MEDICATION NATION: One-third of Americans take mind-altering chemical drugs that cause depression


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There is a fundamental and unavoidable problem with pharmaceutical drugs: Not only do they not treat the underlying cause of most health issues, they inevitably cause multiple side effects, leading to other long-term problems.

The United States has experienced an explosion in the number of people diagnosed with depression in the past few decades, and a report published in the respected Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently warns that these numbers have been exponentially affected by the fact that a third of Americans take over-the-counter and prescription drugs which can raise the risk of depression.

As reported by the AFP, while people might be concerned about possible side effects when taking chronic “serious” medications like drugs that treat diabetes or heart problems, many likely have no idea that their birth control pills and even antacids could trigger a bout of depression just as easily.

“Many may be surprised to learn that their medications, despite having nothing to do with mood or anxiety or any other condition normally associated with depression, can increase their risk of experiencing depressive symptoms, and may lead to a depression diagnosis,” warned Dima Qato, the study’s lead author and an assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Perhaps the most worrying reality of a depression diagnosis is the associated risk of suicide. Sadly, a spate of recent celebrity suicides, including those of legendary chef Anthony Bourdain and handbag designer Kate Spade, has once again highlighted the fact that depression can take the lives of our loved ones when we least expect it.

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The link between pharmaceutical drugs and an increased risk of depression is therefore truly disturbing. (Related: Suicide rates double with antidepressants; drugs being handed out like candy.)

A pharmaceutical recipe for depression

The study in question was based on survey data collected as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which included statistics gathered from 26,000 adults between 2005 and 2014.

The research team found that the risk of depression was highest in those who were using more than one pharma drug that had depression listed as a possible side effect. While antidepressants carry an explicit “black box” warning about increased suicide risk, there are, in fact, at least 200 other medications which also increase the risk of depression, though the warnings for this fact are hidden in the fine print that hardly anyone ever reads. And some of these medications don’t include depression warnings in their packaging at all. (Related: Panel votes to extend antidepressant black box warning to children and teens.)

“Product labeling for over-the-counter medications does not include comprehensive information on adverse effects including depression,” warns the report. “Many patients may therefore not be aware of the greater likelihood of concurrent depression associated with these commonly used medications.”

And that information is vital to the people innocently taking these medications with no idea of the associated dangers.

“Approximately 15 percent of adults who simultaneously used three or more of these medications experienced depression while taking the drugs, compared with just five percent for those not using any of the drugs, (and) seven percent for those using one medication,” the study authors found.

A clear link

The use of drugs with the potential side effect of suicidal thoughts increased from 17 percent in 2005 to 24 percent in 2014. At the same time, the use of drugs with the possible side effect of depression increased from 35 percent in 2005 to 38 percent by 2014. It is unlikely that any of these patients were explicitly warned of the increased danger, but experts say that this is precisely what doctors need to start doing — urgently.

“This confirms the well-known fact that these medications might be causing depression in some people and we should be on the look-out for that so that we can detect and then manage the depression,” noted Allan Young, the director of the Center for Affective Disorders at King’s College London.

“Many prescription medicines may have depression as a possible side effect and this should be discussed with patients up front.”

Learn more about the hidden dangers of pharmaceutical drugs at Medicine.news. And catch the upcoming launch of the new website PsychDrugs.news.

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US Preparing Chemical False Flag Attack at al-Tanf: Damascus

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Syrian Human Rights Network head Ahmad Kazem has told Sputnik that US intelligence was preparing a provocation involving chemical weapons near al-Tanf, Syria, and that its purpose will be to drive a wedge between Damascus and Syria’s Kurds.

“Right now [at At Tanf] preparations are being made by US special services in coordination with Daesh (ISIS)* in the region to stage a provocation identical to the kind that took place in Douma,” Kazem said. “Kurds, including women and children, are being prepared for the false flag operation,” he added.

