Galloway shamelessly plumps for Ahmedinijad


by Sunny
23rd June, 2009 at 3:00 am    

I can’t believe anyone sane could have any admiration left for Galloway after watching this video where he pretty much licks Iran’s Ahmedinijad up and down (sorry if I triggered your imagination there but there’s no other way to describe it, is there?). No mention of all the brutal killings. No discussion of why hundreds of thousands of people were angrily on the street.

George Galloway isn’t on the far-left any more; he has simply become a supporter of a brutal autocratic theocracy. There’s no ideological justification – he just wants more of that Iranian cream. Sick stuff. (via Stroppybird, who is actually on the socialist-left). The UK group Hands Off the People of Iran (HOPI), to which I’m a signatory, has some good coverage too. Galloway is on his own.

If anyone wants evidence the vote was rigged – it’s there.


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  4. asquith

    says if this fucking cunt was being oppressed himself, instead of the people he sneers at, we’d be better off. http://tinyurl.com/mlft7s




  1. Nav From Canada — on 23rd June, 2009 at 4:04 am  

    He is who we thought he was.

  2. stroppybird — on 23rd June, 2009 at 5:56 am  

    Sunny, thanks for publicising that.

    Can I just say I have never admired the man and got loads of flak from some for being critical on my blog of him during the campaign to keep Medhi Kazemi, a gay Iranian facing death if deported, in Britain.

    Some are still echoing his views im afraid.

  3. Denim Justice — on 23rd June, 2009 at 6:05 am  

    He is a bastard, and the people I feel sorry most for are his constituents. He should do his bloody job (the one where he’s an MP).

    Andrew Gilligan and Nick Ferrari are also on the payroll of Press TV.

    Galloway selling out like this isn’t a huge surprise or disappointment – it’s not like Iggy Pop selling car insurance, for example.

  4. stroppybird — on 23rd June, 2009 at 6:19 am  
  5. Chris Baldwin — on 23rd June, 2009 at 8:21 am  

    Please don’t act like George Galloway is relevant to anything, he’s always been a weirdo and no one on the serious left pays any attention to him. Bigging him up just plays into the hands of people like Harry’s Place, who are just as bad.

  6. cjcjc — on 23rd June, 2009 at 8:50 am  

    No-one sane admired him the first place…did they???

    Though I have to say (having met him when a friend of mine invited him to lunch) he is personally charming.

  7. asquith — on 23rd June, 2009 at 9:28 am  

    What a worthless cunt. He should be forced to undergo what the people he sneers at are suffering. I think we can all agree that Neda & friends are a lot more worthwhile than he’ll ever be!

    My blood fucking boils. Despite my use of obscenity, I’m actually quite hard to seriously anger, but this one’s managed it.

  8. Paul Moloney — on 23rd June, 2009 at 9:37 am  

    “Please don’t act like George Galloway is relevant to anything, he’s always been a weirdo and no one on the serious left pays any attention to him.”

    Oh right – he only happens to be leader of Respect, the vice-president of the Stop the War Coalition, an MP and supported by much of the hard-left including the likes of Ken Loach.

    “No one on the serious left pays any attention to him”? Do you expect anyone to believe that particular rewriting of history?

    P.

  9. Dave Rich — on 23rd June, 2009 at 9:59 am  

    “George Galloway isn’t on the far-left any more; he has simply become a supporter of a brutal autocratic theocracy.”

    Galloway has always been a supporter of strong-arm autocratic leaders. His political hero is Nasser; he supported Assad old and young; he supported the military coup in Pakistan; his relations with Saddam Hussein are well known; he now takes his paychecks from Iran. Plus of course he supported the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and opposed the break up of Yugoslavia into independent nations.

    His position on recent events in Iran is entirely consistent with his political record and anybody who is surprised by it simply hasn’t been paying attention.

  10. munir — on 23rd June, 2009 at 10:03 am  

    Galloway is the only MP in parliament who sticks up for Muslims here and abroad

    This is why Muslim haters hate him
    (Im not suggecting for a minute Sunny is a Muslim hater)

  11. munir — on 23rd June, 2009 at 10:08 am  

    asquith

    “What a worthless cunt. He should be forced to undergo what the people he sneers at are suffering”

    As should people who support what Israel does to the Palestinians

  12. Paul Moloney — on 23rd June, 2009 at 10:11 am  

    “Galloway is the only MP in parliament who sticks up for Muslims here and abroad”

    So the Iranians who are protesting against their government aren’t Muslims?

    P.

  13. munir — on 23rd June, 2009 at 10:25 am  

    Paul Moloney
    “So the Iranians who are protesting against their government aren’t Muslims?”

    They are but they are only supported because they are protesting against a Muslim governement (and one that isnt pro-America). If they were Muslims protesting against a non Muslim government say Kashmiri demonstrators shot by the Indian army the Muslim haters would ignore or condemn them since there goal isnt rights for Muslims- its demonisation of Muslims or having the whole world be pro-US/Israel

  14. Paul Moloney — on 23rd June, 2009 at 10:34 am  

    “(and one that isnt pro-America)”

    Mousavi is pro-American?

    I still can’t see the logic of supporting a dictatorial government because, somewhere in the world, Muslims are being oppressed by non-Muslims. There are plenty of countries where Christians are oppressed by Muslim governments but this doesn’t stop me, a lapsed Christian, from supporting Muslims.

    P.

  15. munir — on 23rd June, 2009 at 10:43 am  

    Paul moloney
    “I still can’t see the logic of supporting a dictatorial government because, somewhere in the world, Muslims are being oppressed by non-Muslims.”

