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June 21, 2016

"Dramatic Rescue! Man With Kid Runs Towards Camera!" - 44 Staged Pictures

 

A man with a kid in arm runs towards the camera. The kid's face is heavily colored, but it looks otherwise fine. On the lower left we see the back of a man with a "White Helmets" logo on his vest. Dust in the background. Always dust or smoke. A bunch of men looking very busy. But are they actually doing anything?

That would be a lucky by-chance photo shot for any normal photographer. Even in country where rubble from a fresh bombing may be around some near corner.

I have done, years ago, press photography for a living. Real accidents or bombings look way more bloody than any of these pictures. And that red color in the girls face is anything but blood.

The photo above is a typical "White Helmets rescue kid" propaganda picture. Except for maybe the old rubble, it is likely completely staged.

There the 43 pictures of a very similar theme below the fold to further demonstrate that. Just ask yourself this: Could these well composed,  allegedly "by-chance" pictures, taken within a year, really be all as alike as they are if they were all taken at real incidents? Really? None of these is staged? If one is how many else are?

 

UPDATE (August 18): Another photo of the scene below, from a different angle, was found and proves that it was not staged. Unfortunately the boy seems to have lost his right arm.

The pictures above all look astonishingly similar: rubble, dust or rather haze from a smoke grenade in the background, dusted/greasepaint bloody kids who have no visible trauma, the rescuer with the kid moving towards the camera. Dramatic, high quality scenes which do get distributed by news agencies and published again and again by major "western" media.

Isn't it an amazing fortune that so many kids get rescued alive by the "White Helmets", without any serious wounds visible, just moments after bomb impacts? This week after week? With all the same attributes in each picture?

No photo editor at any of the big media ever wondered about that?

Some of these photos may show real scenes. But most are definitely staged. These staged photos are part of the war propaganda against the Syrian people and their government.

The "White Helmets" take and distribute these photos. They also distribute lots of "kids rescued from rubble" videos. We wrote about those a month ago:

Other typical features of these movies, see this one, are smoke (grenades) in the streets, dramatic but small open fires nearby, dust or some red color on the children's face or arms. The camera is often used in a hectic, intentionally amateurish first person view, a style extensively developed in the 1999 horror clip Blair Witch Project. Sometimes sounds of additional "bomb impact" bangs or screaming/wailing women are added.

The "White Helmets" are part of the (anti-)Syria Campaign. "Kid rescued from rubble" is their standard shtick. They are financed with some $60+ million from your taxes by the U.S., the UK and other governments. Such money will buy a lot of good cameras and props and will pay for many actors and extras.

"Man With Kid Runs Towards Camera!" is central to their brand.

The Syria Campaign and the White Helmets - propaganda camouflaged as humanitarian.

The Syria Campaign was created by Purpose Campaigns LLC. The company fabricates and runs for you any world-wide "grass root" movement you would like. With Purpose LLC or other such companies involved, big dollars will buy you big effects. How about an automated Twitter campaign to spread anti-Shia sectarianism? Someone paid for it and here it is.

The "White Helmets" campaign demonstrates the amazing manipulation potential such companies and their high paying customers have.

Posted by b on June 21, 2016 at 03:57 PM | Permalink

Comments

thanks b... so much of the western media feed on this shit.. it's depressing to see how easily people are conned..

Posted by: james | Jun 21, 2016 4:03:34 PM | 1

i hope you, or someone is able to do a complete take down of this white helmet organization... you've done a great job to date..

Posted by: james | Jun 21, 2016 4:05:49 PM | 2

And so?

We've known what we know and still we act surprised ... what is with that?

This a repost from the earlier (very good) thread. It is worth reading:
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All that is said on this site and others may just be so much dithering if Orlov got it right.

http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2016/06/negative-interest-rates-are-coming-to.html#more

I think he very well might. Also, his speculation about genetic drift toward being passive may explain why the 99% are totally incapable of action.
Maybe the oligarchs will bring the whole system down and we won't need a revolution. Serves everyone, both the 1% and the 99% right.
Now where is grandpa's shotgun ... it's around here someplace.
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Now, the connection between B's post and Orlov's ...

It seems axiomatic that if the White Hat connections to what is perceived as news results in a twisted view of what is happening in the world, and the consequences of NIRP as Orlov suggests have a relationship it is simply to keep both the 1% and 99% sufficiently distracted so the 0.0001% get their way. That the 0.0001% are insane really only means that the rest of us are insane for going along and pretending that what we are told have any validity.

Now, just where is that darned shotgun ...

Posted by: rg the lg | Jun 21, 2016 4:30:32 PM | 3

who is responsible before God for these Crimes?

Posted by: Paolo | Jun 21, 2016 5:10:57 PM | 4

Kind of like the movies, there is a lot of blood, but none of those off putting traumatic penetrating or blunt force wounds. We all know that the number one cause of loss of life in a war zone is blood all up in your clothes.

