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The ever delightful George Galloway

Found this over at the online version of the Socialist Worker:

"That’s why I have no hesitation in saying that Hizbollah is not and has never been a terrorist organisation. It is the legitimate national resistance movement of Lebanon. What the US cannot forgive is the fact that Hizbollah succeeded in driving Israel out of Lebanon in 2000 after an 18 year occupation, liberating all but the Shebaa Farms area....I side with the resistance to that injustice. Hizbollah is leading that resistance. I do not hesitate to say, and Blair and his law officers may take note, that I glorify that resistance. I glorify the Hizbollah national resistance movement, and I glorify the leader of Hizbollah, Sheikh Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah".

Where to begin? I doubt that the Maronites and Druze are particularly keen on the idea of being 'liberated' by the Hizbollah that they might then know the delights of a Shi'ite theocracy. Hizbollah did not drive out the IDF, the IDF left undefeated. As to the Shebaa Farms sector, claims and counter claims, and issues of de jure control are just a little more complicated than he makes out. Meanwhile I expect his Palestinian wife is delighted that Hizbollah rockets are kiling Israeli arabs. Or maybe they are expendable.

This, however, pales into comparative insignificance compared to this comment of his: "I think the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life". Hmm. I don't think anyone can seriously dispute that if a citizen of the USSR, Galloway might have got to know the horrors of Vorkuta or Kolyma "the pole of cold and cruelty" as Solzhenitsyn dubbed it, at first hand.

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Blogger Chris Palmer said... 6:02 pm

How did George Galloway ever manage to get elected? I'm beginning to think that Oona King's smug self-centred approach was better... well, it's getting close anyway.

This man has no sense and the Lib Dems have just recently allied themselves with him - see here.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:12 pm

I think it had a lot to do with his being male and making lots of anti-Iraq noises.

With any luck Labour will put up a Bengali Muslim next time and we'll be shot of him.

That EDM is a shocker - good spot.  

Anonymous Verity said... 8:11 pm

George Galloway is s-o-o-o-o yesterday. Who cares what he has to say?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:16 pm

Verity has a point - perhaps we should just ignore him.  

Anonymous rigger mortice said... 11:17 pm

one word four letters begins with ....

can't believe he's blagged it as far and for as long as he has  

Anonymous Verity said... 1:10 am

rigger mortice - Totally agree. Why? He has never had anything to offer. He saluted the soon-to-be-executed Saddam for his courage, or something, got a million pound bung from him, and then didn't have the sense to close down his show and shut up.

He has nothing to say, but he keeps turning up in new outfits and new hairdos at rallies of total ennui.

He should have vanished with his money by now.  

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