Boing Boing pal Syd Garon points us to this odd article from the BBC, claiming that "a boom in supply of hallucinogenic tablets" in Baghdad is causing all sorts of chaos. To me, the article seems riddled with total disinformation. According to the leader of the Iraq police's anti-drug unit, 10-15 types of tablets were first available for just a few US cents per strip. The article quoes a user who says: ""One type of tablet is called Lebanon - when I take it I see Lebanon. I've never been there, but it's in the tablet." Link (Thanks, Syd!)
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