Saturday, June 18, 2005

Baby, don't forget my number 

A little piece of news from Afghanistan has caught my eye recently: apparently a few days ago, during a security operation in the Ghazni province, the Afghan authorities have captured five Taliban fighters, one of whom was in possession of some sensitive documents, including - I love this - the satellite phone number of Mullah Omar.

Now that the authorities are in possession of that number, Mullah Omar can be expected to be hounded mercilessly by prank phonecalls and unsolicited marketing and survey calls. Placing the number strategically on toilet walls around the world is bound to further increase the nuisance value for the Taliban leader. And you know how difficult it is to get a new number when you're hiding in a cave somewhere along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.


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