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NEWS: George Galloway Arrives In The U.S To Clear His Name

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posted on May, 17 2005 @ 10:05 AM
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This Senate Showdown will be a three ring circus with Galloway as the ringmaster.


From 1982 to 1987 Galloway was General Secretary of War On Want, where he denied accusations that he indulged in a lavish lifestyle that cost £21,000 in travel and entertainment expenses. Galloway was cleared by an independent auditor's report.


You can put that on top of the Telegraph case.

I like George, I always have and I think the Senate are up for a shock in how he handles them.

As for the Villa, they are cheap and its not particularly impressive having seen film of it.




posted on May, 17 2005 @ 10:26 AM
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I'm starting to think this whole thing will be useless. Even if the Senate has a video of him taking money from Saddam or selling oil, he'll deny it, and it appears that those who support him in the UK won't accept it either.



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
I'm starting to think this whole thing will be useless. Even if the Senate has a video of him taking money from Saddam or selling oil, he'll deny it, and it appears that those who support him in the UK won't accept it either.


Why not entertain the thought that he is innocent?

Not everything is so... simple in the UK.



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
I'm starting to think this whole thing will be useless. Even if the Senate has a video of him taking money from Saddam or selling oil, he'll deny it, and it appears that those who support him in the UK won't accept it either.


Why so eager to believe that Galloway has done this? Can't you wait for the truth to come out? You sound determined to believe that he's guilty and if he's found innocent you'll refuse to believe it.



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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Well it appears that there are a lot of documents and testimony from Iraq saying that he did receive some payments through a middleman that went into his campaign, but I guess not a solid dollar trail. Given that he seemed reluctant to answer any specific questions, preferring to just launch into an anti-American diatribe whenever asked about it, I think there probably is something to the allegations.



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 12:31 PM
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The documents in question seem to be the same old stuff that has already been discredited.
The panel seemd to change tack halfway through. They started out claiming that he had personally accepted money/oil allocations then changed to alleging that his charity had accepted money from a businessman that may have come from oil allocation profits.
Sounded like they didn't have much at all and were clutching at straws



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 12:33 PM
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Ah, so it's a "no BS" thing if he's a raging anti-Semite, screaming about "persecution" form Jews and Christians. Hoping if he yells loud enough, like a barking dog, the liberals will come to his aid.

When caught doing wrong, just do what American criminals have been doing for years-blame society, or in this case, make up some religious or racial reason you are being picked on out of everyone else in the world.

And it's working here. But if he came in and said "I have no expectation of justice from a group of Muslim fundamentalist and homosexual activists under the chairmanship of a socialist (President) John Kerry who is pro-war,"...you'd have been all up in arms. Same sentiments, just change the names of the involved and install hate-rousing terms of your opponents.

Sad, when it's mostly German-descended Americans who are the ones pointing out the dangerous rise in "acceptable" anti-semitism.



Originally posted by subz
Maverick firebrand British MP, George Galloway, arrived in Washington D.C today. He is in the U.S capitol to clear his name infront of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. They accuse him of fraud in the Iraq Oil-For-Food scandal. Speaking to reporters he said "I have no expectation of justice from a group of Christian fundamentalist and Zionist activists under the chairmanship of a neocon (President) George Bush who is pro-war,"
 



uk.news.yahoo.com
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maverick British lawmaker George Galloway arrived in Washington on Monday and said he was determined to prove the "absurdity" of allegations that he benefited from the U.N.'s oil-for-food program for Iraq.

Galloway is set to answer questions on Tuesday at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which released documents it said showed ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein gave Galloway the rights to export 20 million barrels of oil under the now-defunct U.N. oil-for-food humanitarian program.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


You gotta admire this guys determination and no B.S voicing of his views. He is the polar opposite of President Bush and having him loose infront of a live T.V broadcast is going to be very very interesting to say the least, just ask Jeremy Paxton


Calling a spade a spade is his forte and refering to the senate as a "group of Christian fundamentalist" has my backing. I dont necessarily agree with everything he says but in sticking it to the American Senate i'm with him the whole way


Give them one for me George


[edit on 16/5/05 by subz]



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 01:24 PM
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Galloway has you republicans eating your words and clearly refuted all the so-called evidence leveled against him by your Senate.

This is just the openning volley in what will eventually bring all the lies and deceit behind Blair and Bush's administrations to the fore.

Trying to discredit the man without actually having any proof is typical of people with no more than their own sense of self worth driving them. You have no moral ground, you have no proof and you have no dignity. Say what you like, you've been served today.

I've sent an email congratulating Mr.Galloway for having the courage to be the first British politician to actually confront the glaring lies dribbling from Westminster and the White House



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by Britguy
The documents in question seem to be the same old stuff that has already been discredited.
The panel seemd to change tack halfway through. They started out claiming that he had personally accepted money/oil allocations then changed to alleging that his charity had accepted money from a businessman that may have come from oil allocation profits.
Sounded like they didn't have much at all and were clutching at straws



AND.......and that same businessman (sorry can't recall his name) has just been approved by the US only the other day to deal with the new Iraqi regime in oil once more !!

Even the British press (no big fans of Galloway) are starting to say the allegations are far fetched. Channel 4 news pointed out that most of the "evidence" against Galloway was from PRESS REPORTS !!

WHAT KIND OF EVIDENCE IS THAT ??

The Americans appear to be backing off. They now claim Galloway was small fry and they're trying to draw attention to the French.

