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Anti-Zionist British MP George Galloway Caught Lying During House of Commons Debate (VIDEO)

August 30, 2013 10:38 am 55 comments

British MP George Galloway, who is known for his anti-Israel views. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

During a debate on whether to take action in Syria Thursday, in the UK’s House of Commons, MP George Galloway denied that he said Israel supplied al-Qaeda with chemical weapons used to kill scores of Syrian civilians in an attack near Damascus last week.

When challenged on the matter by Conservative MP Matthew Offord, Galloway replied, “I said no such thing.”

Unfortunately for Galloway, a well circulated video of his comments about Israel show his claim in parliament to be false.

Filmed during his weekly show on Iran’s Press TV, the video shows Galloway agreeing that chemical weapons had in fact been used Syria, but claiming that Syrian rebels had been responsible for the attack . He then specified that in his opinion al-Qaeda was the main culprit and that Israel gave the terror organization the chemical weapons.

The United States announced Friday it was planning to release a report that proved the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians near Damascus last week.

Watch the video of Galloway being confronted below:


  • Thanks for the reminder, I better have another go at flushing that big jobby away again lol, = \
    is there nothing this man won’t do to cling on to any form of political career .

  • We through our own distortions and the media, have all been led down the garden path. We perceive our realities, by the surrounding influences, if those are skewed, then our perception of those same realities, are skewed?
    A case in point, stand up and tell me, all that you see and all that you hear, is true?
    Propaganda, and social conditioning, is a tool, and it has been used to great effect. The problem lies in us, someone says, or tells you something and it is now, up to your mind too analyse and investigate the veracity of the words or statement, but do we? Do we? Not in most cases, we make assumptions based on the pre-formative skewing of our minds. A friend of mine, alas, not a good one, could persuade you that what you saw, what you knew to be absolutely true, was a lie. He was so good at this, no one could ever catch him out. Many the time I wanted too punch him on the nose, solely because he was so frustrating, there was never much point, in pointing out the wicked and bad things he did, because he could make you doubt the truth of what you knew.
    Now the technique he used, is the same, that is used against us, the global populations of the world, regardless of nation or nationality. It is the old he said – you said technique. Goebbels, used this very effectively, remember, Germany, pre-war was never cut off from outside media sources, both written and electronic ( radio ) yet, the masses were in the main, it could never be total, persuaded that the Nazi line, was in the best interest of the nation and Germany?
    How many of you right now, are convinced that if you were a German in those times, you would know that you are, one, being lied to and second, end up, wantonly murdering all and everyone, that you were told too? Do you think the average German, who has a family and chilkdren, is different to you, whether you are Jewish, black, Chinese, or American?

  • George Galloway can not be an anti-Semite as he likes Palestinians. Palestinians are Semites. In fact as DNA research has now proven. Palestinians are Jews who converted to Islam or Christianity hundreds of years ago. DNA research (conducted in Israel) also shows that Jews are in fact Arabs. So you Zionists are killing your brothers. That’s a fact. I have listed to GG many times and he has never said a word of hatred or animosity towards Jews. He has always made it clear that his problems are with the actions of the State of Israel which violates the teachings of the Torah.

  • Isn’t he the buffoon that used to appear on the Iranian propaganda tv?, the one that has been taken off the air in most countries including Australia?. Never liked that PIG. He reminds me of my neighbour’s dog, most of his life going round in circles trying to catch his tail. Well another one that will go down in infamy together with Lord HO HO, or whatever name he had.

  • he isnt lieing. he just said it differently

  • Soon enough he will be begging to swap out England’s Muslims for Jews. Give it another 12 years when England Muslims are the majority. The most popular baby name chosen for the last 5 years in England is Muhammed.

  • Galloway may have lied but it’s nothing compared to the whoppers told by the pro war criminals this week.

  • The French have a major stake in Syria through Total its oil company who are in partnership with the Syrian state owned oil company which now only accounts for 3.4% of their GDP, Syria has massive untapped natural gas reserves which if exploited would change their economy dramatically. Get Assad, a socialist but a little like the mad man in North Korea, out of the way and the US and France could exploit this – problem is Russia wants to do the same and already has the contracts.
    For those who are not bored reading this by now – by 2015/16 Syria will become a net oil importer – its power stations are inefficient oil guzzling, greenhouse gas producing monstrosities. Replace them with gas fired installations and Syria become a oil and excess gas exporter. That’s what this is all about not some fictitious moral high ground over chemical weapons.

