Algiers announced on Tuesday its decision to sever diplomatic relations with Morocco. A measure described by the Kingdom as unjustified but expected, in view of the logic of escalation observed in recent weeks.
This unilateral measure clearly reflects a state of agitation and restlessness such that the Chengriha and company have lost the north … to attack, as usual, the west.
But beyond an approach that has surprised more than one, it is a question of understanding the motivations behind, the old demons who never sleep long and always come back and again to haunt the old guard which presides over the destinies of the Algerians. .
To better understand the matter and try to see it more clearly in a game that no longer fools anyone, Pr. Khalid Chegraoui, Senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) in Rabat and Vice-Dean of the FGSES UM6P, delivers its decryption to MoroccoLatestNews FR.
In fact, he tells us, “Algeria’s problem is that of a nation that was built through colonial conflict. Her national identity is linked to a father she never knew how to kill, and cut the umbilical cord ”.
“Today, she is facing a disastrous economic situation, a terrible health situation, a social situation on the verge of explosion … And alongside, there is a country which manages things, which sets up strategies, who is qualified as a champion at the level of the continent, with extraordinary paradigm shifts internationally, and all of this is scary ”, analyzes Pr Chegraoui.
And to add: “We must not forget either that the turning point of Guerguarat was decisive, because the neighbors did not expect that Morocco reacts with force and perseverance”.
“There is also the return of the elders: A Mediane released from prison, a Nizar authorized to return to the country, or even a Laamamra who is now trying to sell his product to the military”, he continues, before going back further. in history to explain: Moroccan-Algerian relations have known two very important moments, namely the Sands War of 1963 and Amgala I and II.
“Those who took part in the war of the sands are now dead, in prison or dying. And on the other hand, those who are currently in power are the Amgala I and Amgala II generations, who seek to get back on track, and automatically the good methods that reappear ”, observes the historian.
The conspiracy thesis … a credo
He argues in the sense that at the moment “when the system faces a terrible sling, where it fails to fulfill its social, health, economic functions, it is these old methods which are used to try to put in place a cohesion and a national unity ”.
And suddenly, he notes, we recreate the foreign enemy, “this useful enemy which serves to create a diversion and distract attention from the real problems of the country”.
Basically, again notes the academic, “Algeria cannot survive without the useful enemy, and it is in Morocco that it plays this role. It is a state which is a colonial product which still lives on the basis of colonization plans, and makes the conspiracy thesis a credo ”.
In fact, the Algerians never swallowed their defeats in the Sands and Amgala I and II wars, and the Guerguarat affair came to awaken the old demons and stir the knife in the wound.
“There was also the slap in the face of American recognition of the Moroccan character of the Sahara. Algiers believed that the decision was related to someone, which is Donald Trump, but it soon turned out not, that it was a state decision, and this is where the excitement rose. notch in Al Mouradia ”, recalls Khalid Chegraoui, stressing that“ even the reestablishment of links with Israel was frightening in Algeria, because the role of Morocco in the negotiations for the resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict is thereby reinforced ”.
So this unilateral measure of severing relations with Morocco was expected in view of all the unrest that preceded.
To remain vigilant
According to the expert, “the rupture is not the real problem, what we must be careful of now is that the Algerian system is looking for confrontation, because it remains the only way out to resolve crises and unite the internal front. “.
“So let’s watch our borders, let’s remain vigilant while calling the international community to witness. Let us show that we are wise in the face of the excited, ”he pleads.
To conclude: As the Sovereign said in his speech from the throne, Morocco will never harm the Algerian brothers. Algeria must know and understand that its problems will never come from the west, and history is there to show that all of its problems have always come from the east and the north.