This is the response of Palestinian Mariam Barghouti from Ramallah, West Bank to Blumenthal’s so-called exposé of the White Helmets. Blumenthal, long regarded as a champion of Palestinians, is among those dividing the Palestinian solidarity movement over defense of Assad’s dictatorship. That’s only one reason why it’s so important to rebut his hack investigation. In the end, he will do nothing but discredit himself & end up a hack for Global Research.
Max Blumenthal has reached serious lows in his latest piece. Rather than address a universal phenomenon on how international aid abuses areas of need and conflict for instance, he has chosen to vilify and demonize human rights organizations that try in any way possible to preserve life in a region constantly bombarded by Russian and Regime bombs.
What Max has done, is build a career off of the Palestinian cause and in return he neglects our Syrian brothers and sisters in the most sinister manner he managed to muster. I am exhausted and sick of having our voices (those of us from the region and in the region) be condensed into soundbites and short quotes so journalists like Blumenthal can build a name for themselves only to betray our Arab brothers and sisters.
His piece is exemplary of what lack of nuance and stripping of agency looks like. It is not courageous investigative journalism reporting, rather a cop out article that whitewashes the crimes of oppressors. I’m too appalled to even link the article here.
What on earth have we done?