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The White Helmets’ “Black Record”: Vanessa Beeley Talks to RT About French Government Collusion with Al Qaeda Linked Group

Thursday, October 20, 2016 13:50
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In a move that Aldous Huxley and George Orwell would applaud, as proof that their prophecy for the world had come true, the French Government welcomed NATO-state-multi-million-funded-terrorist-linked White Helmets into the halls of power, the National Assembly in Paris. An unprecedented hero’s welcome was reserved for these widely exposed shadow state builders and facilitators of terrorism inside Syria, by the ruling elite in France including ziophile Prime Minister Manuel Valls and President Francois Hollande. 

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“President” of the White Helmets, Raed Saleh was accompanied by their “Vice-President”, Abdulrahman Almawwas and operative, Tammam Allodami.  Included in the group was self-proclaimed Mayor of Aleppo, Hagi Hassan Brita.  A cursory investigation reveals that in reality Mr Brita is Mayor of the Nusra Front controlled East Aleppo sector, comprising of an estimated 22 terrorist brigades, all deferring to Nusra Front militarily and logistically.

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Al Qaeda linked White Helmets and “Mayor” of Al Qaeda occupied East Aleppo at the National Assembly, Paris. (Photo: TV5Monde)

This staggering display of shadow state, empire building, terrorism supporting policy by the French government has left many shocked, not least the relatives of victims of the recent spate of terrorist attacks in France, the latest being the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.

Russia Today, the only mainstream media outlet to challenge the White Helmet narrative interviewed the White Helmet operatives in Paris today and spoke with 21st Century Wire’s contributor, Vanessa Beeley. Watch:

Report from RT:

A chief liaison officer of the White Helmets has acknowledged to RT that his organization, which claims to be “non-governmental” and “neutral,” receives funding and equipment from several western states, including the US, the UK and Germany.

“We do not hide it, we admit [that] there is funding from the USA, from the UK, from Germany, from Netherlands,” Abdulrahman Al Mawwas, the chief liaison officer of the White Helmets, told RT after a meeting with top French officials including President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday.

He also said that “support” from western powers includes providing the White Helmets with “equipment… vehicles as well as search and rescue [aid].” At the same time, Al Mawwas vehemently denied any political affiliation of his organization by saying that they were established independently by a group of volunteers “from inside Syria.”

“We are a humanitarian organization. We cannot enter into politics or military issues. The war is not fought by humanitarians. We try [to do] what we can, but the problem is political and military,” he told RT.

However, for some people, his words do not sound convincing enough. Vanessa Beeley, an independent researcher and journalist, who personally travelled to Syria and visited the war-torn city of Aleppo, told RT that the White Helmets cannot be in fact called a non-governmental organization as “they are multimillion funded by various NATO states that have declared a vested interest in a regime change in Syria.”

“We see them being received by top government officials in France, like Manuel Valls, the prime minister,” she said, referring to the meeting between Hollande, Valls and the representatives of the White Helmets.

“White Helmets cannot declare themselves neutral and impartial when they are wined and dined by a nation that has clear publicly declared interests in regime change in Syria,” Beeley added.

She also stressed that repeated calls for a no-fly zone over Syria issued by the White Helmets “on various occasions” also demonstrate that they are echoing the western agenda. Meanwhile, Al Mawwas in fact reiterated this call in an interview with RT.

“If there is no-fly zone, if there is no stop in the bombings from all sides, there will not be peace in Syria,” he said. At the same time, he also added that he “cannot see” any possibilities of a successful dialogue between the West, Russia and the Syrian government, although he acknowledged that could bring peace to Syria.

Al Mawwas also dismissed all accusations concerning alleged links between the White Helmets and any terrorist organizations by saying that “it is just… words.” He stressed that his organization is a humanitarian one and added that “from 2013 and until now, [the White Helmets] were able to rescue 70,000 people.”

In the meantime, Vanessa Beeley drew attention to the fact that the White Helmets “are embedded exclusively in the areas controlled by Al Nusra and Islamic State” (IS, former ISIS/ISIL).

She also said that the group has been involved in “recycling the photos of children” that suffered from the Syrian conflict. “That is something that they have been doing throughout their existence as regards their propaganda campaigns,” Beeley told RT.

Al Mawwas said that the group’s documentaries are aimed at demonstrating “the real face of the Syrian people” by showing those, who “are trying to save lives and [seek] peace.”

The White Helmets are known for spreading a large number of mostly politicized images aimed at decrying the actions of the Syrian government forces.

Meanwhile, the group is called “Syrian first responders, who risk their lives to save others in war-torn Aleppo”and dubbed “heroes” by the Western MSM and made candidates for the Nobel peace prize. A petition in support them receiving the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize gained more than 300,000 signatures, although they did not eventually win it.

Some high-ranking western politicians, including British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, have openly expressed their support for the group. “I’m proud to say we’re giving them I think £32 million [US$39.78 million] funding as part of a wider £65 million package for non-humanitarian aid,” Johnson had said.

In the meantime, videos spread online have hinted that the group might have connections to some terrorist organizations such as Al Nusra. One video demonstrated what seemed to be White Helmets taking part in an execution of a civilian.

The group’s leader, Raed Al-Saleh, was denied entry into the US in April 2016 but was allowed back in September. US State Department spokesman Mark Toner struggled to explain Al-Saleh’s travel ban and eventually admitted that he is “suspected of having ties … with the extremist groups.”

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Open Letter by Vanessa Beeley
White Helmets Campaign for War NOT Peace – Retract RLA & Nobel Peace Prize Nominations

21st Century Wire compilation of key information on the White Helmets:
Who are the Syria White Helmets?

21st Century Wire article on the White Helmets:  
Syria’s White Helmets: War by Way of Deception ~ the “Moderate” Executioners

Original investigative report: 
The REAL Syria Civil Defence Exposes Fake White Helmets as Terrorist-Linked Imposters

A NOBEL LIE: CNN’s Claim That ‘White Helmets Center in Damascus’ Was Hit by a Barrel Bomb:
http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/10/08/more-lies-cnn-claim-white-helmets-center-hit-by-barrel-bomb-in-damascus/

Cory Morningstar report:
Investigation into the funding sources of the White Helmets, including Avaaz, Purpose, The Syria Campaign

Report by Scott Ritter:
The ‘White Helmets’ and the Inherent Contradiction of America’s Syria Policy

Open letter to Canada’s NDP Leader on Nobel Prize:
Letter to NDP from Prof. John Ryan protesting White Helmet nomination for RLA and Nobel Peace Prize.

21WIRE Report:
‘We Saved 60,000’ – Bogus Claim by Syria’s White Helmets Raises Even More Questions

READ MORE WHITE HELMET NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire White Helmet Files

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