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Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. (UPDATED)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080225-taliban-wants-cell-phone-networks-shut-down-at-night.html

    Is there a legitimate reason we didn't finish these asshats off during Shrub's first term?
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with it.


    Uh, wouldn't it be simpler for the Taliban folks to turn their damn phones off at night?
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with it.

    If I read that right they want them shut down so our guys can't use their phones.
     
  4. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with it.

    We didn't want the smoking gun to be in the form of a mushroom cloud.

    Oh, you said "legitimate" reason. Never mind.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with it.

    Oh, I assumed that they were tracking the Talibanese by triangulating their phones.

    The taliban probably uses rotary dial phones.
     
  6. Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with it.

    Iraq.
    Next question.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with it.

    All they would have to do to prevent that would be take the battery out of the phone.
     
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with it.

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    But I've almost got Osama!
     
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  9. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with it.

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  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with

    Given that the Taliban is pretty much wall-to-wall Wahhabi, I think it aligns with one of the stated Wahhabi goals: Turn back the clock to the 13th century. As the story notes, most of the Afghani phone system is so fouled up that the only way to dial out of the country is with a cell phone. Shut the towers down at night and presto! The country staggers back to the Middle Ages.
     
  11. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with it.

    Because the drug cartel paid its way into a truce, considering the Afghans produce more of this than dates?
     
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Taliban: Shut down cell phone service at night. The Americans track us with

    No, child. Fenian has it correct, although Boomer's insight is very interesting.
     
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