This post has been removed at the request of the Afghan blogger involved, as new information has come to light substantially changing the story. The post concerned the following:
“Sohrab Kabuli“, Afghan blogger and winner of the Freedom Blog Award for his Farsi blog, Shared Pains, has been getting death threats. (You can read an interview with him about his blog and its impact here.)
Initial information pointed improperly to the source of the threats.
What are the chances that the same terrorist poster could obtain the identical DHCP address in posts weeks apart? Virtually none. Besides, even if it is dynamic, you know what time the posts were made, just get the service providers to determine the computer from the IP address at that time. It should be logged.
I have no doubt that it could be a BBC employee. Even in England the BBC is a hard Left, anti-Bush rag. Just imagine how much hate for freedom bloggers a BBC employee in the middle east must have.
You forgot “right-wing bloggers,” “likudniks,” etc.
“It would not surprise me at all that a person, even a reporter, would not realize that IPs can be traced, though.”
The fact the IP remained the same over however long is irellivent, as people have posted, the mentioned IP seems to be a gateway. most gateways on large networks i would imagine would keep the same ip so the network doesnt need reconfiguring everytime the IP changes. It wouldnt take much hassle to find out which computer (or which NIC at least) was assigned the ip at those times.
i hope they catch the bast______ds