69% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Under Obama

2012 May 2
by bc3b

Less than a third of the time we have been in Afghanistan has been during  Barack “Ochocinco” Obama’s presidency, yet 69% of all U.S. casualties have occurred during those 39 months. This probably has a lot to do with the changes in “rules of engagement” that the Obama administration put into place – rules that place the lives of U.S. soldiers in even greater danger.

This is just another of many unpleasant facts that media refuses to report. While the media fawned over Obama’s trip to “visit the troops,” few reported that April was a record month for U.S. casualties or that nearly 70 percent of U.S. troop deaths have occurred during Obama’s presidency.

But, there’s no need to worry because just last week the Obama Administration declared the War on Terror is over.

(CNSNews.com) – Although President Obama has only served 39 months in office, 69 percent of the U.S. military fatalities in the more than 10-year-old war in Afghanistan have occurred on his watch.

Through April 30, the Defense Department had reported that 1,844 U.S. military personnel have been killed in and around Afghanistan while deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom, which was launched in October 2001 after al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon.

According to CNSNews.com’s comprehensive database on Afghan war casualties, at least 1,275 of the 1,844 U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom have been killed since Jan. 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as president.

In the more than 10 years the U.S. military has been fighting in Afghanistan, each of the three deadliest years have been during Obama’s presidency. The deadliest year was 2010, when 497 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. The second deadliest year was 2011, when 399 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. And the third deadliest year was 2009, when 303 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan.

Afghan casualties

Month-by-Month U.S. Casualties in Afghan War

In recent years, some U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have come at the hands of the Afghan forces that the U.S. military is seeking to train so that they can defend their own country. Since 2007, when the Pentagon began tracking these killings, 54 U.S. soldiers have been killed by Afghan troops.

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And now the Taliban are planning to step up their spring offensive.

Hat tip: CNS and USA Today

 

41 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 May 2 12:00 pm
    [1]
    JustMary permalink

    Jim Treacher does it again! 😀

    Apparently, @BarackObama inherited everything from George Bush except the intelligence network that tracked down Bin Laden.

  2. 2012 May 2 12:04 pm
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    justrand permalink

    The average American has NO idea that this the case. None!!

    The American media is carving itself out a special place on Hell!

  3. 2012 May 2 12:41 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    O/T Former NFL Linebacker Junior Seau Found Dead of Shotgun Wound at San Diego Home:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/report-nfl-legend-junior-seau-dead-182120394.html

    Seau is the eighth member of the Chargers’ 1994 Super Bowl team to pass. Maybe it’s a good thing not to make the NFL. A full roster is 52 players so 15% of the team has passed away and the average player on that team would have been 45 or 46 years old.

  4. 2012 May 2 12:43 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #3 Heartbreaking 🙁

  5. 2012 May 2 5:00 pm
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    MI Conservative permalink

    Am I the only one who feels the entire world is at a breaking point and all hell is going to break loose?
    I MEAN I THINK WE’RE PAST THE DOGS SLEEPING WITH CATS ANALOGY.

  6. 2012 May 2 5:06 pm
    [6]
    bc3b permalink

    MI Conservative –

    You watching the playoffs? There has been some great hockey.

  7. 2012 May 2 5:14 pm
    [7]
    MI Conservative permalink

    Yup, Good stuff. When does baseball start? HA

  8. 2012 May 2 5:33 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    I MEAN I THINK WE’RE PAST THE DOGS SLEEPING WITH CATS ANALOGY.

    Yup, Good stuff. When does baseball start? HA
    ——

    That’s one heck of a mood swing. Cheerleader withdrawal??? 🙂

  9. 2012 May 2 5:36 pm
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    MI Conservative permalink

    bc knows when I need something happy to think about. But, I’d take the chicks over hockey. He must be running out of pics.

  10. 2012 May 2 5:38 pm
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    MI Conservative permalink

    Possessed? Dual identities? Schizo? Drunkard? They haven’t been able to diagnose the problem in 54 years.

  11. 2012 May 2 5:39 pm
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    MI Conservative permalink

    And you think I got problems—-read some of ip’s posts!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  12. 2012 May 2 5:44 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #5 YES.

