Part of the problem with hunting down the reclusive Taliban leader is that in keeping with strict Islamic edicts, he has allowed no pix o' himself to be snapped. Similarly, the Prophet Mohammed never sat for portraits. So, unlike Moses and Jesus and the Buddha, we have little idea what the Guy looks like.
As the story goes, Omar could stroll the dusty streets of Kandahar without having to worry about being recognized or apprehended. In this digital age, he is analog. So how then do we explain this?
The pix are of remarkably clear quality and are also quite similar to one another. I could pick him out of a lineup. Why then is he so damn hard to find?
Yeah it must be the bushy beard and the turban. Come to think of it all women in burqas look alike too.
I remmber when we were fighting the Taliban through our Northern Alliance proxies. There were so many funny Taliban websites to choose from. Like the one where they were pestering the Taliban ledership about switching phone services.
My wireless options and why I never want to hear another word about them.
by anna at October 22, 2006 3:20 PM
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by anna at October 23, 2006 6:48 PM