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Canadian Forces stymied by Giant Marijuana plants

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americ...eut/index.html

Canada troops battle 10-foot Afghan marijuana plants
POSTED: 5:12 p.m. EDT, October 12, 2006

OTTAWA, Canada (Reuters) -- 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.

"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, Canada.

"We tried burning them with white phosphorous -- it didn't work. 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 said.

Even successful incineration had its drawbacks.

"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.

One soldier told him later: "Sir, three years ago before I joined the army, I never thought I'd say 'That damn marijuana'."


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We'll camp here....for the week.
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Haven't they ever heard of agent orange or paraquat?
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Holy cow! Canada has troops?
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Originally Posted by SleepyW
Holy cow! Canada has troops?
yeah and they are

stymied by Giant Marijuana plants
makes perfect sense, eh
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When do those 2 guys get to go back home?
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I could get rid of it
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When I opened this thread I just *knew* it was going to be an Onion article.

This thread does not bring teh funny.
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Originally Posted by SleepyW
Holy cow! Canada has troops?
Who do you think will drive thier tank?
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Napalm that shit and watch the fuckers come running out of the smoke in search of Doritos and Root Beer.....
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Originally Posted by brizz
"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.
My favorite quote. I don't think "ill effects" is the proper term.
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Just airlift Snopp Dogg and Willie Nelson in there and they'll have that land clear cut in two weeks.
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Originally Posted by Lord Rick
When I opened this thread I just *knew* it was going to be an Onion article.

This thread does not bring teh funny.
uhm no...it's from CNN via Reuters. It's real.

and also pretty fucking funny.
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
Napalm that shit and watch the fuckers come running out of the smoke in search of Doritos and Root Beer.....
That's what I was thinking.

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