Archiv: white helmets


27.11.2019 - 14:08 [ theGrayzone.com ]

White Helmets Whitewash: founder’s death, OPCW scandal lift mask on al-Qaeda’s ally in Syria

We speak to The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal, whose reporting has exposed the White Helmets’ ties to jihadists groups and its use as a PR tool for Western military intervention in Syria.

“We don’t know if there’s a cover-up around his [Le Mesurier’s] death — I can’t go that far,” Blumenthal says. “The real cover-up is around his life, as he’s being celebrated everywhere from the Guardian to the New York Times as this heroic figure, this kind of Gandhi of conflict stabilization; when his legacy is actually very dark and stained with blood.”

12.11.2019 - 17:35 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

James Le Mesurier, British ex-army officer who trained Syria’s White Helmets, found dead in Istanbul

Mystery surrounds the death of the former British soldier who backed Syria’s White Helmets after his body was found in the street days after the Kremlin accused him of being an MI6 agent with terrorist connections.

James Le Mesurier, an ex-Army officer, is thought to have fallen from the balcony of his home in Istanbul where he lived with his wife.

12.11.2019 - 17:30 [ Fefe ]

Klarer Fall von Selbstmord: Chef der syrischen Weißhelme tot in Istanbul aufgefunden.

„Maria Sacharowa, Sprecherin des russischen Außenministerium, hatte Le Mesurier vor drei Tagen einen Agenten des MI6 genannt, „der auf der ganzen Welt gesichtet wurde, unter anderem auf dem Balkan und im Nahen Osten.“

11.11.2019 - 18:14 [ Tagesschau ]

Istanbul: Weißhelm-Gründer tot aufgefunden

Der frühere britische Armee-Offizier Le Mesurier gilt als treibende Kraft bei der Gründung der Organisation im Jahr 2013. Die Arbeit der rund 3000 Freiwilligen wird auch durch Spenden aus dem Ausland möglich gemacht. Die Bundesregierung unterstützt die Weißhelme schon seit Längerem, die US-Regierung hatte erst vor drei Wochen Hilfen in Höhe von 4,5 Millionen Dollar zugesagt.

10.06.2019 - 15:39 [ Jason Jones ‏/ Twitter ]

#Whitehelmets march in support of Jaish al-Fataeh, the militant coalition led by al-Qaeda that captured #Idlib in 2015. What more can you want as proof?

17.05.2019 - 14:35 [ Jonathan Cook ‏/ Twitter ]

Caitlin Johnstone on how the OPCW withheld information to deceive us about the most likely perpetrators of last year’s deadly chemical attack in Syria (our friends, the jihadists) – and how the media are now assisting them in the continuing the deception

17.05.2019 - 14:20 [ Caitlin Johnstone / Medium.com ]

CONFIRMED: Chemical Weapons Assessment Contradicting Official Syria Narrative Is Authentic

We now have confirmation that, for whatever the reason may be, this assessment was hidden from the public by the OPCW.

British journalists Peter Hitchens and Brian Whitaker have both published matching statements from the OPCW on this report. Hitchens has been an outspoken critic of the establishment Syria narrative; Whittaker has been a virulent promulgator of it. The statement begins as a very mundane and obvious assertion that it takes information from numerous sources and then publishes its conclusions, but concludes with an admission that it is “conducting an internal investigation about the unauthorised release of the document in question.” This constitutes an admission that the document is authentic.

17.05.2019 - 14:18 [ Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media ]

Assessment by the engineering sub-team of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission investigating the alleged chemical attack in Douma in April 2018

(13.05.2019) As emphasized above, in a real chemical attack with chlorine or any other irritant gas, most victims would try to escape and non-fatal cases requiring prolonged hospital treatment would far outnumber fatal cases. The images of the victims seen at Location 2 show that they were evidently exposed to an irritant gas but were unable to escape. A careful examination of these images leaves little doubt that the victims were murdered as captives. The staining of the victims’ faces by mucus flowing from their noses and mouths shows in at least some cases the mucus flowed up their faces towards the eyes. This implies that they were hung upside down while exposed to the agent. Bizarrely, the eyes of most victims appear to have been masked so that the eyes were not affected by gas or mucus. In a few victims there are visible strap marks suggesting that the eyes were protected by something like swimming goggles. A possible motive for masking the eyes may have been to make it less obvious that the victims had suffered prolonged exposure to an irritant gas.

