Algeria Squanders All its Wealth to Multiply Hostile Acts against Morocco – Writer-Journalist –

Algeria, whose political system suffers from a deficit, deficiency and fragility in terms of democracy, continues to multiply, day after day, its “political sins towards Morocco”, underlines the Moroccan writer and journalist Talaa Saoud Al Atlassi. In an article published under the title “Tebboune haunted by the King of Morocco”, published by the newspaper “Al Ittihad Al-Ichtiraki”, Al-Atlassi comments the painful situation in which Algeria currently finds itself, as well as the deficit suffered by the regime in power in terms of democracy in addition to the shortcomings recorded in the areas of employment, health, urbanism, housing, electricity, drinking water and the provision of basic food products. “The Algerian regime continues to multiply, day after day, political sins towards Morocco, political and non-diplomatic sins”, says the author of the article, adding that the Kingdom has become for the Algerian regime “an internal matter” and “a daily concern”. “The presence of the Moroccan issue in the Algerian media, which in fact expresses the concerns of generals in Algeria, has become a daily – even ridiculous – crisis,” he points out. “I could have been satisfied with what the press in Algeria reflects as banalities of the concerns of the generals, of the Algerian regime. However, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune gave me a gift by his statements conveyed by the French magazine + Le Point +, which reinforce my thesis according to which the Algerian regime is engulfed, day after day, in its political sins towards Morocco … and indeed towards Algeria itself. Its sins, which are supposed to harm Morocco, in fact harm Algeria,” underlines Al-Atlassi. During this time, he stresses, Morocco has devoted itself to its development and progress and has made important and even impressive advances for Maghreb cooperation which would benefit first of all Algeria, whose leaders squander all the wealth of the country to multiply acts of hostility and provocation towards the Kingdom. “The president did nothing but reproduce the words developed by the media outlets of the generals … I was going to doubt that the speaker is his excellency the president … a president of an association or even the leader of a party, as the speech is closer to the level of a + YouTuber+ who only thinks of creating a buzz “, notes the author of the article, adding that “in all his answers concerning Morocco, the + brother + declares his opposition to the monarchy in Morocco. “Forget that it is a neighboring country, and forget the official Algerian song according to which it has no problem with Morocco (…). He has not learned the lesson well (…). He even said that Moroccans living in the Sahara will vote for independence because they will not accept being subjects of the King “(…). He even reprimanded the U.S. administration for its recognition of the Moroccanness of the Sahara, insisting on his hostility towards the King of Morocco”, he points out. “The president has increased the level of hostility towards the King by claiming that the Sahara is an issue which does not concern the Moroccan people” and that he is “against the Monarchy and against the King of Morocco”, Al-Atlassi notes. “The man says that he will not open the borders of Algeria with a country which attacks him daily (…), a crude attempt to flee forward (…) because the one that attacks Algeria on a daily basis is the Algerian regime, as evidenced by the Hirak Movement which continues to demand, purely and simply, the departure of the regime and the right to a decent civilian and non-military life”, underlines Al-Atlassi. The popular Hirak movement caused an abstention of more than 76% in the vote on the Constitution and more than 60% in the presidential election, the journalist recalls, noting that it is “a regime that is lacking popular legitimacy, attacks its people on a daily basis and persists in hostility towards Morocco, by sheltering a separatist group that it arms, finances, moves as it pleases (…) and continues to reveal it to the world, as it did recently with the leader of the separatists who entered Spain like any recruit of the intelligence services, with a fake passport and a false Algerian identity “. “This operation revealed to the world that the Polisario is only an accomplice of the Algerian state apparatus. The successes made by Morocco and its King in terms of development and in terms of safeguarding the gains of integrity territorial territory, as well as in terms of diplomatic efficiency (…) aroused the ire of the Algerian regime with its leaders and subordinates, including the president himself and the press led by the regime, he says. “His excellency did not refrain from speaking about the King of Morocco with an impudence which degrades the position of the Head of State. He was so angry that he had ignored the King who had surrounded him since his accession to the presidency, of all that was worthy of a respectable King. He congratulated him when he announced his victory in the presidential election. Then called him, officially and publicly, to dialogue (…), wished him speedy recovery when he was transferred to Germany to be treated and when he returned to Algeria, he expressed his happiness at his recovery,” Al-Atlassi recalls. It is about “a King, descendant of the Monarchs of a State whose origin goes back to more than 12 centuries, a King who was prepared to reign by the late His Majesty Hassan II, who remains largely present in the history of Algeria “, underlines the journalist, recalling that at the time when the president infiltrated the ruling circles in Algeria by participating in failing, even corrupt governments (as proved by the trial of their leaders), the Sovereign wisely led Morocco on the path of development, reform and modernity in accordance with a Royal vision focused on historic achievements and qualitative transformations in various areas. Among these achievements, he mentions in particular the success of the mission of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER), the adoption of the new Family Code for the promotion of women’s rights, the launch of the process of strengthening the Moroccan identity and the Amazigh component, particularly at the linguistic and cultural levels and the reform of the religious field. The journalist-writer also mentions the strengthening of the independence of the judiciary, the promotion of the effectiveness of the action of political parties,  the consolidation of democracy as a strategic choice of the State, in particular through the ‘regular election of representative institutions, strengthening of press freedom with a new law based on solid professional levers, liberalization of the audio-visual sector, creation of constitutional bodies ensuring social intervention in the management of public affairs, the activation of security governance as a benchmark player for social stability and the fight against terrorism. He notes, in this regard, that these reforms also led to the creation of the Tanger-Med port, which has become a major port in the Mediterranean, the modernization of railways, which have now become the most prestigious ones in Africa, the development of Moroccan production of renewable energies, the launch of the National Initiative for Human Development, in addition to several economic and social projects that have enabled the development of the Moroccan economy and the opening up of national industry to vital sectors such as the aviation and automotive industry. “It was the King, Mr. President, who proposed to his people a new Constitution, changed and renewed the architecture and power structures of the State and consecrated democratic institutions as a genuine authority in governance of a State administered by a Constitutional Monarchy. This Constitution was credited with the participation of approximately 74 pc of the electorate, of which more than 98 pc voted for the text”, underlines the author of the article, stressing that the Sovereign proposed the autonomy initiative in the Moroccan Sahara to enable Moroccan-Algerian relations to open up to the prospects of a fruitful Maghreb cooperation.