Morocco: J'Accuse!

Who masterminded the kidnaping of Mehdi ben Barka, 45, the leftist Moroccan exile who disappeared in Paris late last month? French police thought they knew, and the name of the suspect was enough to throw a severe chill into Franco-Moroccan relations. For the suspect was King Hassan II's own Minister of the Interior, General Mohamed Oufkir.

According to the police, Oufkir was in Paris at the time of Ben Barka's disappearance not for the reason he gave —that he was taking his children to their Swiss boarding school. Instead, the cops said, he had come to oversee the abduction. The...

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