ALGIERS- Academic Ahmed Bensaada believed that lobbyists, whose only goal is the “springing up” of Algeria, in other words its destabilization, are behind the European Parliament’s resolution on the human rights situation in Algeria, deploring that Algerian parties have become complicit in this maneuver.
“All this hyperactivity foreign policy which assails our homeland from all sides, of which the European Parliament is only one actor among many others, has only one goal: the + springing + of Algeria”, and “this resolution is, therefore, the essence of a lobbying work against the interests of our country with, unfortunately, the participation of some of our compatriots”, affirmed Mr. Bensaada in a contribution to the site “Russia Today”.
Mr Bensaada, author of several books devoted to the role of the United States in the Arab revolts, questioned, in this interview, the role of lobbyists within the various institutions of the European Union and their objectives concerning Algeria. He suspected “the aspiration of some for the + springing + of the country”.
He explained, in this regard, that thousands of lobbyists roam the corridors of the various institutions of the European Union, “working to defend the interests of the business community, but also those of organizations working in the fields of + Human rights + and the + export of democracy + “.
Denouncing the “abuses” inherent in this lobbying work, Ahmed Bensaada stressed that a recent investigation into the financial reports of one of these institutions has, in fact, shown how it was “heavily infiltrated financially” by certain NGOs, citing, in particular, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) of the American billionaire of Hungarian origin, George Soros.
The Author noted that the OSF “works in concert with many American organizations specializing in + exporting + democracy such as the National endowment for democracy (NED), the United States for international development (USAID) and Freedom House”.
And to recall that it is “of public notoriety” that the OSF of George Soros was “very involved”, with these organizations, in what is called “the colored revolutions and the + Arab + spring” .
Reviewing the list of signatories to the resolution adopted at the end of November by the European Parliament, the academic quoted, among others, Human rights watch, Amnesty international, the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), Reporters Without Borders ( RSF), CIVICUS and EuroMed rights, which all have “lobbyist status with the European Union and are all funded by the OSF Soros”. He specifies in the same context that “RSF and CIVICUS are also funded by the NED “.
Referring to the role played by Maria Arena, president of the European Parliament’s human rights sub-committee, he streesed that this element is “so talkative about the situation in Algeria”, noting that this deputy is one of the 226 European parliamentarians appearing in the list of George Soros’ reliable allies”.
Regarding the resolution itself, the author highlighted that this latter and the statement of French President Emmanuel Macron on Algeria “are both inadmissible interference in Algerian national affairs”.
“In politics, concluded the academic, Mr. Macron and Ms. Arena work only for the interests of their countries.”