Interview 1342 - Vanessa Beeley Exposes the White Helmets

02/08/201813 Comments

For the past two years, Vanessa Beeley has been doing on-the-ground reporting in Syria exposing the lies of the NATO powers and their terrorist proxies. Her work on the White Helmets in particular has drawn the ire of the warmongers and their media mouthpieces. Today we talk to Beeley about the true nature of the White Helmets and the well-funded PR campaign that seeks to defend them.

Beeley's White Helmets reporting at 21st Century Wire

Beeley's reporting at Mint Press News

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How Syria's White Helmets became victims of an online propaganda machine

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO: Al Qaeda Presented as ‘White Helmets’ for the Annual Terrorist ‘Oscar’ Nomination

WHITE HELMETS: Channel 4, BBC, The Guardian – Architects of ‘Humanitarian’ War

Investigation: White Helmets Committing Acts Of Terror Across Syria

Recommended by Beeley: Tim Hayward's blog

Recommended by Beeley: Searching for the Truth About Syria and the White Helmets (February 2018)

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  1. Azra says:

    Thank you so very much James for this excellent interview with Vanessa Beeley. In addition to the detailed analysis of the Oscar nominated “documentary” Last Men in Aleppo outlined in the articles linked above: “LAST MEN IN ALEPPO: Al Qaeda Presented as ‘White Helmets’ for the Annual Terrorist ‘Oscar’ Nomination” and “WHITE HELMETS: Channel 4, BBC, The Guardian – Architects of ‘Humanitarian’ War”, I recommend watching this discussion on UK Column News with Mike Robinson and Vanessa Beeley from February 2, 2018.

  2. Thanks for this timely interview James. It was very informative and good to see push back against the shameless propaganda that is advanced from so-called “Western” media outlets regarding Syria and the so-called “White Helments.”

  3. VoltaicDude says:

    James, thank you so much for this interview!

    Vanessa Beeley: amazing person; great reporter; surprising background – father, British Diplomat!

    This report on the corruption of the White Helmets, Solon, the Guardian, Syria Campaign, Purpose Inc., Avaaz, Hollywood and all the other sick players in the delivery of the US Empire’s State Department lies enabling our bankster-military-industrial complex’s agenda of terror in the Middle East is a formidable record.

    The interview and all the show notes are an important source for anyone interested in the truth about what is going on with the American Empire’s aggressions against Syria.

    The distinct clarity of thought and broad understanding to which you both hold is rare in this sort of work.

    Previous to your interview with Beeley I saw the following:

    The interviewer in the link above, Aaron Maté, has done good work both at The Real News (TRN) and at his previous gig, Democracy Now (DN). I have wondered if his move to TRN was motivated by a desire to pursue storylines that were proscribed by the editorial slant of DN.

    His interview with Wilkerson is worth watching, especially because of the crossover stance from Wilkerson, but the creep effect by all the pervasive mainstream propaganda meme’s within which we are all constantly bathed never ceases to amaze me. Here’s an excerpt:

    AARON MATÉ: All right. So finally, what do you think accounts for this longtime desire to confront Iran…it’s not just Bush or Trump who has wanted to confront Iran. It’s received bipartisan support…Noam Chomsky [says] that it’s not because Iran threatens anyone’s security but simply it’s because Iran acts as a deterrent in some ways to US and Israeli aggression in the region, through primarily its support of Hezbollah and also the Assad government in Syria.

    LARRY WILKERSON: That’s the principle reason, long-term reason. There’s a psychological reason too, and that is that they beat us in 1979. They toppled the Shah and they threw us out. A lot of that was our own incompetence, but nonetheless, that’s how we view it, is that they did it. There’s that psychological umbrella over us if you will and it’s not a good one. It’s a self-defeating one. It makes us look at the Persians, the Iranians as something that we have to rectify, as a country that got us, so we have to get them back. Don’t discount that. That’s a big part.

    Wilkerson doesn’t fundamentally question the validity of the perspective he describes; but only questions its real-world usefulness. It’s as though the overthrow of Pres. Mossadeq and subjugation of the Iranian People to profit corporations like BP never happened!

    Reminds me of an Oval Office phone recording of Pres. Johnson on how the Vietnamese deserve democracy too, and we should help them! Absolutely no consciousness of Vietnam as a French colony just as America had been a British colony! – Totally schizoid.

    ‘The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government, I cannot be Silent.’ -MLK

  4. john.o says:

    Olivia Solon. Now here is a beautifully faceless, essentially background-less apparatchik of the technocratic war grid:

    She has no academic resume that I can find. Came to San Francisco from London around September 2015.

    Somehow at clearly a young age, she “…held senior editorial roles at Wired UK, and Bloomberg and [has] had work published in The Guardian, New Scientist, Business Life, The Telegraph,,, Elle, Glamour, Marketing Week and Music Week….spent five years as a business journalist focusing on the media and marketing industries, with roles at Media Week, Media & Marketing and Cream…”

    Her stuff is pop and light, until she has to go to war with truth for the powerful. Another masterpiece yesterday:

    She lives minutes away from me. I am hoping she speaks somewhere near me sometime. But I have a feeling she’s not into, like, questions, and facts, and all that Old World Order stuff.

    And something tells me we are not likely to bump into each other on the bus.

