Life loses value in the Middle East

Source: Asia Times:
By Ramzy Baroud

How many Egyptians have been killed since the January 2011 revolt? Various sources suggest all sorts of numbers. It is as if the life of the ordinary Egyptian doesn’t matter on its own, only within a larger context to prove a political point.

The deaths are certainly in the thousands, with many more maimed and wounded. On August 14 alone – one of the bloodiest days in modern Egyptian history – hundreds of people were mowed down, and thousands more were wounded in a security forces crackdown on anti-coup protests in Rabia al-Adawiya and al-Nahda Squares, among other areas of Cairo and the rest of the country.

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