My favorite Western Sahara rivalry, though, is the one between Erik Jensen and Frank Ruddy. Erik Jensen led MINURSO from 1994 until 1998, when it was trying to implement the Settlement Plan's referendum registration. Ruddy worked under him.Judging from Ruddy's comments, the two don't like one another at all. Here's Erik Jensen's testimony at the star-studded House subcommittee on the Western Sahara, from 2005:
The Moroccans demanded that the UN flag be taken down from the voting area, and to my left is Erik Jensen, who actually carried that out.More tasty morsels from their beef as I find them.
Moroccan journalists were asked to be allowed into the voting areas so that they could produce films for television. They were in fact from Moroccan security and they were used simply to take the pictures of all the Sahrawis who were there. Not 1 second ever appeared on television.
Speaking of Erik Jensen, I finally finished his book