Washington D.C. - Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra  recent statement hailing the Assad’s regime liberation of Aleppo may have just sealed the fate of his country’s relations with the Arab nations of the Gulf. His disregard to the deaths of thousands of women and children at the hands of the Iraqi, Lebanese and Iranian Shiite militias is a sign of an Algerian regime adrift with no clear leadership or policy. Algeria has displayed an extraordinary disregard to the suffering of tens of thousands of defenseless Syrian civilians as it stands with the Russian discriminate shelling of Syrian civilians, declared a prominent figure in the Syrian opposition.

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.