Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Whatever one thinks of turbans as a sartorial matter, there is no doubt that they are a security risk:
An assassin with explosives hidden in his turban was ushered into the home of the head of Afghanistan’s peace process on Tuesday, embraced him and then exploded the bomb, killing him and dealing a potentially devastating blow to the effort to reconcile with the Taliban and end 10 years of war.
As usual, the jihadis are all about lengthening the war and extending the killing:
The assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the leader of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council and a former president, on the heels of a carefully planned attack on the American Embassy a week ago, underscored the fierce opposition of those who want to shatter the country’s tenuous stability and thwart its tentative steps toward peace.
No wonder we are building more secret bases for drone attacks.