We conclude that the staging of the Douma incident entailed mass murder of at least 35 civilians to provide the bodies at Location 2. It follows from this that people dressed as White Helmets and endorsed by the leadership of that organization had a key role in this murder.

16.09.2018 - 21:03 [ antikrieg.com ]

Der Deich bricht

Erst vor einem Monat traf Deutschlands Außenminister Maas, auch bekannt als „gut gestylter NATO-Callboy“, den Frontmann der Weißen Helme Raed al-Saleh, dem die Einreise in die USA verweigert wurde, und versprach ihm mehr Geld. Maas lobte auch die jüngste Evakuierung von weißen Helmen aus dem Gebiet von Quneitra und Daraa nach Israel, die nur ein weiterer Betrug war. Israel benutzte den Deckmantel der weißen Helme, um eine Reihe von Kommandanten der Terroristen zu evakuieren, die es jahrelang in seinem Krieg gegen Syrien bezahlt und ausgerüstet hatte.

11.09.2018 - 07:46 [ DutchNews.nl ]

The Netherlands stops supporting Syrian rebels, ahead of Idlib offensive

The chance that rebel forces will be able to win the civil war is, the ministers say, now ‘extremely limited’. Dutch support for the rebels has ‘not had the desired effects’, the ministers said. The Netherlands had set aside €70m to fund the opposition. In addition to funding ‘moderate’ rebels, the Netherland had also put money into their police forces and to the White Helmets programme, the civilian rescue service.

28.07.2018 - 14:32 [ Sputnik ]

Weißhelme-Rettung: Verheimlicht Israel seine wahre Rolle im Syrien-Krieg?

(24.7.2018) Die spezifische Vorstellung Israels von eigenen nationalen Interessen sorgt für ein prinzipienloses Verhalten bei der Gewährleistung dieser Interessen. Vielen (besonders in Europa) würde die Kooperation Netanjahus mit Organisationen, die von der UNO als Terrororganisationen eingestuft wurden, bei einer möglichen Konfrontation mit dem Iran kaum gefallen.

Vor diesem Hintergrund entsteht der logische Verdacht, dass die etwa 400 verloren gegangenen Mitglieder der „White Helmets“ in der Tat getarnte Dschihadisten sind, die man dem Publikum kaum vorstellen kann — andernfalls könnte es zu einem Skandal kommen.

25.07.2018 - 22:27 [ NEO ]

Syria: The White Helmets’ Final Performance

It is commonly known that when a ship is sinking, the crew does not board the lifeboats before the passengers. Most noble of all is when the captain and crew go down with the ship. Then with what level of ignobility should we assess the so-called “Syrian Civil Defense” more commonly referred to as the White Helmets?

23.07.2018 - 15:15 [ Daily Sabah ]

Maas: Deutschland nimmt Weißhelme auf

„Es ist ein Gebot der Menschlichkeit, dass viele dieser mutigen Ersthelfer nun Schutz und Zuflucht finden, einige davon auch in Deutschland“, sagte Maas der „Bild“-Zeitung (Montagsausgabe).

23.07.2018 - 14:43 [ White Helmets ]

Syria Civil Defence (SCD) respond to RFS video on mannequin challenge

(23.11.2016) This video and the related posts were recorded by RFS media with Syria Civil Defence volunteers, who hoped to create a connection between the horror of Syria and the outside world using the viral ‚Mannequin challenge.‘ This was an error of judgment, and we apologize on behalf of the volunteers involved.

23.07.2018 - 14:19 [ RT / Youtube ]

White Helmets‘ bizarre ‘mannequin challenge’ in Syrian warzone

(22.11.2016) The video that shows members of Syria’s White Helmets partaking in the popular ‚Mannequin Challenge‘ with an injured man, was first posted online by the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office (RFS), an anti-Assad media outlet. #MannequinChallenge was in the video’s title along with ‚edge of death.‘ The video was not shared on the White Helmets‘ social media pages and has since been removed from RFS social media.

