Taliban Leader, Father Of The IED, iPhone User

If the terrorists could vote, they'd vote for Candidate X - this argument is America's greatest rhetorical treasures. So let's apply it to smartphones, right now! I've got a picture of a high-level terrorist with an iPhone and everything!

The man pictured here is the recently captured Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is world famous for precisely the kind of stuff that you don't want to be famous for. Infamous, even!:

Mullah Baradar has been credited for rebuilding the Taliban into an effective fighting force and has been running the group's daily affairs for many years, since Mullah Omar was forced to take a less active role in the organisation due to his failing health.


[Mullah Baradar]is said to have developed the Taleban tactic of planting "flowers" - improvised explosive devices (IEDs) - along roadsides has been described by terrorism experts as even more cunning and dangerous than Taleban supreme leader (his old friend) Mullah Omar.

What I'm trying to say is, next time you find yourself in an endless online flamewar about smartphones representing the side of Android or WebOS or Windows Mobile or BlackBerry, it is totally fine to call your opponent a terrorist. [Times, Jeune Afrique - Thanks, Benjamin!]

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