  13. 2012 May 2 5:50 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    First, I had nothing to do with that bridge in Cleveland.

    Second, on the front of Drudge – 1 in 7 believes that the end of the world is coming.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/01/us-mayancalendar-poll-idUSBRE8400XH20120501

  14. 2012 May 2 5:56 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #13 I believe it. I think the world doesn’t have long myself…but I have been watching since I was a little girl. It has nothing to do with the Mayans, although…just throwing it out there…but if we were to have some kind of polar reversal, would the sky not look like it was being rolled up like a scroll? The problem with the Mayan calendar is the date setting aspect of it. When it comes and goes, problem. When it happens earlier than expected, problem. The only thing we do know is that we don’t know. The Bible does say we will know the season though- which is what I think folks are feeling.

  15. 2012 May 2 6:14 pm
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    MI Conservative permalink

    Personally I think the beginning of the end was when the RedWings lost in the first round. You know some nasty sh.. is coming at us when that happens!

  16. 2012 May 2 6:22 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #15 I think the Mayans may have mentioned something about that as well. #truestory

  17. 2012 May 2 6:31 pm
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  18. 2012 May 2 6:35 pm
    [18]
    bc3b permalink

    “bc knows when I need something happy to think about. But, I’d take the chicks over hockey. He must be running out of pics.”

    MIC – I guess you missed Saturday’s Ice Girls thread.

  19. 2012 May 2 6:36 pm
    [19]

    On the horns of a dilemma we do reside,
    Choosing the bunghole or the arm pit we must decide,
    The republic is crumbling it’s plain to see,
    There are too few options for thee or me,
    Is it too late to right this sinking ship,
    Of the choices we have,I would prefer a harelip.~~~

    ~~~~~What is occurring today is nothing unique,
    History is replete with scenarios as bleak,
    Victory or defeat is within our grasp,
    Rest assured it will be our very last gasp,
    For once the chains of dependency are forged,
    The collectivist state is seldom disgorged.~~~

    ~~For once suckling upon the nipple of security,
    The concept of individualism slips into obscurity,
    The Pavlovian mutts have been taught to slobber,
    The boiling frogs float like a bobber,
    Upon the tree of tyranny we must piss,
    Or sink forever into the statist abyss.

  20. 2012 May 2 6:37 pm
    [20]
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Socialism=foolishism!!!

  21. 2012 May 2 6:41 pm
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    Frog in the pot~~frog in the pot,
    The american sheeple don’t give it a thought,
    Build the chains slowly,beat the drums lowly,
    Soothe them to sleep slowly,~~~ slowly,

  22. 2012 May 2 6:41 pm
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    These shit house rats won’t give up their redoubt,
    Kicking and screaming we must drag them out,
    Like a dose of clap that is anti-biotic resistant,
    These ditchcarp collectivists are very persistent,
    Like moles in the yard they must be pulled out by the snout

  23. 2012 May 2 6:44 pm
    [23]

    Tyranny comes on little cat feet,
    It doesn’t announce itself,it’s very discreet,
    It sits looking over harbor and city,
    There are those who thinks it’s pretty,
    But once ingrained,liberty is gone,
    On silent haunches it sits,then moves on.
    .

  24. 2012 May 2 6:51 pm
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    “would the sky not look like it was being rolled up like a scroll? ”

    It would not.

  25. 2012 May 2 7:16 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    MIC –

    Another OT.

  26. 2012 May 2 7:33 pm
    [26]

    Chen said he left the embassy only after U.S. officials encouraged him to do so.

    “The embassy kept lobbying me to leave and promised to have people stay with me at the hospital,” he said. “But this afternoon, as soon as I checked into the hospital room, I noticed they were all gone.”

    He said he was “very disappointed” in the U.S. government and felt “a little” that he had been lied to by the embassy.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/02/world/asia/china-clinton-visit/index.html

    Anyone surprised?

  27. 2012 May 2 8:05 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    26, Not one bit. It was not focused on Obama so it was not permitted to continue.

  28. 2012 May 2 8:41 pm
    [28]
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Dominant Social Theme: Wow, America’s had a tough time, but now things are getting better.

    Free-Market Analysis: Just in time for Barack Obama’s re-election, as we’ve pointed out previously, the entire American economy is taking a tremendous uptick.

