Iraqi Children For Sale

UNICEF:

– An estimated 2 million children in Iraq continue to face threats including poor nutrition, disease and interrupted education.

– Many of the 220,000 displaced children of primary school age had their education interrupted.

– An estimated 760,000 children (17 per cent) did not go to primary schools in […]

US State Deptartment Resorts To “Lets Talk” Diplomacy

State Dept. Tries Blog Diplomacy

The State Department, departing from traditional public diplomacy techniques, has what it calls a three-person, “digital outreach team” posting entries in Arabic on “influential” Arabic blogs to challenge misrepresentations of the United States and promote moderate views among Islamic youths in the […]

Just Another Day: Military, Civilian Body Count

Following are the latest figures for military deaths in Iraq and Iraqi civilians killed in attacks since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003:

U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:

United States 3,646

Britain 163

Other nations 129

IRAQIS:

Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 67,945 and 74,336* This is the most disputed number!

Iraq […]

Darfur Refugees – Where Will They Go Now

Border anarchy Jerusalem Post, Israel – Among the more disconcerting anomalies in the judgmental pronouncements by purported human-rights advocates is their scathing criticism of Israel in recent …

‘Israel creating unnecessary drama’ Ynetnews, Israel – Sudanese minister promises his country ‘will find the way to deal with refugees’. Israel to […]

Creating More Orphans – Leaving Them In Careless Hands

Story from BBC NEWS: US finds neglected Iraqi orphans. The orphans were found by chance by US soldiers on patrol Iraqi orphans. Two dozen boys have been found starved and neglected at a government-run orphanage for special needs children in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The children were discovered last week by a […]