Kazem thinks there is an ‘extremely strong’ probability for the provocation to be carried out. “It is being prepared with the goal of causing a collision between the Kurds and the Syrian army,” he said.

On Monday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the ministry has received information from numerous sources that Free Syrian Army militants and US special operations forces were preparing a false flag attack involving the use of poisonous substances in the eastern Syrian region of Deir ez-Zor.

The US, the UK and France launched a missile strike against Syria in April after what they claimed was a chemical attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. Damascus and Moscow condemned the attack, and pointed out that the tripartite had offered no substantive evidence that a chemical attack actually took place.

The United States occupies a 54 km zone around its military base at At-Tanf, where it trains and equips Syrian armed opposition forces. The situation at the nearby US-controlled Rukban refugee camp has been called a “humanitarian disaster,” and is estimated to contain upwards of 60,000 refugees. The Russian defense ministry has accused al-Tanf of “spewing ISIS mobile groups who make inroads to launch subversive terrorist operations against Syrian troops and civilians.”

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With All Eyes on Kim-Trump Summit, An Imminent False Flag Chemical Attack is Predicted in Syria

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Moscow, Russia – The Russian Ministry of Defense has warned that it has credible intelligence that United States special forces are assisting the western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in preparation of an orchestrated “chemical attack provocation” involving chlorine gas to be staged in the Deir ez-Zor province in an effort to precipitate another round of U.S.-led strikes against Assad government forces and facilities meant to bolster a planned FSA offensive on eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

“Our intelligence confirmed by three independent Syrian sources says that commanders of the so-called ‘Free Syrian Army’, backed by the American Special Forces operators, are preparing a serious provocation involving chemical warfare agents in Deir ez-Zor province,” Russian Ministry of Defense Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement released on Monday.

According to the MoD, FSA militants will reportedly use chlorine cylinders to simulate another chemical attack against civilians and provoke Western airstrikes on Syrian’s government forces, according to Konashenkov.

“To imitate yet another ‘chemical attack by the regime against peaceful civilians’, the rebels brought canisters filled with chlorine,” the statement read.

In what would essentially be a repeat of the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7, the false flag chemical attack operation, which would be blamed on the Assad government, and dutifully reported as an “Assad gas attack on his own people” in Western mass media, will then serve as a pretext for a more fierce round of western airstrikes against Syrian governmental targets. The attacks would have the explicit aim of seriously deteriorating the Syrian Army’s offensive capabilities, while dangerously risking direct confrontation with Russia.

“After being published in western media a staged video is set to initiate a missile strike on Syria’s state facilities by the US-led coalition and justify an offensive operation by militants against Syrian governmental forces on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River,” Konashenkov said, adding that Russia’s Defense Ministry warns that the use of such provocations for destabilization of the environment on the Syrian territory is unacceptable.

It is important to point out that such a warning does not mean that it will actually happen, nor that it will happen like Russia predicts. However, this is not the first time the Russian state has made such a prediction.

Prior to the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7th, Russia’s Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, warned on March 13 that Syrian rebels were preparing to use chemical weapons— to be blamed on the Syrian government— as a justification for U.S. strikes on Damascus.

At the time Gerasimov presciently said the U.S. planned to accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons, thus justifying a potential attack on Syrian government facilities in the Syrian capital of Damascus, which is exactly what seems to have taken place.

After the Douma incident, critically acclaimed war reporter Robert Fisk visited the Damascus suburb and published a stunning account of the alleged chemical attack on April 7, which included testimony from a doctor who works at the hospital featured in the widely circulated video purported to be the aftermath of a Syrian government chemical strike.

In an exclusive first-hand report for the Independent, Fisk, who has twice won the British Press Awards’ Journalist of the Year prize and is a seven-time winner of the British Press Awards’ Foreign Correspondent of the Year, reported:

This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks–and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world– despite all the doubters–is perfectly genuine.

War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

Stunningly, a boy who was seen in footage widely shared on social media, and purported to be a victim of the alleged Douma “chemical attack,” as well as medical staff from the hospital, testified at a Russia-backed conference at The Hague.

