Wednesday, February 21

Calima in Moncloa

“You are going to be a soldier of Spain,” said Colonel Capaz to each of the Cabileños. You are not rented but authentic Spaniards because Ifni being a sovereign territory they were —he told them— as Spanish as he was”. Manuel Chaves Nogales narrated this in his chronicles on the colonization of Ifni. Then, you know, hidden and shameful war, delivery to Morocco and forgetfulness of those Spaniards. Nothing new. Spain has always colonized easily but it has come out of all the colonial beaches, abandoning its own.

With solitude, Pedro Sánchez has handed over Western Sahara; Others of his predecessors did it before, but now, in a democracy full and without consensus. We know from the letter Makhzen, the total power of the Alaouite monarch, which has provoked the urgent response, catching the protagonists in diplomatic pyjamas, hurrying away with a sloppy statement and with confident words from the Foreign Minister about the consequences of what they had decided without notifying their partners, dissatisfied, to the opposition, nor to the parliamentary arch. Yes to everyone. It is a question of State – the PP is right – and the State is all of us, it remains.

A historical change stands out, yes, but above all because of the unusual proceeding, veiled and arrogant. And for his incoherence and deception. Read the program of the PSOE itself, a put, get acquainted with the socialist bases that have always been supportive and demanding the rights of our former compatriots. And notice his story and Sánchez’s own change: from Levante to Poniente without his toupee moving.

The shameful delivery of the head of his Foreign Minister, Arancha González Laya, was not worth it to the President to calm the Moroccan satrap. was more

Pedro Sánchez goes back to the criticized thesis of Donald Trump and makes it easy for Joe Biden; he has not resisted the pressure of the Makhzen Moroccan, incessant since the independence of Morocco. Give validity to the illegal Madrid Agreements and, on the way, also to the repression and violation of Human Rights in the Sahara and its economic plunder. A shame and cowardice of Spain by not assuming its commitments and its moral obligation as administering power de jure of his former colony, which he proudly called a province.

And the question is what did Spain deliver to Morocco and who in its name after the Green March? What is kept under a thousand keys on the divan of the Makhzen about that shameful transfer and what are they willing to reveal?

The high tension and bad relationship dosed for years, the Ghali affair, the assault of children in Ceuta, those at the Melilla gate, the jumps on the rocks and islets of sovereignty, the unilateral delimitation of waters in the Canary Islands, the launches of migrants to the rhythm of tides and tidal waves, the terrorist trickle… had to do with this. The shameful delivery of the head of his Foreign Minister, Arancha González Laya, was not worth it to the President to calm the Moroccan satrap. It was more.

In France they rub their hands together. The possible Spanish role in the energy future of Europe may blow up

In addition, it could not be more inopportune and I would say disloyal. It is not possible to subject an entire country to the political stress of a change of such magnitude, to put it on the spot of responsibility in the midst of the war crisis in Ukraine, and in the face of destabilizing pressure from the extreme right in each fissure that it detects.

While he stands as a European champion of the deactivation of the predation of electricity and energy companies, Sánchez finds himself in a complicated situation with Algeria —of maneuvers on the border with Morocco— with broken relationships and the clash always about to explode.

In France they rub their hands together. The possible Spanish leading role in the energy future of Europe may blow up. A new impediment to the Midcat pipeline. This is how they put the carambolas to Macron. Of course.

Spain accommodates the Moroccan theses on the autonomy of the Sahara, that is, a decision that recognizes its Moroccan nature because it will be Morocco that decides what autonomy it will give

Perhaps this now explains Sánchez’s Atlanticist exuberance with Ukraine, but it challenges his vibrant declaration of respect for the resolutions of the United Nations and international law; among other things, the right to self-determination and respect for borders. Spain moves away from the UN resolutions, from its clear demands to respect the will of those Spaniards from the desert, by means of a referendum. But she also distances herself from the woman’s own position. EU and of the judgments of its Court of Justice and, by the way, of the International Court for decades. It goes without saying that before the African Union it remains a subordinate country, of lesser value.

Spain accommodates the Moroccan theses on the autonomy of the Sahara, that is, a decision that recognizes its Moroccan nature because it will be Morocco that decides what autonomy it will give. What is not clear is whether Spain has autonomy or not. The independence of Morocco was in 1956, that of Spain is not known.

Like another new plague, the inopportuneness of Sánchez’s decision paints Spain in haze, places it at the mercy of the sirocco of the desert and exposes its colonial shame. Other winds will come from the south.



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