Like flies, in Algeria, the generals are falling one by one. It’s an open secret. The latest, one of the most appreciated in the Algerian street, General-Major Mohamed Kaidi (60 years old), head of department ” employment and preparation to the ANP headquarters ”. An important link, they say, between the General Staff and the heads of regions. Like many of his alter-egos, well… “Gone with the Wind”. From now on, he does not take it easy.
The news fell like a cleaver this Wednesday, November 10 and it is a statement succinct of the Algerian Ministry of Defense which came to confirm what some feared and which passed to be a crazy rumor: “Lieutenant General Saïd Chengriha, Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army (ANP), supervised this Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the official installation of Major General Hasnat Belkacem, in the functions of Chief of the Employment-Preparation Department ad interim, succeeding Major-General Kaidi Mohammed“. Belkacem Hasnat was previously inspector general of the Republican Guard.
ANP a ruthless steamroller
Considered as the second essential khaki character, within the ANP, Kaidi fell victim to his reputation as a dandy and a young wolf with long teeth. The one that many people already saw at the highest military post of the ANP had proved its worth during the years of the black decade. He had been at the forefront of the fight against armed Islamist fundamentalism, a springboard towards a better tomorrow in the barracks system in Algeria. This brutal ousting increasingly weakens an army in the grip of endless infighting, and comes against the backdrop of a complex and complicated situation.
It is rumored that his dismissal would be consequent following the case of the truckers who died in the buffer zone near Bir Lahlou. A tragedy that the Algiers regime willingly and quickly blamed on our valiant Royal Armed Forces (FAR) by falsely accusing them of having used drones to bomb the trucks. In reality this dismissal or even the arrest of this character follows a long meeting between Kaidi and Chengriha on the night from Sunday to Monday which was held at the headquarters of the ANP General Staff in Algiers.
According to Algerian media, Mohamed Kaidi expressed his disagreement on the management of the crisis that would have followed the truckers’ affair and on the doubts as to the veracity of the thing as the data presented by the ANP were far-fetched. And to use the expression appropriate to this situation, the youngest of the Algerian generals took it for his rank.
Kaidi victim of the truckers case
To justify this eviction resulting from a scenario worthy of “The night of the generals”, the arguments will not fail to the other bedridden generals and at their head the one who is in his pants, the boss of the Algerian military institution, the ANP, Said Chengriha in person. This is how Kaidi has been accused or will be accused of being involved in the scandal of General-Major Abdelhamid Ghriss, former secretary-general of the Ministry of Defense, who has been languishing since last July in one of the countless Algerian military jails. for several counts of indictment, the nicest of which are, “illicit enrichment”, “abuse of office” and “embezzlement of public funds”.
Yep, as the song would say, “that’s how it is here“. It is a daily general trial in Blida at the Military Tribunal attended by the Algerian people.
But be reassured, Major General Mohamed Kaidi will most certainly be involved in other financial scandals and in particular those blamed on the late Ahmed Gaïd Salah, his sponsor, himself a victim of the ANP steamroller. .
Ironically, it was Kaidi who represented Algeria at the 13th meeting of the chiefs of staff of the armies of the member countries of the “5 + 5 defense” initiative in which the Kingdom also participated, which was held on October 30, by videoconference in Mauritania in Nouakchott.
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