  • The MP challenged George saying he said that Israel had given chemicals to Assad. Now clearly George was right to say he said no such thing because he said he believed Israel had given it to the rebels.

    • No, the MP challenged George saying that he said “Israel supplied the chemicals for the attacks in Syria”. He did not specify to which side George said the chemicals were given. So, did George say he believed the chemicals used in the attack in Syria came from Israel? Yes he did.

    • But he didn’t say what evidence he had for his belief. As a professional politician, he knew full well many people would believe him without question.

      Galloway is a left-wing idealogue, a liar and a hypocrite, every bit as bad as the establishment politicians he so loathes.

  • But isn’t he married to a Palestinian?????

  • Gg married a Moslem extremist. His hatred of Jews has been clear for ages. Why debate whether he lied or not? He is a nazi

  • He said it was his “theory” that Israel gave Nusra the chemical weapons. How about talking about Israel’s use of chemical weapons (the white phosphorus bombs used in Gaza) or the non-treaty status when Israel obviously has nuclear weapons. Let’s talk about these things.

    • If Israel does have nuclear weapons, their intention would not to destroy the world. Can you say that about any other Middle East nuclear power?

    • You’re trying to tie two items together that don’t mix. He’s a anti semite by omission. To bring Israel into it with Arab propaganda and assumptions without fact is in fact, foolish. Goodnight!

    • Let’s not…let’s talk truth…let’s talk about a tiny country surrounded by huge countries each one of which seeks to destroy this one tiny country. Let’s talk about that tiny country not being allowed to protect herself and having rockets and missiles lobbed at her citizens north and south…or are you a true anti semite for whom the truth is always a lie!

      • Kevin Charles Herbert

        The tiny country is illegally possessing another’s lands…or don’t you know that?

        Israel will not exist in 10 years,as US support ebbs.

        The apartheid, ethnic cleansing Zionists had their chance to make peace, and they didn’t.

    • It is hairsplitting to say that he said “theory”. Once said, it is taken t be the truth by those who want o believe that Israel is hte source of all evil in the world. It looks like P Bowman is one of those people.

    • Sure, Paul. Let’s talk about those things.

      There is no international law either requiring a nation to not have nuclear weapons or requiring any nation to sign the NPT.

      Nations that do choose to sign the NPT may withdraw from the NPT at any time.

      Nations that sign the NPT and do not withdraw are entitled to receive foreign expertise to build nuclear reactors for peaceful purposes.

      Israel does not request foreign expertise for building nuclear reactors.

      In 1973, Israel needed to “unsheathe” its nuclear missiles in order to convince Nixon and Kissinger that it actually really did need resupplies to avoid the “choice” between being annihilated or launching. Thanks to this, Israel was not annihilated. Do you want Israel to be annihilated? Sounds like so, Paul.

      By the way, if you think Israel’s nukes are a threat, you should learn a thing or two about the incompetent manner in which US and Russian nukes are owned and operated. You would never sleep easily again.

    • Paul, let’s also talk about white phosphorous. The use of white phosphorous in warfare is legal:

      1) to illuminate targets
      2) as a smokescreen to hide movements
      3) as an incendiary against military targets, if not in close proximity to civilians

      Here are the comments from a U.S. military officer regarding the U.S. use of white phosphorous in Fallujua, Iraq:

      On November 30, 2005, General Peter Pace stated that white phosphorus munitions were a “legitimate tool of the military” used to illuminate targets and create smokescreens, saying “It is not a chemical weapon. It is an incendiary. And it is well within the law of war to use those weapons as they’re being used, for marking and for screening” (Wikipedia)

      In the case of Gaza, upper estimates of the number of Gazans injured from white phosphorous are ten or fewer. No deaths from white phosphorous were reported. This did not represent a purposeful use of chemical weapons against civilians with the intent to cause mass injury or death. It was most likely one accidental use in the course of hundreds of legitimate uses that worked as planned without injury in the course of night battles.

