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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Algeria Watch Reply with quote

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/how-algeria-could-destroy-the-eu/

The Speccie has a very interesting article on why the coming demise of the Algerian dictator (who is very ill) could lead to the collapse of the EU.

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When Bouteflika goes, Algeria will probably implode. The Islamists who have been kept at bay by his iron hand will exploit the vacuum. Tensions that have been buried since the civil war will re-emerge. And then Europe could be overwhelmed by another great wave of refugees from North Africa.

Yet almost no one outside Algeria is remotely aware of what is about to happen. Other, that is, than western intelligence agencies. They may have been caught un-awares by the misnamed Arab Spring in 2011, but they are all too aware of what is on the cards in Algeria. Behind the scenes, governments are readying themselves for another civil war and its consequences.

It was only 24 years ago that 150,000 died in an Algerian civil war between the Islamists and the state. This time, things will be far more bloody, not least because of the development of armed Islamism over the past few years.

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