Posted by: IhaveLittleToAdd | Jun 21, 2016 5:31:01 PM | 5

Before losing the run of ourselves here let's not overlook that a non-fatal scalp wound can produce copious quantities of blood, looking far more serious than it is. Don't be firing before you see the whites of their eyes (and a lot more evidence).

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Jun 21, 2016 5:43:41 PM | 6

The White Helmets were one of murdered MP Jo Cox's favorite charities. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/18/jo-cox-gofundme-royal-voluntary-service-hope-not-hate-white-helmets

Posted by: lysias | Jun 21, 2016 5:51:42 PM | 7

b,

You've really lifted the rock on a whole microcosm of slime

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Purpose.com
https://web.archive.org/web/20120322211622/http://www.purpose.com/about-purpose/who-we-are/">http://www.purpose.com/about-purpose/who-we-are/">https://web.archive.org/web/20120322211622/http://www.purpose.com/about-purpose/who-we-are/
https://web.archive.org/web/20120323140440/http://avaaz.org/en/">http://avaaz.org/en/">https://web.archive.org/web/20120323140440/http://avaaz.org/en/
https://web.archive.org/web/20120317194949/http://www.getup.org.au/">http://www.getup.org.au/">https://web.archive.org/web/20120317194949/http://www.getup.org.au/
https://web.archive.org/web/20120329184446/http://allout.org/?">http://allout.org/?">https://web.archive.org/web/20120329184446/http://allout.org/?
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Jeremy_Heimans
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Kevin_Steinberg
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Henry_Donahue
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Simon_Goff
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Andrew_Kuper
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/John_Jackson_%28nonviolence%29

The millennial propagandists for hire. It's all good.

Posted by: jfl | Jun 21, 2016 6:12:23 PM | 8

sorry about the messy archive.org links above. looked fine in the preview. the last, unhighlighted, >https link on each line is the one that is to be followed.

Posted by: jfl | Jun 21, 2016 6:20:29 PM | 9

You claim all these photos are staged, but you offer no proof behind your claim. Four of the photos, I'm sure they're actually carrying a child or a small adult, four of them they definitely don't appear to be carrying a child. You ask, "Isn't it an amazing fortune that so many kids get rescued alive by the "White Helmets" just moments after a bomb impact? This week after week? With all the same attributes in each pic?", but you don't answer, what has been the actual survivability rate of children in these combat zones? And what are these attributes, specifically? Just saying "attributes" seems ill defined.

Posted by: Inkan1969 | Jun 21, 2016 6:42:03 PM | 10

Oops, bad photoshopping job in that second-last photo. Who's carrying whom?

Posted by: Jen | Jun 21, 2016 7:27:10 PM | 11

They learned well from the Palestinians.

Posted by: Anonymous | Jun 21, 2016 7:48:44 PM | 12

Somebody mentioned that the scumbags that do this sort of thing will be held to account by God.
I'm a bit more vengeful, the names of all who commit finance and facilitate these acts, should be taken down. Evidence for future war crimes trials should be collected. We are still catching Nazi criminals to this day, let these people know that the law will follow them to their grave.

Lets get these creatures to God ASAP, so he may judge them.

Posted by: sinbad | Jun 21, 2016 7:54:01 PM | 13

Man With Kid Runs Towards Camera" - 43 (Staged) Pictures

why be cynical
why destroy belief in a working system
the white hats are the good guys
in the old days when we eastern europeans invented hollywood we had the cowboy.
cowboy needs the indian to slow kill and scalp act in am animal like fashion.
so good can triumph.
the goy need story myth dispair and final redemption clear cut black and white.
so what if adelson and soros fund hero on the news in blue green screen studio.
humans need good guys
just because jacob and edwyn rothschild fund the actors does not make them bad
they are funding the good acts.

rupurt murdoch dick cheney have genie energy it is not a syria matter
the golan has always been israels if only you could read the encylopedia judaica.

it is easy to knock and be anti semetic look for method or strategum.

why can't you folks stop the analysis and just look at images and let the emotion flow.
emotional content in digital pixel today is the only proof and truth.

Posted by: charles drake | Jun 21, 2016 8:15:37 PM | 14

jfl@9 - It's the second http:// in the middle of your links that's confusing the TypePad comment editor. I know the Wayback Machine puts that in the saved page part by default, but you have to edit it out to keep TypePad happy. Nothing really wrong with the way the Wayback link is formatted - if you type it directly into your browser, it works fine. Some other forum software besides TypePad has this quirk as well. And any kind of link with a second http: anywhere inside will choke as well, not just Web Archive ones.

Instead of
https://web.archive.org/web/20120323140440/http://avaaz.org/en/
use
https://web.archive.org/web/20120323140440/avaaz.org/en/
in any href= part. You can leave the www. part on an archive link if it uses that.

If you use the second version, you get the expected link behavior.