23.07.2018 - 14:17 [ vanessa beeley / Youtube ]

SYRIA WHITE HELMETS HAND IN HAND WITH AL QAEDA

(22.1.2017) I was in East Aleppo during its final liberation from Nusra Front-led extremism and during the lead up to Christmas until the 27th December. I witnessed the emaciated civilians arriving at the Jebrin registration centre to receive food, hot drinks and medical treatment. Medical treatment that the Nusra Front dominated, extremist groups, had refused them. We saw a young boy whose foot was missing, he told us that he had received no attention for his wounds prior to arriving in Jebrin. He had been injured in a terrorist mortar attack on the district he had been living in.

I was in East Aleppo between the 9th and the 14th December when the majority of the districts were liberated. Every civilian I spoke to said the White Helmets were effectively Nusra Front’s civil defence. Some said they „occasionally“ helped civilians but then qualified by adding that their priority was the „armed groups“.

23.07.2018 - 14:04 [ Patreon.com ]

Whitewashing the White Helmets – Peter Ford

Former Ambassador to Syria 2003 – 2006, Peter Ford responds to the UK Government statement by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt on “exceptional” Israeli evacuation of the UK/US Coalition intelligence construct, the White Helmets:

23.07.2018 - 14:04 [ Syrian Arab News Agency ]

Foreign Ministry: Smuggling hundreds of “White Helmets” by Israel in cooperation with other states discloses their support to terrorism

The source added ”Israel has always lied claiming that it doesn’t have a relation to the war waged on Syria, yet it has smuggled hundreds of members of the “White Helmets” terrorist organization and of the leaders of other armed terrorist organizations in cooperation with the governments of the US, Britain, Jordan , Germany and Canada and this has uncovered the support provided by these states to the terrorist groups in their aggression against the Syrians and in destroying the infrastructure in Syria under false pretexts.

23.07.2018 - 13:55 [ ORF.at ]

Syrien verurteilt Rettung von Weißhelmen durch Israel

Die syrische Regierung hat die jüngste Rettung Hunderter Mitarbeiter der syrischen Zivilorganisation Weißhelme aus dem Bürgerkriegsland durch Israel verurteilt. Die Operation enthülle die terroristische Natur der Organisation, sagte ein Sprecher des syrischen Außenministeriums der staatlichen Nachrichtenagentur SANA. Es handle sich um eine Aggression Israels, aber auch der Beteiligten USA, Deutschland, Großbritannien, Kanada und Jordanien gegenüber dem syrischen Volk.

22.07.2018 - 11:20 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Israel rettet syrische Weißhelme

Wie der israelische Armeerundfunk meldete, wurden rund 800 Personen – Mitglieder der Hilfsorganisation und ihre Familien – nach Israel geholt und dann nach Jordanien weitergeleitet. Die dortige Regierung erklärte unmittelbar darauf, die Menschen würden nun nach Deutschland, Kanada und Großbritannien gebracht.

22.07.2018 - 10:58 [ Hands off Syria / Youtube ]

The White Helmets – al Qaeda with a facelift

Veröffentlicht am 29.04.2016
‚The White Helmets‘, fake ‚Syrian humanitarian group, exposed as an al Qaeda support group headed by a British military man and funded by the US Government. Short documentary by Steve Ezzedine, drawing on research by Vanessa Beeley.

22.07.2018 - 10:56 [ Syrian War Blog ]

The White Helmets: al-Qaeda’s Firefighters

(2.8.2016) Many analysts have denied that the White Helmets have any links to extremists whatsoever. Even when presented with photographs that seem to prove a link, they deny it. Analysts were outraged when Raed Saleh was barred from entering the US to accept the InterAction Humanitarian award. They claimed that pro-Assad Americans were slandering the Syrian Civil Defense organization with zero evidence. This article will present a trove of evidence that proves involvement with extremist groups. Much of this evidence is new, apparently not spotted by Westerners until now.

22.07.2018 - 10:48 [ apnews.com ]

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the U.S., Britain and Canada are spearheading the evacuation that would transport members of the White Helmets group to transit camps in neighboring countries. From there, they will be sent to third countries, including Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Canada, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.

18.07.2018 - 17:16 [ Whitney Webb / MintPress News ]

Western Governments Seek to Evacuate White Helmets from Syria, Resettle Them in Canada

According to a report recently published in CBS News, several Western countries that have provided funding for the group – such as the Netherlands, the U.K., Germany and France – are now “scrambling” to evacuate the estimated 1,000 White Helmets and their families, claiming that they are “in danger of assassination” and “now in need of rescuing themselves.”

