You describe the Algerian situation as "more complex than Bosnia ever was". The pre-war government in Yugoslavia was a rotating presidency representing seven distinct nationalities and three religions which deteriorated into armed conflict. Algeria'sproblems result from a single anti-democratic action.
You say "the Algerian government is internationally recognised, and needs to be treated with respect". Most dictatorships - Saddam Hussein, the Shah of Iran, General Noriega - have been internationally recognised. Should we then offer them our respect too?
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