A recent sting operation carried out by the Commission for International Justice and Accountablity (CIJA) entrapped an unsuspecting academic member of the Working Group on Syria Media and Propganda (WGSPM) into engaging in a series of email conversations with a fake “Russian agent”. These emails were then supplied to the BBC producer, Chloe Hadjimatheou, who is responsible for a prolonged smear campaign against the Working Group, journalists and former diplomats who are challenging the establishment narratives on Syria — narratives that have sustained the “humanitarian” pretexts used to justify the ten-year proxy war against Syria by hostile states forming the US Coalition. The UK has played a major role in the war to topple the Syrian government and to reassert US/UK rule-by-puppet over the country and, effectively, in the region.
White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier falling to his death from the top floor of his Istanbul home in uncertain circumstances in November 2019 created a myriad of extremely serious problems for a great many powerful people.
What’s going on when an organisation that’s supposed to be committed to international justice engages in skullduggery? It reveals bigger questions of how to protect the international institutions that humanity depends on in striving for a more just world.
Americans, Canadians, Britons and Dutch sitting at home under harsh Covid-19 lockdowns can feel joy that their governments found time and money to help ‘Al-Qaeda’s medical service’ in Syria make masks and gowns for terrorists.
A senior “rescue worker” from the controversial White Helmets has been given refuge in Germany along with his family, the German foreign ministry told AFP on 8 December 2020. Kevork Almassian hosts independent investigative journalist Vanessa Beeley and discusses with her the controversial organization and the asylum of some of their members to different European countries.
On 18th November, Winberg announced her retreat from the public eye via Twitter, saying she would be “offline for the foreseeable” in order to “get to work”. It’s not certain what this “work” will entail, but mainstream efforts to deify her husband and obscure the reality of his professional history, the group he founded, and how and why he died, are evidently ongoing.
You [Chloe] appear to be investigating the minutiae with regards to the analysts, researchers and journalists who have exposed the White Helmets, yet you feel you don’t have equivalent responsibility to examine every crime the White Helmets are accused of, in particular by the Syrian people who lived under their occupation?
Abd AlKader Habak was a researcher on the BBC series Mayday, produced by Chloe Hadjimatheou. While western audiences were swamped by images of him supposedly saving a child from the Rashideen massacre in April 2017, survivor testimonies that I gathered placed him prior to the planned suicide attack, chatting amicably with the armed groups led by Nusra Front or Al Qaeda in Syria.
“Vanessa Beeley joins the program to discuss the BBC’s forthcoming hit piece on journalists like herself who dare call out the White Helmets as a foreign-founded, foreign-funded, terrorist-embedded propaganda construct. We discuss Beeley’s reporting on Syria that clearly gives the lie to the White Helmets’ humanitarian cover and the clear signs that the BBC is set to launch a new smear campaign against independent journalists.”