NORTH AFRICA: The Threat of Worse

Among their Moslem neighbors at least, the Algerian rebel leaders had at last reached full respectability. Less than two years ago when five Algerians appeared in Rabat looking for Moroccan aid, Morocco's King Mohammed V received them with all the discretion of a man playing host to a clutch of wanted criminals. Last week, gathering in Tangier with the top politicians of Morocco and Tunisia, leaders of Algeria's National Liberation Front were feted as heroes. As they entered the marble and mosaic palace of the governor of Tangier, Moroccan militiamen in dress uniform snapped to attention. During a May...

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