New York- It has become almost routine for me that whenever I feel compelled to check out some Arab leader’s profile on the internet, it isn’t very long before he soon vanishes in one way or another from the post he occupies. This weird natural occurrence almost compelled me to start thinking of myself as a psychic in this particular field of Arab politics.
In previous articles I have written, I predicted fairly accurately the outcome of each of the leaders who found themselves doomed and chased from their presidency like rats when the going got tough. I expected Mubarak to ride a way his own tired horse under the pressure of the Egyptian people who had had enough of his shenanigans, I predicted that Gaddafi was going to get a bullet in the head (though instead he got a dagger in his behind), I predicted that Ali Saleh was going to be dismantled and probably burned like a pancake (though I never wrote about it only because I typically limit myself to North-Africa I predicted the same kind of bleak outcome with respect to the greedy and vain Zine Abedine Ben Ali, and then I chose to come to a full stop just about there.
However, lately my inner drive pressed me to read through the detailed biography of an elf who, though I wrote about him once, my psychic foresight now make me think is not by any means going to be taken down by some violent act, but surely will be ousted due to some sort of folly he commits in the form of a political decision. That “elf” is Abdelazziz Bouteflika, the Algerian head of state.
To be sure, Algeria is a landscape that once upon the time produced eminent and respectable men in the caliber of Apuleius, Massinassa, Juba, Tacferinas, Kahina, Augustin of Hippo, Emir Abdelkader, Meassali Hadj, Farhat Abbass, Mohammed Boudiaf and others. Yet, in the latest decades the same landscape, as though from a natural miscarriage, has thrown up some cruel and wretched imbeciles that happened not only to madly desire to lead their country but also to poke their noses in their neighbors’ internal affairs. They were Gaddafi’s allies and also Syria’s Bachar.
Of such category of men for instance is the nincompoop, Abdelazziz Bouteffleka, who has occupied the first row in the lead of this political “nudnick-dom.” This man not only excelled in the art of flip-flopping but also lately showed a great amount of rascality, as well as an infinite amount of maliciousness. He proved himself to be a typical sucker and a fraud, and what one might even classify as a Political-Peeping-Tom.
On his way to becoming Algeria’s head of government this fellow indulged in all the shady matters of political intrigue which conflict with the rule of law in order to guarantee his passage to the top. He illegally exploited supplementary funds to bribe people to vote for him, and most of all cheated by any means he could to score points over his opponents. He is a shrewd manipulator who shaped most of his policies on divide and conquer. Based on the work of expert political analysts, Algerian and non-Algerian, my claim proved to be accurate and true. Therefore, it is not just I who has deduced this conclusion, and it is not just I who holds an extremely dreadful opinion about the man.
What does all this mean? It simply means that — no matter how innocent he might look in someone’s eyes — one should not underestimate the dangerous effect that he has. His sinister policies and attacks are worst than rabies when not remedied urgent ly. And of course I am talking about his contradictory hostile statements and lies in his recent speech in Abuja in what was called the Conference In Solidarity with the Sahrawi People.
The ominous Bouteflika is the last man in the world who should be allowed to speak about human rights violations in the Moroccan Sahara. Why? For a simple reason: He has more human rights abuses in his own country that one can possibly think of. Algeria under his rule for instance is occupying an impressive place when it comes to slavery of individuals according to Walk Free organization.
Meanwhile I am still appalled by the limpid reaction of the zombie-like audience in Abuja’s conference and that nobody there had the courage to scream at the reader of the speech and remind him that what Bouteflika was asking for had already been challenged by Moroccans when their king settled the matter months ago with the country that matters the most in this world, the United States Of America.
We Moroccans should not be offended by the elf’s provocative speech. If there is anyone who should be insulted by it, it must be his targeted audience at that unwise conference in Abuja. Bouteflika knew the participants and he gave them what they wanted to hear. All the while the main objective of that speech was to distract the Algerians from the dramatic course their country is undergoing right now, the economy is badly suffering from Dutch Disease, the overall unemployment rate is higher, and things just do not look well in the long run, which means more social trouble is looming head.
But despite the occasional amnesia that hits him now and then, Bouteflika is still fully aware of the breakthrough that Morocco has made in recent days in terms of reaching out to African nations in the south of the continent and building fruitful partnership alliances with them. He knows that the role Algeria once used to play in the region has dwindled considerably. And one might even suspect that there is a significant degree of Gaddafization in Bouteflika’s later behavior.
In a speech given in front of a multitude of Algerian youth he made an angry outburst in which he claimed that his time of ruling is over and that he no longer craved presidency. “AnaTab jnnani! Taab jnanni!,” he screeched like a madman. And of course he was only lying to them, for the fact is that he wants to remain longer in the presidential chair, just like Gadaffi did before him, and he is still longing for an endless third term election which of course he would get, undoubtedly due to his capacity for vote rigging.
In my point of view Bouteflika has already showed signs of Gaddafi’s malady and obsession with eternal rule.
But given how things are going in Algeria, it is more than obvious that only a fool would adopt his views. But the wise among us in this world would quickly discredit his words as unsound the moment he spits his contagious germs on any microphone in front of his audience (allusion to Germ Theory and its relation to Speech).
And given the seriousness of his provocative statements against Morocco and the Western Sahara when he said, “I think Morocco has all the right in the world to counteract the claim of this nudnik not only by bringing out the proof of his contradictions, such as when he always stated that Algeria doesn’t intervene with Morocco’s internal affairs, but to also charge him, in the international court which was the first legal body to recognize that the Sahara is Moroccan in 1975, with Invasion of Privacy.
Edited by Elisabeth Myers
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