the Onion?

In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference.He publicly CC’d the names of everyone on his mailing list.

The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid’s email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.

“Taliban have included all 4 of my email addresses on the leaked distribution list,” tweeted journalist Mustafa Kazemi, a prolific Kabul-based tweeter with more than 9,500 followers. “Quite reassuring to my safety.” …

JustinCredible

13 Comments!

  1. Lance
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm |

    BWAHAHAHAHA’gasp’hahahahahahaha!
    Way to go, Qari Yousuf Ahmedi!! You da man!!!
    Even as I type this, you’re prolly enjoying your
    totally covered up 72 virgins! Wonder how many
    of them are female, & how many are fuzzy faced
    panting males! It’s hard to tell what’s under a
    burka, & male muzzies can be virgins to! HaHa!
    The CIA & NSA also appreciate all the OT!

  2. ZZMike
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm |

    Well that’s gonna simplify things for Mossad.

  3. mojo
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm |

    It’s more complicated than a camel?

    Problem.

  4. Tom Smith
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm |

    Now everyone has Obama’s personal email account.

  5. MikeG
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm |

    Whatta maroon!

  6. Posted November 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm |

    In yesteryear, when somebody would actually do something about this, I would be joyous.

    Today? Not so much. Carry-on, boys. Come and kill us.

    Take my life… Please!

  7. Posted November 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm |

    How … useful.

  8. mech
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm |

    I wonder if The Mossad can email real viruses, like ebola, to peeps like this?

    If anyone could, it would be them.

  9. Lance
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm |

    Tom Smith (4) wins dis comment thread, IMHO!
    To me, dat’s an awesome zinger!

  10. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm |

    ^ Agreed.

    Now, as for: “the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private.”
    That’s what they’d like you to be•lie•ve.
    (What? Oh, right.)
    I know nuthing, nuth•thing.

  11. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm |

    Stuxnet coming in three..two….
    ^Tom Smith (4) everyone has Obama’s personal email account.
    wouldn’t surprise me in the least if that were true.

  12. Fat Baxter
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm |

    Go into your e-mail’s spam filter folder. Find the Nigerian e-mails. Forward the list to them.

  13. Posted November 17, 2012 at 10:31 am |

    The splodey-dopes are too stupid to use a private list-server.

    Good.