Not too sure if I am in the right forum but the following question might make me unwelcome! Reading the report on the BBC of the six soldiers who died in Afghanistan reminded me of the words of a joke Frankie Boyle told (satirically) "Basically, we are murdering a load of shepherds. What gets me is our callousness as a society when we read out our dead on the news first, because our lives are more important. Other people's aren't worth as much." Today on facebook a lot of messages floating about how awful and tragic it was etc etc. I was at pains to point out to a lot of people that the loss of any sort of life is tragic and needless but no people do not care less as these young soldiers were liberators. The BBC went overboard on the tributes BBC News - Afghanistan soldiers: Families pay tribute to 'heroes' BBC News - Soldiers' families on sadness and pride after deaths in Afghanistan BBC News - Afghanistan deaths: Family and friends pay tribute to soldiers BBC News - Business as usual for British troops in Lashkah Gah BBC News - Halifax says 'time to come home' after Yorkshire soldiers killed and so on and so on, few other links also however there is little mention of the Afghan people some of whom were killed by a suicide bomber, they seem to be mere footnotes. Am I missing something here or does the media believe that imperialist occupation forces lives are more important than that of an Afghan?