21st Century Wire says…
The western media and politicians have been going all-out in the last two weeks to promote and pump-up the profile of what they are calling a “first responder NGO” known as the White Helmets who claim among other things, to have “saved 60,000 lives” in the Syria conflict. Is it true, or is this claim bogus?
‘Fearless first responders’ – their multimillion dollar documentary premiered on Netflix in September.
Like so many celebrated attributes of the lauded White Helmets, the rescue numbers are clearly exaggerated. The so-called “rebel-held” territories (in actuality, terrorist-held areas) in which the White Helmets exclusively operate, have very few civilians remaining in them. Nonetheless, the West want their public believe that these areas are bustling, thriving pockets of Syrian society being savaged by the evil dictator and Hitler reincarnate, Bashar al Assad. Preserving this key piece of fiction is central to the US, UK and George Soros funded public relations management of the White Helmets – and central their entire Syria narrative which has been described as something akin to a “Feel Good Hoax.”
Washington and London and others are attempting to launch a wider war on the back these and other trumped-up claims, using the White Helmets as their primary propaganda vehicle.
In an open letter first published at Canadian Dimension and written by John Ryan, PhD, retired professor of geography and senior scholar at the University of Winnipeg, a direct challenge was laid at the feet of the many internationalists who have been enthusiastically promoting the White Helmets recently. Regarding the sensational claim by the White Helmets that they have saved 60,000 lives in Syria since their formation in 2013, Ryan, says:
“It is the White Helmets themselves who have claimed that they have rescued 60,000 civilians; this has not been verified by any other source. Despite such a classic conflict of interest, searching for independent evidence and disqualifying self-serving claims from belligerent parties in Syria has been ignored in much of the western media. As such, this claim by the White Helmets without any verification is next to meaningless.”
In addition, the White Helmets claim that they have trained 3,000 ‘volunteers’ throughout Syria, and yet their training facility is actually located in neighboring NATO member state Turkey, on the outskirts of the city of Gaziantep. This is the same Gaziantep that’s been described in reports as “the home to ISIS killers, sex traders…”