Ahmed Ben Bella

Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be neither winners nor losers.Ahmed Ben Bella

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I accommodated practically all of the liberation movements, including those of Latin America.Ahmed Ben Bella

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Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.Ahmed Ben Bella

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Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries - like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.Ahmed Ben Bella

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Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia.Ahmed Ben Bella

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I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.Ahmed Ben Bella

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Algeria is not breaking up.Ahmed Ben Bella

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It is obvious that taking the country from a state of war to being a lawful state won't be easy.Ahmed Ben Bella

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My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.Ahmed Ben Bella

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Yes, I am Algerian of Moroccan origin through my parents, but all my life is Algeria. I was born there.Ahmed Ben Bella

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I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very young age to live in Algeria. I only recently saw the place where they were born, near the city of Marrakech.Ahmed Ben Bella

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Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I'm 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn't changed; it's the same fervour that drives me.Ahmed Ben Bella

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When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open.Ahmed Ben Bella

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The French colonisation of Algeria lasted a long time: 132 years.Ahmed Ben Bella

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When someone came to ask us for help, it was sacred. We did not even think twice. We helped them, even if we had only meagre means; we offered them arms, a little bit of money, and in occasion, men.Ahmed Ben Bella

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I think that they participated in something that was not very proper and was very pitiful, not only for the Algerian people, but also for the other people who counted on our support.Ahmed Ben Bella

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From their point of view, I had gone too far. I had to disappear. That is to say, if the Algerian army had not overthrown me, others would have done so.Ahmed Ben Bella

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I can say now: all the combatants who participated in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria; it's from there that all those who fought left. We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them, we created networks.Ahmed Ben Bella

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Che came in 1963, shortly after I had come to power.Ahmed Ben Bella

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With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them.Ahmed Ben Bella

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In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path.Ahmed Ben Bella

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Algeria was therefore only the beginning of something that was in development: this is why I say that it's the global capitalist system that finally reacted against us.Ahmed Ben Bella

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I am not a Marxist, but I place myself resolutely at the left.Ahmed Ben Bella

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I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions.Ahmed Ben Bella

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It's with them that we have constituted a liberation front and brought our logistic support to armies to help their countries come out of colonialism and establish a national internal regime.Ahmed Ben Bella

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These are the multinationals, like General Motors and Nestle; these are the big industrial groups that weigh, on the monetary scale, much more than big countries like Egypt.Ahmed Ben Bella

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