George Galloway Openly Solicits Blair's Murder

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George Galloway Openly Solicits Blair's Murder

Post by Corlyss_D » Sat May 27, 2006 8:11 pm

Galloway: Bombing Blair 'justified'

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Friday May 26, 2006 12:38 PM

George Galloway has said the assassination of Tony Blair would be "morally justified" given his support for the war in Iraq.

The anti-war Respect MP said a suicide bomb attack on the Prime Minister would be "morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq as Blair did".

The controversial left-winger added that he was not calling for such an attack and that he would tip off the authorities if he knew of one. But his remarks provoked a furious response, with one Labour MP calling him "disgraceful" and "twisted".

In an interview with GQ magazine, Mr Galloway was asked whether the assassination of Mr Blair by a suicide bomber would be justified, if there were no other casualties.

He replied: "Yes, it would be morally justified. I am not calling for it, but if it happened I believe it would be of a wholly different moral order to the events of 7/7. It would be entirely logical and explicable. And morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq as Blair did."

Asked by interviewer Piers Morgan, a former editor of the Daily Mirror, whether he would alert the authorities to an attempt on the Prime Minister's life, Mr Galloway said he would.

He added: "Such an operation would be counter-productive because it would just generate a new wave of anti-Arab sentiment whipped up by the press. It would lead to new draconian anti-terror laws, and would probably strengthen the resolve of the British and American services in Iraq rather than weaken it. So, yes, I would inform the authorities."

Mr Galloway, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in east London since he ousted sitting Labour MP Oona King in last year's general election on a strongly anti-war ticket, said he would rather see the Prime Minister brought to trial for war crimes.

He said: "The people who prosecuted an illegal, murderous war on Iraq could hardly complain if someone sought to strike them back. My problem would be that it's very likely that innocent civilians would die if such an attack was mounted.

"I would much prefer to see those who prosecuted the war brought to trial at the Hague and charged with war crimes."

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'Bomb Blair' remarks defended

Press Association
Friday May 26, 2006 7:38 PM

George Galloway said he stood by comments in a magazine interview in which he said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to assassinate Tony Blair.

The Respect MP sparked fury by telling GQ that murdering the Prime Minister would be "morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq as Blair did".

Labour's Stephen Pound denounced the anti-war MP as "disgraceful" and "twisted", while Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell said that his comments amounted to providing encouragement to a crime.

Mr Galloway insisted that he was not calling on anyone to kill Mr Blair and said he would inform the authorities if he learnt of a plot to attack him, as it would be massively damaging to the anti-war movement.

But in an interview on Friday evening, he made clear he was not backing down on his remarks.

"I fully stand by it," he told BBC Radio 4's PM. "If you think about it for five minutes, you will realise it is ineluctably logical.

"Mr Blair has murdered more than 100,000 people in Iraq and the Iraqi people are an occupied people, illegally invaded. They have the moral and legal right to resist that occupation.

"Why would that right be restricted to the poor, bloody infantry that Mr Blair sent into the streets of Iraq?

"If the Iraqis have the right, as they do under international law and under any moral philosophy, to resist foreign invaders of their country (then) that must include the man who is giving the orders."

Speaking from Cuba, where he earlier this week shared a TV stage with President Fidel Castro, Mr Galloway compared his argument to Cherie Blair's comment in 2002 that some young Palestinians felt they had no hope but to blow themselves up.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/stor ... 30,00.html

So how long before the Parliament throws this guy out? I can't wait to see him frog marched to jail after the British prosecutors finish with him for accepting bribes from Saddam.
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Post by Ralph » Sat May 27, 2006 11:26 pm

He's quite an accomplished idiot.
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Post by Lark Ascending » Mon May 29, 2006 2:08 pm

No-one in Britain takes this "gentleman" at all seriously since his infamous appearance on Celebrity Big Brother (he pretended to be a cat licking cream from actress Rula Lenska's hands).
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Post by Corlyss_D » Mon May 29, 2006 2:22 pm

Lark Ascending wrote:No-one in Britain takes this "gentleman" at all seriously since his infamous appearance on Celebrity Big Brother (he pretended to be a cat licking cream from actress Rula Lenska's hands).
They took him seriously before? He's a goddam crackpot and crook. One's tolerance for the bizarre has been exceeded in Galloway.
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Post by Lark Ascending » Mon May 29, 2006 3:45 pm

Unfortunately it is often the case that such people are surrounded by a crowd of toadies and sycophants that hang on their every word. I recall his election as an MP when he was carried through the streets of his constituency on the shoulders of his, ahem, adoring followers.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Mon May 29, 2006 4:21 pm

Lark Ascending wrote:I recall his election as an MP when he was carried through the streets of his constituency on the shoulders of his, ahem, adoring followers.
Please tell me this wasn't the Glaswegians who did this risible thing. Please tell me it was the motley crew of Islamofascists in his current Londonistan district.
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Post by Lark Ascending » Tue May 30, 2006 2:01 pm

It was after last year's British General Election so yes, it was indeed his devoted east London constituents (not so devoted after his "decadent" antics in the Big Brother house though :lol: )
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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue May 30, 2006 2:48 pm

Lark Ascending wrote: yes, it was indeed his devoted east London constituents (not so devoted after his "decadent" antics in the Big Brother house though :lol: )
You mean they do have some standards? :shock: 8) :lol:
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