The Wayback Machine will add the http:// back if you look at its own address bar

Posted by: PavewayIV | Jun 21, 2016 8:42:37 PM | 15

@11 yup that dummy lost its hand, poor thing...

Posted by: Kevin | Jun 21, 2016 8:46:59 PM | 16

sinbad @ 13 It's easy enough to hand off judgment to God. By doing so, you absolve yourself from making any efforts on your own.

Of course, you did suggest that we "get these creatures to God ASAP, so he may judge them," which implies that we kill them ourselves. Great! If so, what relevance does killing them ourselves have to God's judgment. Making theological comments has no relevance to our plight here on this earth. Based on my observations, we've been pretty much left to our own devices here, theologically speaking.

Posted by: Macon Richardson | Jun 21, 2016 8:49:11 PM | 17

Amazing ...

I am truly amazed at how much slack can be given to a scenario we agree with and how much criticism can be leveled at those we don't.

I have found b to be relatively honest in his appraisal of most of his offerings. I see absolutely no reason to find his analysis wanting. The pictures do look a little too clean beyond the bright red spots. But I am no expert on photo shopping. I'll leave that to speculators and experts.
Maybe ... if I can tell one from the other.

I suppose that some must think the white helmets are good guys. I don't, but then again, are there really any good guys left?

Posted by: rg the lg | Jun 21, 2016 8:50:57 PM | 18

@84 okie post on previous thread -

WHO ARE SYRIA’S WHITE HELMETS?
June 21, 2016 By Vanessa Beeley
Who are the White Helmets? This is a question that everyone should be asking themselves.

A hideous murder of a rising star in UK politics, Jo Cox MP, has just sent shock waves across the world. Within hours of her death, a special fund was established in her name to raise money for 3 causes. One of those causes is the Syrian White Helmets.

Are we seeing a cynical and obscene exploitation of Jo Cox’s murder to revive the flagging credibility of a US State Department & UK Foreign Office asset on the ground in Syria, created and sustained as first responders for the US and NATO Al Nusra/Al Qaeda forces?

If this is the case, and I fear it is, the depravity of our government, the US government, the state led media and associated Syria Campaign support groups have reached a new level of perversion of Humanity. The White Helmets have been demonstrated to be a primarily US and NATO funded organisation embedded in Al Nusra and ISIS held areas exclusively.

This is an alleged “non-governmental” organisation, the definition of an NGO, that thus far has received funding from at least three major NATO governments, including $23 million from the US Government and $29 million (£19.7 million) from the UK Government, $4.5 million (€4 million) from the Dutch Government. In addition, it receives material assistance and training funded and run by a variety of other EU Nations.

A request has been put into the EU Secretary General to provide all correspondence relating to the funding and training of the White Helmets. By law this information must be made transparent and available to the public.

There has been a concerted campaign by a range of investigative journalists to expose the true roots of these Syria Civil Defence operatives, known as the White Helmets. The most damning statement, however, did not come from us, but from their funders and backers in the US State Department who attempted to explain the US deportation of the prominent White Helmet leader, Raed Saleh, from Dulles airport on the 18th April 2016.

“It was unclear whether Mr. Saleh’s name might have shown up on a database, fed by a variety of intelligence and security agencies and intended to guard against the prospect of terrorism suspects slipping into the country.” ~ New York Times

The White Helmets are perhaps being demonstrated to be the most crucial component of the US and NATO shadow state building inside Syria. Led by the US and UK this group is essential to the propaganda stream that facilitates the continued media and political campaign against the elected Syrian government and permits the US and NATO to justify their regime of crippling economic and humanitarian sanctions against the Syrian people.

If this latest mechanised ‘NGO’ blueprint is successful then we could see it being re-deployed as key to future neo-colonialist projects. The White Helmets are a direct intra-venus line into the terrorist enclaves within Syria, acting as a conduit for information, equipment and medical support to maintain the US NATO forces.

Is this the future of warfare, is this the “swarming” outlined in a 2000 report produced by the RAND Corporation and entitled: Swarming and the Future of Conflict.

“The emergence of a military doctrine based on swarming pods and clusters requires that defense policymakers develop new approaches to connectivity and control and achieve a new balance between the two. Far more than traditional approachesto battle, swarming clearly depends upon robust information flows. Securing these flows, therefore, can be seen as a necessary condition for successful swarming.”

Is this why we are seeing what is, in effect, crowd funding for proxy war? Do we really want to look back and be “judged by history” for enabling conflict and state terrorism, violating international law and invading sovereign nations. Are we prepared to accept the consequences of such actions, consequences that should be taken by our governments alone but are now being diffused outwards to the general public. Is this an attempt by our government to disassociate themselves from their criminal actions?

To condense our research on the Syria White Helmets, we have collated all relevant articles and interviews below. We condemn wholeheartedly any senseless murder but we recommend that there is serious public and political re-evauluation of the morality of funding a US NATO organisation established to further “regime change” objectives in Syria.

