Like many of you, I was anxious to get the workday over with yesterday. While I was certainly jonesing for a beer Tuesday’s a pretty stressful day since we go to press more than anything I wanted to plop down on the couch and catch up on the latest Osama bin Laden news.
One particular CNN report stood out. The reason: Just outside the compound where Osama hid scores of marijuana plants grew.
The CNN report is apparently not online, but here’s what the International Business Times had to say:
The marijuana plants were growing next to other crops including cabbages and potatoes, reported CNN’s Nick Robertson. Lines of plants were growing in the dry fields all around the 16-foot-high concrete walls surrounding the compound where the al Qaeda leader was in hiding for five to six years.
These illegal plants which have been growing undiscovered may have been used to ease the kidney problems Bin Laden has faced in recent years, according to Daily Mail.
Furthermore, some of the local residents, who reportedly had no idea who was living inside the compound, witnessed two young men who called themselves Akbar and Rashid Khan from the compound making regular trips for bulk food orders and grocery basket with ample supplies of Coke and Pepsi. The two men owned the fortified home, according to Bloomberg.
I don’t know about you, but it sounds like somebody regularly got the munchies.