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04-23-03, 06:19 AM
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Saddam's little helper ...

04-23-03, 06:24 AM

This is scary.

The documents: contacts, money, oil and the need for anonymity
(Filed: 22/04/2003)

Letter from Iraqi intelligence chief, 3 January 2000
Letter from Tariq Aziz, 5 February 2000

The following documents were found in the Iraqi foreign ministry by David Blair of The Daily Telegraph. The first, from the head of the intelligence service to Saddam Hussein, contains what it says are details of George Galloway MP's financial dealings with the regime and his contacts with Iraqi agents. The second, written a month later by the then foreign minister Tariq Aziz, circulates Mr Galloway's "work programme" for 2000. The "programme" was not among the documents found.

In the Name of Allah the Compassionate and Merciful

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Republic of Iraq
President's Office
Iraqi Intelligence Service

Confidential and Personal

Letter no. 140/4/5


To: The President's Office - Secretariat

Subject: Mariam Campaign

1. We have been informed by our Jordanian friend Mr Fawaz Abdullah Zureikat (full information about him attached appendix no. 1), who is an envoy of Mr George Galloway because he participated with him in all the Mariam Campaign's activities in Jordan and Iraq, the following:

(a) The mentioned campaign has achieved its goals on different levels, Arabic, international and local, but it is clear that by conducting this campaign and everything involved in it, he puts his future as a British member of parliament in a circle surrounded by many question marks and doubts. As much as he gained many supporters and friends, he made many enemies at the same time.

(b) His projects and future plans for the benefit of the country need financial support to become a motive for him to do more work. And because of the sensitivity of getting money directly from Iraq, it is necessary to grant him oil contracts and special and exception commercial opportunities to provide him with a financial income under commercial cover without being connected to him directly.

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To implement this Mr Galloway gave him an authorisation (attached) in which he pointed out that his only representative on all matters related to the Mariam Campaign and any other matters related to him is Mr Fawaz Abdullah Zureikat, and the two partners have agreed that financial and commercial matters should be done by the last [Zureikat] and his company in co-operation with Mr Galloway's wife, Dr Amina Abu Zaid, with emphasis that the name of Mr Galloway or his wife should not be mentioned later.

2. On 26/12/1999 the friend Fawaz arranged a meeting between one of our officers and Mr Galloway in which he expressed his willingness to ensure confidentiality in his financial and commercial relations with the country and reassure his personal security. The most important things Mr Galloway explained were:

(a) He stressed that Mr Fawaz Zureikat is his only representative in all matters concerning the Mariam Campaign and to take care of his future projects for the benefit of Iraq and the commercial contracts with Iraqi companies for the benefit of these projects.

But he did not refer to the commercial side of the authorisation he granted to Mr Fawaz for reasons concerning his personal security and political future and not to give an opportunity to enemies of Iraq to obstruct the future projects he intended to carry out.

(b) He is planning to arrange visits for Iraqi sports and arts delegations to Britain and to start broadcasting programmes for the benefit of Iraq and to locate Iraq On Line for the benefit of Iraq on the internet and mobilise British personalities to support the Iraqi position.

That needs great financial support because the financial support given by [a named Arab sheikh] is limited and volatile because it depends on his personal temper and the economic and political changes. Therefore he needs continuous financial support from Iraq.

He obtained through Mr Tariq Aziz three million barrels of oil every six months, according to the oil-for-food programme. His share would be only between 10 and 15 cents per barrel. He also obtained a limited number of food contracts with the Ministry of Trade. The percentage of its profits does not go above one per cent.

He suggested to us the following: First, increase his share of oil. Second, grant him exceptional commercial and contractual facilities, according to the conditions and suitable qualities for the concerned Iraqi sides, with the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Industry and the Electricity Commission.

(c) Mr Galloway entered into partnership with [a named Iraqi oil trader] (available information in appendix 2) to sign for his specific oil contracts in accordance with his representative Fawaz, benefiting from the great experience of the first in oil trading and his passion for Iraq and financial contribution to campaigns that were organised in Britain for the benefit of the country, in addition to his recommendation by Mr Mudhafar al-Amin, the head of the Iraqi Interests Section in London.

3. We showed him we are ready to give help and support to him to finish all his future projects for the benefit of the country and we will work with our resources to achieve this. But we should not be isolated from Mr Tariq Aziz supervising the project in its different aspects. We are going to make arrangements with him to unite the positions and co-operate to make the work succeed.

4. In accordance with what we have said, we suggest the following:

(a) Agreement on his suggestion explained in article 2 b.

