Egyptian Chronicles: On Martyr's Day , questions must be asked for the sake of the martyrs

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

On Martyr's Day , questions must be asked for the sake of the martyrs

On 9 March, Egypt commemorated the Martyr's Day where the Egyptian armed forces remembered its martyrs especially those who have fallen recently in Sinai.
The Egyptian armed forces' Morale department released a group of short documentaries about fallen officers and soldiers and their heroic acts in North Sinai against the terrorists of Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.
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The tomb of the Unknown Solider in Cairo 
All respect to Egypt's martyrs whether military or civilians as well their families who are paying a huge price.
I believe on the Martyr's Day, we should not only remember our martyrs and heroes whether they are military or civilian, put flowers on the Unknown Solider graves and share short documentaries and patriot songs. We should ask questions about why and how those people are killed like that in young age and how that blood river in North Sinai does not want to stop.
We should stop commemorating our martyrs whether military or civilians using very empty nationalistic slogans and empty words for real.
Already I have lost counting on how many times Egyptian military and security officials that Egypt purged North Sinai of terrorism and next day we find a terrorist attack killing not less than 4 security personnel !!
BuzzFeed's Maged Atef revealed in his report about life in North Sinai between the fires of Daesh-Subsidiary Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis "ABM" and the Egyptian security forces that no less than 2000 soldiers were killed in clashes according to an anonymous source in the army.
I think this number is realistic if we add up all the casualties of the Egyptian security forces since 2013 unfortunately.


Of course, we do not have any confirmed or official or precise number of casualties among the terrorists or the civilians who are paying the heaviest price actually.
Jut scrolling back in the official posts and announcements on the Official Facebook page of the Egyptian armed forces spokesperson , I noticed that recently there has not been any statement about the losses among the Egyptian armed forces personnel.
This is at the same time, I find out about the Egyptian armed forces officers and soldiers getting killed from the social media and unofficial Facebook.
We must ask questions for the sake of those martyrs and their families.
Who will stand accountable from the officials for what is happening in North Sinai ? When will they stand accountable !? Why are they getting killed like that !?
Egypt's Marty's Day commemorate the martyrdom of the Egyptian Chief of staff Abdel Moneim Riad in 1969 during the war of attrition between Egypt and Israel.
Riad was from the men who re-built the Egyptian armed forces after the humiliating defeat in 1967.
I think it is frustrating to find out that after 47 years , we find Egyptian military personnel as well civilians are still getting killed in another North Sinai endless war.

1 comment :

  1. Where are Egypt's heroes of Sinai? Why have the army not awarded the famous medals like the Star of Sinai to its soldiers? Why do they keep it secret?

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