The White Helmets – A Powerful Force For Good In Syria

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As Russia and Assad’s bombing of hospitals and schools in Aleppo intensifies, a group of heroes has emerged to offer a helping hand to the thousands of destitute and wounded women and children scattered across the country. This group consists of volunteers, who are willing to put their lives on the line to save those who cannot save themselves, and each and every one of them deserves our support and gratitude.

The White Helmets are an NGO dedicated to protecting civilians from Russian attacks, and regularly risk their lives to save children in the heat of the battle. So far, numerous heartbreaking pictures have emerged of courageous White Helmet volunteers carrying children to safety, with a backdrop of complete destruction and chaos caused by Russian attacks and Assad’s barrel bombs. The group is primarily backed by progressive western governments, in order to alleviate the humanitarian crises in Syria, and received training from British military contractors in 2013.

Conspiracy theorists and the pro-Russia alt right constantly claim that this group is in fact a militia disguised as a humanitarian organization, which secretly carries out the commands of western intelligence; but numerous analysts in the accredited media have repeatedly debunked this claim. If this group was a militia, how would you explain the multiple photographs of these supposed combatants carrying injured children to safety?

I encourage everyone reading this article to donate whatever you can to the White Helmets, and help them continue the humanitarian work that they do in Syria. Civilians have absolutely no defense against the Russian army and Assad’s barrel bombs and chemical weapons. Thousands of Syrians are forced to flee their home every day, while selfish conservatives in the west oppose any effort to intervene militarily. We all need to offer our support to these brave heroes, and make sure that we are doing our part to solve this humanitarian crisis:

https://www.whitehelmets.org/

MillionDollarBonus_

Hi all. I’ve started the transfer of the domain from wordpress.com, but it’s going to take up to five days. Will let you know when the transfer is likely to be complete.

RationalInvestor

The White Helmets are nothing less than heroes and should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. They also play an important part in defeating Assad by assisting the freedom fighters.

MillionDollarBonus_

Yes, agreed. They play both a humanitarian and military role in this conflict, and are driven by a desire to help the Syrian people. Conspiracy theorists need to shut up and support them.

MillionDollarBonus_

The White Helmets treat animal rights as an absolute priority. Their system of values is completely in alignment with middle class westerners who watch CNN, which is why they have been so successful in raising funds.

jfb
jfb

Rescuing from those barrel bombs 3 times in row within 6 months the same child and posing with her for the camera is an exploit by tself

MillionDollarBonus_

What’s even more commendable is that these heroes have managed to set up a professional photo set in the thick of the conflict, in order to promote their PR and raise more funds to help save Syrian children. I know of no other NGO with this level of dedication.

Black Lives Matter

Why aren’t the helmets Black?

MillionDollarBonus_

It was an unfortunate PR move on their part. However, criticism of the white helmets could be interpreted as Islamaphobia, so I reserve judgement for now.

Black Lives Matter

I highly doubt this was simply an unfortunate mistake. This kind of crap happens all the time. In pool, notice how the cue ball is WHITE, and it knocks around all the colored balls. And how does the game end? When the WHITE ball knocks the BLACK ball off the table, which, of course, is green to signify the earth.

This is a textbook example of a micro-aggression.

Black Lives Matter

Why not a “white” mark? Yet another evidence of systemic racism in White America.

Special Snowflake
Special Snowflake

The Russians have started another aggressive campaign in Syria! However, Russia will be driven from Syria the same way they were driven from Afghanistan.

After Russians bomb the schools and hospitals in the cities, the freedom fighters will just go out into the countryside. Should Assad take Aleppo, the freedom fighters will just go somewhere else; their patience is greater than Putin’s pocketbook.