Mass murder is being committed across Syria and the region by US and NATO proxy terrorist militants. Funding the White Helmets will serve to prolong the suffering and bloodshed of the Syrian people.
https://youtu.be/5k6hSS6xBTw

Posted by: james | Jun 21, 2016 9:17:58 PM | 19

Maybe we should all read this:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/21/how-to-react-to-headlines-and-not-read-into-news-a-handy-primer-in-the-age-of-outrage/

Then shut the hell up for 24 hours?

Or not ...

Posted by: rg the lg | Jun 21, 2016 9:31:13 PM | 20

pr firm hill n knowlton [ 'iraqi babies incubators' ! ]
*we'd represent satan if he paid well*
-----------------------------------------------------------

in war, the first casualty is truth.
the peasants are the ultimate losers.
while the lockheed martin, the hill+knowlton etc and their congressional lobbyists laugh all the way to the bank.

pr firm rudder finn on its 'yugoslavia proj'
*"Our work is not to verify information. We are not equipped for that. Our work is to accelerate the circulation of information favorable to us, to aim them at carefully chosen targets. We did not claim that there were death camps in Bosnia, we just made it known that Newsday claimed it.*

http://canadafreepress.com/2004/cover083004.htm

Posted by: denk | Jun 21, 2016 10:05:58 PM | 21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe5vHV7Skpo

US policy ... the smae the, the same now ...

Posted by: under_another_name | Jun 21, 2016 10:28:56 PM | 22

rg the lg@20 - Maybe we should all watch this:

Why Are You Telling Me?

Just because Snordster is a damn classic.

Posted by: PavewayIV | Jun 21, 2016 10:34:04 PM | 23

OT, but important; June 22, 1941; Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union.
Today is the 75th anniversary...

Posted by: V. Arnold | Jun 21, 2016 10:54:52 PM | 24

HRC Neocon Policy-maker Reacts to Germany's FM Steinmeier
.

Eastern Europe needs permanent Nato troops, say ex-US policymakers

Just weeks ahead of a Nato summit in Warsaw, Nicholas Burns, a former US ambassador to the organisation, and Gen James Jones, a former supreme allied commander for Europe, have called for permanent air, sea and ground troops to be based in the Baltic States, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.

...
Burns is an adviser to the US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Oui | Jun 21, 2016 11:07:26 PM | 25

The most disturbing aspect of all this visual fakery is that the sensation-driven MSM can't get enough of it. B's previous posting on this topic provided even a casual observer of fake photos/ footage with enough info to assess such baloney with a critical eye. But the MSM TV channels, in Oz and elsewhere, broadcast it during and after b's critique appeared here. All this in spite of the fact that programs such as Media Watch (ABC.au) used to occasionally draw attention to trickery such as "constructive editing" whereby an interviewer poses a question to an unseen subject and then splices in an out-of-context comment as the purported answer.

Having drawn attention to that sorry state of affairs, there is light at the end of the tunnel and it's becoming embarrassing for the MSM that comments from the Public (when they're not being shut down, filtered or deleted) are becoming increasingly critical of the the bs being hawked by the media and politicians.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jun 22, 2016 12:13:50 AM | 26

Since the media platforms are now completely controlled at very granular levels, the content has to be stage managed also. Reality no longer provides material commensurate with the message.

But this mediocre theater is all that a once powerful hegemon has left to fight with. And just as we see that any nation's armed forces attempting actually to engage with Russia's armed forces would be badly beaten - similarly in the media field, we see that when the western media actually attempts to wrestle directly with operations like RT, it comes away damaged and torn.

So the enemy is the western media, mediocre and pathetic, largely unchallenged, and a dead man walking if any force actually decided to take it on seriously. Okay, maybe it's time to take them on full-frontal and take them down. Blow this propaganda veil into dust for good.

President Putin has been sharpening his words of late, to my ear. And check this latest gem published today by the worthy volunteer Inessa Sinchougova, a lady with a talent for selecting powerful clips of Putin's words:

Putin Warns of Nuclear War

It's a 1.5 minute excerpt from Putin's meeting with heads of international news agencies on June 17. You can actually see Putin's frustration as he tells them he doesn't know how to get through to them anymore that the world is being pulled in an irreversibly dangerous direction - and they don't tell their readers.

We've seen Putin before as he sharpens his mind towards decisions. And then at some point, he tells his team, do this and this. And as Peskov has explained, with Putin a directive always has a result and a timetable to achieve it.

So we shall see. Maybe these circumstances that we find so disgusting today are also the disgust that prods Russia into all-out war against the western news coma. One can hope.

The full transcript of this meeting by the way is on Putin's website.

