10.16.2006

That damn marijuana

How did I miss this...

Canadian troops in Afghanistan have come up against almost impenetrable forests of 10-feet-high marijuana plants when chasing down the Taliban. Canada's Armed Forces are being stalled in their efforts to rid the countryside of those Taliban forces who have planted forests of marijuana.

I can see the horror on the faces of the front line troops when they come upon these dangerous plantations of weed. Just say no doesn't work here. Now kidding aside, I can see the potential danger to our guys over there. The plants won't burn, they are the ultimate weed. The Taliban are hiding in there and taking pot shots at Canadian soldiers.

I don't envy the difficulties. Just imagine how terrifying it would be if the Taliban had done some home work and opened up Beer Store franchises.

There is no truth to the rumour the Department of National Defense (DND) is bar coding each plant to ensure our boys and girls aren't trying to clear the field the old fashion way. The DND is however looking at the potential business opportunities given the costs of the Harper Government's military expansion.

I suggest that our ground folks over there harvest what they can and help supplement their salaries which are abysmal by any standards.

Thanks to Morons.org for pointing me to this story. You can find their headlines in the side bar.

Just so you don't get me wrong I support our forces. I don't want anything bad to happen to them, I wish all of them to be safe from the dangers of war and to return home alive and in one piece. I don't support the type of mission we are on. I wear red on Friday.

4 comments:

Cait said...

LOL "taking pot shots". Good one. I agree with your idea about letting them harvest it and supplement their incomes. If they'd start selling it (or giving it away) to Afghans or Iraqis, the wars might go a little better.

Chimera said...

This might explain the rather startling article I was reading a few weeks ago about the increase in the number of people signing up for the CAF to go over to Afghanistan...

I also chuckled at another article somewhere (no link...sorry) in which one of the troops was quoted as saying, "I never thought I'd be saying this, but those damned plants are more trouble than they're worth! If we try to burn the fields to clear them, our guys end up getting stoned!"

Scout said...

ha , i love the 'taking pot shots' too!
marc emery, eat your heart out! b.c. bud is never going to seem the same.

nice to see you're posting a bit more, i'd given up on you for a long while :)

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