“We were at the basement and we heard people shouting that we needed to go to a hospital. We went through a tunnel. At the hospital they started pouring cold water on me,” the boy told the press conference, gathered by Russia’s mission at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.

Muwaffak Nasrim, a paramedic who was working in emergency care, testified that the hospital received people who suffered from smoke and dust asphyxiation on the day of the alleged attack, but that the panic seen in footage provided by the White Helmets was caused mainly by people shouting about the alleged use of chemical weapons. No patients, however, displayed symptoms of chemical weapons exposure, he said.

Former Congressman Ron Paul, in the wake of the Douma incident, argued that it made no logical sense for Assad to order a gas attack and called the accusations a telltale sign of a false flag attack meant to provide justification for the U.S. military to maintain a presence in Syria.

“An incident will occur and somebody will get blamed and it’s usually a false flag,” said Paul.

“Right now, recently, it’s all been in Syria, ‘Assad did it! Assad did it!’” explained the former congressman. “No proof at all.”

“The way the people that perpetuate these false flags [sic] say that Assad is gassing his own people, at the same time, he’s winning the war and the people are flocking back in to go to the territories that he has returned to the government of Syria,” explained Paul. “But, nevertheless, he’s out there gassing his own people, which makes no sense whatsoever and fewer and fewer people are believing this.”

It seems another Douma false flag scenario may be imminent. Thankfully, Ron Paul is correct; “fewer and fewer people are believing this!” Stay vigilant!

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EU chemical industry REACHes the finish line

It’s over. As of midnight on May 31st 2018, data on the hazards and risks of every chemical sold in Europe is available to ensure safety.

Over a decade ago, the European Union decided to turn the question of chemical safety upside down. What if, instead of the government telling industry when to stop using unsafe chemicals, industry had to submit data proving that all chemicals are used safely?

On the 31st of May, 2018, the final deadline arrived for industry to submit dossiers informing the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) of all known data on chemicals, all required studies of hazards, and assessments proving that the chemical can be used safely (which have to evaluate the safety considering all of the companies selling the same chemical). The ECHA is obligated to make all of this chemical information available to the public, with some exceptions for extremely sensitive confidential information.

The REACH regulation was the start of one of the greatest experiments in political action ever. The politicians wrote a regulation – called REACH as an acronym for Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals – which introduced revolutionary new principles in the field of chemical control:

  • No data, no market;
  • Relocate the burden of proving safety from the government to the suppliers of chemicals; and
  • Require application of the precautionary principle.

Companies were frightened by the scope of the law – the work required, the costs it would entail, and the possibility that it would make such a mess of the chemical supply chains that all of industry would crash and burn. The agencies set up to manage the vast data sharing efforts were unsure if they could keep up with the demand. The experiment itself was not without risks.

But the worst fears were not realized. Yes, it was costly – but the chemical industry will realize some benefits from the gain in trust among consumers and from launching themselves into global leadership in the safe use and management of chemicals. Industry has learned a lot about their own supply chains, improved visibility and confidence in their portfolio of chemicals, and potentially avoided huge costs down the line from the continued use of chemicals that really should be substituted with safer options, or at least subject to stricter safety measures during use.

To understand what a marvelous revolution in chemical safety REACH implements, consider how the US EPA has approached the same issue. The U.S. was faced with the same conclusion that drove passage of the REACH regulation in Europe: while every new chemical gets a thorough review, the tens of thousands of chemicals already being sold were assumed to be safe — unless the government could prove the opposite, which requires overwhelming evidence. In the 40 years since the regulations on chemical control came into effect, over 80,000 chemicals had been identified as legal to sell but the EPA had banned only 5 of these. With growing evidence of the harmful effects of flame retardants, plasticizers, polyfluorinated chemicals, and others, governmental agencies have been powerless to act.

