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George Galloway. Really for human rights?

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posted on May, 11 2005 @ 05:30 AM
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Morning all

Found this in a British Satirical magazine called Priivate Eye and thought I would bring it to your attention.

First of all I'm just going to explain who George Galloway is (For all the Americans out there:lol


He was the Labour Mp for Glasgow Hillhead or Glasgow Kelvin and held the position from 1987 to 2005. His face first became plastered over the media when his expences (Working for a charity) had a £1000ish discrepency and in 88 there was a vote of no confidence in him and he barely managed to get re-elected in 89.

Quick Galloway quote for you from British Broadsheet "The Guardian"

"I am on the anti-imperialist left." The Stalinist left? "I wouldn't define it that way because of the pejoratives loaded around it; that would be making a rod for your own back. If you are asking did I support the Soviet Union, yes I did. Yes, I did support the Soviet Union, and I think the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life. If there was a Soviet Union today, we would not be having this conversation about plunging into a new war in the Middle East, and the US would not be rampaging around the globe."

Now where it gets interesting.

He visited Iraq in 91 after the war to see how UN sanctions were affecting the country. He visited several times and even met senior government officials which earned him the nick name "member for Baghdad Central"

In 94 he met saddam and is quoted as saying "Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability". Galloway has always maintained that this comment was meant for the iraqi people and not saddam.

In 99 he speant christmas with ex iraq prime minister, Tariq Aziz.

He made remarks about British Forces in Iraq (Sorry can't remember exactly what they were but will find out) and was then susspended from the labour party "For bringing the party into disrepute" tried and expelled from the party.

This year he supprised the country by winning a seat in Bethnal Green and Bow (Everyone reckoned it would stayto labour) with his new party RESPECT. (RESPECT is made mostly from a group of socialists and marxists)

Anyway I keep going off on one so I'll try and sum up.

He declared "I am for human rights and pledged to raise the issue in a visit to Bangladesh where abuses are common but while there, kept very quiet on the subject.

Last week, Galloway made a plee for the release of a "Political Prisoner" He told Al-Jazeera that Tariq Aziz was an "eminent diplomatic and intelectual person" and "he should be released forthwith"

Obviously he seems to have forgotten about Tariq personally executing prisoners with gold plated AK's or the gassing of kurds

Right, I've gone on so long now that I've forgotten my original point but I hope this has been an informitive read, especially if you happen to live in Bethnal Green and Bow and gave this man another position of power.

Your benevelant Dictator

El Presedente




posted on May, 11 2005 @ 09:42 PM
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Whatever happened with the whole 'these recovered iraqi documents show transfers of large sums of money from the iraqi government to george galloway' bit??? I recall it hitting the news and being seen as a problem, that he was literally on the payroll of the iraqis while at the same time advocating for them and against their enemies,but I don'ty recall there ever being a resolution either way.



posted on May, 12 2005 @ 05:59 AM
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I remember that, but he has hit the headlines today.

The US senate say that they have proof that he and Charles Pasqua, the french Interior Minister were given millions of barrells by saddam to sell whilst the UN trade restrictions were in place.

Full story here

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[edit on 12-5-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]



posted on May, 12 2005 @ 12:06 PM
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yes, i saw that this mornig actually, funny coincidence. I beleive it was mentioned that he sued the paper that reported the original statements, for slander, and won, so I guess thats what happned with that.



posted on May, 12 2005 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
yes, i saw that this mornig actually, funny coincidence. I beleive it was mentioned that he sued the paper that reported the original statements, for slander, and won, so I guess thats what happned with that.


yeah he sued the paper for slander and won,
but apparently its a different document this time



posted on May, 12 2005 @ 12:40 PM
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Interesting. How did he win tho, he demonstrated that the documents were false? Or that the paper couldn't demonstrate that they were real?



posted on May, 12 2005 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
Interesting. How did he win tho, he demonstrated that the documents were false? Or that the paper couldn't demonstrate that they were real?


can't remember now, think they were proved faked before it went to trial so he sued for slander. Thats basically what happened in a short statement.



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