Posted by: Grieved | Jun 22, 2016 12:29:49 AM | 27

Add #26...
...and a "troubling" (for the MSM) proportion of people who were once avid MSM consumers are marching with their feet, and refusing to pay good money for cheap bullshit.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jun 22, 2016 12:30:00 AM | 28


@Macon Richardson | Jun 21, 2016 8:49:11 PM | 17

Making theological comments has no relevance to our plight here on this earth. Based on my observations, we've been pretty much left to our own devices here, theologically speaking.


Or rather where is god and can anyone proof it existence, dunno why people love to invoke god or whatever to proof their intelligent?

Posted by: Jack Smith | Jun 22, 2016 12:43:02 AM | 29

Ever wonder why the public is not considered mature enough to see what victims of accidents, assaults or other violence would look like?
It certainly aids selling fictional injuries to drive home through emotional reaction some contrived message.
Once done, it becomes nearly impossible to correct, the first impression becomes indelibly fixed in the public mind through constant repetition (another tell-tale for caution - caveat viator).

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Jun 22, 2016 2:18:04 AM | 30

That kid, the dark haired boy with goop on his face and hands - in photo # 11 down from the top - was "rescued" in several atrocities already. He was a "nerve gas victim" in the infamous fake BBC "documentary"..Im astonished they are still using him, and it just goes to show what a small operation this is.

Posted by: tSinilats | Jun 22, 2016 3:33:45 AM | 31

I'm fairly sure the picture http://www.moonofalabama.org/images5/whrk23.jpg is authentic, and so what's the point of MoA denigrating this one çharity (sic)?
The 'rice tent' scam is as big as the globe, as wide as the $10 BILLION a year in 'Aid to Afghanistan' that our US ambassador was murdered for, after he complained 89% of that 'aid' is round-tripped right back to WADC-NOVA and the Usual Suspects. Hell, 'Brexit' (sic) is just a charity scam; the UK and EU governments will find a reach-around. How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go, ...or is this just a personal diatribe against the White Helmets group?
I'm working right now on an aid project in the 3W, walking through raw sewage on gravel roads that NGO's roar up and down in their brand new Land Rovers on, rushng back and forth to their fully-AC guarded gated-community, wide tree-lined boulevard townhouses, plopped down in the middle of nowhere, with your $Bs.
Wake the frack up.

Posted by: Alison DeBeers | Jun 22, 2016 4:04:32 AM | 32

As someone once said, the ONLY truth on Tv these days are the Weather/Sports updates. Everything else is just BS.

What we see in Syria is what they call massacre marketing. One where the emotions of people are agitated to influence a particular agenda by showing gory images.

Babies in incubators comes to mind. Boy, did we fall for it!!!

Thanks b, for constantly drawing our attention to msm bs.

Posted by: Zico | Jun 22, 2016 6:57:38 AM | 33

What if the White Helmets get the Nobel Peace Prize?

The White Helmets are Al Qaeda "with a facelift". They are terrorism and neocolonialism under the umbrella of Humanitarianism.

For the sake of Syria, please do NOT give the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Qaeda aka the Syrian White Helmets.

The Syria Solidarity Movement

Posted by: Seamus Padraig | Jun 22, 2016 7:17:37 AM | 34

Nope, not buying it. I know we're being played; but I'm not hitching my wagon to anybody, period. No organization, no individual, no "source", no ideology, and most especially; no government.
It doesn't take a brainiac to know there is bad shit going on in the M.E., and it seems pointless to post phoney photos of tragic happenings because they're happening every day regardless.
This thread is very suspicious at best; WTF is the point?

Posted by: V. Arnold | Jun 22, 2016 8:01:45 AM | 35

We still live under the illusion that we are the "consumers" and that news is the "product" that networks are selling.

Not the case at all. The product that they sell is advertising time, the news and other programming that they put up is merely window dressing to attract viewers and increase the amount they can charge for the advertising time they sell.

There used to be some standards of quality that networks were expected to uphold in order to maintain a viewer share, but those standards have been so compromised by economic factors and the sheer variety of specialty channels that there is very little connection between the news that is broadcast and what is actually happening in the world.

Posted by: ralphieboy | Jun 22, 2016 8:21:02 AM | 36

4;Zionism.Our whole world is controlled by them.We must break the shackles,and right now only Trump offers a hacksaw.
The refugees,the dead,the destruction are all about the securitization and expansion(20 mil for settlements) of Israel.End of Story.
Over at the formerly known as the Guardian,they have a story from Rory Carroll(ugh)saying Trump and Chavez are the same coin.
Holy shite.

Posted by: dahoit | Jun 22, 2016 9:51:35 AM | 37

A piece today on NEO has got it properly put and if one follows the money then Soros is your guy .""George Soros’ supposed philanthropy is actually a functional instrument of investing. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the hedge fund billionaire’s Middle East effort. As one researcher mildly put it, “Soros-funded groups increase tensions in this troubled region” of our world. Here’s a look into how a now notorious instigator of conflict and regime change affects the crises surrounding the nation of Israel.

