(UK Daily Mail) High-strength marijuana plants have been found just yards from the luxury home of slain terror chief Osama Bin Laden.
Hundreds of the exotic green flower have flourished for a number of years on the border of the war lord’s secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Whoa! Cannabis plants growing outdoors in the central Asian regions of the planet? It’s earth-shattering, breaking news… 10,000 years ago.
CNN’s Nic Robertson showed to the camera the marijuana hidden alongside other crops including cabbages and potatoes.
The discovery raised the possibility that Bin Laden may have been a regular smoker of the ‘weed’ strain of the plant.
The ‘weed’ strain… ask for it by name at your local dispensary! Brought to you by the people who brought you the ‘yellow’ beer!
Bin Laden had in recent years suffered from kidney problems which may have been eased by taking marijuana for its medicinal properties.
If you’re going to be holed up in a compound, you’re going to be as self-sufficient as possible. I’m not at all surprised if bin Laden was growing medical cannabis; it’s not like he could slip out to the hospital. It might help with the boredom and monotony of being stuck in the same place for six years as well.
I’m a little disappointed we didn’t take him alive and have the opportunity to put him on trial. It’s my personal opinion that was never an option, as he had plenty to tell on a witness stand that would be embarrassing to presidential administrations going back to Mr. Reagan. Still, a trial combined with maximum security prison time in solitary, either for life or through the lengthy appeals process to a death penalty, would have been, in my opinion, the greatest victory for American justice ever – that even after all we’ve been through we could still believe so strongly in our rule of law that we’d grant even Osama bin Laden a fair trial, competent counsel for defense, and if convicted, humane punishment.
Instead, the personification of evil for my generation got to build his skills and followers with US support as he helped bankrupt the Soviet Union, turn on America and commit the worst ever attack on our soil, live on the lam four years, then hang out for six years in a fortified villa just walking distance from the Pakistani military academy, He’s feasting on home-gardened potatoes and cabbage, and smoking actual Afghani kush while lackeys fetch him Coke and Pepsi. He’s got no rent to pay, no bills, he’s got trusted followers that prepare his meals. Throw in an XBox360 and he’s living a stoner’s dream! Sure, he’s dead now, but his death came quickly in the night after shooting it out with Navy SEALS – just like an XBox first-person shooter. A bullet through the eye is a quick “game over” without any pain or suffering. The guy was 54 years old with kidney issues and the world’s most wanted man; six years of stoner’s paradise was too good for him.
Meanwhile, we’re being felt up, porno scanned, and stripped at the airport. The government maintains the authority to tap our electronic communications without specific cause. The president can declare someone an “enemy combatant” and their Constitutional rights are suspended. Bradley Manning, an American citizen, is being tortured over WikiLeaks. Dr. Mollie Fry and Dale Schafer are bankrupt and imprisoned by our federal government for following California law. And if you have a few Afghani kush plants growing outside your home, you, too, can get helicopters over your compound and tactical strike teams breaking down your doors and maybe even get shot dead in the head as well.
Who really won the war on terror?