Dec 13, 2019
Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011, Western and anti-government media have played an important role in prolonging the war against Syria with their biased propaganda. In the meantime, the association of human rights organizations with terrorist groups in Syria is very important and noteworthy.
One of the terrorist groups that has been active in Syria since the beginning of the war is “white helmets” group.
The 2779-member White Helmet group was formed in 2011 by James le Mesurier (a former military intelligence officer and British security expert, UN High Representative for the Bosnian War and a military adviser to Qatar) with the help of Britain, Turkey, and the United States.
From the beginning, the work area of this group was identified as areas controlled by terrorist organizations.
The group identified itself as the Syrian “People’s Volunteer Aid Group” or the Syrian “Civil Defense Organization” claiming that the main reason for its formation is the urgent need for Syrian citizens to humanitarian aid in the wake of continuing military conflict in Syria.
Raed Al Saleh the head of the Syria Civil Defence or White Helmets claimed in an interview with the “Leqa Alyoom” program broadcast on Qatar’s Al Jazeera network that the group was formed based on the efforts of a group of volunteers and Operation “Rescue in Syria” began at the end of 2012.
The group’s first meeting was held in Turkey in 2014, but the name of the white helmets was chosen in 2015. Al-Saleh has also said about sponsors of the group that white helmets were financing in two ways: first by international and through intermediary institutions such as the US Agency for International Development and second by Britain, Germany, France, and Qatar.
The group’s budget in Syria was estimated at about $ 30 million annually. The group was firstly funded by the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, including the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and then the British and American governments were also financing the group. One of the major side that funded white helmets has been the UAE’s Foreign Ministry, which has donated € 5.3 million to this group by the end of the year 2017.
Boris Johnson has also said about UK aid to White Helmets that we have paid around £ 32m as part of a £ 65m donation apart from humanitarian aid, and the US officially announced in early July 2017 that Donald Trump has agreed to pay $ 6.6 million to helmets in Syria.
A prominent Australian professor and analyst “Tim Anderson” believes that the British government is tasked with financing the White Helmets and in fact, this group is an “active branch of Public Relations of al-Qaeda’s terrorist group in Syria” to deceive the public opinion. Most of the money donated to this group through various channels is going to a New York-based organization called the “Syria Campaign.”
The head of this organization is an Irish-American woman named Anna Nolan, has never been to Syria in her life. The White Helmets were claiming that their sole mission in Syria is to help civilians and that members of the group take a neutral stand on all sides involved in Syria and operate as a human rights group in Syria, while the nature of the group was purely terrorist.
This group was apparently tasked to providing aid to civilians in terrorist-controlled areas in Syria, but in principle, they were led by US and Western aid to Syria. while in fact their activities in Syria were being carried out with US leadership and Western assistance.
In Syria, they had been involved in activities such as smuggling of the bodies of wounded and women, stealing property of Syrian people, killing children and youth in scenarios of chemical attacks by the Syrian army on the people, and capturing fake images of the subject, as well as collaborating with and assisting terrorist groups including the Nusra Front.
Maxim Grigoriev, head of the Foundation for the Study of Democracy, said in a report that people who were lifting their homes and cities by White Helmets were no longer alive. For example, a person who has superficial injuries, taken away from his residence and then brought back with a torn stomach, and his body parts are no longer available.
Referring to the testimony of several witnesses, including some members of the White Helmets group, he said that the terrorist group was involved in the smuggling of the body parts of the wounded in Syria, especially women. They were also involved in robbing shops, stealing gold from wounded women and destroying buildings.
The Swedish doctor’s human rights organization “SWEDRHR” has also uncovered a heinous crime by White Helmets; According to this Swedish group, in a careful and scientific study of images of children killed by chemical inhalation, the White Helmets, which call themselves the savior of Syrian children, used high needle injections to inject adrenaline into the heart of the children to Introduce them as victims of chemical weapons and broadcast their images to the Western media.
In published pictures of White Helmets, where they showing themselves rescuing children, they do not press the child’s needle syringes, indicating that no anti-chemical drug has been injected into children.
Swedish doctors have revealed that White Helmets have injected anesthetics and drugs to the children to introduce Syrian children as victims of chemical weapons, and these children have died due to high doses of the drug.
Then the White Helmets were filming these mourning innocent children in the most criminal way possible for propaganda and political exploitation to pretend that they were being inhaled by the chemical attacks of the Syrian army.
But despite all of these crimes done by the White Helmets terrorist group, the US, UK, and their other supporters have identified and advocated the group as a human rights group. In 2016, the Right Livelihood Award, one of the most prominent human rights awards, was awarded to this terrorist group. Also, this year, the name of the White Helmets group was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and a documentary entitled “The White Helmets” won the Oscar award.
On February 26, 2017, in Los Angeles, of the 5 nominated short documentaries, 3 were related to the Syrian war and the issue of Syrian refugees. Surprisingly, Netflix’s 40-minute film titled “White Helmets” won the Oscar in this category. This award and the recognition of a terrorist group fully prove that the structure of human rights organizations, such as the Hollywood structure, is corrupt and influenced by political give-and-take.
A terrorist group that has undeniable evidence of its crimes, become a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize and a documentary about it gets Oscar.
Then in 2018, given the rapid advances of the Syrian army in Deraa and Qunayat and clearing these areas, supporters of the helmets fear that active members of the group and commanders may be captured and the extent and details of their cooperation with Israel, the US and some other countries in the region can be exposed, so it was decided to expel them from Syria and transfer them to occupied Palestinian territories and then to Jordan and from there to other Western countries.
The Zionist Army July 22, 2018, issued a statement announcing that it had transported about 800 active White Helmets in Syria along with their families to Jorden through the occupied Palestinian territories.
Benjamin Netanyahu, in a video message, said: “President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, along with others, have asked us to help to exit hundreds of White Helmets members from Syria and we have helped them for humanitarian reasons.”
Late 2018 Unofficial Seminar at the United Nations entitled “Activities of the White Helmets group in Syria” held with the presence of Bashar al-Jafari and Vassily Nebenzia Permanent Representatives of Syria and Russia
At the seminar, al-Jaafari (Syrian Representative) while referring to sending 750 letters from 2011 to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Security Council and its subcommittees specifically dealing with terrorist group activities and crimes, said that Western media played a negative role in deceiving public opinion and introduced White Helmets as a humanitarian organization in the field of civilian defense, while this is a terrorist group and media arm of the Nusra Front.
He pointed to the actions of the supporters of the terrorist group Nusra Front in rescuing 429 of its members with the help of the Zionist regime through the occupied Golan Heights and transferring them to Jordan and then dividing them in the supportive countries and said: this was the group who kidnapped United Nation’s Philippine and Fijian forces -known as UNDOF- based in the Golan.
The Russian Permanent Representative also said that the mass media showed the terrorist elements of White Helmets as humanitarian heroes. He also referred to the media’s efforts to cover up the reality of this terrorist group backed by some Western countries.
Russian journalist Maxim Grigoryev and freelance British journalist Vanisa Bailey through video conferencing and Syrian Journalist Rafiq Lotf pointed to the role of the suspected terrorist group White Helmets in the many areas of Syria in the seminar.
And in their speeches, they mentioned the group of White Helmets and their fabricated scenes of comical attacks, and the fabricated scenes of mass killing and accusing the Syrian army of committing these killing, as well as killing and trading of human organs and robbery by elements of the group in the areas their presence in Syria.