Algerian Petrodollars Shower Polisario’s Lobbyists

As long as Algerian oil is flowing, there is enough money to pay for pro-Polisario lobbying. No one knows for sure who these lobbyists trying to sell the Polisario’s theses are, but everybody knows that they are so numerous and that they live on the Algerian taxpayers’ money to defend a lost cause. According to the Australian-Bolivian co-directors of “Stolen”, a movie on slavery in the Tindouf camps, the Algerian military intelligence services (DRS) pay to the U.S. law firm “Foley Hoag” no less than $1,000,000 per year for anti-Moroccan campaigns in favor of the Polisario. Violeta Ayala and Dan Fallshaw are currently in the United States where the overwhelming documentary television première was due on PBS World TV channel, initially on February 5. The movie has however been postponed due to heavy pressures on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) by the U.S. lobbying firm that campaigns on behalf of the Algerian DRS for the Polisario. PBS is a public television network encompassing more than 350 television channels in the United States. The co-directors of the documentary film underlined, in a statement released in New York, that “strong pressure has been exerted on PBS by some U.S. firms, including Foley Hoag, to remove the movie from the TV programs”. “We have been held in Algeria some six years ago and we went through hard times not only to produce the film but also to reveal it to the world,” Violeta and Dan say in their press release.

They say they are getting tired of all these pressures seeking to abort their project and to discourage them, not to speak about other threats of lawsuits. Despite the lobbyists’ manoeuvres, Stolen was broadcast Tuesday night on “World Channel”, which is received in about 58 percent of households in the U.S. This other form of Algeria-financed mercenary activities is hard to understand, as the squandering of such huge amounts of money is not meant to defend the Nation’s supreme interests but just to harm and bother a friendly neighboring country. If this is not paranoia, what is it then?


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