This video was captured a few years back, but the metaphor remains as stingingly apt as ever.

According to the original uploader, a boulder blocking a military route in Afghanistan had to be removed, so an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit was called in to blow it up.

In the process of eliminating the fallen rock, a large hornets nest tucked underneath was also decimated, causing its inhabitants to go berserk and attack the military equipment.

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It's unclear what happened next, but something tells me it didn't end well.

[H/T: Reddit]