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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Is the U.S. Really No Longer Funding the White Helmets?

Is funding for the very suspicious White Helmets continuing?

Consider this report last week by CBS:
Less than two months ago the State Department hosted members of the White Helmets at Foggy Bottom. At the time, the humanitarian group was showered with praise for saving lives in Syria. "Our meetings in March were very positive. There were even remarks from senior officials about long-term commitments even into 2020. There were no suggestions whatsoever about stopping support," Raed Saleh, the group's leader, told CBS News. Now they are not getting any U.S funding as the State Department says the support is "under active review." The U.S had accounted for about a third of the group's overall funding...

Having not received U.S. funding in recent weeks, White Helmets are questioning what this means for the future. They have received no formal declaration from the U.S. government that the monetary assistance has come to a full halt, but the group's people on the ground in Syria report that their funds have been cut off.

The group has an "emergency plan" if the funding is halted for one or two months -- but they are worried about the long-term freeze.
But here's Ben Swann on what is really going on:


-Robert Wenzel  

1 comment:

  1. Do the government realize that half of the country don't believe a single word they say?

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