Remember those ads on american TV on how buying Marijuana aids terrorists? Well, it seems that they came true in the weirdest sense.
Taliban fighters using giant Afghan marijuana forests for cover are proving a tough foe to smoke out, the head of Canada's armed forces has revealed.
Marijuana Forests. Forests of Marijuana. Lucky Bastids.
Now, you would think that wouldn't be a problem. That all that they would have to do is burn the Marijuana, which would either burn the Taliban fighters with them or get them extreemly high, which would lead the Canadian forces to them by just following the sounds of giggling. But that seemingly simple task proved to be a difficult task for the Canadians.
"We tried burning [the marijuana forests] with white phosphorous - it didn't work," said Gen Hillier.
"We tried burning them with diesel - it didn't work. The
plants are so full of water right now… that we simply couldn't burn
He noted that a couple of brown plants on the edges of
some of the forests had caught fire but this had posed yet another
--Sandmonkey (in Egypt)
"A section of soldiers that was downwind from that had
some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of
action," he said, speaking dryly, according to Reuters.