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Nation of Tears

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10 May 2013 09:50 AEST

Sandra Ekelund

From: United Kingdom

Heartbreaking

Watching this heartbreaking film I could feel the pain of this family. I lived in Baghdad for over 30 years.. Why has this been allowed to happen to ordinary people who just want to get on with their daily lives? None of the 'fat cats' in government care about the people enough to want to do anything to help stop this violence. It is called sectarian-something between the Sunni and Shia, I believe it's really outside influences who are determined to destroy the country from within-shame on you!

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18 Oct 2012 10:04 AEST

noel phillips

From: scarborough.Wa

Fouad Hardy --Baghdad dateline report.

How SAD!!. Who is going to build these people's lives again?? how are they going to prosper,procreate,be schooled,get stable jobs,marry,trust each other,be normal humans AGAIN???!!! The Russians, Iranians,Israelies and the Chinese all seem to be part of the broader picture in this ENDLESS war of attriction,.. DEATH and DESTRUCTION and waste of a Culture,in this once beautiful and RICH MID-Eastern Civilisation. what can the world DO?!! how can ordinary AUSSIES help and make an impact??1

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04 Mar 2011 09:48 AEST

Dateline Producer

From: Sydney

How to help

A number of people have asked how they can help the family featured in Fouad's report, as well as others affected by bomb attacks. As Iraq still lacks a full infrastructure, we're sadly not aware of a reliable charity or aid group that can help in this specific situation, but will update this post if anything changes.

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03 Mar 2011 17:11 AEST

Anna

From: Canberra

Reality Check!

Great Doco- 9/11 was nothing compared to the loss of life, divison of people,and corrupt govenrment, caused by America. America fully supports the dispicable iraqi govenment which they helped into power. Isn't it all out of there own interest anyway; to suppress the people and cause internal division so to "western society" Iraq's seem barbaric, violent and fanatical to the point where they kill there own poeple while america continues massacring innocent lives and no one blinks and eye.

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01 Mar 2011 16:30 AEST

Zena

From: Australia

There is another side to the story

Julie, I find it very unfortunate that you have chosen to misinterpret my comment as a denegration of the 6 year old child and others that were killed in the blast. I certainly was making a political point. Had the superpowers not pursued political points and turns in Iraq, those families would not have grieved their children to begin with. Such an an accusation comes weak from someone who is unable to accept that America (God forbid) is responsible for the grief of 100,000s of Iraqi families.

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01 Mar 2011 16:28 AEST

Livia

From: NSW

Who is really behind these bombings?

This was a really shocking story. Thank-you, Fouad for bringing the terrible suffering of the Iraqi people to our TV screens. The world needs to be reminded of the mess that Iraq has become because of the invasion. Does anyone know who really is behind these bombings?...who stands to gain? People say it is a sectarian issue, but the people killed in this episode were both Sunni & Shia. The young boy who died so tragically, was a Shia, some were Sunni

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01 Mar 2011 10:30 AEST

Neil

From: Melbourne

Sectarian militias

Samil Adil of the Iraq Freedom Congress, an organiser of the Feb 25 "Day of Rage" ( http://links.org.au/node/2183) says "In Iraq you don't have govt, you have militias". The bombings would not so readily happen without the militias of the sectarian groups set up by the US (and us). Would Fouad please interview him!

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01 Mar 2011 10:30 AEST

Julie

From: Sydney

There is another side to the story

Zena, is it really necessary to denigrate the death of a 6 year old boy, and the others killed in that bomb blast, by trying to make a political point? I agree with you, there are thousands of other stories that need to be told also, but the grieving families in this story were not trying to make a political point.

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