France: Silent Witnesses

Tears streamed down the cheeks of Moroccan Interior Minister Mohammed Oufkir as he bent to kiss the hand of his monarch. King Hassan II had just expressed complete confidence in the hawk-faced general, and angrily denied French charges that Oufkir had had anything to do with the mysterious kidnaping and supposed murder of Leftist Leader Mehdi Ben Barka. All very stirring, but on closer inspection it developed that the tears in Oufkir's eyes were caused not by gratitude but rather by a cataract usually hidden behind his sunglasses.

Like Oufkir's tears, nothing in the Ben Barka case was as simple as...

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