So the American envoy, the person that the United States of America under the leadership of Barack Hussein Obama has designated to sit down with the virtual minions of Satan, the worst of the worst islamic terrorists on Earth, the Taliban, has landed in Qatar.
I hope he plans on taking a shower for the next three months straight or....I hope he has some beheading insurance.
The story comes from DAWN.
US envoy for Taliban talks lands in Qatar
DOHA: The US envoy in charge of nascent dialogue with the Taliban has arrived in Qatar days after the Afghan insurgents opened a controversial mission in the Gulf Arab monarchy, a US official said on Saturday.
James Dobbins, the US special representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, was to take part in meetings later on Saturday between Secretary of State John Kerry and Qatari leaders, the official told AFP.
But State Department officials said that they did not have a timeline for when Dobbins will start potential talks with the Taliban and have insisted that Kerry himself will not engage in discussions with the rebel group.
President Barack Obama's administration has supported dialogue with the Taliban as the United States prepares to pull out its 68,000 combat troops from Afghanistan next year, ending the longest-ever US war, which has become increasingly unpopular at home.
But the US roll-out of the peace talks hit a roadblock when the rebels opened the mission in Doha on Tuesday under the name the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” and flew the white Taliban flag.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai angrily opposed the office, seeing the symbolism as representing a government-in-exile for the Taliban, which imposed an austere brand of Islam on Afghanistan when it held sway in Kabul from 1996 until its ouster after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
Washington has shared Karzai's concerns but has voiced hope for an eventual peace agreement that could potentially bring stability to the war-torn country after the departure of the bulk of foreign forces.