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Posted July 25, 2018, rev. July 28, 2018
Treason: The betrayal of one's own country by waging war against it or by consciously or purposely acting to aid its enemies. (Free On-line dictionary)
It's one of those things that makes you think you may be caught in a bad dream. I'm talking about the unabashed betrayal of our country's interests in our government's decision to provide a safe haven in Canada for a number of the Al Qaeda-linked "White Helmets."
On July 22, 2018, Israel's foreign minister, Emmanuel Nahshon tweeted: "Upon request of the US, Canada and European states Israel has completed a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organization (“ White Helmets”) and families. They were evacuated from the war zone in Southern Syria to a neighbouring country."
That same day, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, Chrystia Freeland tweeted: "The White Helmets are courageous volunteers and first responders who risk their lives to help their fellow Syrians. Our thanks to Israel, Jordan, US, UK, Germany and our other partners who have worked closely with Canada to make the evacuation of WH possible."
The evidence suggests that this isn't exactly the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Gordon Duff, writing in Veteran's Today, says: "The White Helmets are a self-described rescue organization founded by former British Army officer James Le Mesurier in 2014, and officially tasked with saving civilian lives in militant-controlled areas of Syria. Damascus and Moscow accuse the group of being a propaganda arm for the Nusra Front terror group**, and have provided extensive evidence and witness testimony of the group’s propensity for staging fake attacks."
Independent journalist, Rick Sterling, writing in Consortium News back in October of 2016, had this to say about war propaganda. "The saturation of propaganda from massive investments by Western interests in NGOs like the ‘White Helmets’ has skewed the public’s understanding of foreign crises, such as Iraq in 2003 and Syria today." Yes, war propaganda regarding the war in Syria has reached the saturation point. But the truth seeps out.
Sterling's assessment of the White Helmets was consistent with that of Gordon Duff. "...(they) are not just some well-meaning Syrians who emerged to help all civilians suffering from the five years of war. Not only do they only operate in rebel-controlled areas, but they are a source of propaganda about the war, indeed their very existence is an element in the larger propaganda campaign to rally international support for a ‘regime change’ war in Syria. The White Helmets brand was conceived and directed by a New York-based marketing company named ‘The Syria Campaign’, which itself was “incubated” by a larger politically oriented marketing company called Purpose." It's not the first time we find a PR agency behind a regime-change campaign is it? Let's not forget it was the PR agency, Hill and Knowlton, that coached a fake hospital volunteer to testify that Iraqi soldiers had taken Kuwaiti babies from their incubators leaving them to die on the cold floor of the hospital where she volunteered. It was just the kind of atrocity story the figurative doctor ordered in order to convince American citizens to support the first Iraq war.
Even back in 2016, Sterling states that White Helmets' claims about the Syrian military's use of barrel bombs and chlorine gas attacks were suspect. In fact, he suggests it was likely that the WHs played a part in the staging of the chlorine gas attacks. Today, Syrian citizens are offering first hand testimony regarding false flag deceptions of this nature engineered by the White Helmets. (For a closer look at the shadowy forces behind the creation and operation of the WH's, see Sterling's "Seven Steps of Highly Effective Manipulators.") Sterling's article cites other individuals who have exposed the fake civilian rescue agency. Max Blumenthal wrote a two part series in Alternet (Oct 2 and 3, 2016) entitled: ‘How the White Helmets became International Heroes while Pushing US Intervention and Regime Change in Syria‘ and ‘Inside the Shadowy PR Firm that’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria‘.
UK journalist, Vanessa Beeley wrote about both the fake White Helmets civil defense agency and the real Syrian Civil Defense Agency founded six decades ago. Beeley explains: "The real Syrian Civil Defense works on a shoestring budget with real volunteers without video teams accompanying and promoting them. Most in the West are unaware the real Syrian Civil Defense even exist. The situation is similar for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, which is a genuinely neutral and independent relief organization..."
Beeley's May 21 2018 article in 21st Century Wire provides the assessments of some of those citizens who lived through the hell of the 6 year proxy war waged by Western regime changers and their Middle Eastern allies. Their opinions about the White Helmets are at complete odds with that of Canada's Chrystia Freeland. Summing up her interviewees' comments, Beeley writes:
"Some are shocking in their content, some are harrowing, all are condemnatory. If only a percentage of these testimonies were to be taken into account by the so-called International Community we should be seeing outrage and a demand for justice for civilians who were forced to witness and who were profoundly affected by the appalling atrocities they report as committed by the White Helmets in collaboration with the armed groups."
