Bring solutions to Africa and humanity, he said

If there was a global competition for megalomania, Kais Saïed would win hands down.

It seems that the guy thinks he is moved by a divine mission. Last Thursday, when the President received his Secretary of State, “ gave his instructions to find solutions to several problems of the size of Africa and the whole world (…) and emphasized the Tunisian approach to solving the problems of Africa and “humanity” in general. »

The same idea is reproduced three days later, during the Ticad Summit. In front of his African peers, Kaïs Saïed invites them to look at the world from his approach!

Our president has been unable to find solutions to a small problem with waste collection in Sfax, a problem that has been dragging on since November. Amid shortages of sugar, coffee, rice and fuel, with galloping inflation and an acute economic crisis, Kaïs Saïed, in front of African and Japanese luminaries, declares to be able to solve the problems of Africa and humanity. It’s just a matter of approach, he concludes.

No, Mr. President, it’s just a matter of megalomania. I invite you to document yourself on the principle of Dunning-Kruger, according to which the incompetent believe that they are competent, that is, overestimate their abilities and their achievements. When they think they have the infused science, they are really at the height of stupidity. And the more they advance in knowledge, the less sure they are of themselves. ” Ignorance breeds confidence more often than knowledge Charles Darwin once said.

Kaïs Saïed knows nothing about leadership, he is ignorant of new technologies and even social networks, we know no friends, he has no diplomatic and geostrategic knowledge, Kaïs Saïed only knows how to stay ahead.

Kaïs Saïed’s biggest problem is that he had hardly ever traveled in his life. He therefore did not see how other peoples live and what their experiences are. He would have traveled, he would have understood that the books and authors he regularly quotes are anachronistic. That their theories are exposed. That humanity has already tried their methods only to end in failure.

By giving lessons to his African and Japanese peers, Kaïs Saïed only showed his ignorance of the world, history and humanity.

While proposing to solve the world’s problems without having solved them in his country, Kaïs Saïed created a new problem on Friday. A completely new problem. As if we didn’t have enough already.

He himself went to the reception at the airport with the honor of the head of state, Brahim Ghali, the Saharawi independence activist, the founder of the Polisario Front.

Immediate anger in Morocco, which recalls its ambassador. The Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds laconically with overtures and in turn recalls our ambassador.

Never ever have there been such tensions between Tunisia and Morocco.

The territory of Western Sahara has been considered a national territory for Moroccans since the departure of the Spanish settler and Hassen II’s Green March on November 6, 1975. Algeria sees things differently. For her, as for some Sahrawis, this territory is independent and cannot be Moroccan.

When some speak of independence, others speak of separatism.

In Tunisia we have always avoided talking about the subject of Western Sahara. And prudence demands that I in turn avoid it, in line with the behavior of Habib Bourguiba, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Béji Caïd Essebsi. Tunisian diplomacy has always been able to spare the Algerians and Moroccans by adopting this cautious policy of neutrality.

Kaïs Saïed disregarded this tradition and allowed himself, on his own initiative, without consulting anyone, to receive the Polisario representative. This gesture is a genuine gift offered to his friend Abdelmajid Tebboune, the president of Algeria. Is it stupidity, is it a diplomatic error or is it a tactical calculation on the part of Kais Saïed? The future will tell.

In principle, Tunisia is sovereign, and it is the country’s absolute right to receive whoever it wants on its soil.

The President of the Republic is sovereign at home, and no one has the right to dictate to him when he must go to the airport and whom he must receive.

Similarly, Morocco is sovereign and it is its absolute right to establish relations with whoever it wants. Thus, Tunisia expressed no reservations and did not recall its ambassador when Morocco established diplomatic and friendly relations with Israel, an enemy country that bombed Tunisia in 1985. We could have that, but we can’t. did not do it.

That Morocco is angry that Kaïs Saïed receives Brahim Ghali at the airport and that he considers Tunisia’s gesture unfriendly can be understood. Except that Morocco’s response is frankly disproportionate. It even went beyond the political world to reach the sports world.

Tunisia has always respected Morocco’s sovereignty (and not only), Morocco must in return respect Tunisia’s.

Why this disproportionate attitude? Without going into details, it is worth remembering that relations between Tunisia and Algeria are in good shape. As usual.

It is also worth bearing in mind that relations between Algeria and Morocco are terrible. As usual.

Finally, it is good to remember that former President Moncef Marzouki is King Mohammed VI’s favorite and one of Kaïs Saïed’s worst enemies, who recently sentenced him to four years in prison.

These lines of reading are enough to understand the disparity between Kaïs Saïed’s position and Morocco’s reaction.

In addition to Kaïs Saïed’s position and the Moroccan reaction, this incident brings two things to light.

Kaïs Saïed is unable to solve problems as he claims. On the contrary, it creates them. We have already seen it work, on many occasions, on a national level, here it is now acting on an international level.

The Arab Maghreb and the Arab nation in general is a utopia. It’s really nothing. It is a unionist discourse that has been served to people since the era of colonization, but the Arabs are far from a nation, neither are the North Africans. ” States have no friends, they only have interests “.

Morocco has sought its interests from its new Israeli friend, good for him.

Kaïs Saïed should do the same and look for his interests where they are. Every action, every gesture, every policy must systematically answer this question: ” is it useful for Tunisia’s interests? “.

Therefore, we are entitled to ask ourselves this question: what is the use of receiving Brahim Ghali at the foot of the plane? We don’t see anyone!

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