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We show this segment courtesy of www.aliveinbaghdad.org. Alive in Baghdad employs Iraqi journalists to produce video packages each week about a variety of topics on daily life in Iraq.
The number of Iraqi orphans increased in the last few years due to the war. According to official Iraqi government statistics released in December 2007, the number of Iraqi orphans had reached at least five million over the last three years. Many due to the Sunni-Shia conflict. There are several social organizations caring for a small number of these Iraqi orphans, such as Child Aid International. There are approximately 26 orphanages that Alive in Baghdad has been able to locate around Iraq. Eight orphanages are in Baghdad and another 18 are distributed all over Iraq and generally they accept kids between the age of 6 and 18 years old.
Dr. Henry Kissinger, who wrote: "Depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy towards the Third World."
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10.Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.
Originally posted by ChadAndrewATS
reply to post by BrezhnevX
You mean the tyrants, who rule America.
Originally posted by vor78
Iraq's overall population is about 28 million. If this story is to be believed, then virtually ALL Iraqi children are orphans.
I doubt that. In fact, I strongly doubt this story.
The numbers simply do not add up. One of the following seems to be true:
1) The number of orphans is vastly overstated.
2) The number of civilian casualties, even by pessimistic estimates is vastly understated
3) Iraq already had millions of orphans prior to the war.
If there really are 5 million orphans in Iraq, #3 seems to be the most likely explanation.