posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 09:37 PM
reply to post by oozyism
Like ~Lucidity says. Part of the agenda is to report the smallest number possible to the American public, so as to keep rebellion against war at a
Therefore, the numbers easily accessible are used. Left out are CIA(except that rather publicized attack by an "informant") and Mercenaries (see
previous note) and highly classified special ops and non-military DOD, and State Department, and probably NATO forces who were recruited from non-NATO
countries (actually quite a few).
Consider also the regulars who live long enough to evac out to Germany, then aren't counted as Afghan occupation casualties.
All in all, lots of people lost and just swept under the carpet numberwise for propaganda (PR) purposes.
I would guess that Bakhtar News would report any they hear about, which would be most, just not the highly secret (CIA, DIA, NSA, special Ops). Those
numbers would be rather low any way I would think.
[edit on 10-8-2010 by pthena]