(b) Arranging with Tariq Aziz about implementing these suggestions and taking care of the projects and Mr Galloway's other activities.

Please tell me what actions should be taken.

With regards,

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Chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service


Confidential and personal

In the Name of Allah the Compassionate and Merciful

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister's Office

Letter no. 1/9/197

5 February 2000

Confidential and urgent

To: Mr Health Minister, Mr Information and Culture Minister, Mr Transport and Communications Minister, Mr the Head of the Friendship, Peace and Solidarity Organisation

Subject: Work programme

We send you attached a translation of the work programme for the year 2000 which was submitted by Member of Parliament George Galloway and cleared by the President's office in its letter C/16/1/3562 on 31 January 2000.

Please read it and adopt suitable procedures to implement its phases under discussion according to your specialisations.

With high regards,

Tariq Aziz

Deputy Prime Minister
Acting Foreign Minister

February 2000

Copies should be sent to: Mr Chief of Intelligence Service with a copy of the programme to be read please. With high regards. Mr Deputy Prime Minister's office with a copy of the programme. The First Political Unit to take care of please.

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Galloway 'was in Saddam's pay'

04-23-03, 06:32 AM

THE world has produced some evil, twisted men throughout history. Saddam Hussein is one of them.

Treacherous Labour MP George Galloway is another.

The so-called Honourable Member for Glasgow Kelvin emerged last night as the paid mouthpiece for one of the most despicable regimes of torture and mass murder in modern times.

Papers found in the Iraqi capital — but never expected to see the light of day — prove Galloway was an employee of Saddam’s sadistic state machine.

In return for a gigantic £375,000-a-year, stolen from the impoverished Iraqi people, this traitor toured the world’s media proclaiming the Butcher of Baghdad a kind and decent human being.

Hero ... Galloway in front of Saddam portrait

As an honoured guest, he visited Saddam last year in his bomb-proof shelter far below the surface of the Iraqi desert.

Along with offers of Quality Street chocolates, laid on to prove his love of all things British, Galloway swallowed Saddam’s claim to be the equal of wartime hero Winston Churchill.

Yet when British troops went into battle to remove this despot from power, Galloway despicably urged the Arab world to rise up and kill them.

There have long been questions over the way a nonentity backbencher like Galloway could afford his lavish lifestyle of fast cars and fast women.

His constant travel, always first class, could never be funded by an MP’s pay or from proceeds of his litigious pursuit of so-called defamation claims.

Branded ... Sun front page

Galloway is a silver-tongued bully who has always been surrounded by a cloud of suspicion over his shifty activities, his manipulation of other people’s cash and his readiness to punch anyone he could not sue.

He left a slippery trail of scandal wherever he went, from the finances of the once mighty charity War on Want to the funding of his local constituency Labour Party.

Once, while quizzed too closely for comfort on his dodgy dealings, he amazed journalists by admitting extra-marital “carnal” relations to put them off the money trail.

A congenital liar, his favourite defence trick was total denial. If that failed, he would claim he had been misquoted.

So when he was overheard publicly praising Saddam Hussein’s leadership in standing up to the West, he claimed he was talking about the Iraqi people.

A vicious anti-Israeli ranter, he boasted that he sometimes dreamed he was part of an army wading ashore waving a Kalashnikov and driving the Jewish nation into the sea.

When this remark became known, he claimed he had been quoted out of context.

But nothing could distort the clear message he delivered in his interview last year with Saddam Hussein for a national Sunday newspaper.

The stomach-churning article made no reference to the callous acts of dismemberment and routine execution carried out under Saddam’s personal orders.

At no point did Galloway ask the tyrant about the torture chambers in the dungeons of Saddam’s palaces.

Or the systematic slaughter, rape and pillaging by his two psychotic sons, Uday and Qusay.

Instead, he remarked about the shy, gentle way Saddam greeted him, eyes downcast in his desert bunker.

“There, in a corner of the room, glancing shyly downwards briefly as I strode towards him, was the most demonised man on the planet,” he wrote.

“He has a gentle handshake and is surprisingly diffident.”

Galloway remarks on the way nervous servants were sweating despite the air-conditioning.

But he fails to point out they would have been in perpetual fear for their lives.

Tony Blair will be delighted that there is now hard evidence that Galloway was complicit with Saddam’s regime.

Asked about the troublemaker’s call for Arabs to rise up against British troops, the PM told The Sun last week: “His comments were wrong and disgraceful.”

The Prime Minister insisted he would not be party to any move which made Galloway a martyr.

But he made it clear he expected the Labour Party’s national executive committee to take action to expel him.

With the evidence now available, surely it must be time to call in the police.