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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Marijuana Adversely Affecting Canadian Military

While I was surfing around looking for more humorous news of the continuing "Desperate For Attention" tour of Angelina Jolie-wannabe Madonna, I stumbled across a story of the problems the Canadian military is having with marijuana. No, it's not what you think:
Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy -- almost impenetrable forests of 10-feet (three metre) high marijuana plants.
General Rick Hillier, chief of the Canadian defence staff, said on 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.
"The challenge is that marijuana plants absorb energy, heat very readily. It's very difficult to penetrate with thermal devices ... and as a result you really have to be careful that the Taliban don't dodge in and out of those marijuana forests," he said in a speech in Ottawa.
The story continues with what happened when the Canadians tried to burn down the offending forest while some of their troops were downwind.

I imagine the Dutch troops are all asking when they'll be sent to "help out" in the Canadian sector.


Blogger half said...

Don't let'em escape into the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

10/13/2006 6:12 AM

Blogger CDR Salamander said...

I know a bunch of guys I went to High School with that would have no problem burning through that forest.....

10/13/2006 12:28 PM

Blogger Skippy-san said...

Given the current finacing of the Canadian military, they should take the dope, and sell it to offset expenses..........

10/15/2006 4:53 AM


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