I am not the first analyst to research and report on the nefarious machinations of George Soros. We’ve all heard of the hedge fund financial legend’s checkered past, his aiding the Nazis in Hungary as a teenager, his busting the Bank of England, and making billions off the losses of the multitude in financial crisis. Soros efforts in trouble spots worldwide are now the stuff of urban legend. His complicity or direct intervention in regime change, the societal upheaval of whole regions, it all seems beyond the scope of what most people can come to grips with. Soros’ power, the power of those behind him, it is almost unbelievable even to those in the know. I for one, am surprised by the man’s leverage on a daily basis. Today, a report from 2013 by Alexander H. Joffe, Ph.D., and NGO Monitor brings new revelations. Most notably, the sheer size of the network of Soros philanthropic efforts is extraordinary, even larger than I had imagined. Single cases of “investment” like the supposed philanthropic $100 million matching gift made in 2010 to Human Rights are miniscule when framed against the larger picture. If the reader can come to grips with the term “unimaginable influence” when thinking of Soros efforts, the rest of this report will make a lot more sense.
http://journal-neo.org/2016/06/22/the-roi-of-crisis-building-in-the-middle-east-more-soros-hedging/

Posted by: Terry | Jun 22, 2016 10:16:54 AM | 38

I dunno man. The one with the kids arm blown off looks pretty convincing to me. I get your point though, it's important to have the proper context for understanding these images. Don't let your cynicism overwhelm you though, war is hell and kids get killed. The fact that is used to manipulate people emotionally into more violence is fucking twisted though and, ihmo, that's a better point to try to make.

Posted by: Shh | Jun 22, 2016 10:24:12 AM | 39

Reports produced by the white helmets are more than likely exaggerated, probably staged or in some cases, outright lies. They are dishonest about their inception, finances and impartiality. This isn't speculation, it's verifiable. So given these damning facts, should we then give them the benefit of the doubt with regards their photographic evidence of alleged Assad crimes? Shouldn't the photographer's be clawing through the debris rather than craving a prize winning photo? I don't know how many of these images are bogus but considering their past behaviour, the chances of them being genuine are pretty slim.

Posted by: oblivious | Jun 22, 2016 11:12:18 AM | 40

...
This thread is very suspicious at best; WTF is the point?
Posted by: V. Arnold | Jun 22, 2016 8:01:45 AM | 35

Education? Encouraging "consumers" to look more closely at the gore, scan each pic for things which don't add up and/or looking for intentional obscuring of features which would make the location identifiable.
Asking themselves "Who's playing me like a violin? And why?"

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jun 22, 2016 11:29:33 AM | 41

The first picture is ridiculous. The backdrop is ‘real’ and popped in. It reminded me of …

The UN website used some pictures from Yarmouk, Syria (2013 iirc) showing the suffering hordes which were ‘composites.’ (No blood, etc.)
Of course it is a poor place, has been hit, and many have sympathy for Palestinians, and voilà dramatic pictures. I sent them a stiff e-mail
to which I received no response - then the page was withdrawn.

These ‘photos’ (aka + shop) are very well known, they occupy almost the entire page 1 of goog images for ‘yarmouk.’

Here is the no 1. with accompanying article, from IRIN.

http://www.irinnews.org/report/101781/yarmouk-camp-no-longer-besieged-un-rules

As for the pix posted by b, some of the backgrounds are perhaps from Yarmouk. Some may be from Gaza. (see the red teddy-bear pic.)
One could in fact expose this scam with the background pix but it would take who knows? a week and 2 keen nerds.
I took on Ghouta, it gave me grey hairs, never again. (Everything you heard about that chem attack is false.)

It is good that ppl begin to realise the fakery, but one should not forget that this has been going on for a long time,
well back to ww2, with less possibility of emotion trigger fakery and dramatics, more low-key stuff.

Posted by: Noirette | Jun 22, 2016 11:38:29 AM | 42

@35 v arnold..what are you ''buying'' then? it will have to be something.. did you bother to read any of the links on the bottom of this article? is it not possible to imagine money spent by the west - usa/uk - paying for pictures to go with the constant propaganda mantra of assad bombing his people with barrel bombs 24/7? do you think the usa is only spending money on military gear for the ''''moderates''''? the purpose of the pictures is to get a reaction that says 'assad is a monster that must go'... it works on many. now, whether the military gear the west pays and gives to the '''moderates''' could be responsible for any of this - you won't get it from the promo this group provides - which as b has been saying all along is paid for by the west as well.

Posted by: james | Jun 22, 2016 11:55:49 AM | 43

I dunno man. The one with the kids arm blown off looks pretty convincing to me.
Witch Picture?

Posted by: okie farmer | Jun 22, 2016 12:09:53 PM | 44

@39 "The one with the kids arm blown off looks pretty convincing to me."

