A “minister” within the Sahrawi separatist militias of the Polisario, recognized that the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was not a state, and that it has always relied on Algeria to exist.
While Algeria has invested billions for 46 years to make believe that the Polisario militias are a state and thus try to wrest its southern territories from Morocco, one of the “ministers” of this organization acknowledged in a statement down to earth and of rare honesty, that the SADR was not a state.
With this video declaration, relayed by the Moroccan press, the pro-Sahrawi separatist, shattered all the Algerian argument, in progress for several years, and according to which the Sahara would be an independent state.
“I am not a minister”
“I am not a Minister of the Occupied Territories, I am just a registered refugee in Mahbes constituency. You have to be realistic and I will not lie to you, I am not a minister. Our Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ould Salek, is in Algiers. Our Prime Minister, Bouchrya Beyoun is not a head of government ”, declared Mustapha Sidi El Bachir, formerly“ Minister ”of the Interior and, who since November 1 has headed the“ Ministry of the Occupied Territories and the Sahrawi Diaspora. “
His statement comes within the framework of a meeting of supporters of the separatist movement in France, specifically Mantes-la-Jolie. According to its own words, the SADR does not have the ingredients of a state. “We have been with the Algerians for 46 or 47 years, we are asking for the sick to be treated, we are asking for military training for men, arms, diesel, gas, infrastructure. We do not have the conditions of a state to live alone, ”he conceded.
As such, he recalled that even Brahim Ghali, who heads the self-proclaimed SADR, is not considered as a Head of State, but only as a refugee. “Brahim Ghali is also a refugee registered under the name of Ghali Sid El Mustapha and there is no Brahim”, he declared, also referring to the many false names and false identities of the separatists denounced by their victims .
“He is not considered by the refugee agency as president of a state or a senior executive. All the Sahrawis are refugees who live thanks to the aid of Algeria ”, insisted the one whose name was approached to take over from Brahim Ghali, when the Algerian leaders wanted to get rid of him, in particular when his health raised doubts about his ability to continue to be at the head of the Polisario.
The Sahara is not a state
Indeed, for a State to be recognized, it must fulfill several requirements, the first of which is to have a territory, well-defined borders, then a people and finally a government.
By being dependent on Algeria which finances, feeds, houses, arms, and serves as political and governmental authority for the Polisario movement, since it mobilizes its own ministers to promote the separatist thesis, the concept of the State in the Sahara via the Polisario or the SADR, does not stand.
Moreover, in its opinion, the International Court of Justice, already in 1975, had considered that the Sahara did not meet the minimum conditions to be a State, and had mentioned the bonds of allegiance of the peoples of the Sahara to the Moroccan monarchy. , and had further explained that the Sahara was not a land without a master (nullius land) before the Spanish colonization, in other words, the Sahara belonged to Morocco before it was colonized.
Added to this is the fact that the Sahrawi separatist movement, known under the name of the Polisario, was only created a year after the Green March of 1975 which consecrated the return of the Sahara under the sovereignty of Morocco. And in the context of the time, this movement was created by the Algerian leaders, strong of their fresh independence, namely, Houari Boumediene, with the support of the Libyan leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, author of the overthrow of the monarchy in Libya. Both wanting to create Arab republics throughout the Maghreb.