Algeria: Unwelcome Are the Peacemakers

Like a happy troupe of whirling dervishes they came, a mixed band of mediators shuttling tirelessly between Algeria and Morocco, hoping to end the nasty little North African border war.

Fresh from a state visit to King Hassan II in Rabat, Ethiopia's Emperor Haile Selassie flew to Algeria aboard the imperial Boeing 720 jet. Wearing a British field marshal's uniform, the Lion of Judah was warmly greeted by Socialist Strongman Ahmed ben Bella, who happened to be wearing his own favorite costume, Castro-type fatigues. Other envoys and messages descended on Morocco from the Arab League, the President of the Sudan,...

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