Thursday, June 12, 2008

If you were occupying Western Sahara, how would you win Sahrawi hearts?

These guys don't know what to do.

The Moroccan administrators of Western Sahara and the Sahrawis who work with them aren't exactly experts at winning Sahrawi hearts and minds. The frustrating status quo continues in Western Sahara, but authorities seem more interested in antagonizing Sahrawis over stupid things than in convincing them Moroccan rule is a pretty good second choice to independence.

Play Devil's Advocate (or Stephen Levitt) and think about what you would do if you were trying to keep Western Sahara quiet.

The first thing I would do is crack down on the harassment and assault of Sahrawis, especially students, by Moroccans. All it does is convince Sahrawis they can't live freely with Moroccans and force them to rely on one another, creating the kind of tight-knit ethnic groups Moroccan authorities should avoid.

What would you do to keep Sahrawis under occupation happy, or at least not unhappy enough to demonstrate?

Flickr photo from user Saharauiak used under a Creative Commons license


  1. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Those Moroccan look ugly and awful.

  2. The one with the walkie-talkie looks like my uncle.

  3. Anonymous2:13 PM

    it would be good to know where that walkie-talkie is made.

    Can people in the occupied areas let us know.

    I am sure someone can buy one from the impverished and corrupt Moroccan army.

  4. it is moroccan israelian made sucker, those guys are saharran, and they protect thier country morocco from the polisario and algerian terrorists, polisario practice slavery in the camps and algeria kill thier onw people, to keep the power, corruption in all levels, have a look in the business news, all the develp countries are investing and coming to live in morocco, they belien in the moroccan resurrection, i went to mauritania, and i saw same plisario trying to sell the medicament recieved from UNaide, to buy houses in spain, what a shame!
    you seems a bit stupid asking which brand is the walkie talie, do you know the military encriepting systems sucker?

    it's normal terrorists like you don't uses thier brain, they use all thier bodies to blow them up. you should go to algier, i heard that it will be a great super party where all the polisario can blow up them selves to free the world from ogers.
    Hiya WILL!

  5. Anonymous3:42 PM

    you guys are bitching like a bunch of bitches , at least do it for money

  6. I'm sure the walkie talkie could be from all sorts of places. RSW might be right about Israel, and I know Spain hooks Morocco up with police and riot control equipment.

    Hiya RSW. You should be excited because I have a summer present coming up for you--a whole new medium for you to troll.