Friday, February 24, 2017

Rick Sterling — Syrian War Propaganda at the Oscars

The Netflix movie “The White Helmets” may win an Oscar in the “short documentary” category at the Academy Awards on Sunday. It would not be a surprise despite the fact that the group is a fraud and the movie is a contrived infomercial
Awarding “The White Helmets” an Oscar would fit with the desire of Hollywood to appear supportive of “human rights,” even if that means supporting a propaganda operation to justify another bloody “regime change” war in the Middle East.
Much of what people think they know about the White Helmets is untrue. The group is not primarily Syrian; it was initiated by British military contractor James LeMesurier and has been heavily funded (about $100 million) by the U.S., U.K. and other governments. The White Helmets are not volunteers; they are paid, which is confirmed in a Al Jazeera video that shows some White Helmet “volunteers” talking about going on strike if they don’t get paid soon.
Still, most of the group’s heavy funding goes to marketing, which is run by “The Syria Campaign” based in New York. The manager is an Irish-American, Anna Nolan, who has never been to Syria. As an example of its deception, “The Syria Campaign” website features video showing children dancing and playing soccer implying they are part of the opposition demand for a “free and peaceful” Syria. But the video images are taken from a 2010 BBC documentary about education in Syria under the Baath government.
The White Helmets as anti-Assad volunteer heroes helping those repressed and attacked by Assad has been debunked as a propaganda hoax. The echo chamber still shamelessly promotes it.

Consortium News
Syrian War Propaganda at the Oscars
Rick Sterling


Noah Way said...

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Zero Dark Thirty
Flags of our Fathers
Captain America
Black Hawk Down
Saving Private Ryan
Rocky IV
Lone Survivor
The Patriot
Independence Day
Inglorious Bastards
The Green Berets
Red Dawn
Act of Valor
Top Gun
The Hurt Locker
The Interview
Olympus Has Fallen
Jerusalem Countdown
United 93
The Sum of All Fears
Behind Enemy Lines

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lastgreek said...

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Btw, Elias Koteas stars in The Thin Red Line (cast as Capt. James "bugger" Staros). I am mentioning him because we went to the same high school in Montreal. He was just a year ahead of me :)


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GLH said...

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