Which one would that be. I see that all kids in the pictures above have both their arms. You want to take another look maybe? If you mean 19 from above. The right arm is completely there. It is only dusted grey.

@Terry- Soros is a CIA conduit - that's all one needs to no.

As for that piece on journal-neo you pointed to. It is from by a rightwing Zionist entity NGOwatch that holds that anyone who would write one word against Israel is a Nazi. Human Right Watch and other Soros aligned entities have to point out Israel once a while to stay believable. NGO watch hates them for that.
But that does not make it a legit conduit for a thorough critic of Soros which would have to look much more at east Europe and some other U.S. regime-change areas than just at his position on Israel.

Posted by: b | Jun 22, 2016 12:13:19 PM | 45

On the bright side, let's not forget that this is the best the Big Brave Sissies of US-NATO can do to conceal their impotent and unsuccessful approach to Regime Change in Syria. Cowards are all the same - timid, spiteful, gossipy and girlie.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jun 22, 2016 12:27:08 PM | 46

There seems to be an underlying theme: One person always carries another person or holds a person in his arms. Strange.

Posted by: Quak | Jun 22, 2016 12:35:46 PM | 47

Other emotional and very false narratives promoted by those seeking regime change:

Gaddafi's passing out viagra to troops (to encourage rape)

Iraqi troops taking babies out of incubators in Kuwait.

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jun 22, 2016 12:42:35 PM | 48

our reality is largely defined by recursive schemes dreamed up by psychopaths and pathological liars, and the onslaught of these massive litanies has severely crippled imagination and plausibility. crisis actors and photoshop are childs play. we have life-crushing debt dressed up as economic relief and life-crushing saturation bombing dressed up as responsibility to protect. the chances are good you'll never see the forest OR the trees.

Posted by: john | Jun 22, 2016 2:06:01 PM | 49

OT for this thread but there is an interesting campaign going on in Washington right now pushing for a no-fly zone over Syria. We have all noticed the petition by those 51 FSOs inside the State Dept calling for this. That was preceded by the main editorial in the WaPo calling for the same. Then yesterday the Yazidi woman who was held as a "sex slave" by ISIS testified before Congress and called for Obama to set up no fly zones so refugees could find safety. Her testimony was horrific and only the most heartless could dismiss her story. But since ISIS does not have nor has ever had an airforce it is not clear how a no fly zone would have prevented the horror she experienced.

This is obviously orchestrated very likely involving the Hillary campaign and those who are trying to influence her. Hillary has after all called for such in recent months.

Posted by: ToivoS | Jun 22, 2016 2:15:14 PM | 50

@ 44 & 45 Count 27 up from the bottom. Looks like he lost his arm that the elbow to me.

My conjecture is one or two of these pictures reflects real traumas endured in Syria at some point in the past five years. Most likely from botched US bombing or their proxies. Maybe even Assad's forces. Who knows or cares really.

Even if we accept the US's barely credible assertion that Assad tortures his people, that is no justification for the flagrantly illegal US putcsh. I don't see the Pentagon bombing Chicago, despite decades of CIA involvement there...

"The first casualty of war is truth" and only a fool would place any credence whatsoever in the bleating of MSM and their "sources" like that lying fuckhead Rami Abdel Rahman @SOHR.

Still, there is much to be gained by sprinkling in a grain of truth here and there to create the illusion of total truth.

Posted by: Shh | Jun 22, 2016 2:27:53 PM | 51

@51 shh.. well that's it in a nutshell isn't it? a little (or a lot) of arsenic in with some real food as your last line conveys..

Posted by: james | Jun 22, 2016 2:40:29 PM | 52

27 up from the bottom
Same child as 25 from the bottom.

Posted by: okie farmer | Jun 22, 2016 3:56:28 PM | 53

On the bright side, let's not forget that this is the best the Big Brave Sissies of US-NATO can do to conceal their impotent and unsuccessful approach to Regime Change in Syria. Cowards are all the same - timid, spiteful, gossipy and girlie.

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Sissies and girlies? You mean the kind of people who go to ballet and work as interior decorators? Yes, the lowest of the low. Thank God Russia knows how to deal with such filth.

Posted by: Louis Proyect | Jun 22, 2016 4:28:27 PM | 54

@54 lp - for all the interior decorating the west would like to provide syria, it's the blood soaked interior (thanks their ongoing financial support for paid mercenaries) that'll be remembered most.. if the politicians doing the interior decorating were to actually participate - they'd be the same pansy you are here, outside offering interior decorating skills for anyone stupid enough to listen...

Posted by: james | Jun 22, 2016 5:09:33 PM | 55

It's Wag The Dog with a real war. I noticed 06 and 09 were the same child in the same striped clothes except in the second pic the colors were washed out. Some do not look hurt. But there may be real pix mixed in or some repeats as pointed out in #14. It's propaganda designed to demonize the enemy. For now the Syrian war is below the news radar which is now focused on being somewhat pro-Killary and anti-Frump. IN fact, isn't it interesting how recent war zones like Libya and Syria have not received much attention lately?

