The tensions between Zionist supported Morocco and neighboring Algeria threaten to escalate and the consequences of this have a lot more to do with Western meddling in the affairs of the two countries than meets the eye.
In August 2021, Algeria’s foreign minister, Ramdane Lamamra, announced that Algiers was severing all diplomatic ties with Rabat. The Moroccan kingdom has never stopped its hostile actions against Algeria, he stated at a press conference at the time.
Algeria justified its move further by citing examples, such as Morocco using the Israeli Pegasus spyware against Algerian officials, supporting terrorists groups.
Morocco is failing to uphold bilateral commitments, since the normalization of ties with Israel, and it is refusing to engage diplomatically on the Western Sahara issue. Rabat has denied most of the charges laid out against it by the Algerian government.
Tensions again escalated on October 31, when Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced the end of their gas supply contract with Rabat.
This led to a reported shortage of gas in both Morocco and also Spain, which had previously received gas supplies through the Gazoduc Maghreb Europe (GME) pipeline, despite claims made by Moroccan officials that the move would have little impact.
The following day, alleged drone strikes carried out by Morocco directly targeted clearly marked Algerian trucks near the Mauritanian border with the disputed Western Sahara region.
The conflict between Morocco and Algeria has not just been limited to affecting Rabat and Algiers alone, but has also implicated several other players like France, Israel, Spain, and the Polisario Front that represents the national liberation movement for the Sahrawi people.
There are some pro-Moroccan websites that also spread disinformation about Algeria, but so far that hasn’t been the stance of the official Moroccan authorities.
On the other hand, Algeria mobilized both the official and unofficial media platforms to target Rabat and social issues in Morocco, economic issues, [and] political issues and we’ve seen a lot of propaganda recently.
Algiers at this point does not consider Morocco as an independent state, they consider them as a tool for what they call the Zionist project in North Africa and Algiers feels especially targeted by the normalization move.
Fabricating false opinions, whether in the military institutions in Algeria or in the political scene, they do consider that it is not Algeria that is targeting Israel or Morocco, but that Israel has put Algeria on its target list.
So their problem now is not with Morocco, but with Israel and has always been with Israel. Whilst Rabat and Algiers have been in the cross-hairs, tensions between Algeria and its former colonialist occupier France have also been brewing.
Macron accused Algeria’s military establishment of fomenting hatred towards France and re-writing history, refusing to apologize for the devastating French occupation of Algerian lands.
For Morocco, one of the primary concerns they have with Algeria is its consistent support for the Polisario Front, which operates in the Western Sahara area, which Morocco controls the large majority of.
Frente Polisario, or the Polisario Front, is considered by Rabat as a terrorist organization and a security threat. Algiers sees it, however, as a national liberation movement and hosts its government in exile.
The issue of the fight over Western Sahara is that it’s considered both an occupied territory belonging to the native Sahrawi people by Polisario and an integral part of Morocco by the Kingdom’s authorities in Rabat.
The United Nations considers the territory disputed and the issue is important here, as one of the guarantees made by America’s Trump administration, as part of the Israeli normalization package, was US recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara?
The Moroccan annexation of Western Sahara in 1975 led to a devastating war, ending with a ceasefire agreement in 1991, which held for the best part of 30 years, until November 13, 2020, when Polisario declared the ceasefire over.
Roughly one month later, Rabat would normalize ties with the world’s biggest warmonger and ever hostile Zionist regime of Israel.
Morocco continues to tighten its ties with Tel Aviv, purchasing Israel’s Barak MX missile systems and recently striking a deal with Israel to boost economic ties.
A major issue, of course, is how this tightening relationship will end up faring in the long run and whether it serves regional security or not.
Certainly from the Algerian government’s point of view, normalization serves the very opposite goal and its opposition to Morocco based upon this may well complicate the standing of Algiers in the West.
Morocco withdrew its ambassador to the UAE, sparking a feud that was followed by many accusations of Emirati pressure tactics being used against Rabat, one of which was an accusation that the UAE were backing its arch-enemy, the Polisario Front.
Suddenly, for reasons publicly unknown, the UAE decided to perform a one hundred and eighty degree shift and became the first ever Arab country to open a consulate in the Moroccan controlled Western Sahara, in October of 2020.
In response Polisario is seeking greater ties with Palestinians in their struggle for self determination. Efforts are ongoing to reinforce and diversify ties between the two peoples as they continue their national liberation struggles for freedom and peace.
The struggles waged by peoples under foreign occupation are morally and politically connected because they defend fundamental human and peoples’ rights.
All of this seems to indicate a clear alignment on a pro- and anti-Western axis when it comes to Algeria and Morocco, but whether this feud between the two and the war over Western Sahara will escalate, is very much an open question.
The answer to this question may ultimately prove whether Israel’s presence in North Africa is toxic, or rather, in benefit of regional security as both Rabat and Tel Aviv claim.
In the late stages of capitalism it is best for the dollar if the world economy collapses around the dollar so the USA will be the rising phoenix from the ashes of debt and austerity.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Arab League News 2022.