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Russia SLAMS Reuters UK for citing al-Qaeda/White Helmets as “evidence” against Moscow

The widely discredited White Helmets still have an audience at Reuters UK.

Russia has slammed Reuters UK for a breach of journalistic integrity, after the organisation published outright lies which have been derived from the propaganda arm of al-Qaeda in Syria.

Western governments, including those of the US and UK, have engaged in a concerted effort to publicly rehabilitate al-Qaeda, the notorious Gulfi funded Takfiri jihadist group which the US held responsible for the 9/11 atrocities. It was the group al-Qaeda in Iraq which eventually became ISIS and in Syria al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch commonly known as al-Nusra, has been responsible for countless acts of barbaric in parts of western and central Syria.

Enter a fake charity/aid group called White Helmets, sometimes confusingly referred to as Syrian Civil Defence. The group has no affiliation from real aid groups in Syria such as Syria’s actually civil defence service, nor are they at all affiliated with the UN recognised White Cross and White Crescent aid groups.

The continuing story of ‘the White Helmets’ hoax

Among other things, White Helmets have been exposed by Russia as staging chemical attacks and staging them poorly at that. At various times, White Helmets actors were seen handling bodies that were supposedly infected with toxic gas, without gloves or proper masks. One image also showed a White Helmet actor smoking a cigarette in an area which was supposed to be cloaked in gas.

Even more seriously, the group has been exposed has participating in the killing of children as well as the exploitation of children.

The group which has been photographed carrying al-Qaeda flags during savage celebrations has been named and shamed multiple times by the Russian Foreign Ministry and Russian Defense Ministry.  

Russian Foreign Ministry says White Helmets cannot be trusted. Their info is fake news

In October of last year, RT’s CrossTalk explored the extent of the dangerous fraud that is White Helmets when Peter Lavelle interviewed Patrick Henningsen, Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlettm,  three journalists who helped expose the sham to the wider public.

After the Battle of Aleppo was won in 2016, al-Qaeda’s fortunes in Syria were dashed. Today, one of the only areas in Syria where al-Qaeda and therefore the White Helmets still have a presence is in Idlib Governorate. Idlib is currently home to a civil war between al-Qaeda/al-Nusra and various factions of the FSA as well as some jihadist groups linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

In an effort to pacify the region, the most recent meeting of the Astana Group created a new de-escalation zone in Idlib Governorate which is largely policed by Turkey. The new zone, like other de-escalation zones, allows for the continued targeting of al-Qaeda and ISIS.

4 implications of the latest Astana Agreement on Idlib, Syria

Russia has recently struck al-Qaeda forces in Idlib who martyred civilians in Latakia, when they began firing rockets at the birthplace of the Assad family, the mountainous town of Qardaha.

Russia pounds al-Nusra after the terrorist group kills civilians in Bashar al-Assad’s birthplace

The reach of White Helmets has gown down in-line with the reduction of al-Qaeda as a formidable force in Syria. However, as Russia works to help Syria squeeze the group out of Idlib, they decided to engage in yet another propaganda drive against Russia and Syria. Al-Qaeda/White Helmets has accused the Russian Aerospace Forces of targeting urban neighbourhoods and killing civilians even though the strikes targeted weapons outposts and storage facilitates away from populated areas.

While lies from groups like White Helmets are less and less noticed, UK Reuters picked up the propaganda as though it was deriving from a reliable source. It is also crucial to realise that the al-Qaeda/White Helmets report was released on the day Russian President Vladimir Putin lands in Ankara for talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Al-Qaeda is clearly worried about Turkey’s pivot to Russia and away from western backed terrorist factions in Syria.

Russia’s Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov has blasted Reuters UK and others who picked up the story as falling victim to fake news.

He stated,

“Syria’s Civil Defense which UK news agency Reuters cites, reporting of alleged civilian deaths, is the same thing as the White Helmets. The attempt of the British to pass these war scammers off as a new brand of objective information sources is a manipulation for amateurs.