MillionDollarBonus_

Why do Russia and Assad insist on bombing schools and hospitals?? Are they complete psychopaths? The US is bombing ISIS, while these brutes are killing children!! We have to put a stop to this NOW!!

jfb
jfb

Trying to put yourself in their shoes in order to understand their behaviour, as if there was any logic behind it, is not only useless, it is DANGEROUS. They bomb schools and hospitals for the thrill because IT’S A FACT.
It remind me this ridiculous French teacher (I think his name was Fauricoon or Fauxcillion) who wrote a letter to the newspaper “Le Monde”, raising some technical issues to challenge the gasing of esquimos during the Boers war, 34 historians replied rightfully: “One must not ask oneself how, technically, such a mass murder was possible; it was technically possible, since it happened”.
The samething here. You shouldn’t ask yourself why they are doing this, the important is that they are doing it.

MillionDollarBonus_

Yes, I agree. Questioning things too much is dangerous and counterproductive. What we need now is emotion, and the willingness to act on those emotions in order to stop Russia. Accredited experts have confirmed that Russia routinely bombs schools and hospitals – therefore it is a FACT. What is the point in questioning a FACT? However much you question it, it remains a FACT, whether you can explain it or not. Wise words.

trav777

Every time the Russians attack, they bomb schools and hospitals. It is amazing that Syria has so many of these things in ISIS territory which just shows how moderate the resistance is that they built all of these schools and medical care facilities in the areas they control. And the stupid Syrian people are fleeing this?!?!? What type of brutal grip does Assad have over them? They even voted for him in overwhelming numbers!

MillionDollarBonus_

Assad and Russia only bomb schools and hospitals – they solely have created the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Now it’s our job to fix it.

MillionDollarBonus_

They were trained by an accredited British military contractor, which is where they learned to preempt the enemy. They are, however, primarily a humanitarian group.

MillionDollarBonus

Im really beginning to have a change of heart about Russia and even Trump in regards to Syria. Thank God Russia’s doing something in Syria to help overthrew all those rebels the disrupting the country. It’s a good thing trumpets willing to work with Russia and I think the two superpowers working together Can bring peace to Syria.

Black Lives Matter

THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. WE SHOULD DECLARE WAR ON RUSSIA IMMEDIATELY. THE REBELS ARE OUR ALLIES.

richandrenee

Russia not a superpower fake MDB imposter – Putin’s corruption has it on the verge of collapse and a colored revolution.

Black Lives Matter

$20 bucks says that the “colored revolution” in Russia will not be “black.” Look at the revolution in the Ukraine. What color was it? ORANGE. Like DONALD TRUMP.

Also, note that you could say “20 dollars” or “20 bucks” in English. Why “bucks”? It’s obviously a racial slur hearkening back to days where whites bought and sold African-Americans. The dollar itself is a remnant of the slave system. This is yet another reason why we need to end capitalism.

DON'T BODY SHAME ME!
DON'T BODY SHAME ME!

You need an article on why America should abolish the Electoral College. We need to repeat this with a vengeance so America gets the point. WE REJECT THE PRESIDENT ELECT!

MillionDollarBonus_

I agree. Will do one this week. Hillary won the popular vote – Trump’s supposed victory is null and void!

Ballsinuormoutph
Ballsinuormoutph

I love it MBD. Overthrow the rule of law and make rules/laws that are retroactive. Lets change the tax laws for previous year and make all those “whiteies” guilty of tax evasion.

Good plan!

MillionDollarBonus_

Are you talking about abolishing the electoral college? HILLARY WON THE POPULAR VOTE!! Don’t you believe in democracy?? America chose HILLARY! We simply need to change the system to reflect the true will of the people, which is without a doubt a Hillary Presidency!

Giveitgood
Giveitgood

I have a white helmet for the syrian women!

MillionDollarBonus_

Unfortunately for you, Muslim womyn are not permitted to marry outside of Islam. A Muslim man is however permitted to marry as many Muslim or non-Muslim womyn as he likes. I suggest you check your privilege and convert to Islam.

Black Lives Matter

Is that you, Donald Trump?

MDB — please report this to CNN. It looks like we have another instance of assault.

