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Galloway praises Syrian president
BBC News ^ | November 19 2005

Posted on 11/19/2005 5:10:37 PM PST by jmc1969

George Galloway has defended his praise of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, following a recent trip to the country.

The MP for Bethnal Green said the president was a "breath of fresh air" after decades of dictatorship.

Syria has been criticised for its human rights record and been accused of links to terrorism in recent years - which the country strenuously denies.

During his recent trip Mr Galloway hailed the Syrian president - whose regime has faced accusations over the assassination of Lebanese Premier Rafik Hariri - as the "last Arab leader".

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: galloway; georgegalloway; lordhawhaw; syria; williamjoyce

1 posted on 11/19/2005 5:10:38 PM PST by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

I thought this piece of limey crap was going to jump on the first plane he could to face his accusers in Congress regarding his role in the oil for food scandal?


2 posted on 11/19/2005 5:12:31 PM PST by Andrew_Kalionzes (Anti-Liberal)
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To: jmc1969

Galloway's a nut!


3 posted on 11/19/2005 5:15:02 PM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: jmc1969

I wonder if he asked for Saddam's WMD's?


4 posted on 11/19/2005 5:16:05 PM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: jmc1969

Hard times for "Gorgeous George" Bashar can't afford to pay like Saddam.


5 posted on 11/19/2005 5:16:14 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Andrew_Kalionzes

Hey George...Syria has very little oil.


6 posted on 11/19/2005 5:18:03 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee
Good evening.
"Hey George...Syria has very little oil."

Yeah, but they're not likely to extradite the traitorous crook.

Michael Frazier
7 posted on 11/19/2005 5:23:16 PM PST by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: Reagan Man

This guy deserves to be made a honorary Democrat.
He has all the credentials.


8 posted on 11/19/2005 5:23:26 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches, hard to get rid of.>)
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To: jmc1969

The lines between good and evil are really getting quite clearly defined.


9 posted on 11/19/2005 5:24:29 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: jmc1969

Now, THIS, is a traitor!


10 posted on 11/19/2005 5:24:38 PM PST by America's Resolve (I've become a 'single issue voter' for 06 and 08. My issue is illegal immigration!)
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To: jmc1969

Georgie needs to have an accident.


11 posted on 11/19/2005 5:27:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Reagan Man

Galloway is Britain's answer to our Cynthia Mckinnon


12 posted on 11/19/2005 5:32:58 PM PST by pgobrien (82d Abn Inf pings......)
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To: jmc1969

Last time Georgie endorsed a ME dictator that dictator ended up getting invaded and losing his whole country. Ferret boy should take notice.


13 posted on 11/19/2005 5:35:38 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: pgobrien
Or Cynthia Tucker. Check this out. LINK
14 posted on 11/19/2005 5:41:07 PM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: jmc1969

I have a dream--George Galloway,Cindy Sheehan,Michael Moore,and Barbra Streisand together forever on a desert island,forever.


15 posted on 11/19/2005 5:43:23 PM PST by Mears (The Killer Queen)
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To: pgobrien
It's telling that these outlandish and insulting bastards can carry on as they do -- in a civilized nation --- and not get killed on some dark street.....randomly of course...

Personally, I hope that changes soon... I WANT these assholes looking over their shoulder.....and THINKING before they speak attack us.

Semper Fi

16 posted on 11/19/2005 5:46:25 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: ncountylee; jmc1969

Galloway probably has a healthy amount of Saddam cash now, though, and I daresay the cost of living in Syria is probably pretty low.

I've done some research and Yahoo! finance doesn't even allow us to convert the US dollar to the Syrian pound. A typical CEO in Syria makes 10 million Syrian Pounds a year but I have no clue what that is except that it's probably a lot less than it seems.

(I figure ol' George wants to live like a CEO so using the CEO's salary is appropriate).

So I really can't tell how much Galloway might have already in Syrian pounds, but I have a feeling it's a lot, and with the aid of Syria's dictator he'll live just fine.

Or at least he could, if the dictator accepts him into the fold.

D


17 posted on 11/19/2005 5:47:31 PM PST by daviddennis (;)
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To: jmc1969
The MP for Bethnal Green said the president was a "breath of fresh air" after decades of dictatorship.

Put down the bong, George.

18 posted on 11/19/2005 5:48:18 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: jmc1969

Bashir should proudly hold his chin up high with such praise.

19 posted on 11/19/2005 5:48:23 PM PST by melt ( Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: jmc1969

Look what happened when he praised Saddam.


20 posted on 11/19/2005 5:50:18 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: jmc1969

Where's Pat Robertson when you need him?


21 posted on 11/19/2005 5:51:00 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: jmc1969
Galloway praises Syrian president

Wonder what that job pays...

22 posted on 11/19/2005 5:53:37 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Raoul's First Law of Journalism: BIAS = LAYOFFS)
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To: jmc1969

Sounds like there's a Clinton-Galloway Middle East Tag Team!


23 posted on 11/19/2005 6:00:00 PM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: jmc1969
... Mr Galloway hailed the Syrian president...as the "last Arab leader".

That'll play real well in Saudi Arabia, buttercup...

24 posted on 11/19/2005 6:00:40 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: jmc1969

Galloway is a pathetic, addled lunatic.


25 posted on 11/19/2005 7:57:35 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: jmc1969

You can see and hear his speech at memritv.org.

Scotland should be ashamed of its most famous living politician.


26 posted on 11/19/2005 7:58:25 PM PST by RBroadfoot
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To: jmc1969
I guess Assad's "contribution" check to Mr. Galloway cleared.
27 posted on 11/19/2005 10:23:16 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: melt

Bashir should proudly hold his chin up high with such praise.

What chin?

28 posted on 11/19/2005 10:25:20 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: jmc1969

Why isn't this odious little jerk in prison yet?


29 posted on 11/19/2005 10:30:34 PM PST by Busywhiskers ("...moral principle, the sine qua non of an orderly society." --Judge Edith H. Jones)
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To: Reaganesque

That's the 'chin'k in his armor, Mr. Reaganesque.


30 posted on 11/19/2005 10:41:02 PM PST by melt ( Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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