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Time for the King of Morocco to pack his bags?
Is the CIA planning a coup in Morocco along with its friends in the Moroccan military?
US trains with Moroccan Army in Sahara Desert
On 12 October 2011, a Moroccan protester died after being pushed by the police.
On 23 October 2011, Reuters reported that "Thousands of Moroccans demonstrated in cities across the country Sunday...
"In the capital Rabat, a Reuters reporter saw dozens of riot police with truncheons beating and kicking protesters who had gathered in front of the parliament building at the end of a march by around 3,000 people.
"A local elected official in the country's biggest city, Casablanca, said about 8,000 people took part in a similar protest there
"Several thousand took part in protests in other cities including Fes and Tangier."
Protesters in Rabat chanted 'The elections are a charade, you will not fool us this time.'
"Many brandished pictures of the body of Muammar Gaddafi, the slain deposed leader of Libya, with the caption: 'This is what happens to despots.'"
Moroccans protest polls, violence in the capital
Why is NATO not bombing Morocco?
Morocco's 'brutal dictatorship' is praised by Joe Lieberman and Hilary Clinton. (The Moroccan 'Exception')
Whereas Gaddafi made sure that his people had free schooling, free health care and free housing, the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has made sure that the rich elite hold on to their wealth while the poor live in miserable slums.
Mohammed VI is the seventh richest monarch in the world.
In 2010, it was reported that 5 million people in Morocco live on less than one euro per day.
Morocco is ranked 108th in terms of income per head. (Morocco King among the richest royals in the world ...)
When King Hassan II of Morocco died in 1999, world leaders mourned the ruthless despot
According to Bill Clinton, "King Hassan worked tirelessly for the welfare of his people.
"He had taken important steps to deepen freedom in his country."
King Hassan II maintained friendly relations with Israel, represented at the funeral by Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Secretary David Levy.
Shimon Peres said, "With his passing we lose one of the most experienced and wisest leaders that this region has enjoyed in the last half century".
Hassan had been "a playboy frequenting Europe's casinos and sporting the typical accoutrements of royals, with or without their crowns: racehorses, sports cars, aircraft, and film star girlfriends."
In 1999, it was reported that "at least 55 percent of Moroccans are illiterate and 40 percent of children have never attended school.
"Infant mortality is the highest in North Africa and more than double that of Algeria.
"Only half the rural population has access to proper healthcare and less than one fifth have access to sanitation and clean water." (World Leaders Mourned the Ruthless Despot)
Hassan owned many palaces and 20 percent of Morocco's agricultural land.
Mehdi Ben Barka, opposition leader of the Union des Forces Populaires, was kidnapped in Paris and assassinated. Israeli intelligence experts have said that Mossad helped with the assassination.
Opponents disappeared in their hundreds.
"Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres were among the Israeli leaders who, in elaborate disguises, flew in Hassan's private planes at crucial moments.
"Israeli newspapers said that Hassan allowed Mossad to set up a station in Morocco and develop close ties with Moroccan security forces." (World Leaders Mourned the Ruthless Despot)
AANGIRFAN: THE PUZZLING CASE OF MOROCCO