Morocco’s Rif mountains, which parallel the Mediterranean coast, are one of the poorest parts of the country and have been historically marginalized with little government investment.
The totalitarian Arab-Islamic tyranny in North Africa severely hampers the unearthing and revival of Libya’s, Tunisia’s, Algeria’s and Morocco’s ancestral Amazigh identity, language, culture, and civilization. The West, which has amply proven to be an ally of the barbaric Islamic totalitarianism, stubbornly persists to baptize the Amazigh peoples’ homeland—North Africa—as an Arab territory.
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.