British MP George Galloway slams the UK government’s approach towards al-Qaeda as hypocritical.
Speaking on Press TV’s weekly program Comment on Thursday, Galloway accused Britain of using measures of double standards on its stance on al-Qaeda.
“We’re supporting al-Qaeda in Syria, but bombing people in Mali because we say the rebels there are al-Qaeda. This is madness! This is a kind of insanity! Only a fool could believe this story surely,” Galloway said.
In addition, he said that the UK government tries to justify its bombings on militant groups in certain areas, while employing them to “cause carnage in different countries, mainly Syria or Libya before it.”
Meanwhile, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta visited British Prime Minister David Cameron, discussing that the west faces so-called global threats from al-Qaeda.
Panetta also gave a speech at King’s College London on Friday, saying that the US was working closely with the UK and other countries to assess the situation in Algeria, which involves a hostage-taking of British nationals.
Moreover, Cameron raised concerns about the cost of British lives in Algeria, which represents more double standards, as at the same time he and his French allies are exactly killing innocent Malians for the alleged “greater good” under the pretext of fighting terrorism.