Taliban Spokesman Inadvertently Discloses Whole Mailing List In Email

It truly sounds like something out of Saturday Night Live: the Taliban inadvertently revealed their contacts when someone hit the “reply all” button on an email which showed their entire mailing list. The Taliban are known as cave dwelling Troglodytes who destroyed ancient artifacts and pushed much of Afghanistan back into the dark ages. Thus, it could not happen to a more deserving group of guys.


Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, is responsible for the disclosure in one of his routine email blasts. He had received a press release from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid’s email to the full Taliban mailing list using the cc option rather than the bcc option to hide the identity of the recipients. Some 400 recipients were disclosed. Most are journalists but the list also includes a provincial governor, an Afghan legislator, several academics and activists, an l Afghan consultative committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, the infamous Afghan warlord associated with Hezb-i-Islami.

I can’t wait for their “friends” list on Facebook and their “OMG” tweet saying “Qari 511! . . . FDGB”

Source: ABC

30 thoughts on “Taliban Spokesman Inadvertently Discloses Whole Mailing List In Email

  1. WAIT! My mom is emailing stuff for the Taliban?
    or
    Hey, Maybe the Taliban should have their grandson come over and help them set up their “goggle mails”

    “Heavenly Pasta, please to make mine enemies look ridiculous”

  2. The basic premise of journalism is to publish the Who, What, Where, Why and When. So can we please have the mailing list? I would like to send some emails from the library. Perhaps they read this blog. Dumb, dumb, bo bum, bannana fanna for fum, fee fi mo mum. Duuuumb. If the first two letters are ever the same you drop them both and say the name like dumb, etc. –Name Game song

  3. Sometimes being a little hasty on the ol’ “SEND” button can have worse consequences with your boss than others.

  4. Way too many people use the “reply all” button anyway. At least in my office. Perhaps I should share this story with everyone…

  5. I think this guy will be personally experiencing torture when his superiors in the Taliban get hold of him.

  6. Wonder how many spam-mails they’ll get now, from “Smilin’ Bob” at Enzyte?

    Or – facing foreclosure on your mud hut?

    Or – Do you, or someone you know suffer from asbestosis, migraines, or painful rectal itch? Call the Law Offices of James, Sakolov, Esq., who will refer your case to a local attorney…

  7. Taliban haven’t heard of Bcc it seems. Maybe it might be good to provide the e-mail list to the Nigerian scammers, causing many a taliban to turn over their war chests to make money fast.

  8. yeah yeah yeah,
    muslims muslims muslims……….
    one hundred palestinians died, each has a mom and a friend…
    children, with blood dripping out of their brains………
    imagine, coming home from work and having that happen to your children…

    No mention on Jonathan Turley’s blog….
    I guess it’s not fashionable for Trader Joe’s shoppers and Volvo drivers to criticize Israel…it’s too daring and risque…
    Taking a good moral stand on this issue(the way America should) and acting on it would make it much more effective to criticize the behavior of Taliban and the likes…
    In that case even Palestinians, lebanese and tunisians etc. would join you in criticizing the Taliban…
    But instead, main street in these countries see in Taliban, the only entity in the world that can tell Israel (and America by extension) to F****-Off…
    You don’t know how hypocritical America looks to very reasonable Jordanians, Egyptians and Turks…during these events…
    To these people, anybody who resists against America and Israel, is applauded, regardless of their backward lifestyles and practices…
    Think about it while shopping at Wholefoods!!!

  9. CC’d the entire mailing list by accident? C’mon, really? Did any of those folks have one of those outrageous bounties on them? ISP provided addys that can be traced to a particular recipient location turns the email into a hit list that could be very profitable for the sender. Very profitable. If the email settings were set to (or not configured to hide the information) it would list the account name and ISP next to each name in the list on a paper copy if that’s all an intelligence agency could get their hands on.

    Were we not talking about how easy it is to track people’s email and siphon all their info in the Petraous thread? If I was one of the journalists or other ‘civilians’ on that list I wouldn’t get on any small plane, go canoeing or go anywhere near a shed.

  10. ahmed, did you tell the infidels who we are?

    no,ah, it was my wife, stone her.

    “it was my wife, stone her” the muslim version of “the dog ate my homework”

  11. “it was my wife, stone her”
    ~+~
    That’s so Python, . here’s one I dug up yesterday, since Lotta Gotta Have it..

    From the AP:

    Public Nudity Ban Eyed in Fed-Up San Francisco:

    Supervisor Scott Wiener’s proposal would make it illegal for a person over the age of 5 to “expose his or her genitals, perineum or anal region on any public street…

  12. LOL,

    Thank Dog Google has pictures because once you start Googling medical terms you (I, actually) seem to just end up farther and farther afield of what I was looking for. In a manner of speaking.

    If I didn’t have an establish nom de guerre I’d steal LottaGottaHaveIt.

  13. “Republicans steamed over Rice as possible top diplomat”
    reminds me of my (used to be) favorite –
    NYPost headline about Ivana Trump during the divorce: Ivana better deal.”
    Although yours is much better.

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