Those who have not should check out the bits of Khaled Nezzar’s memoirs on Ech-Chourouk‘s website. They are there for obvious reasons, I think, and are worth perusing and parsing (some of this may come here eventually): they speak volumes about the former Algerian junta leader’s self-perception and world view generally (Nezzar carries a classically Algerian manner of revealing much about himself (often negative things one would not want others to know about) in the process of self-aggrandizement). For all that one may think of him, he has a way of playing the press (as he did last year in the newspaper war with Chadli and Anissa Boumediene) that is almost Bismarck-esque, though with less mastery, for he bogs down in minutia and hyperbole. One should be mistaken in believing that this to say anything other than his penchant for controlling his image in the Algerian media is similar to the German Chancellor, though he may have looked to that direction in career. Some Algerians would look to other Germans for a better analogy more broadly.
[As to why Ech–Chourouk has serialized Nezzar’s memoirs, note its more general coverage such as this article on its English page about a “sly war” among Moroccans in France aimed at undermining Algerians within the Muslim community there. We may say it tends towards certain perspectives to be found with a certain set of Algerians with certain views of Morocco and the Algerian army (as well as religious life), to be vague and to challenge readers to investigate more deeply.]