Too bad it’s in Syria.
The ridiculous thing about the Syrian civil war is that it calls on Western useful idiots and collaborators to choose sides between the Sunni Axis of Evil and the Shiite Axis of Evil.
George Galloway was committed to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party, presumably because of its Socialism. He transferred that allegiance to Assad’s Syrian Baath Party. But his RESPECT Party is tied up with Sunni Islamists who do support the Syrian Sunni rebels. Galloway however still supports the Assad regime and its Shiite axis. A Shiite axis that appears to have shrunk down to Iran, with even Maliki in Iraq slinking away from his support for Assad.
Galloway has also been playing a part-time Muslim and seems to have mastered some of the rhetoric. And he keeps trying to shift the topic to Israel and American imperialism because that’s where he’s comfortable. But he’s still stuck having to side against Sunni Islamists and that will cost him at home. The argument boils down to a silly debate over who is feeding the Palestinians.
George Galloway: Whether they have their own project or not, there is food in the bellies of the Palestinian people, [coming] from Iran. How much came from Qatar, from Saudi Arabia, and these other traitor countries, who collaborated with Israel to starve the Palestinian people?
As a matter of fact, Saudi Arabia has probably donated more to the Palestinian Authority than Iran. But the bulk of the food comes from Israel and the United States. If feeding Palestinian Arabs is the true test of Islamic revolutionary legitimacy, then America and Israel are the vanguards of the Muslim world and deserve Georgie’s loyalty.
Finally Galloway begins his confused rationalization for supporting Saddam and now Assad.
I am not with the Syrian regime. I am against their enemies, because their enemies are worse than them. I was not with Saddam Hussein, but I was against his enemies, because his enemies were worse than him.
Sure Georgie, sure. The money had nothing to do with it.