Washington D.C. - I had a chance to meet, albeit briefly, the Secretary General of the Polisario, Mohamed Abdelaziz, during his visit to Washington for one of the Defense Forum Foundation’s events in the 1990’s. He was courteous and mild mannered making him the perfect persona who the Algerian military can manipulate, use and abuse then discard. Today is a day for reckoning for Abdelaziz as the Algerians try to fire him. It is also the perfect time for him to come back home to his forgiving nation, Morocco, and among his Reguibat tribesmen.

Mohamed Abdelaziz, leader of Polisario
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.