For several months now, the Algerian controlled Press engaged in a series of misrepresentations of the US-Algerian relations, describing them as being at their best ever. Not that they actually are, but Bouteflika’s fictitious “diplomatic know how”, is once again needed for diversion, and what better artifact than a US General or civilian Official’s visit, as short as that may be, to serve as hard evidence. The tone used to describe visits by Americans in general, is such that, it leads Algerians, particularly the military Junta, to believe that Bouteflika is solicited for his “know How” and thus “protected/supported” by the masters of this world - That is not the case so! To the observers, here in Washington, these diplomatic and military movements are rather understood to be a sign that the Obama Administration is finally moving away from Bush’s policy of containment of African dictators – Particularly those in the northern parts of the continent, where America’s sworn enemy, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) seem to have found a safe home. To those following the situation closely, here in Washington, these visits are rather read as a signal that President Obama is following up on his warnings to them, in his summer 2009 speech, from Egypt.
With serenity and hope, we celebrate the 2960th Yennayer, since the victory of our forefather and King Cacnaq over the reputable Pharos. From the depths of this facinating Amazigh history, tamurt.info, your newest link to Kabylia, wishes you a year full of good health and happiness. Tamurt's team of editors amasses all its wishes that, this year will be the one which will spare us from the sentiment of lack of accomplishment, and for good position us on the path to of control of our destiny.