Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Galloway: Saniora Gov't Responsible for Violence


"British MP George Galloway defended on Wednesday Hezbollah's Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah in an interview with a Jordanian newspaper, holding Lebanon's unconstitutional government responsible of violence in the country.

Galloway, who's renowned for opposing the war on Iraq and defending the rights of the Palestinians, said in an interview with Al-Ghad daily that "Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and Hezbollah are protecting Lebanon and its sovereignty" adding that "without them Lebanon would have been another country; an occupied one." "Some are propagating that Nasrallah is Iran's ally, I think they are misguiding the people on the truth that some Arab leaders are backing the US and imperialist powers", Galloway said.

"I see Hezbollah's secretary general as a unique pattern. He is truthful, and I believe that what happened in Lebanon came as a result of the government's decision to disarm Hezbollah without making consultations, what prompted them to protect themselves", he added.

The outspoken British MP continues by saying that "Hezbollah doesn't want to take control of Lebanon, although they can, but they know the Lebanese structure and diversity".
"I find odd how some Arab leaders are concerned about Iranian control of the region, especially after the Iranians helped US-UK occupation forces and facilitated their entrance into Iraq," Galloway said. "Arabs want to discuss Hezbollah's occupation of the Hamra street in Beirut, just because they are unable to discuss Israel's occupation of Palestine and the US occupation of Iraq.," he added.

Galloway concluded that there's no government in Lebanon. "The Government is the powerful body that is capable of controlling a certain domain, but unfortunately, Saniora's government is incapable of spreading its control on the street outside the government's headquarters."

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