The White Helmets, or ‘Syrian Civil Defence’, claim to be a private non-profit company registered in the UK.
They call themselves:
A global advocacy group standing in solidarity with non-violent Syrians and their struggle for a peaceful and dignified future.
They began their campaign 3 years into the Syrian insurgency…just when the Syrian army’s luck seemed to be on the upside…
We started on the 3rd anniversary of the uprising at a time when Syria was slipping off the media and political agendas of countries around the world. The violence has never been as fierce as it is now or the humanitarian needs as great. Now more than ever the world needs to engage on Syria.
They only seem to operate in areas controlled by the al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda) such as Idlib…
and can be seen here cleaning up after a Nusra execution in Aleppo…
They were standing right off-camera with a body-bag at the ready.
…notice the logo?
Watch the video for yourself… (graphic)
Here’s the post-execution statement they released:
However the images below highlight the complicity between the so-called ‘NGO’ and Nusra.
They have huge media access and are behind most claims of ‘Assad’s chlorine barrel bombs’…
From the Guardian:
Here they can be seen jubilantly waving the Nusra black flag…
This time in uniform and armed:
Who are they?
The Syria Campaign’s four listed ‘campaigners’ have worked for companies such as the BBC and Avaaz – both known for their rabid anti-Syria propaganda. The BBC disgraced itself with its ‘Saving Syria’s Children’ episode of Panorama (see Fabrication in BBC Panorama’s ‘Saving Syria’s Children for more details), as well as numerous other outright lies on the conflict,
and Avaaz for its countless petitions calling for a no-fly zone.
Basically they are what is now par for the course in these imperialistic proxy interventions: a shadowy non-governmental organisation funded by governments and their corporate cronies, and passing themselves off as being motivated solely by altruism. It was a letter signed by dozens of NGOs such as Human Rights Watch that resulted in the UN Security Council voting to implement a no-fly zone over Libya in 2011, based on wild claims which all turned out to be false. We know how that turned out; unleashing a similar hell on the whole of Syria would be far worse.