2006-08-08 Rant in support of Lebanon

A friend just sent me a YouTube link to a video showing a SkyNews interview with George Galloway.

Funny to see in the YouTube sidebar that about four other people have uploaded the same video.

As Wikipedia:George Galloway notes, he is “a British politician noted for his socialist views and rhetorical style.” Right on. There’s also his official homepage.

I also remember his speech in the US senate I wrote about so long ago (2005-05-22 USA): “Now I know that standards have slipped in the last few years in Washington, but for a lawyer you are remarkably cavalier with any idea of justice. I am here today but last week you already found me guilty. You traduced my name around the world without ever having asked me a single question, without ever having contacted me, without ever written to me or telephoned me, without any attempt to contact me whatsoever. And you call that justice.” [1]

I was looking for the video online. There’s an excerpt on YouTube, and apparently you can watch it on the Information Clearing House, but it requires real-audio.

Anyway. The discussion also reminds me of the HumanRightsWatch press release IDF Fails to Explain Qana Bombing: “The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) inquiry into the July 30 killing of at least 28 civilians in Qana is incomplete and legally misguided, and contradicts eyewitness testimony, Human Rights Watch said today. The findings underline the need for an independent international inquiry into what took place.”



And what a rant it is. I don’t think I have seen anyone blast mainstream media while on air like this. I actually googled for the guy’s speeches after seeing this.

NoufalIbrahim 2006-08-08 10:13 UTC

[1] The guy’s on a roll. :)

NoufalIbrahim 2006-08-08 11:40 UTC

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