The group, dubbed the “White Helmets,” posted the image on Twitter.
The image was subsequently revealed to be misleading — it shows a girl injured on September 25, 2015, days before the Russian bombing campaign against the CIA’s jihadist “rebels” operating in the country.
According to Sputnik the photo was tweeted hours before the Russian Parliament authorized the use of military action in Syria.
Investigative journalist and peace activist Vanesse Beeley told Sputnik and the 21st Century Wire the White Helmets are sponsored by the globalist George Soros and work with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and other anti-Assad NGOs.
— U.S. Dept. of Fear (@FearDept) September 30, 2015
The White Helmets group is linked to Soros through the PR firm Purpose, Inc., which argues in favor of military intervention against Bashar al-Assad.
The co-founder of Purpose is Jeremy Heimans, who created Avaaz, a “pro-democracy” group linked to the Soros’ Open Society Foundation, MoveOn.org and the labor group SEIU, NGO Monitor reports.
“If you look at their creation in 2013, they were set up with funding from the UK, USA and Syrian Opposition Party. We immediately have the suspicion that there will be an element of impartiality within the organization,” Beeley said.
“White Helmets demonizes the Assad government and encourages direct foreign intervention. A White Helmet leader wrote a recent Washington Post editorial. White Helmets are also very active on social media with a presence on Twitter, Facebook etc.,” she added.
According to research conducted by Rick Sterling, the White Helmets were previously dubbed the Syrian Civil Defense. The group was created by the UK and USA in 2013.
The friendly face of the White Helmets, a propaganda group linked to al-Nusra.
“Civilians from rebel controlled territory were paid to go to Turkey to receive some training in rescue operations. The program was managed by James Le Mesurier, a former British soldier and private contractor whose company is based in Dubai,” Sterling writes.
“The White Helmets work primarily with the rebel group Jabat al Nusra (Al Queda in Syria). Video of the recent alleged chlorine gas attacks starts with the White Helmet logo and continues with the logo of Nusra. In reality, White Helmets is a small rescue team for Nusra/Al Queda,” he claims.
Jabat al-Nusra has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State, as have a number of other mercenary groups in the country.
The White Helmets “ignore atrocities carried out by these groups, which are propped up by Western aid and weapons, while creating media-friendly images of victims of Assad’s bombing of rebel-held areas,” explains Mint Press.