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    Default Under Obama the US Casualty Rate In Afghanistan Increases, Where's the Media?

    US Casualty Rate In Afghanistan Under Obama Increases 500%, Yet No Antiwar Protests. Why?

    So where is Code Pink?

    Remember all the Liberal antiwar protesters who camped out in front of Bush’s ranch in Crawford, TX? They stayed there for well over a year, made all the headlines, and demanded that our troops be brought home. Seemed like a worthy cause, right? So, now that the US death toll in Afghanistan has increased 500% under Obama, I have yet to hear one, single word of protest, not to mention our current illegal war in Libya. Seems like Code Pink was not antiwar war death, they were only anti-Bush.


    Remember these people who dogged Bush's every waking moment? Not a peep out of them since Obama took over and raised the casualty rate by 500%

    “The average monthly casualty rate for U.S. military forces serving in Afghanistan has increased 5-fold since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009.

    1,540 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since Oct. 7, 2001, when U.S. forces began fighting in that country to oust the Taliban regime that had been harboring al Qaeda and to track down and capture or kill al Qaeda terrorists.

    During the Bush presidency, which ended on Jan. 20, 2009 with the inauguration of President Obama, U.S. troops were present in Afghanistan for 87.4 months and suffered 570 casualties—a rate of 6.5 deaths per month.During the Obama presidency, through today, U.S. troops have been present in Afghanistan for 29.1 months and have suffered 970 casualties—a rate of 33.3 deaths per month.

    The 970 U.S. casualties that have occurred while President Obama has been commander in chief equal 63 percent–or almost two-thirds—of all U.S. casualties that have taken place in the nearly-ten-year-long war.

    889 of the 970 U.S. casualties in Afghanistan that have occurred during the Obama presidency—or about 92 percent—have been combat-related casualties. During Obama’s presidency, U.S. troops have given their lives in the service of their country in Afghanistan at an average rate of more than one per day.” source – CNS News

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    Default Re: US Casualty Rate In Afghanistan Under Obama Increases 500%, Yet No Antiwar Protes

    It's called Marxist-anti-racist-Liberal power. They simply don't care about the war if a protest would make their special colored guy , would look bad. They only have a narrow set of agenda. They own the media.
    None of them wants to look anti-PC. It's all about money really and right now the banksters just can't put a army of mouth pieces on the street, might start problems.Just wait when we see a women President..... oh they are going to agree to anything in the name of PC..
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    Default Re: US Casualty Rate In Afghanistan Under Obama Increases 500%, Yet No Antiwar Protes

    This is what happens when you refuse to fight a war to win.

    And as Seg said, we can't have lefty groups making 0 look bad. Hence no InternationalANSWER, Code Pink, MoveOn, or others marching.

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    Default Re: US Casualty Rate In Afghanistan Under Obama Increases, Yet No Antiwar Protests?

    Sunday, April 29, 2012

    Media Protecting Obama - 2x More Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan under Obama than 8 years of Bush - No Outrage


    There have been 1954 U.S. soldiers killed so far in the Afghanistan war according to icasualties

    1324 of those Deaths have occurred in less than 3 1/2 years under Obama while only 630 of those deaths occurred in 8 years under George W. Bush

    WHY NO MEDIA OUTRAGE?

    I remember when Bush was President the Liberal Media stations and news outlets had daily updates of the number of U.S. Soldiers killed with pictures and everything. Now It is almost hard to find out how many soldiers are dying every day because when a soldier dies now it is not on the front page or sometimes not even reported at all.

    I am not going to get into any discussions of whether or not wars are right or wrong. The point of this blog post is to show that the media is clearly showing their bias and hypocrisy by no longer Bashing Obama over the deaths like they bashed Bush.

    THE MEDIA IS PROTECTING OBAMA

    The media apparently does not care about the Soldiers or about how many were dying. If they did then they would have continued attacking Obama over the rising U.S. Soldier death toll.

    The media only reported those death numbers under Bush because they wanted to try to indoctrinate the general public with negative views of Bush. Now that Obama is in office, they are backing off and trying to protect him from negative attention from the rising U.S. Soldier death toll.

    Over twice as many U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan under Obama in 3 1/2 years than did under Bush in 8 years! Have you heard any major news station of media outlet say that? When is the last time you even saw a death toll number with made up milestones?

    Where are all of the anti-war protesters now? Why no big rallies?

    This tells me that these groups and the media never really cared as much about the deaths of the soldiers as they cared about just hating Bush and trying to make him look bad.



    Not only is the media protecting Obama, they are also giving him credit for things that Bush did.


    For instance, Bush policies and actions led to Osama Bin Laden getting found. Waterboarding a Guantanamo Bay terrorist resulted in the tip that eventually let to Osama Bin Laden. Obama was against waterboarding and Guantanamo Bay so if Obama had his way, we would have never gotten the tip in the first place. Obama just happened to be President when Bush Policies came through! New memos show that an Admiral was the person who came up with the plan and made the tough decisions, Not Obama. The memo even shows that Obama was likely going to blame the Admiral if things went bad and Osama was not there.

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    Default Re: US Casualty Rate In Afghanistan Under Obama Increases, Yet No Antiwar Protests?

    Code Pink: "We Support the Murder of American Troops." Michelle Obama "Keep up the Good Work."