    • No, let’s not. Let’s not divert attention away from the Butcher Basar’s war crimes by making asinine claims that Israel is using chemical weapons (phosphorous being approved by every major military in the world, including yours) instead of focusing on the very real Sarin attack on 1300 civilians, which killed hundreds. Sorry but this is NOT about the Palestinians but about the Syrians. Take you Pallywood soapbox someplace else.

    • Paul Bowman is making an even bigger idiot of himself than did his idol, George Galloway. How sick can you be to claim that this is only Galloway’s theory. The man is a liar, a racist and an anti-semite with impeccable credentials. Amazing how anti-Semites always want to change the subject when they don’t have an answer. Since when has Israel used weapons of mass destruction as have the Syrians against their own civilian population? When will you wake up and face the facts? Your Arab spring has backfired into the most horrific Islamic winter.

      • Kevin Charles Herbert

        There’s no such thing as anti-semitism…it’s called racism.

        The fact that one ethnic group believes that racism against it is worse than any other racism, is both intellectually & morally repugnant.

    • The U.S. Army monitored the IDF use of white phosphorus rounds. Each round is recorded in the firing units’ fire-log.

      The USA independent assessments agreed with the actual IDF usage approximately 98% of the time. Far fewer rounds were fired than was reported by various observers including the media. That is because smoke was often mistaken for phosphorus.

      We could find no case of burns and/or inhalation of white phosphorus fumes. One case of a misdirected around was detected. It was a UN warehouse that was hit and burned to the ground. On that strike there were no casualties.

      We informed Bt”selem of the actual field investigation results. However, apparently there’s still some that prefer anonymous, irresponsible accusations to independent, confirmed information.

      The High Court of Justice recommended that the Israel Defense Forces suspend use of white phosphorus munitions pending further review of the material’s side effects and potential harm. The court also urged the military to explore other, safer operational alternatives
      The ruling was rendered as part of a court hearing on a petition by leftist nongovernmental organization Yesh Gvul (“there is a limit”), demanding that the IDF be made to stop using white phosphorus munitions due to their harmful effects on the population. White phosphorus is used to create smoke screens during urban warfare operations.
      The petition was filed following the IDF’s use of white phosphorus munitions in 2008’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza Strip, which was harshly criticized in the 2009 U.N.-commissioned Goldstone Report on the campaign, as well as in a 2012 Human Rights Watch report on the issue.
      In a brief filed with the High Court by the state, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz urged the court not to intervene in the military’s tactical decisions, adding that the IDF’s use of white phosphorus was in line with the laws of war. The brief further informed the court that the IDF was already in the process of limiting its use of such munitions.

      “As the state has declared that the use of white phosphorus munitions as part of urban warfare has been limited, with the exception of specific cases … As things stand, we see no reason to debate the matter further,” the court said.

      • Kevin Charles Herbert

        John Train: a sea of words does not trump reality. They are meaningless without direct evidence.

        The US armed forces are the world’s leading terrorists having slaughtered more than 5 million civilians globally since 1960. A further 6 million civilians have been murdered by US sanctions.

        Go to Dr Gideon Polya’s website & check out the facts.

    • Brian Goldfarb

      Let’s also talk about how Israel has never actually threatened to use its (neither confirmed nor denied) nuclear weapons during its wars with surrounding enemies.

      Now remind me, which Moslem leader of which near-nuclear state was it who said that his country’s weapons, when developed, would be used to wipe Israel off the map? Ah, yes, the peace-loving, holocaust-denying, antisemitic Mahmoud Ahmanedinejad of Iran.

      And let’s also talk about Gorgeous George Galloway’s unstinting praise for Saddam Hussein, fascist murderer of his people; or his support for Bashir Assad, ditto of Syria; or his continuing to take money from Press TV, mouthpiece for the clerico-fascist regime of Iran, and the place where Galloway made his assertions. Note that he is not accused of saying he had proof of his allegations. But he does deny that he made the on-the-record statements.

      Looks like Galloway might be the one with issues relating to reality.

      Or would Paul Bowman prefer to smear Israel to facing the truth and debating it?

