During a heated parliamentary debate on Thursday, Respect Bradford West MP George Galloway delivered a fiery speech against a motion by Prime Minister David Cameron to authorize a military action against Syria.
The British lawmaker cited a Daily Telegraph report indicating that a definite majority of people in the UK are opposed to the country’s involvement in a potential war on the Arab country.
Galloway further argued that there is “no compelling” evidence that the Syrian government has launched a chemical attack in the fight against the foreign-backed Takfiri groups.
“To launch a chemical weapons attack in Damascus on the very day that a United Nations chemical weapons inspection team arrives in Damascus must be a new definition of madness,” Galloway said.
The lawmaker also pointed to the crimes committed by the armed groups in Syria and said, “The reason for the unease [in public] is that people can see the character of the Syrian opposition. They have seen the videos.”
Since the outbreak of the deadly unrest in Syria in 2011, several video clips have been released showing the grisly crimes perpetrated by the US-backed terrorists against innocent civilians in the war-torn country.
London has done “its utmost” to supply the extremists with weapons and money over the past two years, said Galloway, adding, “It’s been the government’s policy to bring about the defeat of the regime in Damascus and the victory of the kind of people responsible for these crimes.”
Galloway also criticized the UK government for seeking to strike Syria without the UN approval, stressing, “Russia and China say no to war, so do I and most people in this country.”
The war rhetoric against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused President Bashar al-Assad’s government of having launched a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus last week.
The Syrian government, however, denied the allegations as baseless and announced that the chemical attack had actually been carried out by the militants themselves as a false flag operation.