  5. scpat says:

    Great interview. I hadn’t read Vanessa’s in depth piece, Investigation: White Helmets Committing Acts Of Terror Across Syria but I did after the interview. She knows her stuff and really fleshed out, in detail, the lie of the “humanitarian” White Helmets.

    In this interview, I found it interesting when she said she has thought long and hard about why the MSM would defend the White Helmets. It seems pretty obvious to me why they would. The U.S., U.K., and E.U. all have a motive to remove Assad, therefore their respective mouthpiece media outlets will parrot the official line. They are essentially just another appendage of the government, playing their role in regime change like usual, as has been seen time and time again for many decades. When will enough people catch on to their bullshit?

  6. VoiceOfArabi says:

    The Slipping on a Banana Peel Logic…..

    I asked my brother the following question… What if I throw a Banana Peel on the street and a person slips and breaks their hip.. who is responsible.. and I got the following answer… “You (as in me) are responsible and you should be thrown in jail” even as i protested that i was not directly responsible for his broken hip… he slipped on a banana peel….

    Off course, Majority of you agree with the above logic and it makes sense…

    However, when we try to apply the same logic to our life, we seem to fail miserably …

    for example. Here Vanessa Beeley clearly states that UK Government using UK broadcasting tools are throwing the banana peel for the Syrian people to slip on and break their necks, and if you speak to the average UK citizen, they will say, No, maybe, yes, but etc etc, and the end result is we are not responsible…

    The crazy part is… it is done with UK citizens TAX money… Not only are they approving of this… they are also financing the whole project…

    If we have to fight… we need to fight this broken logic….

    • john.o says:

      Best to coat the slippery side with oil and glue the other side of the banana to the pavement exactly where you know a blind troublemaker walks his daily routine.

      Stupid pedestrian.

    • VoltaicDude says:

      Bingo, VoiceOfArabi!

      Unfortunately you can’t rely on just getting the majority of people in Britain, for instance, to listen to some logic and apply their natural skills of reasoning to the topics at hand.

      The BS News that the average person buys into is delivered in a socially engineered context.

      The first order of telli-programing involves an entirely lobotomizing ether of football and amateur talent contests, etc., all during and after a childhood full of subtle and not so subtle training on the fact that nails that stick out will get hammered down.

      (Disclaimer: The above comment does not mean that if you enjoy a good game of football now and then you are automatically, necessarily a mindless and spineless fascist pig. I believe even Samuel Becket was an ardent fan.)

      But also, one learns that to not go along with the social agenda of hammering a sticking-out-nail, is to be a nail that sticks out.

      People’s instinct are actually quite good, it’s just that 1) there’s so much of the iceberg that lies under the surface that most don’t get the opportunity to see clearly what it is that they’ve actually become; and 2) some of our instincts actually promote social conformity even over intellectual reasoning. Often, even when we “know” something is wrong, we overwhelmingly and overridingly “feel” it would be wrong to contradict it at a social level.

      I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say I live in Nazi America. Oddly, it may sound trite and based on hackneyed, lazy name calling, but I actually mean it literally.

      People are people; not much difference between all of us really.

      Somehow (and if I were going to get into it I’d start talking about the effects of the heinous and deceptive Versailles Treaty on the everyday life of everyday people in Germany, but I’ll spare everybody this time) the Germans in the 1930’s were trained to go along with an agenda that sounds absurd to us today – at the time, in the convoluted context of those times, it sounded totally reasonable.

      How does that happen?

      Again, there’s a lot under the surface.

      Some really pertinent places to go on this are: The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Milgram Experiment, and The Asch Experiment.

      One area that I don’t think has gotten enough exposure is the history and detail of COINTEL and Stasi procedurals – the nitty-gritty.

      James took a little dent out of that recently by revisiting the CIA’s Operation Ajax.

      People: you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them.

      • john.o says:

        The brutal Treaty of Versailles, the founding of the CIA
        the Bay of Pigs, Lee Harvey Oswald’s druthers
        for Wall Street and the Oiligarchs, we kept the plebes at bay

        Yours Truly,

        (from the grave)
        —————————— -The Dulles Brothers

  7. Hotfoot says:

    Is this interview the podcast James mentioned he was going to do in the Fake News Awards item? Or is that yet to come? I’m looking forward to a complete deconstruction from top to bottom of this outrageous outfit. It really boils the blood, this stuff. Institutionalised lying.

    • MatthewD says:

      it is as if these people are soulless, soul sucking energy vampires. Passio talked a ton about satanism, but not in the historically christian sense. Although, the more I peel the layers back, the more I witness their methods evolve…i agree with him.

      The major tenets are:

      Self Preservation
      Moral Relativism
      Social Darwinism

      Rags like the guardian cater to that mindset, and it is really sad to see tyranny being pushed from that side of the fake dichotomy. I was thinking about this the other day. These modern folks that comprise the guardian readership, whatever that collection of groupthink entails…they are the poster child of transference and projection. BIG TIME.

  8. Not Another Not-Bot! says:

    Those award certificates they are proudly holding for the cameras, wearing their best smiles, they distinctly call to mind the Israeli flag, in which the blue lines at top and bottom represent the two rivers – Euphrates and the Nile, within which is meant to lie the “Land of Israel.” Same shade of light blue and all. Coincidence?

  9. TampaDave says:

    Video Shows White Helmets Members Working Under al-Qaeda Flag In Syria – Confirms Previous Reports

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