    We know this is so because we read about it in the mainstream media. It actually appears to us to be part of a larger elite dominant social theme – a kind of promotion elevating the chances of Barack Obama’s re-election.

    Is Barack Obama such an important man? We believe that the US – and the world, really – is run by larger, shadowy mercantilist interests that utilize government for their own purposes.

    The monetary mechanism itself is central banking and the trillions in cash these entities throw off. At the beginning of the past century there were only a few central banks and today there are about 150.

    We would make the case that this evolution is not a market-based one and that this financial formula is actually part of a larger, conspiratorial activity to set up what will be for all intents and purposes world government.

    Barack Obama MAY be integral to the next step of this effort as he has both a Muslim and Western background. In our view he is a kind of Chosen One, protected by the US military-industrial complex and trained and pointed toward power by Western Intel interests that have in mind using him.

    The powers-that-be are evidently and obviously building an Islamic crescent arc in the Middle East by destabilizing secular governments and establishing moderate (or not so moderate) Islamic governments.

    Perhaps the next step of Obama’s (directed) history has to do with positioning him to become a unifier of East and West, bringing global government closer. To this end, he is to stop the West’s incessant war-faring and to preside over at least a partially resurgent economy.”

    http://www.thedailybell.com/3850/The-Obama-Recovery-Persists-At-Least-Until-After-the-Election-and-Then-Watch-Out

  29. 2012 May 2 9:44 pm
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    Deckard permalink

    O/T Sports-related:

    JM – the Clippers tried tonight – but 21 turnovers and who knows how many fouls ?!?! The last period was nothing but fouls vs. fouls on each team.

    In baseball, Jared Weaver of the Angels did a no hitter against the Twins for a 9-0 game. That guy looks like he can pitch.

    MIC #5 – I agree wholeheartedly. And we haven’t even hit summer yet . . . I’m nervous about the conventions this summer.

  30. 2012 May 2 9:54 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #29 butterfingers galore tonight too. Blake lost his confidence, too many of the best players hurt…sigh…

  31. 2012 May 2 9:55 pm
    [31]
    JustMary permalink

    Mo Williams was kicking so much arse before he got hurt. We cannot lose any more of our key players! *grumble*

  32. 2012 May 2 11:37 pm
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    Deckard permalink

    JM #31 – Clippers don’t need injuries – they have enough as it is . . .

    As a fellow watcher what did you think of the following:
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/knesset-approves-call-up-of-22-idf-battalions/

  33. 2012 May 3 4:37 am
    [33]
    drdog09 permalink

    Wisc taxpayers get screwed again — http://volokh.com/2012/05/02/madison-school-district-must-pay-31k-for-refusing-to-turn-over-employee-sick-notes/

    Paper is reimbursed but I bet not one of those school boards will ever reach down and pull that money out of the teacher’s pay for walking off the job.

  34. 2012 May 3 5:13 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Texas politics is truly a class of its own — http://youtu.be/wCpBibIt10o

    Er, no. But there are SOME politicians I would like to see using the fence.

  35. 2012 May 3 6:47 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JM and Bruce –

    If you guys had NBC Sports or the NHL Channel you could have seen the Rangers 2-1 win over the Capitals in triple overtime – almost two full games for the price of one. Great goaltending and lots of hits.

    Flyers – Devils and Blues – Kings tonight. Why would a team play at 10 PM Eastern Time?

  36. 2012 May 3 7:05 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    36,

    So what do you think???? 2.5 acres, and lot of work to go….

  37. 2012 May 3 7:06 am
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    justrand permalink

    I am traveling the next couple days, and so won’t be posting much [pausing now to allow sadness to sweep over everyone].

    but my Darlin’ daughter will still be here for ya’ll to kick around! 🙂

    p.s. Obama is still a dickwad

  38. 2012 May 3 7:14 am
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    JustMary permalink

    Dijoo bring your iPad with you, Dad?

  39. 2012 May 3 8:12 am
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    Plenty of room for guard towers and bastions, trees for the claymores etc.

  40. 2012 May 3 9:09 am
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    justrand permalink

    yes, JM…I did! 🙂 but I don’t have wireless where I am currently at 🙁

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