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24 Iraqi Boys Found Naked and Tied Up in An Orphanage


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Eleanora
- 4231 days ago - earthtimes.org
Twenty-four boys aged between three and 15 have been discovered by US and Iraqi soldiers in a Baghdad orphanage in a "severely malnourished and abused" state, the US military said Wednesday. They were found in the Fajr district on June 10 "naked in a dark



   

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Elle J (276)
Thursday June 21, 2007, 2:26 am
Are these the people GWB wants to give Democracy? How in the name of Heaven could anyone allow this to happen. I certainly hope if there are any "powers that be" in Iraq, they arrest the 3 women caretakers, the orphanage director and the guard who kept the food and clothing locked up. I certainly hope that the punishment fits the crime. I can't abide seeing children suffer and this is one of the worst cases of child abuse I have ever seen. It makes me sick! All this abuse because they didn't think it was suitable for boys and girls to be in the same orphanage. It would seem that whoever made this decision is also responsible for what has happened. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? THESE ARE CHILDREN!!!!!
 

Blacktiger P (247)
Thursday June 21, 2007, 2:59 am
This is worse than Albania, and that was bad. May Mohammad's mother intersede for any of these children who don't make it . Noted
 

John Jones (143)
Thursday June 21, 2007, 7:35 am
This is a terrible thing to do. But isn't it as bad to use it as a propiganda tool. It will be shown over and over again to show how the troop buildup is necessary. It was pure luck our troops found those boys and a very good thing or they would be dead soon. The soldiers should be commended for their good deeds. If the White House uses it for propaganda, that would be wrong.
 

Laura Hovland (129)
Thursday June 21, 2007, 8:19 am
One has to consider to what extent the war contributed to such conditions. The Iraqi people say they are worse off now than they were before the war. I think you are right though John, the sheep will be fed this story, spun to justify the troop build up and continued occupation.
 

Jennifer Martino (137)
Thursday June 21, 2007, 11:38 am
I agree with John Jones- I applaude the fact that the troops were able to find them, but for this not to be used as Jonh said as propaganda- we need to get out of there and now. We need our troops home and we need to spend the "war monies" on education, health etc. Thankyou for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 21, 2007, 12:36 pm
Noted/thanks will pass on to others....Horrible....I am just so glad that it was our troops that found them....
 

Amin A (401)
Thursday June 21, 2007, 3:19 pm
caretakers? were they trying to punish the kids for being orphans? to be honest, i just hate articles like this that keeps us with more questions than answers. who's responsible for this? under whose supervision are orphanages in iraq? with such a staggering death in the past yrs there must be thousands of orphans.. who know in what state the rest are in..

i just hope this serves to open an investigation into the social responsibilities of the iraqi government. if american 'presence' in iraq is to be justified then america should perhaps help out the iraqi government get it's act together
 

Eleanora J (18)
Thursday June 21, 2007, 4:01 pm
Thank you all for you comments,children are the future of this world.The caretakers may have punished these children because of their religious sect,or were selling the provisions ,provided by their government for the children,on the black market for their OWN gain! It is a horrendous abuse of innocent children,their salvation will depend on international children services,if the Iraqis allow their assistance.We must remember that not all governments or even parents CARE for their orphans/children.Many many children have to resort to begging,become slaves,or are forced to labor in dangerous occupations to survive.Children are used and abused in many third world countries.It seems to be the charitable concerned caring American and European Citizens that can and do make a difference in these childrens lives.The Care 2 members/family certainly could form a pro-active drive to assist these children,we seem to petition for animal welfare,now we need to petition the International Red Cross,Christian Children Services and Save the Children orginazitions and our government to DO MORE to help these innocent casualities of a war they are trapped in!
 

Samantha O (374)
Wednesday July 4, 2007, 12:25 am
It is time for children to stop paying the price for the evils in the world that their parents or parents generation have been cause of.The war in Iraq has damaged many more innocents than insurgents. Time for sanity to be reinstated.
 

Marian E (152)
Wednesday July 18, 2007, 11:51 pm
Eleanora, you are absolutely right! There are concerned organizations, but not enough. We do not do enough for children anywhere. Not individuals, not governments and unfortunately not Care2 members.
 
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