Russian News Outlets Claim White Helmets Aiding Propaganda Ploy
Russian state media are reporting that staged footage purporting to depict Syrian government chemical attacks on civilian populations will receive broad dissemination via Western corporate media today, September 11, 2018.
From Sputnik International:
As the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation reported, all the fake footage of “chemical attacks,” designed to facilitate the implication of Syrian government forces, is expected to be sent to different TV channels before the end of the day.
“According to the information received from inhabitants of Idlib province, militants are now filming a staged provocation in the city of Jisr al-Shugur, where “chemical weapons” are depicted as being used by the Syrian army against civilians. The film crews of several Middle Eastern TV channels arrived in Jisr al-Shugur in the morning, as well as the regional affiliate of one of the main American television news networks,” the Reconciliation Center said.
The Russian military added that the militants had brought two containers loaded with a chlorine-based toxic substance to Jisr al-Shughur to make the provocation seem “natural.”
“The plot envisages staged scenes showing ‘activists’ from the Civil Defense (“White Helmets”) ‘helping’ the residents of Jisr al-Shughur after the Syrian army allegedly used the so-called barrel bombs with poisonous substances,” the center said. (Emphases added)
The alleged psychological warfare maneuver comes on the 17th anniversary of the massive false flag terror attacks on New York and Washington DC. The 2001 events were used as a pretext for a global US-led “war on terror” resulting in the wide scale devastation of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, millions of civilians deaths, and all at a cost of untold trillions to US taxpayers.
The propaganda ploy is also taking place during heightened tensions between the US, Russia and Syria over what the US asserts are bombings of Syrian civilian targets by Russian and Syrian forces.
According to Zerohedge, the Wall Street Journal today confirms that the White House is now in direct talks with the U.K. and France over plans for a possible third round of coordinated strikes on Syria if the Syrian Army uses chemical weapons during its Idlib assault.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton condemned Moscow’s allegations of a potential staged “chemical provocation,” saying,
“That has to be, in the history of propaganda in the 20th and 21st centuries, one of the most outrageous claims that I can think of,” according to the WSJ.
In late August Bolton warned the US “will respond strongly” if the Syrian government uses chemical weapons in the Iblid province, one of the final strongholds of the Western-backed “Syrian rebels,” specifically Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Nusrah Front, or al-Qaeda)
Last week in the United Nations US and UK representatives accused Syria and Russia of targeting civilian infrastructure in Iblid.