Jeremy Bowen retweeted this comment on the 26th of December:
#Hezbollah is pressing hard to be granted similar powers in security & foreign policy matters that Syria exercised in Lebanon for 15 yrs.
— Mohamad B Chatah (@mohamad_chatah) December 27, 2013
Mohammad Chatah was then assassinated the next day.
Bowen’s only comment was this:
Mohamad Chatah was always informative and frank when I spoke to him. Stood up for his beliefs but was the kind of man divided Lebanon needs
— Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) December 27, 2013
Bowen doesn’t even mention his death…..nor then speculate about a link between Chatah essentially denouncing Hezbollah and his being assassinated? Chatah is a Sunni, Hezbollah Shia…Iranian mercenaries in essence.
Saad Hariri indirectly accused Syria and Hezbollah of being behind the killing.
“Those who assassinated Mohamad Chatah are the ones who assassinated Rafik Hariri; they are the ones who want to assassinate Lebanon,” he said.
Guess the BBC’s Middle East Editor is too busy being cynical about Christmas:
Christmas is over. Time for the next commercial festival. Happy New Year. pic.twitter.com/ncIRNUy07f
— Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) January 2, 2014
And gets told off by Fox News:
@BowenBBC Christmas still has three days to run. Its only commercial if you chose to ignore central purpose.
— Mark Fox (@MarkFoxNews) January 2, 2014
Ha ha…or is that Ho Ho Ho?….must have gone down well with the rather priggish Bowen!