MillionDollarBonus_

Just reported it to the authorities. Not only is he threatening to make advances towards womyn – he is specifically talking about Islamic womyn, which is Islamaphobia in addition to sexism, which are both serous crimes. No doubt, the police will be knocking on his door shortly.

GiveItGood
GiveItGood

Who said anything about marrying?

Also how do you know im not muslim?

Mighty prrsumptuous of you MDB.

Black Lives Matter

Muslims are peaceful. They do not assault womyn.

MillionDollarBonus_

Muslim men would never say something like that because they respect womyn. Muslims support feminism and womyn’s rights, and are appalled at Trump’s numerous inappropriate advances towards womyn.

SoonToBe
SoonToBe

Its so awesome the way muslims support rights for men and oppress women.

Im becoming muslim b&$ches!

MillionDollarBonus_

What?? Muslims support feminism!! It’s white males who mistreat womyn!! I’ve got a degree in critical race theory, so I know what I’m talking about. Try getting an education!

This is Life
This is Life

it is very obvious that the muslims have it right when dealing with the female specie.
They have really screwed up Amerika since then got the right to vote and those STUPID laws were passed that made it illegal to beat them.
BECAUSE of these laws, that btw we must over turn if we are to go forward as a nation, is why we have Trump as the president. If the laws were as they should be, Hillary would never been allowed to be a president and some levelheaded MALE type person specie would have been voted in in a land slide.
It was all the muslims voting against Hillary’s vagina that derailed our wonderful progressive train.
We must learn from our mistakes and bring back the beatings. It is for the best for all of us.

richandrenee

How dare you spread lies about the inclusive religion of peace. And as for your disgusting misogyny – there’s no place in this world for it. Your ideas are dead.

This is Life
This is Life

I was just suggesting the rule of thumb law should be reinstated. And of course we should allow stoning if the female looks at another man. And when they get raped, you have to kill them to save face as it is a family issue.
I feel you are trying to disrespect our muslim brothers by denying them the very life they are used to.
What gives? Are you a hater? We as the host nation should not demand the suicide of their culture. You should be ashamed.

MillionDollarBonus_

You obviously know NOTHING about progressivism. I’ve got a degree in Critical Race Theory from Portland Community College, and I can clarify that we envision a society in which both Muslims and womyn can live in peace from sexist and Islamaphobic white males. Muslims treat their womyn well, and support feminist ideals. And what about the CRUSADES??? White Christians killed MILLIONS of Muslims and raped MILLIONS of Muslim womyn!! What do you have to say about that???

CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!!!

This is Life
This is Life

Let me share something with you and your so called degree. I am a gay black man and my partner is from the hinterlands of Kazakhstan so as you can imagine we LIVE the liberal lifestyle daily. You can read your theory and have your fancy smancy website but until you are beaten for having sexual relations with you significant other in the park, then you just don’t walk the walk and talk the talk.
Books.. Really? try getting your ass kicked by hillbilly rednecks in the park in front of children with your schlong dragging in the dirt and then you will know what being a progressive is all about.

trav777

wait, he is right, it would be OPPRESSION to impose not stoning women and gays onto muslims. Any progressive would not support such a thing as it would be islamophobia. Muslims are a religion of peace and we must all get together and strenuously ignore conduct that we don’t approve of. They will learn by colored wristbands and cartoon placards.

Criticizing muslims for beheading women is islamophobia.

DON'T BODY SHAME ME!
DON'T BODY SHAME ME!

We should all wear white helmets with our safety pins.

richandrenee

Great idea DBSM.

MillionDollarBonus_

Excellent suggestion! I’m going to start wearing a white helmet in addition to my “I’m With Her” cap, my safey pin, and my various colored wristbands, which show my solidarity with the LGBTQCTY community, Black Lives, Muslim Americans, Hispanic Americans, Indian Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, world peace, and the fight against racism, sexism and Russian aggression, and a variety of other social justice causes.

Black Lives Matter

All Hyphenated Americans need to present a united front against Trump.

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