The US State Department has put a freeze on funding to the White Helmets for reasons unknown. Maybe an Assad propagandist or one of their guppies can tell us if the State Department is trying to undermine that US regime-change scenario? It’s not problematic that the White Helmets accepted aid from wherever it came. They are a search & rescue operation, not an armed militia. What’s a big, fat problem is that it led some people to believe the US could be prevailed on to aid the revolution against Assad when the US has always operated comfortably with dictators & has never tolerated popular movements for democracy. Over 100,000 US bombs & missiles dropped on Syria cost a hell of a lot more than aid to the White Helmets & that is likely to be increased, not ended–not to change the Assad regime but for the US to remain a central player in Middle East politics.