Monday, May 23, 2005

Wrong on Galloway, wrong on the causes of Galloway.

An anonymous commentor says:
Erm, bad call on the Galloway business, no?
Well, I don't think so....

And here comes the science bit.

According to the Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, the appeal's chairman, Jordanian businessman Fawaz Zureikat, was involved in the oil-for-food programme "to the tune of many, many millions of pounds".

He said: "Some businessmen involved in trading with Iraq put all the profits in their own pocket, other businessmen put some of the profits into other campaigns around the world that were fighting to lift the embargo.

"Fawaz Zureikat, who was the chairman of the Mariam Appeal, was a big businessman doing business in Iraq.

"That is, buying and selling things in Iraq under the oil-for-food programme."

He admits the charge substantive. This was never about whether Galloway was crooked, and was skimming off the money - although he tried to make it appear like that. This was about the fact that it does seem that Galloway was receiving monies from the Iraqi government, via Zureikat in order to fund his political activity.,

That is, his platform is built on a bourgeoisie provided scaffold. We know that Galloway has in the past funded RESPECT to the tune of £11K (including use of one of his businesses), we know that much of his anti-sanctions work was performed using Mariam Appeal funds.

Do the Maths.


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