    • Israel has had a nuclear arsenal for decades and has never used it. Iran and other Arab countries state publicly that Israel must be destroyed, wiped of the map. If a country that borders where you live makes a statement that your country must be wiped off the map and then attempts to manufacture a nuclear bomb, what would your reaction be? would you stand by while they manufacture this weapon or would you try to prevent it?

      • Kevin Charles Herbert

        Twyne: where does Iran make that claim?

        Put up or stop recirculating Israeli/US propaganda.

        Even the New York Times has admitted that it’s not true.

        Come on…where’s your reference?

        • You asked about the famous ´wiped off the map´ quote made by Iran. This is one possible translation of the following text, which was reproduced by the New York Times (as you can find by copying and pasting it with the name of the publication):

          Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Our dear Imam (referring to Ayatollah Khomeini) said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine. Is it possible to create a new front in the heart of an old front. This would be a defeat and whoever accepts the legitimacy of this regime has in fact, signed the defeat of the Islamic world. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful stain from the Islamic world.

    • Use of phosporus is nog irregular. So you just use this because it was to difficult to hide your Israël (or jew) hate.

  • How does he get re-elected? Anti-Semitism lives and breathes through vermin such as Galloway. Nazis do not have to tell the truth.

    • Yuval Ben Amnon

      How about talking about the fact that the best place in the middle east to be an Arab is Israel. How about talking about the fact that the UK press have elevated ignoring the thousands of Arabs being massacred by their leaders into the level of art, whilst giving front page coverage to Palestinians detained for 3 hours in a roadblock (that was put there to prevent suicide bombers from entering Israel in the first place). and last but not least: How about admitting that your so called “Anti Israelism” is simply the good ol’ Jew hating, blood libel producing, conspiracy seeking Antisemitism?

      Have you considered what would have happened if BDS activist Roger Waters had drawn the Islam symbol on that inflated black rubber pig instead of the star of David? The streets of London would have been turned into a bloody hell. So perhaps you’re not so much of an Antisemite, but rather a plain coward?

  • You don’t get it. It’s not a lie if everyone wants to believe it. England has a very long history of antisemitism, instituting blood libels, pogroms, & excessive taxation almost a millenium ago, long before even the Church implemented their malodorous inquisition. Galloway has always been a true friend of British tradition. That makes lying just part of his game. The fact that he is reelected suggests that he has substantial popular support for his antisemitic rants.

    • Ricado, there is a saying and it goes something like this: It is better to remain slilent and be thought a fool then to open your mouth and remove all doubt. That is good advice to you!

    • Yes, of course Galloway is a liar. He plays to the gallery to get the support of those who want to believe the lies he utters – those who voted him in to office, perhaps. And if you watched the short video, isn’t he like all the old time murderous demagogues (Hitler & Musslolini spring to mind)who lied all the way to their ultimate destruction? The same technique and the same lies about Jews.

    • Corin Keiler-Lloyd

      Galloway is elected from a predominantly Muslim constituency thanks to Labour policies. He does not represent UK opinion.

      The Inquisition was in Spain and not the UK. We hated it as much as anyone. Pogroms were Russian. Nobody is guiltless where the Jews are concerned but we gave them a home under Cromwell.

      It wasn’t until the Lawrence of Arabia made promises to the Arabs that things changed for the worse.

  • Martin Bookspan

    That shameless bigot should be: 1) Forced to resign his post in the British Parliament, and 2) Forever condemned as a danger to society and shunned by the entire population.

  • some people speak from their mouths and other from other orifices….

  • nordin gunnar

    GG said that his theory was that Israel gave the wepons to al quaida.
    Ergo: he didn´t lie

    • Rubbish! If you believe that, you are as bad as he is. A liar and threat to freedom.

    • Brian Goldfarb

      But he denies saying that he said anything: whether the weasel word “theory” is in there or not.

      That’s the lie. And that’s what GGG (Gorgeous George Galloway) does constantly.

    • Yes he did lie. The MP challenged George saying that he said “Israel supplied the chemicals for the attacks in Syria”. He did not specify to which side George said the chemicals were given. So, did George say he believed the chemicals used in the attack in Syria came from Israel? Yes he did. But he denied saying this.

  • That is crazy. How can anyone vote for that MP?!

  • He is an idiot. Shame in him!

  • maureen gavin

    Liar Liar your pants are on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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