Monday, October 24, 2005
That Farging Bastij Galloway
- British MP and Saddam/Iraqi Insurgent cheerleader George Galloway PERSONALLY SOLICITED and was granted oil allocations from the government of the Saddam regime.
- The Hussein regime granted him and the Mariam Appeal (an organization he set up to help Iraqis suffering from sanctions, ho ho ho!) eight allocations totaling 23 MILLION barrels from 1999-2003.
- Galloway's wife, Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad, received approximately $150,000 from those oil allocations.
- The Mariam Appeal received at LEAST $446,000 from those oil allocations.
- The Hussein regime received kick-backs from the sale of the allocation of $1,642,000 in connection with the oil allocations granted to Galloway and the Mariam Appeal.
He lied about all that to the US Senate subcommittee investigating the Oil-For-Food program.
Who is George Galloway?
He came to prominence in the 80s as the General Secretary of the charity War On Want. He dramatically increased its income during his tenure there. He also faced certain questions about his expenses account: £21,000 in one year for luxury hotels whenever he left the country. He was asked about one particular conference he went to in Greece. This was his answer:
I traveled to and spent lots of time with people in Greece, many of whom were women, some of whom were known carnally to me. I actually had sexual intercourse with some of the people in Greece.
He was finally expulsed from the Labour Party for the following reasons:
1) Inciting British soldiers to revolt:
"...the best thing British troops can do is to refuse to obey illegal orders."
2) Calling for Arab countries to join in the defense of the Saddam regime against his own country:
"Iraq is fighting for all the Arabs. Where are the Arab armies?"
3) And calling for an oil embargo against his own country:
"... even if it is not realistic to ask a non-Iraqi army to come to defend Iraq, we see Arab regimes pumping oil for the countries who are attacking it."
So he helped form and ran under a new party: RESPECT The Unity Coalition. whose main component was the communist Socialist Workers Party. He retained his seat in Parliement by some 800 votes.
Christopher Hitchens has provided a bang-up primer on the Oil-For-Food program/scandal here.
He has also provided a wonderful resource to some of Galloway's most emblematic quotes in this article entitled "Galloway In His Own Words". It contains such gems as:
"Just as Stalin industrialized the Soviet Union, so on a different scale Saddam plotted Iraqis own Great Leap Forward. He managed to keep his country together until 1991. Indeed, he is likely to have been the leader in history who came closest to creating a truly Iraqi national identity, and he developed Iraq and the living, health, social and education standards of his own people."
From a speech he made in Baghdad in 1994:
"Your Excellency, Mr President [Saddam Hussein]. I greet you in the name of the many thousands of people in Britain who stood against the tide and opposed the war and aggression against Iraq and continue to oppose the war by economic means which is [sic] aimed to strangle the life out of the great people of Iraq... I greet you too, in the name of the Palestinian people... I thought the President would appreciate to know that even today, three years after the war, I still meet families who are calling their newborn sons Saddam. I salute your courage, your strength your indefatigability. And if I want you to know that we are with you until victory, until victory, until Jerusalem!"
On the London bombings:
"If it is a question of quantum, there is far more blood on the hands of George Bush and Tony Blair than there is on the hands of the murderers who killed those people in London.."
On Syria's involvement in the assassination of Hariri (not to mention the other Lebanese citizens on the street that day):
"Syria is about to be subject of a great deal of international pressure because I am sure of the report on the killing of Hariri went very negative for Syria and this will go for the Security Council. The Security Council will be asked, I am sure, by the US and France to take action. What action? I don't know. This is the reason for the timing of my visit because in advance of this new pressure on Syria, I want to help rally people to the side of Syria, to defend Syria."
In an interview with Prison Planet he implied that the holocaust was staged by Zionists to scare the Jews into Palestine:
"Suddenly Jewish people who had been the victims of Christian persecution suddenly saw their Synagogues being blown up, their countries being attacked and all kinds of provocations being staged so packed their bags and moved to occupied Palestine, then to be called Israel."
This is not a looney legend unique to Galloway. TRP, recently reviewed a Syrian Made-For-TV movie that dramatized the Rothschilds planning the holocaust, WWI, and the "assassination" of a Russian Tzar all as part of their plan for Jewish world domination .
The Constitution Passed with NO FRAUD
Also the vote is in, and the Constitution has been approved by 78% of Iraqis. The UN has confirmed that the tally is accurate.
The Salahuddin province (of Saddam's hometown, Tikrit) rejected the constitution by 81.5%.
Anbar (the western province on the border with Syria) rejected the constitution by 96%.
The Ninevah province (of the town Mosul) rejected the constitution by 55%. But 66% was required for it to veto the referendum.
In the Baghdad province? It passed by 77%; almost equal to the nationwide percentage.
Who shall we thank for this landslide victory in the Baghdad, which (judging by sects, ethnicities, and general secularism) should have been much closer? In my opinion, we can thank Zarqawi and Saddam's orphans for all their hard work this year campaigning for Iraq to move forward regardless.
The 2nd Millennium Celebration
Of course it is hard to find a news article mentioning the approval of the constitution that doesn't have an even more extensive report on the 2000th [the crowd roars] US soldier to die within the borders of Iraq.
As Jeffrey anticipated the macabre celebration has begun. The phony peaceniks are putting on their pointy party hats. It's been like New Years Eve watching them count down the deaths to this moment.
Maybe you are and maybe you aren't aware that this wasn't the 2000th COMBAT death. We'll have wait for almost 600 more American heroes to die before that (oh! the anticipation!). But just as the unrealists clump the deaths of insurgents, victims of crime,and unintended civilian casualties together and then double it to get The Number of Iraqis Killed by the Illegal US Invasion, how the US soldiers died (by terrorists, car accident, or cancer) is really quite irrelevant. In fact, nothing could be less relevant to them than why the soldiers are in Iraq (i.e. their goals and accomplishments).
Oh, by the way, in the spirit of coffin-watching that is so popular during this holiday, here are the pictures (courtesy of Stephania) of 7,500 Kurds that Saddam executed and buried in mass graves in the desert between Iraq and Saudi Arabia: