13 October, 2006

Taliban Reefer Madness

CNN reports that, in Afghanistan, the Taliban has been using an impenetrable forest of 10 foot high marijuana plants as camouflage. Canadian troops have been trying, without much success, to burn them down; but they did get stoned on smoke from the few plants they managed to incinerate.

Apparently, these particular pot plants absorb energy and heat in such a way that thermal sensors find it very difficult to penetrate the foliage, making them ideal cover for armoured vehicles.

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