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Egypt's most wonderful lie to the world. Egypt's population is slightly more than 81 million. Four million people are nearly five percent of the population. That means at least 5 percent of the Egyptian population lives in abject poverty. They have little to no hope for their children. They are so marginalized the only place THEY CAN OCCUPY are graveyerds where no one claims ownership of the land. In the graveyards, at least they are not underfoot elsewhere. When there is a million man march in Egypt that is a significant number of people. The dynamics of a million people in Egypt is far different than that of the USA. There is similarity when a million minority members of the USA electorate march; it makes a considerable footprint on that populous of the country.
Ruth Pollard visits Cairo's City of the Dead, where four million people eke out a desperate existence, living among the tombstones. (click title to entry - thank you)
Egypt's poor await their true revolution
November 26, 2011
City of the Dead
Middle East correspondent Ruth Pollard takes a look at the City of the Dead.
Ruth Pollard visits Cairo's City of the Dead, where four million people eke out a desperate existence, living among the tombstones.
The line of washing, barely moving in the gentle autumn breeze, hangs across the tightly packed tombs and mausoleums in the vast el-Arafa necropolis on the outskirts of Cairo.
A plate of pita bread, days past its best, sits on a wooden bench swollen with the weather, as a handful of children play among the graves, kicking up the dust as they chase tiny grey and white kittens darting between the rows.
This is Cairo's City of the Dead, home to an estimated 4 million people - the equivalent of the population of Sydney - eking out an existence in a cemetery spanning more than six kilometres....
If USA's interests are better off under the old regimes, then it is understandable as to why they stood for so long and why terrorist networks were so successful. Repeatedly since September 11, 200l, it has been stated the best defense against terrorism is to remove the people from poverty and provide them with a future worth living. When one reflects on the circumstances of so many in their poverty it is understandable why young men become radicalized.