Are they making this shit up?

UN led Canadian forces are facing a unique problem in their battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Those wily terrorists are hiding in the marijuana forests.

“You really have to be careful the Taleban don’t dodge in and out of those marijuana forests,” he added.

But wait, there’s more.

“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 them.”

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 problem.

“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.

Remember, citizen. Drugs ARE terrorism.

(Hat tip to our brother sound moose)

No Responses to “Are they making this shit up?”

  1.   Pearce
    October 16th, 2006 | 8:27 am

    You didn’t quote the best part:

    One soldier had told him:

    “Sir, three years ago before I joined the army, I never thought I’d say ‘That damn marijuana’.”

  2.   Pearce
    October 16th, 2006 | 8:28 am

    Not to mention this at the bottom:

    Have you encountered Afghanistan’s marijuana forests as a soldier or in another capacity? Send us your accounts and photos using the form below.

  3.   Administrator
    October 16th, 2006 | 11:59 am

    I gotta leave something in it for the people who click the link 🙂