Who's Funding The White Helmets?

Via TruthInMedia.com,

As the U.S. moves closer toward all out war in Syria, a lot of what our government seems to base its intelligence on, especially claims of chemical weapon use by they Syrian government, is from an impartial humanitarian group called the White Helmets.

You’ve no doubt, heard of the White Helmets. They have been praised in the media as heroes and have reportedly saved more than 100,000 lives as of April 2018.

But who are the White Helmets really? Are they a legitimate organization or pawns, funded for the purpose of regime change?

Despite a recent U.S. funding freeze for humanitarian aid for Syria, the U.S. continues to fund the controversial group, known as White Helmets.

The White Helmets claim to be a neutral entity in Syria. They say they are just helping people caught in the middle of a civil war. But are they?

Follow the money and you will find numerous ties to government funding from not only the U.S., but the U.K., the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany.

Untangling these ties to the White Helmets is complicated, so stay with me.

According to their website, the Syria Civil Defense, nicknamed the White Helmets, formed in “late 2012- early 2013” as self-organized groups.

Realizing they needed training, 20 Syrians went to Turkey back in March 2013 to learn from a former British army officer named James Le Mesurier.

Le Mesurier has ties to the failed NATO intervention in Kosovo. He developed a training program for Syrians that included trauma care, command and control and crisis management courses.

He is credited for helping form the White Helmets’ structure and operations.

Le Mesurier was able to fund this training program through Mayday Rescue, his Netherlands-based non-profit funded by grants from the Dutch, British, Danish and German governments.

Now, this brings us to December 2013, when the U.K.-based PR machine backing the White Helmets was established.

It’s called the Voices Project, set up as a private limited company for public relations and communications activities.

Part of the Voices Project’s articles of incorporation state that the organization seeks to “influence public opinion” and “influence governmental and other bodies and institutions regarding reform … legislation and regulation.”

Who set up the Voices Project? The first listed director on the articles of incorporation is Jeremy Heimans, the co-founder and CEO of the global PR platform “Purpose” and a co-founder of controversial online activist network “Avaaz”.

Though Heimans stepped down from his position with the Voices Project in 2015, his connection to the project is worth noting. Here’s why.

In February 2014, New York-based “Purpose” listed a job posting for interns to “help launch a new movement for Syria.”

By March 2014, the Voices Project set up The Syria Campaign NGO, which they describe as “a human rights organisation that supports Syria’s heroes in their struggle for freedom and democracy.”

This, coinciding with the graduates of the Mayday Rescue training establishing new teams in Syria.

Six months later, in October 2014, a conference of these teams came together to establish the Syrian Civil Defense as an official, national organization. They then became known as the White Helmets, thanks to The Syria Campaign.

According to their website, the White Helmets have been directly funded by Mayday Rescue, and a company called Chemonics, since 2014.

Yet there’s evidence that both of those organizations started supporting the White Helmets back in early 2013, right around the time the White Helmets claim to have formed as self-organized groups.

Mayday Rescue, as we said, is funded by the Dutch, British, Danish and German governments. And Chemonics?

They are a Washington, D.C. based contractor that was awarded $128.5 million in January 2013 to support “a peaceful transition to a democratic and stable Syria” as part of USAID’s Syria regional program. At least $32 million has been given directly to the White Helmets as of February 2018.

The firm has been funded by USAID for years, and carries a record of failures in supporting so-called humanitarian interventions, including in Libya.

What you need to know is that first, this was only part one of our look at the White Helmets.

There are even more dots to connect here, including the relationship between USAID, Chemonics, Jeremy Heimans and Azaaz. We will make those connections in another episode of Reality Check.

But for today, let’s make this clear: there are very real questions about the authenticity of the voice of the White Helmets as representative of the Syrian people.

It is also clear that the White Helmets have ties to organizations that are being funded by governments that have been seeking, and right now continue to, seek to overthrow the Assad government and to establish a new regime in Syria.

And yet our media and government act as if the information coming from the White Helmets is coming from an impartial observer. When in fact, it appears to actually be coming from an organization that is being funded with an agenda to see the Syrian government overthrown.

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CuttingEdge King of Ruperts Land Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:08 Permalink

If you want to get properly down and dirty with the White Helmets, I would recommend:

http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/10/23/syrias-white-helmets-war-by-way-o…

 

Had they got that Nobel they were being pushed for, it would have been almost as ridiculous as the one OButtfuck received...for being the 1st black President? Let's face it, it wasn't for being the Drone King now, was it?

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SofaPapa Brazen Heist Fri, 05/04/2018 - 08:49 Permalink

What drives me crazy about this group is the explicitness of the propaganda.  The White Helmets?!  Seriously?  How can people be so stupid not to see that this is playing into the absurdly simplistic programming of good guys in white hats and bad guys in black hats?  Anyone who buys this story of the "good soldiers" is remarkably, intensely, willfully blind and ignorant of techniques in mind control.

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RationalLuddite Shemp 4 Victory Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:34 Permalink

When in difficulty go to Plan  C - the pre-gassed 'secretly buried evidence' body. 

