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A product endorsement Apple probably did not seek...

From The Hindustan Times:

"Taliban in Afghanistan may be a sworn enemy of US forces and everything western yet technology is one western influence they find hard to resist. Its former ambassador to Pakistan Mullah Zaif is an iphone addict. Yes you heard it right and that too while his organization early last year had issued an ultimatum to Afghanistan's four mobile phone operators, to shut down operations at night or face dire consequences. Call it comedy or irony, the threat was issued via cell phone".

Maybe there is scope for some ambush marketing by Nokia or Blackberry. Way back lost in the mists of time, I used to mull on whether Rolls, Cadillac etc would benefit from targeting Mercedes with a slogan along the lines of 'Our cars are NOT the first choice of Third World Despots'.

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Blogger John M Ward said... 3:29 pm

It just goes to show: when it comes down to it, the Taliban are really just a load of iPhoneys…  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:15 pm

Groan....  



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