The Polisario’s total subjugation to Algeria since the beginning of the Western Sahara issue in the 70s has been evidenced in the early stages of the issue. This subservient relationship has been re-confirmed recently by Bachir Dkhil, one of the founding members of the Polisario who quitted the front when he realized the hidden goals sought by its leaders and by their mentor, Algeria.
Today, the Algerian military intelligence services (DRS) have put under their total control the Polisario leader Mohamed Abdelaziz and his cronies, said Bachir Dkhil at a recent round table held in Laayoune. He explained how Algerian politicians and military exploit the Western Sahara issue not to defend the Sahrawis but to serve their own hegemonic agenda in the region, as evidenced by their proposal to partition Western Sahara in two. He recalled that Morocco had at the time strongly opposed the malevolent proposal.
One of the latest episodes showing that the Western Sahara conflict is kindled by Algiers took place in Boumerdes. Algerian officials organized in this coastal city to the east of Algiers a meeting in August, pompously called “Summer University for Polisario executives.” And of course the DRS were the real architects of the event.
The Algerian intelligence services have even sponsored the participation of some fifty pro-Polisario activists from cities of Western Sahara. When they arrived in Boumerdes, they were immediately supervised by DRS agents, were donated generous funding and were instructed to foment, once back to Morocco, unrest and disorder in Western Sahara.
The objective of the DRS and of the Polisario is clear: create a climate of unrest and violence to force Moroccan security forces to intervene and then shoot videos on smartphones to denounce human rights violations. But this scenario does not work anymore. The Moroccan security forces show restraint when confronted to some occasional stone throwers, while the international media, particularly the Spanish on which the Polisario is pinning its hopes, are less and less interested in non-events.