Turks, Meinertzhagen had laced these cigarettes with opium in an attempt to drug the defenders, who happily lit up. When the British attacked Sheria the next day, they came across very little resistance. What they did come across were Ottoman defenders so high that they could barely stand, let alone raise their rifles in defense of the town…"
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