BBC’s Bell finds conspiracy theorist “interesting”

Matthew Bell is, as stated in his Twitter profile, the Middle East correspondent for the radio programme The World broadcast by the BBC/PRI (Public Radio International) on US radio.

Here is a Tweet he sent on May 5th:

Bell Wilkerson

One must of course wonder if what Bell finds “interesting” is a decidedly bizarre statement made by the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell on ‘Current TV’ – the station recently acquired by Al Jazeera. 

In that interview Wilkerson stated that the use of chemical weapons in Syria could have been “an Israeli false flag operation”. 

Wilkerson may be familiar to many readers, not least because of his assistance to Mearsheimer and Walt in promoting their “Israel lobby” canard and his claims that former Jewish White House officials were “card-carrying members of the Likud Party” and that he often “wondered if their primary allegiance was to their own country or to Israel”.

We in turn must wonder exactly what it is about such a person of such record a BBC employee finds worth promoting on Twitter. 

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