The U.S. also amended its laws. But rather than follow the bold path set in 2008 by the EU, the American regulations passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in 2016, which tweaked the status quo by leaving the burden on the EPA to evaluate chemicals for safety. It made some improvements by mandating that EPA get on a bit faster with the business of evaluating the legacy of chemicals that have long been on the market, by providing a more secure source of funding for that work, and by requiring better transparency of chemical information to the public. Don’t get me wrong: it’s a big step in the right direction. But the difference in approach is clear.

Now when you fill you car’s gas tank, whether you live in the US or EU or anywhere else in the world, you can be sure that a dossier on file with the European Chemicals Agency proves mathematically that your risk of cancer or other serious health effects is extremely low. If you live in the EU, the risk that a factory upstream mis-uses a chemical will be greatly reduced by the fact that the supplier of that chemical is responsible to help ensure safe use; it no longer relies solely on the actions of the enforcement authorities. And while all data, science, and communication processes will continue to evolve, Europeans can be sure that all the incentives are aligned to keep the responsibility where it should be: on the companies that make their profits from the chemicals they sell.

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Resident Evil? DARPA Unveils Genetic “Tuning” To Fight Chemical, Radiation Attacks

ZH–Did DARPA just admit to investigating transhumanism “for national security”?

In an oddly open and honest press release this week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – the U.S. military’s top research and development laboratory – explained how it has begun a new program – PREPARE – with the goal to change human genetics to defend against specific threats.

As DARPA explains so disquietingly, “PREPARE aims to develop new class of generalizable medical countermeasures that safely and temporarily tune activity of protective genes.”

The “PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements” program is aimed at exploring ways for the human body to protect itself against biological, chemical, and radiological threats by “temporarily and reversibly tuning gene expression to bolster the body’s defenses.”

For now, however, the military lab is exploring four current health challenges as part of its “proof of concept” stage:

  • influenza viral infection,
  • opioid overdose,
  • organophosphate (e.g. pesticides) poisoning, and
  • exposure to gamma radiation (e.g. from a nuclear detonation).

So, probably nothing but…

  • Genetically-enhanced flu vaccines to become mandatory?
  • Solution to America’s opioid crisis will be national genetic “tuning”?
  • Solution to global hunger – eat more GMO-food, but take your “genetic-tuning” medication first?
  • Defeating America’s foes by making America greatly ‘immune’ to gamma radiation from a nuclear blast?

PREPARE program manager Renee Wegrzyn describes the human body as “amazingly resilient,” adding:

“Every one of our cells already contains genes that encode for some level of resistance to specific health threats, but those built-in defenses can’t always express quickly or robustly enough to be effective.

“PREPARE will study how to support this innate resistance by giving it a temporary boost, either before or after exposure, without any permanent edits to the genome.

“Each of these four threats are major health concerns that would benefit from disruptive approaches. Seasonal flu vaccines, for example, are limited in that they try to hit a perpetually moving target, so circulating flu strains are often mismatched to vaccine strains.”

In effect, TruNews notes that DARPA is attempting to create “temporary” transhumanism in what is called “programmable modulation of gene expression.” Basically, changing human genetics at will and changing them back when a threat has passed.

Ripped from the plot of the movie ‘Resident Evil’, one can only wonder about the potential downside of “temporarily adjusting human genetics.”

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State-owned chemical company in China found to be illegally dumping toxic chemical waste


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If it is frustrating that many privately-owned chemical companies across the globe are damaging the environment and threatening our health, it’s even more distressing to find out there are state-owned businesses who are notoriously contributing to the aggravating case of pollution.

Shanxi Sanwei Group Co. Ltd., is under hot waters for another environmental violation issue. Two unidentified officials from a village in Shanxi province, China were detained for covering up an issue exposing the dumping of solid waste by the chemical products company owned by the Chinese government. According to reports, the officials tried to block off all reporters who came to investigate and do a report on the said expose.

