Who Are the White Helmets? Fake News and Staged Rescues
26 Dec 2018 – Maxim Grigoriev of the “Foundation for the Study of Democracy”, discussed this and other findings gleaned from interviews with numerous individuals, including former terrorists, in Syria, during a video-taped presentation entitled, “Roundtable Discussion on the Middle East Issues: Activities of the White Helmets Organization in Syria” under UN auspices (watch video below).
Canada’s beloved “humanitarian heroes”, the White Helmets.
One interview subject, Omar Al-Mustafa — who wanted to be a White Helmet but wasn’t accepted because he wasn’t al Nusra Front (al Qaeda) — recounted the following:
“People evacuated by the White Helmets often did not come back alive. For example, a person receives a minor injury, is rescued, evacuated, and then brought back with their stomach cut open and with their internal organs missing. I heard that a little girl was injured. They took her to Turkey and brought back in three days, dead and with no internal organs. People were scared. When someone got injured, they were afraid to call the White Helmets and ask for help.”
Grigoriev’s findings, presented at the U.N, are consistent with previous on-the ground investigations. In October, 2017, locals told Prof. Tim Anderson that the building pictured below had been used for organ trafficking.
A litany of crimes committed by the White Helmets is documented in this video.
Equally disturbing, however, is that Western agencies, including Amnesty International, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and Western media, use the White Helmets as sources for their stories.
A U.K document entitled, “Syria Resilience CSSF Programme Study” states, in reference to the White Helmets, which it names Syrian Civil Defence (SCD),
“In addition to service delivery, SCD provide an invaluable reporting and advocacy role, being nominated again this year for the Nobel Peace Prize. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have stated that SCD are their most routinely reliable source for reporting. Throughout the bombardment by Russia since September 2015, SCD has provided essential corroboration that strikes were not targeting Da’esh but moderate opposition entities. This has provided confidence to statements made by UK and other international leaders made in condemnation of Russian actions.”
Amply documented, the “news” that the White Helmets report to Amnesty, SOHR, and myriad government sources, consists of fake news and staged rescues. Consider these screen grabs from the above video on UNWeb TV:
Colonial media uses terrorist-embedded sources for their criminal disinformation campaigns, and these campaigns amount to (criminal) war propaganda.
Testimonies such as those above provide evidence-based counter-narratives which Western governments and their agencies have disappeared for years.
“Body Organs of Over 15,000 Syrians Sold in Six Years: Coroner’s Office.” FARS NEWS AGENCY, 17 November, 2016. Global Research, 18 November, 2016.( https://www.globalresearch.ca/body-organs-of-over-15000-syrians-sold-in-six-years-coroners-office/5557626) Accessed 25 December, 2018.
[2 ]Syria Resilience CSSF Programme Study. (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630409/Syria_Resilience_2017.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0B8DBRudQ-bxEo5mESFmnoKgoQgGHa7ibhGeAHizt19Io41zmGEubrN_w) Accessed 25 December, 2018.
Mark Taliano is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and the author of Voices from Syria, Global Research Publishers, 2017.
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