The Russian Aerospace Forces’ planes to not carry out airstrikes on residential neighbourhoods in settlements to avoid civilian casualties. The targets are terrorist bases, armoured vehicles and munitions depots, identified with unmanned devices and confirmed through other channels.

This week, all airstrikes of Russian planes in the province of Idlib were concentrated on equipment, reserves and groups of Nusra Front militants who were trying to rescue terrorists from the Akerbat encirclement in eastern Hama with a sudden offensive. The actions of Russian planes in Syria derailed this operation, and the terrorists participating in it were destroyed”.

This video of the airstrikes, clearly corroborates Russia’s statement. It is apparent from the footage that Russia is not targeting an urban or residential area.

The racist Sunni supremacist White Helmets have simply produced more propaganda to bolster their increasingly hopeless cause. The real shame is with so-called ‘respectable’ outlets who have reported blatant propaganda as fact.

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Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

“Reuters UK” and “journalistic integrity” are mutually exclusive. When, repeatedly, Reuters UK uses as “source of information from Syria”, Rami, a lonely Syrian expat (clothes peddler being his main occupation), living in Coventry UK since 2,000, who pompously renamed himself “The Syrian Observatory of Human rights”, although he quit Syria twenty years ago after his years in jail for theft., ANY news about Syria are suspect, Rami being in bed with Al-Qaeda, and all his reported “news” come from anti-regime terrorists. The “White Helmets” are the British ex-Empire’s mercenaries in Syria, which cost last year £5 million to UK. budget.

Voltaire
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Voltaire

You are quite right….

http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/06/21/who-are-the-syria-white-helmets/

The White Helmets are Al Qaeda terrorist vermin funded by the US and UK (as usual)…

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

Yes, Rami is typical of an opportunist conman who will deal in anything, whether that be T shirts or Propaganda Lies.

seby
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seby

One day the “meaning of phrases dictionary” will be updated.

The meaning of the phrase “flogging a dead horse” will state “attempt by imperialists led by the US and UK to push a phony charity called white helmets to sainthood” or something written better, meaning same 🙂

Surely even goebbels would have given up by now.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

Brilliant.

Adreng
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Adreng

In many ways, Western media pretends Al Qaeda in Syria is a part of the “moderate rebels”, anyway, and that only Daesh/ISIS is a terrorist group (of course, this does not correspond to the official status of the groups, the UN clearly recognizes Al Qaeda/Al Nusra as a terrorist groups, but many journalists’ narratives pretend it belongs to the “democratic opposition”). There is also some historical continuity, after all, Al Qaeda is a successor of the Western-backed Mujaheddin, and during the Cold War, there were Western newspaper reports praising Osama Bin Laden as a freedom fighter in Afghanistan. Still, after… Read more »

Hamletquest
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Hamletquest

Someone at Reuters must have the same handlers as Mark Zuckerberg and Morgan Freeman…

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

To any trained eye of British Bullshit the mere fact that parts of the issued White Helmet uniform are a High Vis waistcoat and a White Helmet is typically British 🙂

samo war
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samo war

Tahau Taua
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Tahau Taua

Gotta haul you up Adam Garrie on this one again. Keep Al Qaeda and Gulf funded Takfiri Jihadi’s out of the picture; when it comes to the NYC (Controlled Demolitions and Pentagon bomb) of Sept 11 2001. That was exclusively the job of the US-Deep State. That is the opinion of highly qualified Engineers and scientific experts; so that has to be the only plausible narrative. Don’t muddy the waters; by continuing with this fake Al Qaeda nonsense. As for Reuters, well it goes without saying that they have been peddling lies for ages. We all know that; especially the… Read more »

john vieira
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john vieira

The Fourth Estate in the ‘west’ has become a blithering propaganda outlet for the US/NATO Deep State….and have since Kosovo failed miserably in their reporting of things muslim or have capitulated to the Petro$…methinks the latter…

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