The "leaked email" that was reportedly sent to ISIS by the leader of the Mexican drug cartel turned out to only be a hoax.
If you have access to the Internet, chances are you have heard about Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán’s email to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In that email, the leader of the drug cartel issues a warning to al-Baghadadi telling him “you are not soldiers" and "you are nothing but lowly p*ssies."
After the email was reportedly leaked, news organizations everywhere ran with it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to read about two giant villains battling it out? The original story was traced back to Cartel Blog, giving the story credibility.
"It turns out a Mexican blogger leaked the message after it was sent email encrypted directly to the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a prominent ISIS leader," the unnamed author of the post writes. "The blogger has intimate ties with actual Sinaloa cartel members, so it looks as if the warning is indeed legit."
It turns out that the email actually first appeared on a satirical website called Thug Life Videos and is not real. So if you had hopes of seeing a Michael Bay type showdown that’ll destroy half of downtown, we’re just as disappointed as you.
-Saher K: OTG Team
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