Den som hørte George Galloway forsvare seg i Kongressen, lot kanskje tvilen komme ham til gode. Men hør hva han sier når han er på besøk hos sine venner i Syria. Her frir han til den verste martyr-aggressive retorikken, som ikke er fri for seksuelle hentydninger (den seksuelle komponenten ser ut til å være til stede i martyriet, både i bondingen mellom unge menn og i fantasiene om de 72 jomfruene, men blir nesten aldri utdypet og analysert). Her går det på fremmedes voldtekt av stammens døtre. Dette minner nesten om AH som snakker om hvordan jøder lurer på ariske jenter.
«……Two of your beautiful daughters are in the hands of foreigners – Jerusalem and Baghdad. The foreigners are doing to your daughters as they will. The daughters are crying for help, and the Arab world is silent. And some of them are collaborating with the rape of these two beautiful Arab daughters. Why? Because they are too weak and too corrupt to do anything about it. So this is what Sykes-Picot will do to the Arabs. Are you ready to have another hundred years like the hundred years you just had?»
Galloway på syrisk TV lørdag 31. juli.
The Sykes-Picot Agreement of May 16, 1916 was a secret understanding between the governments of Britain and France defining their respective spheres of post-World War I influence and control in the Middle East and re2_kommentars much of the common border between Syria and Iraq.
The agreement was negotiated in November 1915 by the French diplomat Georges-Picot and British Mark Sykes. Picot was far more experienced and managed to get much more than he was expecting for France.
Britain was allocated control of areas roughly comprising Jordan, Iraq and a small area around Haifa. France was allocated control of South-eastern Turkey, Northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. The controlling powers were left free to decide on state boundaries within these areas.