06.05.2018 - 10:09 [ CBS News ]

U.S. freezes funding for Syria’s „White Helmets“

(3.5.2018) „Our meetings in March were very positive. There were even remarks from senior officials about long-term commitments even into 2020. There were no suggestions whatsoever about stopping support,“ Raed Saleh, the group’s leader, told CBS News.

Now they are not getting any U.S funding as the State Department says the support is „under active review.“ The U.S had accounted for about a third of the group’s overall funding.

21.04.2018 - 06:58 [ Grayzone Project ]

Exclusive Emails Show How The White Helmets Tried To Recruit Roger Waters With Saudi Money

(19.April) Farsi’s relationship to the The Syria Campaign had been kept private until now. A Syrian-British oil tycoon named Ayman Asfari has taken a much more vocal role with the PR group, providing it with seed money to advance his mission to stimulate US and UK support for regime change in Syria. Waters was informed that Asfari’s wife, Sawsan, would be on hand for the 2016 White Helmets fundraising dinner.

19.04.2018 - 07:28 [ Radio Utopie ]

Roger Waters Antikriegs-Statement auf Konzert in Barcelona über die White Helmets

Rogers sagte, dass er nicht mit der Meinung dieser Person übereinstimmt und nach seiner persönlichen Ansicht die White Helmets als Sprachrohr derjenigen ansieht, die weiterhin in Syrien den Krieg eskalieren lassen und Regierungen den Grund liefern, Bomben auf Menschen zu werfen. Der Musiker nutzte seine Ansprache zu einem Appell, diese Welt zu einem besseren Ort werden zu lassen und nicht auf die Propaganda zu hören, die keine Beweise sondern gefälschte Behauptungen vorlegt.

11.04.2018 - 19:03 [ Tass ]

White Helmets staged Douma ‘chemical weapons attack’ on civilians — Russian General Staff

The chemical weapons attack on civilians in the Syrian town of Douma was staged and filmed by members of the White Helmets organization, First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir told reporters on Wednesday.

„On April 7, probably the last attempt to stage a chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta was made. The notorious White Helmets, who operate as part of terrorist groups, staged and filmed a chemical weapons attack on civilians in the town of Douma,“ he said.

11.04.2018 - 07:55 [ SyriaNews.cc ]

Last Terrorists of Douma: Jaish, Helmets & SAMS Collaborate in Massacre

The last terrorists of Douma have engaged in a ghastly repeat of the heinous atrocities in Khan Sheikhoun, just days after the first anniversary of their slaughter, there. Though the dominant alQaeda faction there is alNusra, the supportive characters of the US and British intelligence funded White Helmets and the US-based, CNN and State Department approved NGO, SAMS remain the same. As with the Khan Sheikhoun slaughter, the purpose of the Douma ‘snuff porn’ slaughter is to incite the swamp-drunk Trump to again bomb Syrian soldiers and ‘collateral damage civilians,’ based on the lies of alQaeda.

The week before the mass murder in Khan Sheikhoun, 250 civilians were kidnapped from nearby villages Majal and Khattab. On 4 April 2017, it was CNN — terrorists most trusted name in news — which broke the report. CNN’s chief source was the British illegal, Shajul Islam, embedded with alNusra-still-on-US-and-UN-terror-lists. He is the guy who was indicted on terrorism charges in his native UK, the guy whose medical license was permanently revoked in his native UK.

10.04.2018 - 02:42 [ Tass ]

Russia demands just probe into reported chemical attacks in Syria, says Lavrov

„As for the reaction of our foreign colleagues in Washington, Paris, London, and other places, it is all quite simple: this was done by the regime, and if Russia supports the regime, then it is both Russia’s and Iran’s fault, and it is necessary to conduct an investigation,“ the foreign minister noted. „It is rather difficult for a logical person to understand the correlation between one and the other.“

On April 7, a number of NGOs, including the White Helmets, alleged that chemical weapons were used in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. According to the statement published on the organization’s website on April 8, chlorine bombs had been dropped on the city, killing dozens and poisoning many locals who had to be brought to the hospital. The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed that report as fake news.