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Jul 26, 2011
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Former British MP George Galloway Accuses Israel of Al-Hariri's Assassination, Says: "NATO Is Worse than Al-Qadhafi"

#3057 | 03:19
Source: Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)

Following are excerpts from an interview with former British MP George Galloway, which aired on Al-Manar TV on July 26, 2011:

George Galloway: I support the government of Lebanon's rejection of the fake indictment [for the Al-Hariri assassination]. I know it is fake because we are now into the third incarnation of the identity of the criminals who killed the marrty Rafiq Al-Hariri. The first accusation was against Syria. The second accusation was against Hizbullah. Now all the hostility against the Syrian regime is coming back, and we are returning to accusations of the Syrian regime and of Hizubllah.

This inquiry looked everywhere, except the most obvious place – Israel. Israel was the only country with any interest and any benefit to gain from the assassination of the martyr Rafiq Al-Hariri. They are the ones who had the capability to do so, they are the ones who had the motive for doing so, and they are the ones who had the criminal record for doing so. How many hundreds of people has Israel killed in Lebanon? Assassination squads of people landing on the beach, and people planting bombs of one kind or another…

When this inquiry refused to lead in that direction, I knew it was a fake inquiry. This was a lynch mob, as they say in the Untied States – when people used to go looking for a black man to hang, when people used to go looking for a black man to hang, irrespective of who committed the crime. But this process and all these individuals are completely discredited.


Don't get me wrong – I have never been in my life, and I am not now, a supporter of Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi. I don't like or admire Al-Qadhafi at all, but NATO is worse than Al-Qadhafi. If the Libyan people allow an imperialist base to be created in their country, they will not just be going back to the days of the stooge king whose flag they are flying now in Benghazi, but they will be allowing a base for a conspiracy against the revolution in Egypt and Tunisia, and a reconfiguration of imperialist interests in the region.


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