Why is there a total media blackout about anything in Afganistan?

  • tj85016

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    Mar 18, 2015 5:58 AM GMT
    Seriously, anyone have a clue? Is is that bad or secret?

    Please don't reply with some nonsense like we're protecting the troops while they build day-care centers for orphans

    gotta love transparency
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 18, 2015 7:39 AM GMT
    I heard last night on news there's been no american casualties or fights involving americans in 14 weeks. Nothing to report = nothing reported.
  • tj85016

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    Mar 18, 2015 8:25 AM GMT
    so we have thousands of troops in some country we invaded and there's only news when one or 2 get shot?

    something's going on there
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    Mar 18, 2015 5:22 PM GMT
    You won't hear about casualties in the US Black OPS program in Afghanistan:

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-expands-secret-war-in-afghanistan/5432927

    The war is in danger of reigniting since Obama has been forced to reverse his decision and is now leaving additional regular troops:

    http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015/03/14/officials-us-to-keep-higher-level-of-troops-in-afghanistan/24755339/

    Afghanistan may turn into another Obama Foreign Policy failure similar to Iraq where Obama refused to leave a large enough residual force.

    Afghanistan has trillions of dollars of mineral wealth in their mountains already mapped by the US. The US should help them develop those reserves so they can stop growing heroine.

    My opinion is that residual forces should be left in Afghanistan and Iraq with the host countries or Arab League paying the cost. A lot of US soldiers have already been laid off by Obama and can't find jobs here in the US. A lot of gay military people who benefited from DADT being rescinded are now laid off and can't find a new full time job.
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    Mar 18, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidso we have thousands of troops in some country we invaded and there's only news when one or 2 get shot?

    something's going on there


    I don't think it is unusual. How many US forces personnel are still serving in Afghanistan? About 10,000. Most of them are not directly involved in combat duties, so it follows there are far fewer people at far less risk of becoming casualties. Like bob3 said, no news.
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    Mar 18, 2015 7:46 PM GMT
    bobbobbob saidI heard last night on news there's been no american casualties or fights involving americans in 14 weeks. Nothing to report = nothing reported.


    Wait?! The news reported that there was nothing to report?! You contradicted yourself in just two sentences! That's gotta be a forum record.

    I seriously doubt there's nothing to report.
  • Svnw688

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    Mar 18, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    I don't suspect anything nefarious.

    I do suspect NORMAL human behavior. Pay for play, certain Americans and Afghanis paying and receiving bribes for favors, a certain percent of people prospering while others barely stay afloat and a few regress socially/economically. That's not a good or bad thing per se, it's just how humans operate societies--even infant societies like the new Afghanistan.

    There are no recent American casualties, thank God. However, I'd like to see more footage of the "this is how we rebuild a society" day-to-day coverage. I'm sure journalists are over there, they're just not being picked up with the MSM, Reuters, the AP, or any wire because the story isn't "bleeding."
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    Mar 18, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure I've been seeing the usual number of stories.
    Perhaps the pages of your newspaper are stuck together, so you're not seeing page two? What could cause that? icon_wink.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Mar 18, 2015 9:52 PM GMT
    Similar here with Iraq. Very little news since British troops left in 2011. Television, etc. cynically thinks nothing there to interest us. Only with the eruption of the whole IS fiasco has the country reappeared in our media.
    I think winter closes down the fighting in Afghanistan. British troops are out there, too. It will fall down the news agenda unless something drastic happens there as well.