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Syria: Moroccan/Spanish Dispute

“So Morocco is angry with the visit of the Spanish king to Ceuta and Mellila eh? Perhaps they expect the Spaniards to withdraw from them if they ask nicely enough one day…” writes Syrian blogger Wassim.

3 comments

  • Well, the same could be said about the Golan heights – I haven’t heard of many resistance activities the last thirty or forty years…

  • Omar

    Whilst I love Morocco and her People – I think Morocco should mind her own business, the visit of the Spanish King to Ceuta and Melilla is an internal matter.

    It would be far more productive for Morocco to address the poverty of her people and the rights of women, then saber rattling, this has done nothing but give extremism the green light – thus raising the suspicions of those who view Islam as a threat, a totally counter productive measure and what exactly was the point of Morocco recalling her Ambassador from Madrid?

  • Quixo

    Omar,
    What was the point of the Spanish King’s visit to two contested cities? While he chose to visit the cities to tickle the nationalistic feeling of the Spaniards to raise his popularity level after the rise of voices to adopt a republic, he should have thought the sensitivity of the issue.
    Suffering from poverty doesn’t mean you should shut up and clap for a colonial power acting in total disrespect of the feelings of Moroccans. Morocco has alot on his plate to take care of, but it’s no reason to duck in when foreign powers cross the lines of sovereignty.

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