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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Question: Why you should always read The Big Pharaoh?

Answer: Because The Big Pharaoh offers analysis that often turns out to be true.

In May 18, 2005, I said the following:

George Galloway made a huge show during the senate panel hearing yesterday. Galloway’s performance and attempts to steer away from the topic did very little to eliminate the very foul odor I am smelling coming from this man. I believe the key in this whole case is the Jordanian businessman Fawaz Zureikat who donated about $600,000 to Galloway’s Iraq charity.

Now, let us look at the case from a different angle. George Galloway admitted that Zureikat had “extensive business with Iraq (i.e Saddam)” and that he might have “signed an oil contract”. “It is not my business” Galloway then added. Well, sir, it is your business. $600,000 is a huge sum given that it is coming from a citizen of a country that is poorer than Egypt and into a charity of a controversial British MP! Why didn’t Galloway ask his generous donor about the source of his money given the type of regime that Saddam lead (which Galloway said he opposed)?

Looking at Galloway and his relations with Saddam’s regime won’t do any
good, the key here is Fawaz Zureikat.

The Times wrote 2 days ago:

GEORGE GALLOWAY faces possible criminal charges after a US Senate
investigation tracked $150,000 (£85,000) in Iraqi oil money to his wife’s bank
account in Jordan.

The report says the Jordanian middleman Fawaz Zureikat, a
close friend of Mr Galloway and his representative in Baghdad, funnelled
$150,000 from Iraqi oil sales to Mr Galloway’s wife and at least $446,000 to the
Mariam Appeal. On the same day Mr Zureikat also paid $15,666 to Ron McKay, Mr
Galloway’s spokesman. Mr McKay could not be contacted for comment last

Another individual, known as “oil trader 2”, told the investigators that he
learnt in summer 2000 that the Iraqi Government had granted an allocation of oil
to someone represented by Mr Zureikat. Oil trader 2 said: “At that time I knew
that the individual that Zureikat represented was a British official named
George Galloway.”

He added: “Officials of the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organisation
confirmed to me that Mr Zureikat represented Mr Galloway in the sale of
Galloway’s allocations of Iraqi crude oil.”



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