Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Maghreb realpolitik

I found an awfully depressing article on Slate about the political chances for Western Saharan independence. The article confirms what I've thought for a while: there's little argument about the who's right in the Western Sahara debate. It's hard to find anyone whose salary isn't paid by Morocco who will say that, legally or morally, the Western Sahara should be occupied by Morocco.

But righteousness won't make Morocco fulfill its promises to hold fair elections. The article is mainly a bummer because the writer, Carne Ross, doesn't even suggest the Sahrawis will have self-determination any time soon.

Let's prove Slate wrong. I think Western Sahara achieve independence in my lifetime, and every email or letter we send to Congress or Aziz Mekouar makes self-determination more real.

5 comments:

  1. Until the political issues get resolved...Sahrawis continue to suffer in the camps www.afrol.com/articles/21719.

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  2. Until the political issues get resolved...Sahrawis continue to suffer in the camps www.afrol.com/articles/21719.

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  3. Until the political issues get resolved...Sahrawis continue to suffer in the camps www.afrol.com/articles/21719.

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  4. Thanks for the link. It's no surprise that so many people want to get out of the camps. Programs like the Cuba university exchange helped with that, but Morocco is trying to take that down.

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  5. I don't know how my comment got tripled ! maybe to emphasize on the meaning...but honestly, the Cuba university will act as a sedative to the real problems, what's needed is a final solution. Anyway, I was glad to get some news from sahrawis in the camps, as we usually hear only from politicians.

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