The White Helmets according to the White Helmets and the mainstream media
The White Helmets or the Syrian Civil Defense (as they are wrongly denominated, since the second has existed for decades but is controlled by the Damascus’ government) are as pure people as a newborn baby, they are part of a NGO which doesn’t get funding from any State in order to maintain its neutrality and impartiality, obviously. Its members are honored doctors, confectioners, painters, tailors, professors, engineers, and sellers of snake oil who left their noble occupations for an even nobler cause: to save human lives from the clutches of the bloodthirsty al-Assad.
As you can see in the montage above, they all have trimmed beards which transpire decency and inspire confidence (you have to retain this detail in your mind). Their specialties include carrying pneumatic hammers on their backs with which they unbury victims of bomb-barrels from the bloodthirsty al-Assad and running in slow-motion while carrying on their laps children who are the victims of the bomb-barrels from the bloodthirsty al-Assad. This slow-motion movement is always captured from an angle relative to the camera which allows for better illumination for the photo than a photo taken in a professional studio and posteriorly processed for more than 2 hours in a updated version of Photoshop. Anyway, these are certainly miracles provided by our almighty God to the White Helmets photographers who document the al-Assadian savagery. In their free time, they also dedicate themselves, according to them, to the staging of rescuing actions and putting makeup on falsely injured people who an innocent guy like me, while seeing the final product, can’t distinguish the montage of the montage! Excuse me, the montage of reality! But we will get there in the second part. Now let’s watch the trailer of a documentary by Netflix (about the White Helmets) which makes even a pro-Assad executioner to break into tears even after dead and buried under the ground:
And, to avoid accusations of partiality, here you have 2 slideshows with 20 photos each, yes, 20 photos of heroes moving in slow-motion while saving little children. And, no, it wasn’t in Hollywood, but really in Aleppo, according to them, which is corroborated by our mainstream media, that these scenes occurred.
For instance, you can click on the photo below to see it in high resolution and then, please, tell me if what I see on the white portion of the poor child’s face is powder from the debris cause by the bomb-barrels from al-Assad…or Nivea creme poorly spread on the face? I really feel confused:
I’m not saying (for now) that these photos are staged, but I don’t cease to be amazed by the big contrast between war photos by the White Helmets, by the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, by the Free Syrian Voices, by the Mayday Rescue, by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, and the war photos by the Syrian pro-government side. There’s a difference which bothers me: on the photos by the White Helmets and company, the victims are all painted in black powder and red blood. A really really white powder and a really really red blood. And both of them are in enormous quantities. But that is all! The consequences of the bomb-barrels of the bloodthirsty al-Assad don’t go beyond this. However, when I see the photos and videos of the victims of the rockets and chemical weapons coming from the heroic liberating rebels, I see dismembered children, broken skin with exposed flesh, exposed bones, yellow blisters provoked by the toxic gases, etc. And, for my own astonishment, on these photos and videos, the powder isn’t as white nor as abundant. The blood isn’t as red nor as abundant…but, well, I must be paranoid, a guy who, according to some, is paid by the Kremlin and Damascus to spread fake news through his blog which (almost) no one reads, and through his Facebook account which doesn’t even reach 100 friends and which can only cause a little or no constraint on Portuguese media pages on Facebook, since each time someone comments with a dissonant voice any post related to Syria he ends up blocked.
Turning back to the White Helmets, personally the aspect I prefer the most about them is their super-heroic avenger capacity of detecting – with only their eyes and the flavor of the air – Russian Sukhoi SU-24 on the sky, which are followed, by foot, by these brave men. The objective? To unbury little children with pneumatic hammers, victims of the completely aleatory bombardments decided in the space of a few days in which Putin wakes up with diarrhea or a torticollis which brings tears to his eyes. And, when they’re not Russian fighter jets, they’re Syrian fighter jets, because al-Assad is simply not prone to morning diarrhea, and he laughs at wasting the last Syrian pounds on bomb-barrels, completely shitting on the fact that the Syrian people has been starving for years thanks to the humanitarian economic embargo by the US, the European Union and the remaining vassal States of the Empire. Well, these are the things a guy learns by watching the Little Aljazeera (AJ+) which is financed by the same Qatari humanitarians who don’t distribute (a few) million dollars in armament between the Syrian opposition and the Islamic State. In another strike of impartiality, ahah, here are 3 excellent videos from AJ+ on the White Helmets:
How These Ordinary Citizens Became Heroes Of Syria
Syria's White Helmets
The White Helmets Are Saving Syria From Within
Have you noticed the third video, on the rescue of Omran Daqneesh? Ah, what good people, these White Helmets, they were also the ones who performed this epic rescue! But was I out of my mind when I wrote a recent article, FAKE NEWS – poor little boy in an orange seat! What a soulless animal I am, ahahah!
To take a more serious tone, here I leave a list of the characteristics that the White Helmets (and their supporters) attribute to this organization:
- They are financed by donations coming from private people;
- They don’t receive donations from States, in order to maintain themselves politically independent;
- They are a “ferociously independent” NGO;
- They are neutral and impartial, having as their single objective to alleviate human suffering;
- They don’t make distinctions between injured people from the 2 sides of the conflict;
- They saved several tens of thousands of lives;
- They are present throughout the country, in more than 100 different localizations;
- They are pacifists, humanitarians, solidary;
- They are voluntaries coming from various professional areas;
- They are Syrian;
- They don’t use nor carry weapons with themselves;
- They provide civil services to almost 7 million people;
- Oh, and they deserved the Nobel Peace Prize.
Please visit the official page of the White Helmets and read the marvelous achievements they attribute themselves:
Without a doubt, a very beautiful story, the one of the White Helmets. But I propose, based on an extensive quantity of available facts (which I will share here), to disagree at least 100%, ahah, with this angelical version of the White Helmets. So please stay tuned to the second part of this article!
Luís Garcia, 31.12.2016, Chengdu, China
(Translated by Ricardo Lopes)
Read the second part here: White Helmets, humanists or terrorists? (2/3)
Read the third part here: White Helmets, humanists or terrorists? (3/3)