Moroccan Sahara: Algiers' 'insane' reaction betrays strong resentment

Algeria’s senseless reaction, which goes against the will of the international community on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, engulfs Algiers even more in a state of pronounced resentment and recklessness, writes the Arabic-speaking daily on Thursday. Al-Ittihad Al-Ichtiraki. In an article entitled “United, eternal and promising Morocco … and the obsolete separatism” of its author Talaâ Saoud Al-Atlassi, the publication notes that the UN Security Council resolution, adopted last October and which consecrates Morocco’s peaceful approach, reflects a firm international desire to bring the issue of this artificial conflict out of oblivion in order to reposition it at the forefront of the stage. The journalist and analyst points out, in this context, that Algeria’s senseless reaction to the new situation has given rise to twists and turns which require finding a solution to this conflict before the grip of resentment and recklessness no longer tightens around Algiers. Algeria has manipulated the Polisario separatists to sow disorder in the buffer zone of El Guerguarat, with a design that betrays its rejection of the resolutions and peaceful steps of the United Nations while attempting to create a “liberated territory” to confer a semblance of legitimacy to separatism and nullify the ceasefire of 1991, notes Mr. Saoud Al-Atlassi, adding that all these actions were aimed at sowing doubt around the international position in relation to the conflict in the Moroccan Sahara. He recalls that the operation carried out by the Royal Armed Forces in El Guerguarat put an end to the “separatist disorder” and emptied it of its supposed diplomatic substance. Thanks to this intervention, the peaceful will of the international community was spared while “the cries and threats of the vanquished and the losers in an imaginary war have made the Algerian press agency (APS) a military base for missile launchers. the fires only affect its own fake news, ”he says. He also notes that the dynamism linked to the Moroccan Sahara issue seems to be boiling and is heading towards a long-awaited solution. For the author of the article, the American recognition of the Moroccan character of the Sahara, which reinforced the legitimacy of the national approach to unity, and the diplomatic waltz that accompanied this decision, with the opening of consulates in the southern provinces, have shaken the perception that the leaders of Algiers have of the situation and the future of the conflict. Algeria will try to launch, through the Polisario, a political offensive against the UN by accusing it of bias in favor of Morocco, he said, highlighting the sincerity of the Moroccan approach and revealing to the big day “isolation” in which Algeria becomes entangled. “The separatist objective that Algiers has been supporting and sponsoring for decades does not find a taker in the Security Council,” he continues. Indeed, underlines Mr. Saoud Al Atlassi, the UN that Algeria attacked through the Polisario, rightly represents the will of the States over which Morocco has no influence, specifying that these States consider that the The conflict around the Moroccan Sahara has lasted too long and, by virtue of its proximity to the Sahel and Sahara region, risks contributing to the conflagration of this part of the world and the proliferation and export of terrorism. These countries insist on a peaceful, realistic, just, lasting and consensual solution, which takes into account the situation in the region and the reality of the conflict, to achieve self-determination of this fringe of Sahrawi Moroccans in the Tindouf camps ” , observes the journalist, adding that “the majority of Sahrawi Moroccans are in their towns and villages in the Moroccan Sahara. They live there, work there, produce and contribute to the future of a united Morocco, through their attachment to the process of comprehensive national development ”. This situation crystallizes the failure of Algeria, which sees itself unable to go through with its separatist project, he said, noting that none of the five permanent members of the Security Council nor the UN recognize the pseudo -Republic. Same observation in the Arab world – with the exception of Algeria, godfather of the separatists, indicates the analyst. In the same vein, Mr. Saoud Al Atlassi observed that no European country recognizes this “micro-state”, even if some local civil society organizations interact with the separatist front, adding that 45 countries have withdrawn their recognition of the Polisario since the year 2000, after realizing the real intentions of Algiers. In total, 164 UN member states do not recognize this “separatist product”. Is this not an isolation which is only worsening? “, He wonders. The author of the article considers, moreover, that the choice of peace made by the international community in the Council of security narrows the room for maneuver of the leaders of Algiers and “drives them to an increasingly suffocating political isolation”, noting that this state of affairs exacerbates the “internal wars” in the country and the effect of the hirak that is coming disrupt all the political actions of these leaders The post-independence Algerian state has exhausted its legitimacy in the face of the profound change in Algerian society, says the analyst, noting that this difficult change puts the generals in front of an existential question. In the same wake, the author asserts that the separatist movement itself feels the depth of the crisis in which the Algerian leadership is fighting and indicates that it will be the first victim of its disintegration. This disintegration will be the price to pay in all tran training that this Algerian leadership could undertake, either vis-à-vis its people or in view of changes in the region, including the international effort to resolve the conflict around the Moroccan Sahara. In this context, the author of the article highlights the links that the Polisario maintains with terrorist and separatist movements in the Sahel and Sahara region with a view to securing its rearguard and strengthening its negotiating capacities in front of its sponsor in the event of pressure. This is, according to the journalist, an orientation which is becoming clearer over time, and which has become a subject of interest to strategic research centers, “who see in it an escalation of regional tensions and dangers, including Algeria. risks paying the price in terms of stability and security. ”