When are we going to hear about the Americans who were involved in this oil for food scandal ? We know they exist because their names were taken off the list because of U.S privacy laws.

This is starting to look like a really shoddy blame game. The U.S suppress the names of their own while hypocritically throw the mud at everyone else.

This isn't convincing the watching world but then I don't think it's supposed to. It's supposed to convince the gullible people of the U.S.A. to go along with a tough stance against anyone with the temerity to stand up to them.

It's laughable and absurd.

[edit on 17-5-2005 by John bull 1]



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 03:09 PM
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Maybe Galloway was included merely as a coutesy to Tony Blair for taking a Labour seat during the election


I wonder if TB watched it live like I did



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 03:09 PM
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Here's an excellent clip from his testimony:

www.edwardsdavid.com...

Anyone have the full thing?

EDIT:
url tags aren't working, maybe the file name and path are too long.

[edit on 17-5-2005 by AceOfBase]



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 03:12 PM
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Here's the full thing on the BBC website, just click on the video link.

news.bbc.co.uk...



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by Britguy
Here's the full thing on the BBC website, just click on the video link.

news.bbc.co.uk...


Much appreciated, thank you.



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by John bull 1

This is starting to look like a really shoddy blame game. The U.S suppress the names of their own while hypocritically throw the mud at everyone else.
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It's laughable and absurd.

[edit on 17-5-2005 by John bull 1]


Not really, i gave a link about the OFF scandal in which Galloway is a part of. In that same link I even talk about one American, David B. Chalmers, who is the owner of an oil company in Texas who was also taking money from the OFF program.

The lies...the lies from the left.... yep, it is laughable alright...

[edit on 17-5-2005 by Muaddib]



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 03:40 PM
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Galloway was CLEARED of this in a court of law (London's High Court) in DECEMBER of 2004.

He accused the newspaper of LIBEL and he WON the case in a court of law.

news.scotsman.com...


GEORGE Galloway today won £150,000 in damages from The Daily Telegraph over "outrageous and incredibly damaging" allegations that he was receiving payoffs from Saddam Hussein when the former Iraqi leader was in power.

The MP for Glasgow Kelvin smiled as Mr Justice Eady gave his ruling. The judge, who heard the case at London's High Court without a jury, said he was "obliged to compensate Mr Galloway in respect of the publications and the aggravated features of the defendants' subsequent conduct, and to make an award for the purposes of restoring his reputation".

Mr Justice Eady added: "I do not think those purposes would be achieved by any award less than £150,000."

Mr Galloway's case centred on a series of articles published in April 2003 – following discovery of documents in Iraq by Telegraph reporter David Blair – which the MP said "claimed that I had made very substantial secret profits from Saddam Hussein and his regime".

Telegraph Group Limited denied libel, claiming that it was responsible journalism and in the public interest for it to publish the contents of documents on which the story was based.


So is the US government somehow a more valid judge of his innocence or guilt than a British court of law?


jako



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 05:43 PM
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I just watched the entire appearance and it was great. My views on Mr. Galloway have improved substantially given his conduct in the Senate today. Great appearance.

His highlighting the innaccuracies of the "evidence" cited against him by the Senate was impressive. The clincher for me was that the Senate cited documents that the Daily Telegraph used to assert he was involved in the OFF scandal were dated '92 and '93. That the OFF program didnt exist until 1996 seemed to of been lost on the Senate today.



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 06:04 PM
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Before anyone would dismiss this Subcommittee over Galloway, consider that the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is a fact-gathering investigation and the goal of Sen. Norm Coleman and Sen. Carl Levin in this Subcommittee is to gather any and all facts and it is not a court of law. George Galloway is entitled to defend himself and is entitled to explain his reasons before the Subcommittee, nothing more.

Once all facts are gathered from this Subcommittee today, there will be a follow-up after a substantial period of further investigations on the allegations. Whatever that Galloway have said in this Subcommittee can be used against him or for him in the coming months and that is remained to be seen.



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 06:17 PM
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Galloway is on Hardball on MSNBC now for those interested...



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by subz
Galloway has you republicans eating your words and clearly refuted all the so-called evidence leveled against him by your Senate.

This is just the openning volley in what will eventually bring all the lies and deceit behind Blair and Bush's administrations to the fore.
.............


And once again you turn this into a "Republican vs Liberal war".....

i find it strange, i presented a link with evidence which even found the owner of a US oil company, an American, guilty of using OFF for profit and yet all you think about is to turn this into another of your "Let's hate, bash and blame the Republicans" posts....


It shows exactly what your stance is on finding the truth subz....

[edit on 17-5-2005 by Muaddib]



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 07:47 PM
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5-0 (away) to George!

Not sure who that senator leading the jihad was but he got creamed! They had and have no evidence. Galloway's name was clearly pasted onto a list to fit some agenda.

I'll bet they're wishing they'd picked on someone else now. He asked tricky questions and they had no answer. If that's the highest example of US justice when people can be accused & defamed on the slimmest of evidence then I feel very sorry for you.

George isn't perfect but he represents a long tradition of UK radical politicians (Benn, Skinner, Shinwell etc etc). Long may it continue!

BTW George has a rich wife - don't try the 'look at his villa' line - it's old & boring.

news.bbc.co.uk...

Check the link and the video of his appearance - strangely it didn't get musch coverage on ABC '60 minutes' (?) which is on here now.

www.bbc.co.uk... - our best 'deep' news programme's treatment of it (starts at about 23.25 minutes into the programme)

[edit on 17-5-2005 by CTID56092]



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