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Egypt Bars George Galloway From Country

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la2

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:46 AM
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Egypt Bars George Galloway From Country


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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security escorted MP George Galloway to take a flight out of the country on Friday and he was barred from returning after violent protests over an aid convoy he led into Gaza, MENA news agency said.

The Foreign Ministry declared the left-wing politician an "unwelcome individual," the agency said.

An Egyptian security source said Egypt reached a deal with members of the aid convoy to take supplies to Palestinians in Gaza after protests overnight.

Egyptian security forces and members of the convoy had thrown stones at each other when tempers frayed over the
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la2

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:46 AM
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Well this is strange, although I admit George Galloway has a reputation in this country, I cant really believe that Cairo would have much knowledge of that.

Egypt is a major power amongst the Arab Leagie Of Nations, and has always strived to get a better deal for Gaza, however they are also the only regional power to have diplomatic relations with the Israeli's.

Is this a move made by Cairo on its own, or has Jerusalm made this happen, it all just seems very strange.

Any further comment would be greatly appreciated.

af.reuters.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Galloway was the leader of the group trying to break the gaza blockade with 198 trucks, leading to hamas fighting with Egyptian troops and causing the death of an Egyptian soldier yesterday. Egypt are well within their right to deport Galloway - he's a nuisance that needs to stay out of other country's affairs. He's used by the Iranian regime as a failed attempt to gain legitimacy in the west and to smuggle weapons and rockets into Gaza. I'm sure he knows that but he's not bothered as long as he gets paid for it.

[edit on 8-1-2010 by john124]



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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Say what you will about George Galloway, but he's one of the few politicians who actually recognizes the atrocities taking place in Gaza, and he's one of the still fewer who is actually doing something about it.

He's a gruff, arrogant straight-shooter, and the world would be a much better place if there were more people like him in office.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by drwizardphd
Say what you will about George Galloway, but he's one of the few politicians who actually recognizes the atrocities taking place in Gaza, and he's one of the still fewer who is actually doing something about it.

He's a gruff, arrogant straight-shooter, and the world would be a much better place if there were more people like him in office.


Is this the same George Galloway who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother where he was seen dancing in a leotard and imitating a cat drinking milk?



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by LiveForever8

Is this the same George Galloway who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother where he was seen dancing in a leotard and imitating a cat drinking milk?


I don't know as I've never seen that show.

I also don't see how or why it would matter.


This is the George Galloway the article and I are referring to:








The man calls it like it is, doesn't dodge punches, and doesn't hide behind politician double-speak.

To people who actually care about what's happening to the citizens of Gaza, he's a hero who is somehow immune to the west's general ignorance of that crisis.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:59 AM
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Well he's achieved 2 things:

1. getting the aid convoy mentioned on msm
2. getting himself mentioned on msm

well done that man



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by LiveForever8

Originally posted by drwizardphd
Say what you will about George Galloway, but he's one of the few politicians who actually recognizes the atrocities taking place in Gaza, and he's one of the still fewer who is actually doing something about it.

He's a gruff, arrogant straight-shooter, and the world would be a much better place if there were more people like him in office.


Is this the same George Galloway who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother where he was seen dancing in a leotard and imitating a cat drinking milk?


you should listen to his radio show on friday and saturday nights on Talksport. i think you'd like what he has to say.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by bigyin
Well he's achieved 2 things:

1. getting the aid convoy mentioned on msm
2. getting himself mentioned on msm

well done that man


You forgot to mentaion the delivery of aid to thousands of Palestinians .

What have you done to support anything you believe in, to go so far as to get arrested for it?

You may not like the guy, but you should have respect for his efforts.


la2

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 11:14 AM
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I think he is a figure who is villianised by the UK establishment because he speaks his mind, we do need more like it, and i'll be very surprised if this story goes away anytime soon.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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He's hated and Vilified by the MSM and politicians over here.... but he's actually a pretty clued up guy.
He's bold and brash and not particularly conventional.... but he goes against the system and actually tries to make changes and make people see things from a different perspective.

And yes... the talk show (on talksport) he does is very good.
I'm not a regular listener but have listened on many occasions and he certainly doesn't pull any punches.


Good on him.

[edit on 8/1/10 by blupblup]



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 11:34 AM
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George Galloway has three faults, he fears no one or no government, he cares for others and he is not afraid to put himself on stage or in danger to support his claims or actions. Viva George Galloway...a man of actions.

