In a statement from the Non-Associated Press on Friday, the fickle militant government of Myanmar has affirmed that its soldiers will attempt to lasso any aircraft that makes any attempt to provide aid to its cyclone-stricken citizens.
The government of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has refused any efforts to help the people affected by Cyclone Nargis.
International reports are suggesting that militant operatives are tying together massive amounts of vines and other elements of the local vegetation. They are combining these with very strong ropes and enduring rigorous training exercises. The hope is that they will be able to capture low flying aircraft that attempt to drop supplies.
Dr. Larry Lehey II, the premier lasso expert for the Modern American West and Litagatory Historian at New Mexico State University, says that it is impossible to capture an airplane with a lasso, and that he'd never heard of such a thing.
U.S. Military sources say that it is unlikely the Myanmar soldiers would be able to capture a plane in this manner, and that plans are going forward to deliver supplies to those in need.