On May 5th, 2015, the Al-Qaeda affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra committed an extrajudicial killing of a prisoner, which was filmed for propaganda purposes. In the video, members of the White Helmets are clearly seen present at the scene of the execution helping to remove the body. They did not appear to make any effort to prevent the killing. Al-Nusra’s decision to kill their prisoner was a clear violation of 75 U.N.T.S. 135 of the Geneva Convention on Treatment of Prisoners of War, and at worst an outright war crime were the victim a civilian.
White helmets claim that they are a non-governmental organization that does not maintain ties with any of the armed groups in Syria. All their work is aimed at saving as many lives of ordinary people. In liberated Aleppo to the crew ANNA-News was able to find unique materials that shed light on an activity of so-called rescuers in Syria. Details in the film.
“We have to remove our complicity,” Blumenthal argued. “And that means when think tanks in Washington, especially those that are promoted by the same country that is helping fuel the violence in Yemen, in Bahrain, in Syria are promoting people like Alloush, that we call them out, that we expose them, that we make sure that arms stop flowing to figures like that.”
It becomes clear that “White helmets” this is not a humanitarian organization, and a cover, which is used to support militants of different terrorist groups. In addition, the “Helmets” are used to distribute the necessary false information. Activists of the “Civil defense” constantly post on their Twitter accounts pictures of hospitals, schools and mosques, which, allegedly, was bombed by the Syrian air force and its allies. After that comes the turn of the Syrian center for monitoring the observance of human rights, and then the Western media.