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Thu Sep 8, 2016, 10:56 PM

The White Helmets

In Aleppo, the most important thing to remember is that all life is precious. The White Helmets search for survivors among the wreckage as bombs continue to fall. These ordinary men are extraordinary heroes.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 10:59 PM

1. Where?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 11:09 PM

2. Netflix.premier

An upcoming original short documentary on Netflix provides an in-depth look into perhaps the most dangerous job in the world: the volunteer first responders of Syria’s brutal war. Titled The White Helmets, after their nickname that stems from their headgear, the film follows three members from the group of about 3,000 who are among the first to arrive after bombs have rained down on hospitals and apartments and markets.

A trailer released first to TIME, ahead of the Sept. 16 premiere, begins with a child placing a white helmet on a man who then kisses them goodbye and says “Don’t give mom a hard time. Okay?” Seconds later, a helicopter appears overhead, and then a short series of explosions can be heard. The sights and sounds that follow—dust, screams, bodies and blood—are what the White Helmets face every day. Stretcher bearers hurry into a mess of cement and iron and dense smoke, and emerge carrying a child.

The White Helmets gained fame in 2014 when rescuers pulled an infant from the rubble—he was later dubbed the “miracle baby”—and again in August when the group helped save Omran Daqneesh. The boy in Aleppo was carried to an ambulance after an airstrike destroyed his family’s home and photographed alone and in shock. Footage of the rescue went viral, bringing attention back to the White Helmets and the crisis in the northern city that for years has been divided by government and opposition forces.

Often, the White Helmets are targeted by the government. In what’s called a “double-tap,” suspected Syrian government planes drop an initial barrel bomb at a site and then a second one after the rescuers begin to arrive. In June 2015, Raed Saleh, head of the group, made an impassioned speech to the United Nations Security Council that specifically asked for an end to such indiscriminate killings. Overall, more than 130 rescuers have died.

http://time.com/4481259/netflix-trailer-the-white-helmets/

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Response to mia (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 08:03 AM

3. Sorry to rain on your parade

 

But there is another view of the White helmets. And it is not very pretty.



Btw, I have posted this without it being removed. This is just a repost of my video and multimedia post about them. These people are not who they say they are, they are just as bad as the so called moderate rebels we support in Syria.

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Fri Sep 9, 2016, 08:39 AM

4. A few more examples

 

with video and pictures connecting the white helmets with Al Nusra, soldier executions, use of arms etc. Warning, there are pictures of Syrian soldiers that were captured by white helmet/nursa operatives in the video.



Loads of stuff about these guys by real journalists on the web, don't buy the lies from the same people who sold you the Iraqi war and Libyan war

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