Ever since Abu Ghraib, the military has been walking on eggshells to be culturally sensitive. They’ve banned soldiers from cursing or talking about politics, religion or girls around Afghans for fear of offending them.

But marines are crying foul on the latest addition to the military code of conduct. The Military Times Marine Corps blog, Battle Rattle, is reporting “audible farting has been banned for some Marines downrange because it offends the Afghans.” And commenters are sounding off by pointing out the myriad of offensive practices by Afghans such as rape, honor killing, beheadings, suicide bombs.

Perhaps this is just for plausible deniability. After all, they only banned “audible” gas so silent but deadly is still in their arsenal.