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Americans losing in Iraq and Lebanon is on brink of civil war

Posted in the database on Monday, August 01st, 2005 @ 19:47:54 MST (983 views)
by George Galloway    Information Clearing House  

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British MP (member of parliament) George Galloway told Al Bawaba on Wednesday that the Americans are losing the war in Iraq as he also warned that the forerunners of a civil war are peeking in on Lebanon.

He also called on the Lebanese opposition not to transform Lebanon into “a knife in Syria’s back". Galloway also criticized British Premier Tony Blair vehemently for denying the connection between his country’s participation in the invasion of Iraq and the London explosions.

Galloway, who arrived in Amman on a leg of his Middle East tour, said “the Americans are losing the war,” pointing out that the losses they incurred in Iraq since the invasion in April 2003 are approaching the size of their losses during the same period of time during the Vietnam war.

Galloway said that the American army’s announcement yesterday of the death of four of their soldiers in an explosion west of Baghdad brought the total number of deaths to nearly two thousand. Additionally, about ten times that number has been wounded - 10 percent of whom are permanently amputated and/or disabled.

Galloway, who heads the British opposition party “Respect”, said it was unlikely that the US-led foreign forces would withdraw from Iraq in 2005, as indicated by information that purportedly leaked from the British and US Ministries of Defense.

Galloway said he did not believe they would withdraw in 2006, and that the aim of this "misinformation" is somewhat of an enduring practice aimed at procrastination and diverting the attention from the demands for withdrawal.

"The United States ties its withdrawal from Iraq to the building an Iraqi armed forces capable of maintaining their own security in the country."

This, Galloway believes, is unachievable and, accordingly, "the foreign forces will not leave in the coming years."

The British MP who is known for his fierce opposition to the war, expected further deterioration in the security situation in Iraq in the absence of a definite timetable for the withdrawal of foreign forces that is being demanded by the resistance.

“I believe that the resistance will grow stronger and stronger, and the occupiers will pay dearly”, he said referring to foreign forces in Iraq. He added that the situation in Iraq is extremely dangerous. “No one can predict if the occupiers will leave on their own accord, or if the resistance has come closer to achieving its goal (of driving the occupying forces out).”

Iraqi invasion and the London explosions

Galloway blasted the British Prime Minister for denying the connection between his country’s invasion of Iraq and the London Underground explosions on 7 July that killed 56 people.

According to Galloway, the result of a poll published by the Times on Wednesday showed that 65% of Britons believe there is a connection between their country’s participation in the invasion of Iraq and the explosions…but Blair has emphatically denied such a relation.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Blair renewed his condemnation of any explosions in Palestine, Iraq, London, Egypt, Turkey or the United States. However, Galloway derided Blair’s insistence that such a relationship existed, and said “even the blind could see the connection.”

“Even the ordinary person on the street can see the absurdity in saying that there is no connection between the Muslim’s anger and the explosions in London’s underground and buses following the UK’s participation in two wars against two Muslim countries in which more than 50,000 people were killed…this is unreasonable”. “The two occupations (of Iraq and Afghanistan) must end. If you want to continue with it, you must admit the relation between the two events,” he added.

Galloway also strongly condemned the explosions which he considered “unjustifiable”. He described what took place in London as mass murder of innocent civilians. “I