Via Free Iraqi come these images of a toppled Hafiz Al Asad statue in Lebanon.
As the SWP’s house band once sang:
Kick over the statues
And the tyrants die
Wave bye bye with a hammer
To their heroes
The first act of freedom
All over the world
Is to topple the statues
Kick the bosses over
And let’s not forget what that man with his finger on the pulse of the Middle East said only last December:
Commenting on the row within Lebanon over UN Security Council Resolution 1559 [demanding Syria withdraw its forces from Lebanon] and the country’s relationship with Syria, Galloway said: “I see 1559 as an attack on Syria and Lebanon.”
Galloway added that he “cheered” last week’s pro-Syrian demonstration in Beirut, insisting that Arab unity was required in order to “resist” Israel.
He said: “I’m no friend of the Syrian regime, but Syrian troops in Lebanon maintain stability and protect the country from Israel. Lebanon is an Arab country with a border with the Zionist state and that is a very dangerous place.”