As the Moroccan government comes under heavy pressure from the United States of America, Guinean Junta leader seems to have been placed under serious military protection otherwise known as indirect arrest, to prevent him from returning to Guinea. It seems the Americans are seizing this moment of opportunity to remove the Guinean dictator completely from the political landscape of the West African Country. The Moroccan government is under tremendous pressure not to release Camara from hospital and Newstime Africa has reliably learnt that the Guinean strongman is about to be moved from the hospital where he has been recouping to a villa in an unknown location in the capital, Rabat.
Reports coming out of Rabat, the capital of Morocco clearly states that American Diplomats are working behind the scenes and round the clock to prevent Camara’s return to the country. The junta leader is reported to have recovered fully from gunshot wounds he suffered during a failed coup attempt on his life by renegade soldiers. The Moroccan authorities are under huge pressure to delay discharging him. “No one wants him out of there. This was just too good an opportunity to lose and no one wants him to go back,” a Western diplomat said. “Unfortunately, he has made a full recovery, but as the French proverb says, ‘Bad plants don’t die’,” the diplomat went on to say.
The United States seems determined to exercise its influence in the region and just a few days ago, the US government expressed its determination to keep wounded Guinean Head of State, out of Guinea Completely. It seems the US government wants to install its own favourable regime in the country and is currently in secret talks with the caretaker leader Defence Minister Sekouba Konate while Camara is receiving treatment for gunshot wounds in Morocco. The US is keen on not allowing rogue regimes to have any say in African governance and see the crisis in the West African Country as a window of opportunity to effect its influence in the country. The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State William Fitzgerald had said “We’re reaching out to try and talk to Konate,” He also said that the crisis in Guinea was a symptom of a dangerous slide in West Africa. “We’re deeply concerned that West Africa has fallen back from where it was,” which he said threatened broader instability in the resource-rich region. “The last thing we need is rogue militia running around West Africa again”.
© 2009, Newstime Africa. All rights reserved. – The views expressed here are purely those of the author and not necessarily those of the publishers. – Newstime Africa content cannot be reproduced in any form – electronic or print – without prior consent of the Publishers. Copyright infringement will be pursued and perpetrators prosecuted.
17,635 total views, no views today