De Russen beschermen alleen hun eigen belangen en middelen. Met de Turken is een deal gesloten. Openlijke strijd tussen de ypg en de turken is in het belang van de Russen ,omdat het de positie van de Amerikanen verzwakt.quote:
quote:Inside the Conspiracy Theory That Turned Syria’s First Responders Into Terrorists
Syria Civil Defence is a volunteer corps of 3,300 first responders, fighting a losing battle in a devastated nation. You’ve likely seen its members—known as White Helmets—in photos on social media, carrying dusty, injured children out of bombsites. They’ve saved nearly 100,000 Syrians who otherwise would have been fatalities of the country’s ongoing civil war. They were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize last year.
And simply by listing those facts, this story has become “fake news.”
While the White Helmets might seem like the poster children for feel-bad humanitarianism, they’ve in fact become the target of a internet smear campaign, one designed to bolster the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and undermine its opponents, including the United States. Various White Helmet “truthers”—who range from Assad and his supporters to Russian embassies, and even to Alex Jones—accuse the group of staging rescue photos, belonging to al Qaeda, and being pawns of liberal bogeyman George Soros. The story of how that conspiracy grew is a perfect distillation of how disinformation can spread unchecked, supplanting fact with frenzy where no support exists.
Mag ik eens wat bewijs van die ontkrachtingen zien danquote:
Niet gelezen? Die staan gewoon in het artikel die ik heb gepostquote:
quote:In reality the White Helmets is a project created by the UK and USA. Training of civilians in Turkey has been overseen by former British military officer and current contractor, James Le Mesurier. Promotion of the program is done by "The Syria Campaign" supported by the foundation of billionaire Ayman Asfari. The White Helmets is clearly a public relations project which has received glowing publicity from HuffPo to Nicholas Kristof at the NYT. White Helmets have been heavily promoted by the U.S. Institute of Peace (U.S.IP) whose leader began the press conference by declaring "U.S.IP has been working for the Syrian Revolution from the beginning".
Apart from the PR work, White Helmets work in areas of Aleppo and Idlib controlled by Nusra (Al Queda).
US and UK tax dollars pay for a program which has an appealing rescue component and is then used to market and promote the USA and UK policy of regime change in Syria in de facto alliance with Nusra.
The fake "independence and neutrality" of White Helmets is shown by their active promotion of a No Fly Zone.
-- Rick Sterling in About Those Chlorine Gas Attacks in Syria - Humanitarians for War, part 2 (Counterpunch, April 3, 2015)
During my time in Hanano East #Aleppo I spoke with many civilians who had been liberated from their four year imprisonment by NATO and Gulf state terrorist brigades. I asked them all if they knew of the #WhiteHelmets. All of them looked puzzled and most of them replied that no they did not know them at all.
Some said they knew of the workers who called themselves "civil defence" and worked with the terrorists. I asked if they also helped civilians, one man only said that yes sometimes they did help him and his family.
I interviewed the Syrian Arab Red Crescent workers who were on the scene in Hanano. They had never come across the White Helmets in all the time they had been working in East Aleppo since the area was invaded and occupied in 2012.
I have been told that no White Helmet operatives have accepted amnesty so this raises the question...where exactly are the White Helmets? If they were truly a neutral, impartial organisation working for all humanity, why were they not out in force helping civilians to escape to safety?
One leader of a special National Guard unit allied with the SAA told me tonight that during the battles for Ramousa, they had found one militant who had three ID cards in his pockets. One from Turkey, one from Nusra Front and one White Helmet ID card.
It seems the farce that is the White Helmets is coming to an end...
-- Vanessa Beeley, reporting from Aleppo, December 13, 2016
Het gaat echt all-out in Ghouta. Al meer dan 200 strijders gedood, meerdere belangrijke commandanten aan beide zijden. De SAA hoeft alleen maar toe te kijken en te lachen.quote: