Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Morocco's Olympic chances

I'm obviously no fan of Morocco's occupation of Western Sahara, but I like Morocco the country--everyone I know who's been there has liked it, and the Moroccan government is nice enough to let my friend study there this semester, despite his affiliation with separatists like me. That's why I hope Morocco and whatever Sahrawis are on its team win as many medals as they want at next month's Olympics.

View from Fez took in Morocco's chances, and pointed out that Morocco has won medals in the past in boxing and track. The taekwondo team is apparently good, too, so I predict a sweep.


  1. Anonymous2:37 PM

    According to Morrocan Arabic newspaper ASSabah:

    Ould Rachid is asking for political exile in France

    if he will join Polisario this will be ......... ohhhhh
    Can Polisario leaders accept him?

  2. Which article is it? That would be crazy! Also pretty embarrassing for Morocco that the head of the CORCAS was run out of town.

  3. Anonymous5:43 PM

    hi will

  4. Heya. What do you think about Western Sahara?

  5. Anonymous8:17 PM

    you dont like the occupation of the western sahara?
    This is not some sort of western imperialism like the scramble for africa The western sahara has always belong to morocco and the people in the region Know it except for the polasario who are made up of entirely of algerians.If algerians didnt oppose morocco there would be no problems right now.algeria wants access to atlantic and to become even more powerful country in the maghrib area.