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. “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.

  2. 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.

  3. “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…

  4. 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”

  5. 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.

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