As the Taliban has made clear (for now), it is not interested in negotiating with infidels. Would that infidels exhibited the same sort of decisiveness. “Convoy attack kills US soldier, 8 Afghan civilians,” by Fisnik Abrashi for the Associated Press, November 13:
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. military convoy passing through a crowded livestock market in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, killing at least eight civilians and an American soldier and wounding 74 people, Afghan officials said.
The American patrol was hit in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, said Lt. Cmdr. Walter Matthews, a U.S. military spokesman. The convoy was about 90 miles east of Kabul on the main road linking the capital to the Pakistan border at Torkham.
Hours after the attack, the charred and twisted remains of cars still smoldered on the tree-lined street.
No one took responsibility, but the attack bore the hallmarks of those conducted by Taliban militants, who regularly use suicide attackers and car bombs…