    Moochellle's support of Code Pink really disgusts me. EXCERPTS:



    First Lady Michelle Obama, accepting an anti-war petition at a fundraiser in San Francisco last week, told the CodePink member who presented her with 20,000 signatures, ”Keep up the great work,” the organization’s co-founders say.

    Kristin Hull, a CodePink supporter – one who paid to get into the $500 a head fundraiser – personally met up with Michelle Obama at the California Academy of Sciences last Friday.

    After Hull handed Mrs. Obama a petition urging peacekeeping not war with Iran — a document signed by luminaries like Gloria Steinham, Alice Walker and Eve Ensler – ”Ms. Obama thanked Hull for her advocacy and said, “Keep up the great work,” writes Benjamin. “As Hull was walking away after her photo with the First Lady, Michelle Obama grabbed her hand, squeezed it and said, “We really need you.”







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    Default Re: Under Obama the US Casualty Rate In Afghanistan Increases, Where's the Media?

    Companion Thread: The 12-Year War: 73% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan on Obama's Watch


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    Companion Thread: US Casualty Rate In Afghanistan Under Obama Increases 500%, Yet No Antiwar Protests. Why?

    This falls right in line with what Biden stated during the Vice Presidential debate. Biden outlined Obama's military strategy in Afghanistan was to embed greater numbers of Afghan forces who have been infiltrated by Islamic Terrorists with our troops and why our soldiers casualty rate has gone up exponentially under Obama's watch!!!



    The Administration's ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, al qaeda, causing Egypt, Benghazi...while they calling the Fort Hood massacre work place violence?

    These people need to be removed from office and tried for treason!



    3 Out of 4 U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Occurred Under Obama


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    by Edwin Mora15 Oct 20153,5
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — An estimated 75 percent of the all U.S. military deaths and about 90 percent of the injuries linked to the ongoing war in Afghanistan have occurred under President Obama’s watch, according to a Breitbart News tally.

    President Obama, citing a “fragile” security situation at risk of deteriorating, announced today that he will be extending the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan for an undetermined amount of time, handing over the conflict to his successor.

    In making the announcement, the President appeared clueless as to how many Americans were killed in Afghanistan in 2014 and this year.

    “Afghanistan remains dangerous; 25 brave Americans have given their lives there this year… Now, the 25 military and civilians who were killed last year, that always weighs on my mind,” said Obama from the Roosevelt Room.

    According to Obama’s own Department of Defense (DOD) however, 14 U.S. service members and one DOD civilian have been killed so far this year.
    A Pentagon tally shows that in 2014, at least 55 American troops lost their lives in Afghanistan.

    President Obama provided an estimate of the American fatalities in recognizing the sacrifice made by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but he made no mention of how many were wounded in action.

    “They served there with extraordinary skill and valor, and it’s worth remembering especially the more than 2,200 American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan,” said Obama from the Roosevelt Room.

    Since the president was inaugurated for his first term on January 20, 2009, at least 1,672 U.S. soldiers, Marines, and sailors have lost their lives, and another estimated 17,425 have been wounded in action while supporting the Afghanistan war effort.

    Overall, at least 2,230 U.S. service members have been killed and another 20,127 injured in the ongoing conflict, which started on October 7, 2001.

    That means about three out of every four U.S. military deaths (75 percent) and an estimated 9 out of every 10 injuries (87 percent) in Afghanistan have taken place since

    Obama became president.

    Breitbart News’ count is gleaned from Department of Defense (DOD) casualty reports, a now-retired database compiled by The Associated Press (AP), a detailed CNN count, and various news articles.

    The Pentagon’s “Afghanistan only” total death tally of 2,229, which includes fatalities under the old Operation Enduring Freedom (2,215) and the new Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (14), is one less than Breitbart News’ count.

    The majority of American fatalities throughout the war have been combat-related.

    Most clashes between the U.S.-led coalition and insurgents have been concentrated in areas along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. More than half of all American casualties have taken place in and around Afghan provinces that lie along the Af-Pak international boundary.

    The U.S. and Afghanistan have accused Pakistan of providing sanctuary to terrorists fighting American forces in Afghanistan.

    President Obama escalated America’s military presence in Afghanistan soon after taking office in 2009, eventually bringing the number of U.S. troops to its peak of about 100,000 in 2012.

    However, he is also responsible for withdrawing most American troops by the end of 2014.

    President Obama ended the U.S. combat mission in December of 2014, one of the deadliest years of the war for Afghan civilian and security forces.

    In January, American troops embarked on their new train and assist mission, placing the Afghan security troops in the lead of security operations.

    Afghanistan has experienced a Taliban resurgence since President Obama ended the combat mission. Military officials have also warned against the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Afghanistan. ISIS, which is reportedly making major military gains in a turf battle against the Taliban, is operating in about 75 percent of all 34 Afghan provinces, according to the United Nations.

    A top Russian military official recently estimated that there are about 40,000 Taliban terrorists and up to 3,000 ISIS jihadists in Afghanistan.

    Today, President Obama revealed that he will be handing the Afghanistan conflict to his successor.

    He said the U.S. will maintain 5,500 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016. He did not specify how long they will remain there.

    Gen. John Campbell, the top commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, recommended that America leave behind more than the 1,000 troops that the president had promised would remain in Afghanistan after 2016.

    Obama has vowed to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan and withdraw most American troops by the time he officially leaves the White House in January 2017.

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    This is disgusting.

    So glad my brother's not in any more. I'm sure this and the spread of ISIS make him feel like getting blown up over there was worth it.

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