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US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 after 11 years of war
yahoo ^ | September 30, 2012

Posted on 09/30/2012 8:48:19 AM PDT by SMGFan

KABUL - U.S. military deaths in the Afghan war have reached 2,000, a cold reminder of the human cost of an 11-year-old conflict that now garners little public interest at home as the United States prepares to withdraw most of its combat forces by the end of 2014. The toll has climbed steadily in recent months with a spate of attacks by Afghan army and police — supposed allies — against American and NATO troops. That has raised troubling questions about whether countries in the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan will achieve their aim of helping the government in Kabul and its forces stand on their own after most foreign troops depart in little more than two years. On Sunday, a U.S. official confirmed the latest death, saying that an international service member killed in an apparent insider attack by Afghan forces in the east of the country late Saturday was American. A civilian contractor with NATO and at least two Afghan soldiers also died in the attack, according to a coalition statement and Afghan provincial officials. The U.S. official spoke on condition of anonymity because the nationality of those killed had not been formally released. Names of the dead are usually released after their families or next-of-kin are notified, a process that can take several days. The nationality of the civilian was also not disclosed.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanwar

1 posted on 09/30/2012 8:48:21 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

MSM won’t question Obama...


2 posted on 09/30/2012 8:49:10 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Should give Obama another 5% in the polls.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 8:49:16 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SMGFan

Support the military - Bring our soldiers home. We should have a sunset time of 2 months for troop commitments without a formal Congressional declaration of war.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: SMGFan

Every night while Bush was in office, the ABCNNBCBS evening news readers gave an up to the minute account of how many had died in the war in Iraq.

Now, they don’ t report anything...... This will be ignored fully.......


5 posted on 09/30/2012 9:00:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger

not in cnn .com headline
“ 2 Americans dead in Afghan attack”
scroll down the page to:
“The incident brings the confirmed U.S. death toll inside Afghanistan to 2,002, according to a CNN account. The deaths include four U.S. civilians.”

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/29/world/asia/afghanistan-violence/index.html?hpt=hp_t3


6 posted on 09/30/2012 9:03:53 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

The old media, by not covering this story, has forfeited their humanity. They traded away their humanity for some gold from the Democrats. Bravo, old media, bravo.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 9:05:47 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Red Badger

abcnews.com
US Military Deaths in Afghanistan Hit 2,000
By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan September 30, 2012 (AP)
U.S. military deaths in the Afghan war have reached 2,000, a cold reminder of the human cost of an 11-year-old conflict that now garners little public interest at home as the United States prepares to withdraw most of its combat forces by the end of 2014.

The toll has climbed steadily in recent months with a spate of attacks by Afghan army and police — supposed allies — against American and NATO troops. That has raised troubling questions about whether countries in the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan will achieve their aim of helping the government in Kabul and its forces stand on their own after most foreign troops depart in little more than two years.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-military-deaths-afghanistan-hit-2000-17358793#.UGhtOpiX5lc


8 posted on 09/30/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

They need a new Pulitzer Prize category.....BEST JOB OF IGNORING A STORY THAT MIGHT HURT OUR FRIENDS AND BOSSES THE DEMOCRATS.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 9:07:39 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SMGFan

It may be on their websites but I predict the evening news air broadcasts will not mention it, at least as a headline story, but merely as an addendum to the Afghan soldier killing American troops, probably in the last sentence.........


10 posted on 09/30/2012 9:13:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: SMGFan
Any American death that occurs now is beyond a waste. Nothing coming from the Obama Administration shows they give a crap about our soldiers dying. Stupid and dangerous rules of engagement. Allies that are more dangerous then the the “enemy” And atrocious care for our returning wounded
11 posted on 09/30/2012 9:25:08 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SMGFan

Just Amazing.I haven’t heared a Peep out of the news media screaming to bring our troops home like they did during the Bush Administration.The Rotten,Biased SOB’s.No wonder their loosing viewers.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 10:12:34 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: All
I wonder where these two went?


13 posted on 09/30/2012 10:28:44 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: SMGFan
Meanwhile the homocide rate in Chicago.

2001: 667

2002: 656

2003: 601

2004: 453

2005: 451

2006: 471

2007: 448

2008: 513

2009: 459

2010: 436

2011: 433

2012: 505

for a total of 6093

14 posted on 09/30/2012 10:53:20 AM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: SMGFan
We're obviously winning .... we've had more funerals than they have !!

sarc/

15 posted on 09/30/2012 12:03:02 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, safety is off.)
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