How Iran Got Itself In A Population Implosion Mess

TEHRAN, IRAN - NOVEMBER 8: Iranian women holding their babies in their arms participate in the Day of Ali Asghar (youngest child of Imam Hussain) on the first Friday of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, at the Mosalla mosque on November 8, 2013 in Tehran, Iran. In the ceremony which held in the commemoration of Ali Asghar, hundreds of mothers took part with their kids clothing the Ali Asghar style to show their solidarity with Rubab (Ali Asghars mother). The six-month-old baby Hazrat Ali Asghar (AS) was killed by an arrow that hit his throat while he was in his father's arms on Ashura (the tenth of Muharram), which was the day Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions were martyred. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Cover photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Iran is not one of the countries that we in the west think of as having a population problem, but the Imams in Iran who are trying to build an army think they have one.  Women are not having enough children to supply them with the soldiers needed for a 20 million man army, and policy fluctuations on population control measures in the past have confused matters to the point that what used to be encouraged is illegal, and what used to be illegal is now encouraged.  Watch:

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And here we thought China was the country with the schizophrenic population control measures.  A government dating site, though, is just a bit creepy.

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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.