Beeley in turn cites the analysis of international criminal lawyer, Christopher Black regarding White Helmet criminality. Black states: “the other actions of White Helmets – (as testified to by Syrian civilians) –abuse, torture, kidnapping, murder of captured combatants and non-combatants are crimes under the ICC statute dealing with war-crimes and crimes against humanity, Articles 6 through 8.”
Independent Canadian journalist, Eva Bartlett also interviewed citizens in Eastern Ghouta following its nightmarish occupation by terrorist forces. She asked the locals if the White Helmets were helping them. One survivor, Toufik Zahra replied:
"The civil defence was only for the terrorist groups, only for them, for Jaysh al-Islam." This was reiterated by Mahmoud Mahmoud al-Hammouri, working in a shop down the street, who said: "The White Helmets are called civil defence. They were supposedly for the civilians but they were the contrary, they were for Jaysh al-Islam."
Marwan Qreisheh described their brutal mode of operation.
"When the White Helmets wanted to go somewhere, terrorists used to go with them and open the roads for them. The moment they would arrive at a place where they wanted to fake an attack, they threw 10 smoke bombs, causing heavy smoke, you couldn't see anything. They used to shoot people, and after the smoke cleared, they start filming. It was impossible to say a word because they would kill you, they would empty their gun on you immediately.
If someone's arm veins were cut, they would amputate immediately and stitch the wound, while filming. If someone's leg was injured because of bullet, a piece of glass, or anything, their first treatment was amputation."
Syria's grand mufti has also expressed his opinion regarding the White Helmets and it couldn't be farther from Minister Chrytia Freeland's view. Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun contends: "These people are not refugees. They are war criminals." Hassoun went on to describe the WHs are "terrorists" and blamed them for the use of chemical weapons against civilians.
These aren't the only observers who have exposed the West's beloved Al Qaeda affiliates for what they are. The alternative media has been trying to alert the public to the truth for some time. Clearly our PM and Minister Freeland are fully aware that they are importing alleged war criminals into our country. In June of 2017, the PM stated that Canadians expected their government to protect their communities and protect their freedoms. When did Canadians ever say we expected our government to offer safe haven to the PR assets of those engaged in brutal, foreign regime change wars? Honest Canadians who are able to penetrate the many deceptions they have been subjected to will have a hard time describing the White Helmets manoeuvre, being passed off as a "humanitarian gesture," as anything less than treasonous. So I have to ask, "When we sing those words in our national anthem, 'we stand on guard for thee,' who is it exactly that is standing on guard for Canada"? It's pretty clear it isn't our government.
IDF evacuates Syrian 'White Helmets' civil defence members fearing for their lives to Jordan (Jewish Press, July 22, 2018)
Trump bringing ISIS to America as "White Helmets" (Veteran's Today, July 20, 2018)
The White Helmets controversy (Strategic Culture, October 25, 2018)
How PR sold the war in the Gulf (PR Watch, Excerpted from Toxic Sludge is Good for You, Chapter 10.)
Seven steps of highly effective manipulators (Dissident Voice, April 9, 2015)
The real Syria Civil Defence exposes NATO's 'White Helmets' as terrorist linked imposters (Global Research, September 24, 2016)
Eastern Ghouta: Syrian voices raised in condemnation of White Helmets (The Wall Will Fall, June 3, 2018)
https://thewallwillfall.org/2018/06/03/eastern-ghouta-syrian-voices-raised-in-condemnation-of-white-helmets/Syria war diary:
Eva Bartlett speaks with Ghouta civilians about life under terrorist rule (SOTT, RT, June 3, 2018)
White Helmets must be tracked down and brought to justice for ‘war crimes’ – Syria’s grand mufti (SOTT, RT, July 23, 2018)
For the better part of the last four decades, I have been encouraging people and organizations to anticipate the shape of their futures and plan accordingly. It can be daunting, but it can also be immensely practical. It can be as practical as using a set of binoculars to scope out a distant slope when hiking or winterizing your car before winter’s onslaught. Organizations that develop foresight capabilities are, among other things, creating a kind of organizational radar. This enables them to integrate discernible elements of tomorrow into today’s strategies and decisions.