"Canada troops battle 10-foot Afghan marijuana plants"

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We're not in Kandahar anymore, Toto. From a Reuters acct:

Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy—almost impenetrable forests of marijuana plants 10 feet tall.

General Rick Hillier, chief of the Canadian defense staff, said Thursday that Taliban fighters were using the forests as cover. In response, the crew of at least one armored car had camouflaged their vehicle with marijuana.

Whole story, possibly a dropped cut from a Cheech and Chong record, here.

Courtesy Marty Beckerman, "America's Sexxxiest Young Journalist."

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  1. They’ll have to burn the weed forests. What else can they do?

  2. That is emphatically not America’s sexiest journalist, young or old. First of all, he’s not a woman.

    In the spirit of North American goodwill, I’m going to send the Canadian troops a couple of machetes.

    Al-David, man. Open up.
    Al-David?
    Yeah, Al-David. C’mon, man, open up, I think the Canadians saw me.
    Al-David’s not here.

  3. Shouldn’t this task have been given to the Dutch Army ?

  4. Time to break out the flame throwers and do some inceration of weed

  5. Time to break out the flame throwers and do some inceration of weed

  6. Canada troops battle 10-foot Afghan marijuana plants

    The Canadians better watch out. I heard these are the bastards that killed Elvis.

  7. “First of all, he’s not a woman.”

    Well, you don’t have to be a woman to be sexy, but you’re right: he ain’t it. I love the shirt though.

  8. Maybe this will help recruiting efforts.

    And wasn’t there, in fact, a Cheech and Chong routine about burning pot forests in ‘Nam? I recall something about “having to reprimer the jeep.”

  9. “A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those [forests] did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action,” Hiller said dryly.

    “Ill effects.” Yeah.

  10. We got to stay loose, you know.
    Let it cool–
    Let the coolness get into our vertebrae.

  11. So, do they have pizza and Frito MRE’s?

  12. They’ll have to burn the weed forests. What else can they do?

    OK, we’re gonna need 8 tons of rolling papers, and all the Little Debbies the free world can spare. Freedom is at stake.

  13. They’ll have to burn the weed forests. What else can they do?

    OK, we’re gonna need 8 tons of rolling papers, and all the Little Debbies the free world can spare. Freedom is at stake.

  14. Pro Libertate:

    Very funny!

  15. “Ill effects.” Yeah.

    And by “ill” he means totally sweet! 🙂

  16. So a Taliban thug is hiding out in the weeds with his buds, taking pot-shots?

    That makes me stop hating them for about half a second.

  17. Now we know the real reason that kwais wanted to go fight in Afghanistan…

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