Please evidence your claims against him?...if you cant you better be carefull because George has sued for less and won.



respects



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr

Originally posted by bigyin
Well he's achieved 2 things:

1. getting the aid convoy mentioned on msm
2. getting himself mentioned on msm

well done that man


You forgot to mentaion the delivery of aid to thousands of Palestinians .

What have you done to support anything you believe in, to go so far as to get arrested for it?

You may not like the guy, but you should have respect for his efforts.


I think you have picked me up wrong. I like George Galloway.

I don't like msm not mentioning his aid convoy, but now they have no choice but to mention it. and getting George on TV screens is no mean feat either, cos they dont like him, in case he says something inconvenient.

btw I actually considered joining the convoy, but being realistic I knew I couldn't do it.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by bigyin

Originally posted by woodwardjnr

Originally posted by bigyin
Well he's achieved 2 things:

1. getting the aid convoy mentioned on msm
2. getting himself mentioned on msm

well done that man


You forgot to mentaion the delivery of aid to thousands of Palestinians .

What have you done to support anything you believe in, to go so far as to get arrested for it?

You may not like the guy, but you should have respect for his efforts.


I think you have picked me up wrong. I like George Galloway.

I don't like msm not mentioning his aid convoy, but now they have no choice but to mention it. and getting George on TV screens is no mean feat either, cos they dont like him, in case he says something inconvenient.

btw I actually considered joining the convoy, but being realistic I knew I couldn't do it.


sorry mate , must have misinterperated



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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I love galloway, he is a bit arrogant but more often than not he is absolutely correct in his views and honest about them. Two things that probably annoy politicans and the media the most. I loved the debate(think it's on youtube) where he destroys Christopher Hitchens and his pathetic war mongering attitude. One negative thing i think is that Galloway doesn't use his fame and debating skills to address other pressing issues in the world that need attention but rarely get it. He really despises the anglo-american tag team that has caused so much destruction all over the globe which is another plus for me.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by LiveForever8
Is this the same George Galloway who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother where he was seen dancing in a leotard and imitating a cat drinking milk?


Yeah, because the politicians in tuxedos that are constantly setting up higher taxes for us and holding lavish election parties to promote a polarizing agenda to keep the masses separated are a lot more respectful.

That same old tired argument, it's ridiculous but extremely predictable. Every time there will ever be a mention of George Galloway on ATS, there will be someone who pipes up with the cat drinking milk episode.


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Good for George Galloway for taking action instead of just sitting behind a desk in Parliament or Congress arguing over health bills and how to further rape the people they represent. Good for George Galloway for doing something he believes in, even if he risks the ridicule/attacks of those that would rather support TPTB.


We need more like him and less of the others. I'd rather a heavy-set man in a leopard print leotard purring like a kitten that stands up for what he believes in than a demon in a suit telling me how they're going to screw me today.

[edit on 1/8/10 by niteboy82]



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by la2
Well this is strange, although I admit George Galloway has a reputation in this country, I cant really believe that Cairo would have much knowledge of that.


Our dedicated PM Steve wouldn't let him into Canada, either...and if I recall, there's a lawsuit afoot over that. I'd have Galloway over Steve as PM in a heartbeat.



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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I'm once the fence about George Galloway. I find Viva Palestina very admirable, and it's great that there is a politician willing to stand up for what he feels is right as opposing to toe the corporate line. Of course, there is the little incident of him receiving money from the Oil-for-Food debacle, and his statements about fully supporting what the Soviet Union did.

What is in store now for the Viva Palestina convoy? According to the BBC Galloway had left Egypt but returned when he learned that several convoy members who were still in Gaza were slated to be arrested by Egyptian authorities, a development which interests me greatly. Seems like it's been pretty active over there, according to their website the convoy faced "riot police and water cannons" several days ago. Now with their leader deported from Egypt and arrest warrants issued against them, what does the future hold for the convoy?



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr

Originally posted by LiveForever8

Originally posted by drwizardphd
Say what you will about George Galloway, but he's one of the few politicians who actually recognizes the atrocities taking place in Gaza, and he's one of the still fewer who is actually doing something about it.

He's a gruff, arrogant straight-shooter, and the world would be a much better place if there were more people like him in office.


Is this the same George Galloway who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother where he was seen dancing in a leotard and imitating a cat drinking milk?


you should listen to his radio show on friday and saturday nights on Talksport. i think you'd like what he has to say.


Spot on that man. GG's discussions on Talksport are a joy to behold at times as some heats shoots down every callers he challenges he firmly beliefs. After the departure of James Whale, GG is my main reason for listening to the channel.



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