Say this for George Galloway: every time you think he cannot sink any lower he finds new ways to surprise you. His latest contribution to Press TV, Iran’s propaganda station, speaks for itself. Parody is pointless.

Given his history and his paymasters, we would expect him to defend the Assad regime in Syria. Even so, under-estimating his ability to sniff out the true villains is never sensible. Here’s his “analysis” of the use of chemical weapons in Syria:

“If there’s been any use of nerve gas it’s the rebels that used it.

[...] If there has been a use of chemical weapons it was al-Qaeda who used chemical weapons. Who gave al-Qaeda chemical weapons? Here’s my theory: Israel gave them the chemical weapons so that they would use them so that they would bring the international community into the final destruction of Syria.

But it’s not going to happen, the west is not going to be able to destroy Syria. The Syrian people have resisted. The tide has turned. And now it is the Americans who are looking for negotiations and asking President Putin to get them off the hook their own foolishness has put them on in the first place.”

Perhaps in a better world the people of Bradford West might resign their right to elect a member of parliament at the next election. A kind of penance for past sins, if you like.

Tags: Bashar al-Assad, bigotry, Bradford, chemical weapons, George Galloway, Iran, Israel, Jews, Shame, Syria, Syrian Civil War, UK politics