If you type "Western Sahara Online" into a search engine, your top two results will have dramatically different views on the dispute. Yet both site are called Western Sahara Online. Today, I'll pit Western Sahara Online.net (pro-Morocco) against Wsahara.net (pro-SADR) and settle definitively which is most deserving of the Western Sahara name.
For ease of use, I'll call the pro-Morocco one WSO.net and the pro-SADR one Wsahara.
Round 1: Banner image
Wsahara-A picture of tents in the desert. They might be in Tindouf or they might be in Western Sahara.
WSO.net-4 people and a camel being chased across sand dunes by a map of Morocco and the Moroccan flag. Weirdly, the Earth is in the sky above them.
Winner: WSO.net Points were given for the surreal anthropomorphizing of Moroccan imperialism, as well as the suggestion that Western Sahara is on another planet.
Round 2: Content
Wsahara-Western Sahara Online has an exhaustive store of information about the conflict. I've been reading about the Western Sahara for almost a year now, but I'd never heard of the Ain Ben Tili Conference until I looked at Wsahara. Also, a ridiculous amount of PDF reports on Western Sahara.
WSO.net-A lot of information in the Speak for Sahrawis vein. If you thought Speak for Sahrawis was a reasonable look at Polisario's abuses, then you'll probably like WSO.net. If you thought Speak for Sahrawis makes a farce out of international human rights activism, though, you'll be less disposed to it.
Winner-Wsahara! It has so much information, plus the rocking Western Sahara cartoons.
Round 3: Do I know the site's owner?
WSahara-I met Khatry Beirouk at the Abdelaziz dinner. He was delightful!
WSO.net-I've met Ambassador Aziz Mekouar and Robert Holley, so pretty much yeah.
Winner- A tie!
Round 4: Does the site prominently feature Representative Lincoln-Diaz Balart (R-FL)?
WSO.net-Definitely. As Morocco's closest hombre in Congress, it'd be foolish for WSO.net not to roll with him.
Winner-WSahara! Lincoln Diaz-Balart is bad web design.
Results: WSahara wins, 2-1. Congratulations to Khatry and the aspiring Western Sahara scam artists (check sidebar)