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.

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

[H/T: Reddit]