Dkhil Bashir, co-founder of the Polisario rallied in Morocco: Morocco is nothing without its Sahara

In February 2012, Chakib Benmoussa, former President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, announced before the king Mohammed VI, the end of the development model in the Sahara led for over 37 years. A policy that is the target of criticism from Bachir Edkhil, a founder of the Polisario returned to Morocco in 1992.

The last change of walis and governors in the Sahara was not enough to mitigate the criticism against the policy of the state in the province. The discontent is not only expressed by supporters of Mohamed Abdelaziz but is also shared by the pro-Morocco.Bachir Edkhil in part. 

A man who is a founder of the Polisario endorses the kingdom in 1992, a year after the signing of the cease-fire. Unlike his other comrades who rallied and held positions within the territorial administration, he wanted to keep a distance vis-à-vis the government. Which gives his statements legitimacy.

Sahrawis need jobs and dignity


Intervening Saturday in Rabat during a conference organized by the “Mohamed Bensaid Ait Idder Studies and Research Centre”, the name of one of the figureheads of the Liberation Army in the south, Bachir Edkhil not in the lace. "The Saharawi do not need fountains and paved roads but employment and dignity," he launched assistance. And enchainer stressing that “bad practices continue to be the norm, until today, in Laayoune, Smara and Dakhla.” 

His complaints have also turned on the management of the case by Rabat, calling revision to an integration of the local element in the development of this policy. Dkhil wanted a “saharisation” debate. The speaker noted that shelved Sahrawis has significantly contributed to the prolongation of the conflict.


The Morocco is worthless without the Sahara


This is his way, however moderate, criticizing the lack of Sahrawis in the negotiation process with the Polisario. Talks conducted mainly by men Palace, namely Yassine Mansouri, head of the DGED. The presence of 2 CORCAS, also a former Polisario, meetings with representatives of the Front is only symbolic. 


Bachir Edkhil which enjoys some respect in the Sahara-membership in the powerful tribe of Rguibates grant him de facto position significantly in the region, has estimated that “Morocco is worthless without the Sahara.” It was named for a real national reconciliation banning any form of distinction between Moroccan citizens.



Comments (3)

  • anon
    لمرابط لحريزي (not verified)

    I agree,

    It is true that in our culture, one way we express a strong view, is we dramatize our ideas a bit, as clear as can be.
    I second Mr Dkhil's clearly stated view, as a son of a Moroccan Sahrawi woman. And add to it, the Moroccan Sahara is nothing without the north of Morocco.
    This is the truth about all successful families, and the Moroccan family is no different.

    We are a people who live up to our commitments, provided that other don't violate their obligations to us.
    Without Rabat there is no Morocco, without Dakhla there is no Morocco. No Fez? impossible to live. Without Casa or Laayoune no way ever.. Can't live without Tangier nor Hoceima, Oujda is too deer. How about Marrakesh? Are you kidding, don't touch the Red Rose. Hmmm I can't live without any part of my country. CAN'T, no way ever in the world.

    Seriously, I want Sebta (Ceuta) and Melilia back yesterday.
    I am nothing without my country which gave me a Health system, an Education system, Security and a beautiful Flag.
    I am nothing without Boujdour and Ousserd, I am nothing without Smara and Asa Zag. I am nothing without Meknes and Feguig.
    You're right, I am nothing without Sahara Mr Dkhil.
    I am nothing without Rif Mr Dkhil.
    I am nothing without the Souss, can you imagine that Mr Dkhil ?

    The South is nothing without the North, the North is worthless without the South

    It's the truth that we ought to all admit, and head back to our cities and villages to let Benkirane's Government do it's Job.

    The road still to travel is far long, and we've wasted 39 years already. We need to build our national Railroad system, the Train needs to Stop at Lagouira, now that's something that will prove Mr Dkhil's point without any doubt ever.
    So time to end Algeria's Fantasy, imagined in the Palace of Mouradia. Aah Algeria, that neighbor to our East whose government couldn't run its own Petrodollar Country, but wants to lecture mankind on Human Rights!

    We are nothing without our country and our country is nothing without us. Which is why we fought against the backward Algerian policies all of four decades, while Algeria's Regime violated the Human Rights of its own people and our people, then leaned forward to lecture us from Abouja.

    It's takes a lots of courage to admit one's mistake, but those that do deserve our everlasting respect and admiration

    I sure hope he can get involved in the political machine and run for office (anywhere). Then we'd like to see his political skills at work.
    Would I ever vote for Mr Dkhil as a member of the Parliament? Nope, because I think he wouldn't want to sit there arguing all day long the process of sausage making. But, if I can be convinced he'd become the President of the Government, then yes I would vote for Mr Dkhil. It's a pleasure to read about Mr Bashir Dkhil any day.

    Can I get an Amen?

    Feb 05, 2014
  • anon
    Lemrabat Lahriz... (not verified)

    صدق الله العظيم

    Feb 06, 2014