Exactly how would Israel benefit from yet another regime in the region being replaced by an even more hostile one? That’s the handy thing about conspiracy theories, of course: they do not have to make sense, and even evidence against the conspiracy is somehow evidence of the conspiracy’s existence.
“Algeria links uprising call to Camp David peace accords,” from Middle East Online, September 15 (thanks to Twostellas):
ALGIERS – Foreign parties linked to Zionists are behind an online campaign urging Algerians to stage anti-government protests this weekend, Algeria’s interior minister told local media Thursday.
Since late August, a call for an “Algerian revolution on September 17, 2011” has circulated on Facebook encouraging young people to flood the streets in opposition to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s regime.
“Had it been people inside (the country), we would have exposed and arrested them, but the clues point us toward foreign parties in relation with the Zionist entity,” Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia told the Ennahar daily newspaper.
The “proof”, according to Ould Kablia, is that date chosen for the uprising is the anniversary of the Camp David peace accords, signed by Egypt and Israel on September 17, 1978.
The minister further noted that the massacres of Palestinian refugees carried out by an Israeli-allied Christian militia at Sabra and Shatila in Lebanon happened on the 16th and 17th of September, 1982.
“The choice of September 17 is no accident for the enemies of the Arab people,” Ould Kablia told the paper.
“The calls are failing to elicit any response and there won’t be any demonstrations or any trouble on this date,” he said.
Protests in Algeria, inspired by uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, intensified at the start of the year, but were effectively suppressed by the government.
Since then scores of political and social movements have emerged across the country, prompting Bouteflika to create a presidential panel that is currently weighing reforms.
Since the holy fasting month of Ramadan ended in August, riots broke out over insufficient housing.