The White Helmets, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated organization that has been painted as a selfless “humanitarian group” by the media, but caught multiple times aiding terrorists, has just reportedly had their funds frozen by the United States. The move comes just after witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma told reporters at The Hague that the White Helmets video used as a pretext for a US-led strike on Syria was, in fact, staged.
On Thursday, CBS reported that the State Department has put the group’s support “under active review.” Prior to freezing the funds, the US has provided approximately one-third of the groups overall funding. This move serves as a significant blow to the alleged humanitarian group.
“This is a very worrisome development,” said an official from the White Helmets. “Ultimately, this will negatively impact the humanitarian workers ability to save lives.”
As CBS reports, an internal State Department document said that its Near East Bureau needed confirmation from the administration to green light funding for the White Helmets in Syria by April 15th or the department would initiate “shut-down procedures on a rolling basis.”
This green light never came.
The timing of the funds freeze is important to note as it comes amid major controversy after witnesses in Douma have allegedly caught the White Helmets in a lie—selling a fake attack to trick the US into striking their enemies in Syria.
As TFTP reported last month, witnesses have come forward and described how they were given free food to participate in the filming of a fake attack. After this report, witnesses were flown to the Hague to testify against the White Helmets at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
In a press conference following the hearing, hospital staff and one of the children who claims to have been given free food to participate in a staged video said there was never an attack.
The video was the only publicly available “evidence” cited by the West which they used to justify launching a coordinated attack on Syria by the UK, France, and the United States.
If the report from CBS is true, and the US actually froze funding to the White Helmets, this could indicate a significant move from inside Washington to halt funds flowing to terrorists and their supporters.
Although the White Helmets and their supporters claim the group is responsible for saving 70,000 lives, to those paying attention to Syria, the truth appears to be quite the opposite.
A Twitter post from last year by user ‘Walid’ appears to show the famed White Helmets taking care of injured Al-Qaeda fighters who were recently wounded on the Syrian battlefront. This is just one of many in a series of videos, which has served as evidence that the White Helmets are not what they appear.
— Walid (@walid970721) August 4, 2017
While helping injured people, regardless of what ‘side’ they are fighting for is noble, it is important to point out that the white helmets reportedly never help those injured by ISIS. Countless Syrian citizens have come forward to expose the group’s utter lack of care for injured men, women, and children alike — while helping only those who are friendly to the resistance.
The first such scandalous revelation came about when a video was uploaded to social media demonstrating the WH staging an attack reportedly carried out by Syrian government forces. When the group discovered their video flub, they quickly stated they were simply carrying out a mannequin challenge. Few bought their explanation, yet their documentary later went on to win an Oscar.
The group also came under fire in June of 2017 when video surfaced that showed members of the White Helmets assisting in disposing of the dead bodies of Syrian soldiers. The US-backed “aid workers” were seen celebrating their kill whilst holding the heads of the dead.
Impartial and humanitarian White Helmets participating in the beheading and throwing of Syrian soldiers bodies at a dumpster in Daraa today: pic.twitter.com/2UvEbhUu9g
— Ali (@Ali_Kourani) June 20, 2017
As it stands, the White Helmets are also funded by the U.K., as well as many other international entities. That may be the reason they always worked in rebel-held areas of the greater Syrian conflict. The White Helmets serve as a de facto propaganda wing of the West to sway public opinion into supporting regime change in Syria.
As proof, one only has to look to the story of Omran Daqneesh, a Syrian boy reportedly pulled from the rubble of a bombed out building. Just like Dair, Daqneesh’s image was broadcast around the world and used as a propaganda tool against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
The truth was later revealed by The Free Thought Project and others that it is very likely the opposition itself destroyed the very building in which Daqneesh was residing, then used his image to promote the myth he was attacked by Syrian forces.
As TFTP reported:
“But it was a lie — from mass media’s parroted claims the boy had escaped an airstrike within an inch of his life, to bandages eventually wrapped around Omran’s head — virtually none of the narrative stemming from the starkly persistent image bore the weight of truth.”
According to The New York Times, Mr. Daqneesh told the real story of what happened immediately following the bombing. He never supported the opposition and appeared on Syrian state-run media to proclaim his support for Assad. He described how the White Helmets used his son as a propaganda tool without his permission.
”They took Omran, got him to the ambulance, where they filmed him,” Mr. Daqneesh said. “It was against my will. I was still upstairs in the house.”Mr. Daqneesh said he was pressured by opposition activists after Omran was released from the hospital to “talk against the Syrian regime and the state,” adding that he had been offered money to do so, which he refused.”
When they are not being caught on camera participating in terrorism, the White Helmets are allegedly recruiting support from Hollywood using funding from Saudi Arabia.
Last month, the Free Thought Project reported that Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters stopped a concert in Barcelona to warn the crowd about pro-war propaganda that is coming from a group in Syria known as the White Helmets. After that, Waters published emails showing how the group was attempting to recruit him for PR purposes.
The emails showed that Saudi-British billionaire Hani Farsi invited him to a lavish fundraiser that he was holding on behalf of the White Helmet affiliated group “The Syria Campaign.”
It appears that the White Helmets propaganda campaign is finally beginning to break apart thanks to those who are willing to go to Syria and find the truth. Hopefully, this helps to expose more of the atrocities currently being sold to Americans as “humanitarian aid.”
Courtesy of The Free Thought Project
Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.