A White Helmet rescue worker lowers a small girl in her pajamas to safety after Syrian bombers tore the face off her family home in an early morning bombing raid. It is reported that every single town in Eastern Ghouta is being bombed by Syrian & Russian bombers. In Idlib, it is reported that bombers are targeting hospitals, clinics, & ambulances.
While White Helmets risk & lose their lives rescuing people in the bombing raids, Russian & Syrian media along with professional propagandists & corrupt antiwar activists are vilifying the rescue workers as al-Qaeda (al-Nusra) operatives planning a chemical weapon “provocation” using chlorine gas. Assad’s best defense is an offense accusing rescue workers of the war crimes routine for the Syrian military. There’s a simple measure for cutting through the propaganda & confusions: those who drop the bombs are the war criminals; those who rescue civilians are the freedom fighters.
The international antiwar movement must be rebuilt without compromise demanding the immediate cessation of Syrian, Russian, & US coalition bombing of civilians & the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all foreign military forces from Syria.
(Photo from White Helmets)