Medelci is the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs. This video has managed to anger many Algerians as what Medelci said in the French Parliament has been interpreted as an expression of regret that we are no longer French. Medelci explained his stance later by stating that what he said on this video was a mere historical fact – when the Treaty of Rome was signed, Algeria was still a French colony and therefore, Algeria could have become a member of the EU automatically had it not gained independence. I don’t really understand Medelci’s justification of what he said in this video. In my opinion and as the Algerian idom goes ‘dja eykahlel’ha, 3maha’ (he blinded his eye trying to apply khol, meaning he made the situation worse trying to improve it). How can he appeal to history when what he is effectively saying is that had history been different, we wouldn’t be in this mess? It’s nothing to do with history, and all to do with how our rulers actually perceive the current mess we’re in. As a representative of the Algerian State, Medelci should never have said this or expressed it in these terms and with this body language we see in the video – even if this is really what he thinks on a personal level.
This is the video where Medelci all but regrets that Algeria is no longer French:
And this is the one he presents his lame justification:
Pathetic really. As I said, even if what he said is historically factual, it completely disregards what also constitutes a historical fact which represents the foundation of the modern Algerian State he represents – Algeria breaking free from France!
Also check out the facial expression of the bloke sitting to the left of Medelci in the first video. Says it all really. Must have been thinking to himself: “This lutin is barking mad! Those barbares are Europeans?!!! Quelle horreur! In your dreams dude!”.
Medelci, the EU is a Christian club dude. This is another historical fact they could throw right in yer face, like they did with Turkey. And let’s face it, it’s impossible for the Arab World to be all part of the EU. If Grece, the birth place of the philosophical foundations of the modern Western World is under threat of leaving the EU, you can imagine what treatment countries who have nothing to do with Europe will be entitled to. I mean, why can’t these countries simply create a union for themselves with other similar countries who actually have a common culture and heritage! Pathetic!