by J Michael Springmann, from 21st Century Wire (called a “fake news” site by some corporate ladder-climber)
On November 14, 2016, Georgetown’s Foreign Service School, its Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), and its Middle East-North Africa (MENA) Forum showed the Netflix propaganda film “The White Helmets”. Following the film (which the Helmets had shot), there was an extremely biased panel discussion about current Syrian events.
The motion picture, well-received by the audience, offered a carefully-edited account of the White Helmets, an alleged civil defense and rescue group. No member had any kind of background involving rescue work. Indeed, they all seemed to be either butchers, bakers, or candlestick makers. One alleged he had been a terrorist but had reformed and now wanted to help his fellow countrymen. The film depicted the White Helmets rescuing infants at great risk while under fire from the Syrian government and Russia. The only training they received was in Turkey, coming from classes and drills which the Anatolian government provided.
After the picture, the CCAS Director, Osama Abi-Mershed, praising the White Helmets’ work…
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