    BTW I dont support Ahmedinajad – I support whoever properly won the election becoming leader be that him or Mousavi

    But its a fact that many speaking against Iran are doing so because of anti-Muslim animis or because of being zionists. Their motive for doing so is support for Israel not love of democracy. After all Iran is far democratic than “moderate” Muslim regimes like Saudi, Egypt and Jordan

  16. Leon — on 23rd June, 2009 at 10:47 am  

    What a fucking tool…

  17. dave bones — on 23rd June, 2009 at 10:58 am  

    That is hilarious cheers for posting.

  18. Faisal (The Spittoon) — on 23rd June, 2009 at 11:02 am  

    What a fucking tool…

    And Galloway isn’t much good either… ;-)

  19. munir — on 23rd June, 2009 at 12:13 pm  

    “George Galloway isn’t on the far-left any more; he has simply become a supporter of a brutal autocratic theocracy.
    …..The UK group Hands Off the People of Iran (HOPI), to which I’m a signatory, has some good coverage too. Galloway is on his own.”

    HOPI are largely made up of communists who of course the far left do support.
    http://www.hopoi.org/supporters.html

    You seemed to be implying that supporting a brutal autocratic THEOCRACRY is wrong but supporting a brutal autocratic communists dictatorship as HOPI do is OK.

  20. Paul Moloney — on 23rd June, 2009 at 12:40 pm  

    “HOPI are largely made up of communists who of course the far left do support.
    http://www.hopoi.org/supporters.html

    You do know that the George Galloway you profess to love says that the day the Soviet Union collapsed was the worst day of his life?

    P.

  21. Paul Moloney — on 23rd June, 2009 at 1:27 pm  

    Coincidentally, the domain owner of stopwar.co.uk has broken ranks with the likes of Galloway and added a banner to the site denounced StWC’s attitude to the Iranian protests:

    http://www.stopwar.org.uk/about.html

    P.

  22. Leon — on 23rd June, 2009 at 1:56 pm  

    And Galloway isn’t much good either…

    Haha! I didn’t mean Manure…

  23. Denim Justice — on 23rd June, 2009 at 2:05 pm  

    @21 That looks like a hack to me. As Sunny and others have pointed out, this is the worst possible time for any kind of intervention by foreign powers. What are Obama et al supposed to do? Issue statements ‘supporting’ the people of Iran against their government?

  24. Paul Moloney — on 23rd June, 2009 at 2:29 pm  

    “That looks like a hack to me.”

    If a hacker gained access to the site’s domain, why would they merely add a banner? Hackers are not known for subtlety.

    P.

  25. Rumbold — on 23rd June, 2009 at 2:48 pm  

    Munir:

    You are right. Galloway has always stood up for Muslims, putting personal profit aside to defend their interests in the Commons, where he sits.

    Oh wait:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2005/nov/05/uk.iraq

    So he didn’t even bother to turn up to vote against a measure like that? And you think he is your champion? Crikey. Poor Muslims.

  26. Faisal (The Spittoon) — on 23rd June, 2009 at 3:17 pm  

    Most Muslims are wise to Galloway. Most Islamists like Munir worship the ground he walks on.

  27. stroppybird — on 23rd June, 2009 at 5:22 pm  

    err

    “HOPI are largely made up of communists who of course the far left do support.
    http://www.hopoi.org/supporters.html”

    The list you link to has a mix of people, not all communists .It includesPlaid Cymru, Green Party, Labour Party, SNP and generally quite a mix of people.

  28. Shatterface — on 23rd June, 2009 at 7:34 pm  

    I hadn’t realised it was the Zionists behind my concern for Muslims living under theocratic oppression. Those boys get everywhere.

    As for Galloway, he really is a cockweasel.

  29. thabet — on 24th June, 2009 at 7:37 pm  

    Didn’t Galloway support the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?

  30. Sunny — on 24th June, 2009 at 9:33 pm  

    No idea what Galloway was supporting then.

  31. billericaydicky — on 26th June, 2009 at 10:07 am  

    It looks like Galloway is getting closer to the men with the money as he is speaking at the Bishopsgate Institute tonight on defending the bhurka along with Daud Abdullah, Anas Takriti and Abdurahman Jafar who are all very dodgy.

  32. kELvi — on 26th June, 2009 at 8:01 pm  

    While Munir is busy shilling for Galloway he may want to read this report from Praveen Swami The Hindu’s correspondent in Jammu & Kashmir. Zealots, bigots, and crooks are always selective about what they condemn. And an honest man like Gandhi will condemn violence and criticise the man who perpetrated while commending his commitment as did Gandhi in the case of Bhagat Singh.

    Early this month, Nigeena Awan was dragged out of her home at Kellar, Kashmir, beaten up and executed with an assault weapon from point blank range. Her father, Mohammad Sharif Awan, was ordered to bury his daughter without ceremony; the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, which carried out the execution, also warned neighbours against dignifying her death with last rites. Hours after Awan’s death on June 3, People’s Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti visited Shopian to stage a protest against the alleged rape and murder of two local women — one of them, like Awan, a high school student. She said nothing about Awan’s execution, though. Nor did Islamist cleric Tariq Ahmad, who has emerged as the key leader of the Shopian protests, say anything; nor, for that matter, did the local leadership of the National Conference. No one has called for the men who killed Awan to be found and prosecuted. No one even bothered to visit her family, even though the hamlet of Pahlipora at Kellar is just a 10-km drive from Shopian.

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