[meteorite-list] moroccan fall stats
From: meteoritehunter_at_comcast.net <meteoritehunter_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:44 2004
Well, without getting into the politics of it, it is the same country, no borders, same money, all maps show it, I know about Morocco taking it over but it is what it is. Until someone frees it, it is now Morocco.
> Michael, Adam, Serguey, list,
> Sorry to mess a round. Western Sahara is NOT Morocco. Not at all.
> Western Sahara is a country which has been invaded in 1975 by Hassan II
> troops, on its western part. ( Atlantic side) just after the Spanish
> colonial occupation ceased.
> There is an interposition force, ruled by UN, called MINURSO that tries to
> keep the country in peace, since 1976 ( if my old memory is good. )
> A berm ( sand wall) was raised by Morocco to stop the Polisario troops (
> the regular Western Sahara army) to free the invaded side of its country
> It seems to me that, according the info that gave Adam, the 16 october fall
> happened in the still free territories, under Polisario control.
> On another hand, Smara is in Western Sahara on the moroccan occupied side.
> Adams forwarded map is really clear.
> My meteorites are cosmic material like yours !
> My 2 cents,
> Michel FRANCO,
> hunting in Western Sahara, among other countries.
> Michel FRANCO
> Caillou Noir www.caillou-noir.com
> BP 16, 100 Chemin des Campènes
> 74400 Les Praz de Chamonix FRANCE
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Farmer" <meteoriteguy_at_yahoo.com>
> To: "Sergey Vasiliev" <svassiliev_at_iol.cz>;
> Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 11:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] moroccan fall stats
> > ok, but are you including western sahara whis is
> > morocco? and the border areas of algeria and
> > muaratania. you have been here so you know how large
> > and open the area is.
> > mike
> > --- Sergey Vasiliev <svassiliev_at_iol.cz> wrote:
> > > > That is four falls in the last 8 years, in an area
> > > > MUCH larger than germany....
> > >
> > > Not really MUCH larger, Mike:
> > > Germany: 356,959 square kilometers.
> > > The area of Morocco is 458,730 sq km (177,120 sq
> > > mi).
> > > Regards,
> > > Sergey
> > >
> > >
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