Posted by: Curtis | Jun 22, 2016 7:25:57 PM | 56

Vanessa Beeley from the Syria Solidarity Movement about the activities of NGOs in Syria and Yemen, with particular focus on the "White Helmets".

Behind the behavioural social science for propaganda of White Helmets ...

    Purpose is a revolutionary social business. We create and launch new ventures and movement organizations in the areas where we can make the most difference, and we deploy that experience as movement creators to consult to the world's leading organizations, helping them to identify and implement purpose and drive participation towards social change. At its core, Purpose moves people to remake the world.

Posted by: Oui | Jun 22, 2016 7:47:00 PM | 57

Image searches are quite interesting.

The photo of the man in black t-shirt carrying girl wearing blue/reen dress past a line of street lamps: The image was found first in a crawl of the Lebanese Daily Star on 13 Sep 2014. It appears in an article at the UK Daily Mail claiming it happened at Douma, near Damascus. Interestingly the article is dated 11 Sep 2014, but the image was not found until the page was crawled on 7 Feb 2015 (some surreptitious post-publication changes?) Another site, Almokhtsar, claims it was Ghouta, Damascus on 28 Oct 2014. A third, imamsonline, claims Douma on 16 August 2014. SO, the origin is unclear, but it is used repeatedly to claim Syrian government attacks in multiple places on multiple dates.

The one of the WHite Helmet in a red helmet carrying a red teddy bear only appears on the WHite Helmets webiste. It is captioned: "This past Valentines day this White Helmet borrowed a red helmet from his friend and brought this gift to his love. He couldn’t plan to spend the day with her because he didn’t know when the next attack would hit. Later that day he was injured during a rescue."

Tears just stream from the eyes. Tears of laughter. Get out the tiny violin.

The one of the woman wearing a burkha stands out. The burkha is tradtionally a Persian Gulf dress style, more in line with the hardcore Sunni sects from the Gulf States and looks out of place in Syria.

Posted by: Yonatan | Jun 22, 2016 7:48:13 PM | 58

The New York public relations firm Purpose has created at least four anti-Assad NGOs / campaigns: The White Helmets, Free Syrian Voices, The Syria Campaign and March Campaign #withSyria ~ The Wrong Kind of Green.

Indeed, the anti-Assad campaign is funded by the Soros Foundation.

Posted by: Oui | Jun 22, 2016 8:00:22 PM | 59

Who Are Syria’s White Helmets? “First Responders” for the US and NATO’s Al Nusra/Al Qaeda Forces?

Seven Steps of Highly Effective Manipulators

White Helmets, Avaaz, Nicholas Kristof and Syria No Fly Zone by Rick Sterling / April 9th, 2015

Posted by: Oui | Jun 22, 2016 8:21:03 PM | 60

Pics of this nature are probably broadcast/ disseminated to play on the compassion of 'consumers' in order to induce feelings of helplessness and guilt and, eventually, a non-combatant variation of Battle Fatigue.
It seems plausible that the intention is to make people feel so bad (about Assad) that they'd accept any proposed 'solution' so long as it was sold to them as a way to stop their own pain and guilt. It sounds a bit far-fetched, but who would have believed that a bunch of greedy psychopaths would sit around a table and plan the destruction of one harmless country after another for no good, or obvious reason - and then pretend that the consequences were unintentional?

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jun 22, 2016 11:28:57 PM | 61

...or that it was somebody else's fault?

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jun 22, 2016 11:37:20 PM | 62

Good work. Moon of Alabama. I even noticed one hairy chap appearing twice in the same photo.

Posted by: Fitzhenrymac | Jun 23, 2016 4:30:26 AM | 63

now meet the MilitaryIndustrialCrisisComplex, micc !

http://anothervoicerev184.blogspot.com/2016/06/alleged-orlando-isisgay-shooter.html

Posted by: denk | Jun 24, 2016 2:33:18 AM | 64

whats in a name, more msg in plain sight ?


1. Dr. Cheatham; 2. Dr Lube; 3. Angel Colon:

- Pulling off a massive hoax? To do this the hoaxers really do have to "cheat 'um";

- as for #2, for a gay-play on words it does not get any more obvious than that;

- and what about the third character, "Angel Colon"? The colon of an angel? - how can anybody take that twisted little sodomite innuendo-name seriously. Brings to mind instantly of course the Book of Genesis account involving the homosexuals of Sodom who had nefarious designs on the angels visiting the man Lot [Gen. 19:1,4-5,10-11]. Let's just say that it did not go well for the Sodomites.

http://anothervoicerev184.blogspot.com/2016/06/orlando-psyop-names-give-away-truth.html

Posted by: denk | Jun 24, 2016 2:35:15 AM | 65

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