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May 26, 2006

Galloway Says Murder of Tony Blair Would Be Justified

Let us not forget this one of Galloway............

Galloway says murder of Blair would be 'justified'

The Respect MP George Galloway has said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to murder Tony Blair.

In an interview with GQ magazine, the reporter asked him: "Would the assassination of, say, Tony Blair by a suicide bomber - if there were no other casualties - be justified as revenge for the war on Iraq?"

Mr Galloway replied: "Yes, it would be morally justified. I am not calling for it - but if it happened it would be of a wholly different moral order to the events of 7/7. It would be entirely logical and explicable. And morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq - as Blair did."
The Labour MP Stephen Pound, a persistent critic of Mr Galloway during previous controversies, told The Sun that the Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in east London was "disgraceful and truly twisted".
He said: "These comments take my breath away. Every time you think he can't sink any lower he goes and stuns you again. It's reprehensible to say it would be justified for a suicide bomber to assassinate anyone."

Mr Galloway yesterday made a surprise appearance on Cuban television with the Caribbean island's Communist dictator, Fidel Castro - whom he defended as a "lion" in a political world populated by "monkeys".

Mr Galloway shocked panellists on a live television discussion show in Havana by emerging on set mid-transmission to offer passionate support for Castro. The Cuban president, in his customary military fatigues, looked on approvingly as the British MP said Mr Castro was a symbol of dignity. Looking approvingly into each others' eyes, the pair embraced.

Looks like a sequel to "Brokeback Mountain" in the making.

Wild Thing's comment......
Galloway is utterly reprehensible, completely despicable. George Galloway should be taken to the Tower of London and "shortened".

Posted by Wild Thing at May 26, 2006 12:17 AM


Oh Lord - that's disgusting!

Posted by: beth at May 26, 2006 12:56 AM

"Looks like a sequel to "Brokeback Mountain" in the making."

..sheesh,that was just wrong...O-;}

Posted by: Rob_NC at May 26, 2006 01:19 AM

Beth it sure is, that Galloway is a very sick man. Castro is not better, no wonder they are friends. yuk!

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2006 02:18 AM

Rob what Galloway said could be considered a threat. I wonder if anything will be done about it.

I agree it sure is wrong!

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2006 02:19 AM

He gets my vote for dumbass of the week... only problem is there are so many others to choose. :-)
Hillarious picture by the way, ist that from his BB episode?

Posted by: RobC at May 26, 2006 04:32 AM

He made the mistake of thinking that morality can be considered rationally and quantified. Ive tried to to that often - ive been at it constantly for years. So far all I have concluded is that morality doesn't make any sense at all, and the most powerful princible of all is 'Becuase it feels right.'

Posted by: Suricou Raven at May 26, 2006 08:12 AM

(I have managed to show that it is immoral for me not to kill my cats though, as the estimated moral value of the birds they will kill during the rest of their lives is greater than the cats themselves.)

Posted by: Suricou Raven at May 26, 2006 08:13 AM

..very seriously doubt speech and all..buuuut one never knows..mmmmm

Posted by: Rob_NC at May 26, 2006 09:20 AM

*If* it's the case that Blair knowingly sent thousands to die for nothing (and all the evidence appears to show exactly that), then surely he needs to pay some sort of penalty for his mass murder?

I'd never advocate suicide bombing, of course -- I'd suggest a trial by a jury of his peers leaving to a life sentence, the same thing I advocate for Bush's similar but greater crime.

Posted by: t at May 26, 2006 10:51 AM


If you remove transcendence from moral questions what you have left is utilitarianism or subjectivism. No wonder you've been noodling the question all your life. In fact, you can't even work your way to a single approach.

Your first post contradicts your second post, where in point (1) you say that all morality is existential or subjective, and in point (2) you say that morality is equivalent, maximum or minimum benefit, which is objective. It can't be both, unless you wish to remain in a state of continuous confusion.

No offense, Suricou, but all your posts seem to drift here and there. There's no anchor unless its cynicism. And that ain't a philosophy, it's a state of mind.

As for Galloway, he's just a useless piece of garbage, not exactly without parallel in history. He's a pervert, an exhibitionist and a sado-masochist. Without a personal tyrant to beat and defile them, they find them in politics. Trouble is, today The Left can't distinguish between a slimebag and a proponent of their views, so they end up with both.

Posted by: Rhod at May 26, 2006 10:58 AM

(i)Trouble is, today The Left can't distinguish between a slimebag and a proponent of their views, so they end up with both.(/i)

Kind of like the right? Or did you guys decide to use Malcolm X as your inspiration? You know "By any means necessary"

Posted by: moonbat at May 26, 2006 12:06 PM


If you want to play with the big kids, you have to pick something to fight about and the stay around to fight. Your, aggressively stupid, comment about Malcom X in the context of a discussion about Galloway proves only one thing:

You think of yourself as an intellectual, and being so you can afford to be mysterious and unclear. The "any means necessary" comment by Malcolm X has nothing remotely to do with this thread...but a pinhead like you can't resist the opportunity to show off. Beat it.

Posted by: Rhod at May 26, 2006 12:46 PM

but a pinhead like you can't resist the opportunity to show off. Beat it.

Show off? Most third graders know Malcolm X said that(at least in my neck of the woods). It was intended to be taken literally and stand alone. That it was a Malcolm X quote was beside the point I simply gave "credit" before one of you did.
More on point "by any means necessary" has been the unspoken wright wing battle cry for many years.
Oh and big kids? Wow thanks for pointing that out. Do you even understand what Mr Galloway said? Or are you uncomfortable with the guilty should pay rather than the innocent?

Posted by: moonbat at May 26, 2006 01:57 PM


What the hell are you talking about? "...the unspoken wright wing battle cry"? Even third graders know that battle cries are not "unspoken". This might be the public school writing swill that earned you an "A" in Creative Writing, but it doesn't pass for thinking, Moonbat. What a joke.

And the spelling of the word "wright", for "right", is a completely stupid creative instrument more on the level of some eraserhead posturing Lib Arts freshmen than an honest third grader. Then again, maybe that's your public school thinking at work, too.

But I'm pleased to know that your knowledge is consistent with the third-graders in your neighborhood and you number Malcolm X among your heroes. It shows, but more to the point, your cheap moral vanity has cancelled the value of your third-grade accomplishments AND any the value of any discussion about Malcolm X.

Note to Moonbat. Quotation marks for "credit"? Why? To add weight to your idle commentary? I've searched in vain, Moonbat, and the introduction of Malcolm X seems to have originated entirely within your lefty cranium, as well as the notable quote from Malcolm. Maybe you can flesh this out a little when you enter pass your fourth grade entrance exam.

Continuing with your questions. Yes, I understand what Galloway said, and it clearly aligns with the kind of moral lunacy you seem to admire. Even allowing for the slight literal possibility that moral equivalence can be deduced from Galloway's remarks, a featherbrain like you wouldn't be up to the discussion.

It's sleepy time in third grade, Moonbat. Unfurl you rag run and take your nap.

Posted by: Rhod at May 26, 2006 06:38 PM

PS to Little Moonbat:

Discomfort induced by guilt is something you'll never understand. Posing in your literary cassock and swinging your incense ball while defending Galloway, the friend to murderers, is a kind of piety that only a lefty could want.

Posted by: Rhod at May 26, 2006 06:45 PM

Say George, you ever play leapfrog???

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at May 29, 2006 07:11 PM

Hi Tincan Sailor....hahaha

Good to see you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 29, 2006 08:42 PM