"OPCW experts look to do testing on the bodies of suspected chemical weapons victims in Douma, which were buried in secret by locals in an attempt to save evidence. It's the first time OPCW will exhume bodies"

https://mobile.twitter.com/Josiensor/status/992007674857484289

2 things:
1. This implies that the OPCW inspectors found no evidence of a chemical gas attack at the location (as the Russian commander in Syria who spoke the the OPCW the day after they visited the site)

2. That if the OPCW accept such completely out of context random bodies as evidence,  then the suspicions that they are ultimately a corrupted tool of TPTB too is largely confirmed.  The ex-British ambassador to Syria warned about this very hoax, as the Jihadists have repeatedly tried this in the past. He warned about it in several interviews (just cant find the links now), and all parties should show huge skepticism , yet if the OPCW is even considering such out of context 'evidence' from the only demonstrably proven users if gas as a weapon (the 'rebels')  then likely they are simply trying to get back on message gor their ultimate masters.

This is such a slow motion lie it's unbelievable.  

Wait for it - in light of this info i unfortunately predict:

1. The OPCW will release an executive summary with all the right lies of ommission and egregious prevarications that are meant to mislead by leaving out a critical piece of information and letting the recipient draw the wrong conclusion, but with 'plausible' (read 'technically legal') deniability for themselves,  of course.  They just want to set up a narrative for the sheeple and the history books, is all.

2. Possibly,  another gas attack in Homs. They are loosing and had ceased fighting to negotiate a surrender and evacuation deal.  But  suspiciously, just like in Douma, the terrorist's negotiators were seemingly deliberately stalling for time, and then blew up a few more civilians just to ensure it. I would never have thought they would have the audacity to try another gas False Flag after the last one's narrative  (and Skripal too) was shown to be so childishly a hoax. But i can see them resurrecting this mendacious narrative trope with these resurrected no doubt chemically croaked cadavers (test dumbies, previous use of gas by the head choppers). The Lazarus option.

https://syria.liveuamap.com

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keep the basta… cheech_wizard Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:01 Permalink

Thanks cheech, welcome news.

article is  cleverly giving part information and distortion.  Le mesurier  was a spy and all round not good. Information is around, but i  have currently forgotten and not chasing it today.  If interested try Veterans today who are dead keen to have it all out, been banned from goog and twit the other day.

The WH were set up as bad guys and propaganda actors and continue as such.  The article does not give its genesis, place and  the background to the  creator and his allies. Saving  lives? bullshit. Head choppers to the front and head choppers to the side of  them. Enormous budget, 64 million? anyway check it out out for  yourselves.

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To Hell In A H… Thu, 05/03/2018 - 22:57 Permalink

Uncle Scam. The Yanks admitted it via a State department briefing that they fund this jihadi humanitarian group.

Reality nor truth matters to the USSA government. The only thing that matters is geopolitical interests. 

Hillarys Server Thu, 05/03/2018 - 23:19 Permalink

Not to be a contrarian but hasn't the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also confirmed that the White Helmets are legit?

That Human Rights Observatory located in the basement of a t-shirt stand in Coventry, England?

"You want t-shirt or you want falafel? Gas attack? Yes, we have gas attack. You want regular or crispy?White Sauce Helmets will help you. Baby in ambulance? Yes, we can put baby in ambulance. You want me put hot sauce on baby?"

VWAndy Thu, 05/03/2018 - 23:30 Permalink

 People calling bullshit might be all thats keeping ww3 from starting. Keep up the good work folks.

 I tip my hat to all the truth tellers.

JailBanksters Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:20 Permalink

Storm Troopers had White Helmets

So the Storm Troopers that were part of the Galactic Empire was based on the Nazi's, were the Good Guys

And Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance was based on the Jews are the Bad Guys.

I always thought it was the other way around, but thanks to the news media, has cleared all that up.

 

EddieLomax JailBanksters Fri, 05/04/2018 - 04:49 Permalink

Joking aside that does seem to be where all this government propoganda is heading if the government is pushed to produce it too fast.

The problem then is we get told to support free speech and oppose free speech, along with all other impossibilities at the same time.

At that point I'd hope a lot of people lose all trust in government and mainstream media start just becoming red pilled and immune to all the babble our politicians try to push.  I'm sure we got to see that have a certain effect in the recent brexit and Trump elections, whether they will actually have the desired effect is another matter, the fact is they certainly were not the desired or expected result.  In both cases, by the end of the campaigns, we saw 90%+ of the media pushing on side with no effect on a significant portion of the electorate.

That's progress.

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Snippy21 Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:03 Permalink

Pieces of the puzzle seem to be coming together regarding the middle East/Syria.

I hope this entire charade is exposed to the light and we can hang those responsible.

dunce Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:45 Permalink

These are just another bunch of Arab  thieves pretending to be noble do gooders but have a selfish and/or Arab agenda that stupid foreigners cannot fathom. You offer them millions and you will get fraud on a huge scale. Most of the money is funnelled through the state department and CIA that ignore or manipulate the current man in the white house.

HenryHall Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:31 Permalink

Syrian government should have a simple policy -

Anyone caught wearing a "white helmet uniform" should be immediately shot as a spy.

Only in Syria that is, the Syrian government has no jurisdiction elsewhere.

fiddy pence ha… Fri, 05/04/2018 - 15:34 Permalink

Who's funding the white helmets?

Thanks to Trump, not the US government,

anymore.

Remember when he decided to pull funding

to jihadis because of beheading videos?

excellent moves.

It also shows that Trump realises that

the White Hats of Plastic are chickenshit

jihadis with really bad improvisational acting.

Unlike ISIS which was stage managed by the

best travelling propaganda producers the West had to

offer. Can't get an Oscar for beheadings, though.

Fuck 'em all.