Tim Blair


New Criterion



Friday, July 09, 2004

Afghan intelligence agents have spoken with fugitive Taliban founder Mullah Mohammed Omar after commandeering a satellite phone being used by his top aide, an Afghan official has claimed.

Whatever these dumbos had to say, perhaps 'peace be with you' was the script, Omar wasn't listening. "But when he (Omar) realised the situation ... he cut off the phone."

Now the phone doesn't answer, and therefore its signal is no longer available for directing some more explosive message.