What Tebboune will fabricate to Macron or the Faustian pact doomed to failure

By Hassan Alaoui On May 2, some fourteen days from now, the President of the Algerian Republic, Abdelmajid Tebboune will begin an official visit to France at the invitation of his counterpart Emmanuel Macron. Scheduled for a few months, organized on both sides, it will indeed devote a difficult normalization proclaimed during the trip of the French president to Algeria last August. The two presidents had, so to speak, sealed a spectacular reunion with an unprecedented gesture protocol, kisses and hugs and, of course, a loghorrée of nice phrases. So much so that, three months later, Mrs. Elizabeth Borne, French Prime Minister paid a visit to Algiers at the head of a delegation of no less than fifteen ministers and during which several cooperation agreements had been signed. In other words, a very wide field of it had been redefined covering politics, economics, education, a technical dimension and, of course, armament. Because, of course, if the Algerian government – ​​true to its vocation – had hitherto obtained supplies mainly from Russia, it has therefore decided to change tack. The bubbling General Saïd Chengriha went to Paris for this purpose on January 23 where he was received as a Head of State, then signing agreements for the delivery of French arms to Algeria, ratifying in the stride what will be called a military turning point in their relations. We can indeed emphasize that in less than five months, also in view of the bad turn taken in France’s relations with Morocco, the Franco-Algerian rapprochement has been carried out on criteria, Macron’s sad passion helping , of an opportunism of bad quality. Direct consequence or not of the war in Ukraine, the dizzying rise in the price of oil and gas provided Algeria with proud arguments for blackmail, both with regard to France and Spain. A panic fear immediately seized Emmanuel Macron who, denying everything in his path, sold off the honor of France for a barrel of oil and cubic meters of gas. In doing so, he transfigured himself into a gravedigger of Moroccan-French cooperation, playing on mediocre registers such as the blocking of visas, a thundering and bewildering media campaign against the Kingdom of its employees in the European Parliament, giving food for thought to the junta Algerian society and its press under orders, finally setting up the Pegasus affair from scratch without providing the slightest proof, by making a false argument of state policy. Paternalism, grotesque infantilism, quibbles and bad faith have characterized Macron’s attitude towards Morocco. This is to misunderstand the effects of the backlash in perspective, linked on the one hand to the disastrous situation in which it has thrown France, on the other hand to the patent and irreversible failures of its foreign policy, in Africa. , in Asia, in Europe itself, not to mention the tragic relationship with the United States. That is to say that the famous phrase of “at the same time” which is to Macron what honesty and good visionary would be, constitutes in truth implacable disillusion. “Jupiter” seems to be burning with its own fires, set off with a vengeance, ruining the hopes invested in it, throwing overboard the capital of international sympathy shown to it. One cannot fail to underline the feeling of disenchantment – ​​including within his government – ​​which nourishes and enrages at the same time the hearts of a distraught French people. Internally and externally, Macron’s fall is unprecedented in the history of the Fifth Republic. We take note of this collapse which is equaled only by a disease in him called infantilism, a game of bowling coupled with this arrogance that he has towards others. We will also measure the degree of fidelity to France’s sacred principles of commitment. The end of April will be marked by the vote of the Security Council on the Sahara affair where, as a permanent member among the five other countries, France has always adopted an attitude that is at the very least neutral, and even adopted the resolutions in favor of the political solution advocated and defended by the Kingdom of Morocco. Not that we should despair of a reversal, but let us nevertheless agree that the Moroccan-Algerian conflict is largely the bad fruit, the grain of sand of an unfinished and badly carried out French decolonization which has been transformed into a war machine by the power of Boumediene, today reactivated by Tebboune. The very one who knows nothing about the problem, at most exploited by a surly and revengeful military junta.