Through an undercover reporter, it was discovered that truckloads of waste were disposed in an open pit some two kilometers away from the plant and that the company violated the strict guidelines mandated by the environment authorities.

Neither barriers nor covers were provided to prevent the possible damage that could be caused by the wastes from happening. The residue of coal ash and carbide slag that came from ethylene production were left exposed risking the safety and well being of the residents. Moreover, the company was also suspected of disposing hazardous content into the Fenhe River, a major branch of the infamous Yellow River.

Due to the toxicity of the dump, wheat production has been affected and water from the river can no longer be used for growing crops in the area. What’s worse is how the pollution caused a bad effect on the respiratory tract and eyes of those living nearby and exposed everyone to the risk of developing pneumonia. A resident even claimed his mother died not long after she accidentally fell into the 30-meter pit. (Related: Scientists warn environmental pollution has affected us mentally… people becoming depressed because of “nature deficiency”.)

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Investigations show that at least 17 tons of toxic waste were ditched into what has now become a huge pile of toxic waste.

Meanwhile, China Central Television (CCTV), the network responsible for exposing the alarming event, reportedly sent journalists to the village of Gouli after receiving several tips from citizens of Hongdong County revealing the horrifying truth behind the business of the famous company. However, they were forced to stop taking videos. Furthermore, the officials attempted to hold the reporters against their will and were only saved after calling the police.

Shanxi Sanwei Group Co. Ltd. is an acclaimed state-owned company in China whose net worth estimates at 4.5 billion yuan or $716 million. It was founded in 1970 and is known for manufacturing organic chemical products. The Hongdong County-based company is also listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. At one point, it was even honored with an award for business excellence but in the last five years, Sanwei has been involved in many different cases involving illegal disposal of chemical wastes produced in their factory and other environmental violations.

Following the expose, at least 15 government officials were either suspended while investigation are on going or permanently sacked from their jobs.

An apology was issued by Sanwei Group and is said to have halted operations amidst the issue. The clean up of the area which size’s is comparable to two football fields has already started. Government officials said the target end date of the clean up is this month.

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EWG report: fluorinated chemical pollution is still spreading and there’s "no end in sight"


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A new report shows just how serious fluorinated chemical pollution has become. The problem has grown dramatically since it was first reported in American drinking water and communities 20 years ago, with the number of contaminated sites rising steadily despite the fact that some of these chemicals are no longer used.

PFAS are a group of chemicals that were used in hundreds of products throughout the years. Two of the worst ones have now been banned: PFOS, a chemical that was used in Scotchgard and other fabric coatings, and PFOA, which was used in Teflon and other cookware. However, many manufacturers have simply found chemically similar alternatives that are mostly untested and may prove to be no safer – or perhaps even more dangerous – than their predecessors. As it stands, nearly all Americans’ blood is contaminated with PFAS chemicals.

Another big source of contamination, especially at military sites and airports, is firefighting foam, which was rich in the chemicals until it was replaced with another substance.

The Environmental Working Group has just updated its interactive map to show new contamination sites. Just 52 sites were listed in 19 states when the map was launched ten months ago; it now counts 94 sites across 22 states. This number is only likely to grow, with EWG Editor-in-Chief Bill Walker telling the Asbury Park Press that he believes we’re not even close to knowing the scope of this problem. As more and more communities carry out tests, the numbers of affected areas continue to grow.

The state with the dubious distinction of topping the list of PFAS sites is Michigan, where the problem is so extensive that Governor Rick Snyder has set up a PFAS Action Response Team. One big contributor was the Wolverine footwear firm’s practice of dumping tannery waste at dump sites throughout Kent County, where they made their way into local rivers as well as the drinking water. In fact, M Live reports that two of the area’s polluted residential wells have the highest known contamination levels in drinking water on record. Michigan has 30 known PFAS sites in total.

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The state has asked sewage plants to question industrial customers about their PFAS use because these chemicals are strong enough to withstand wastewater treatment and make their way into biosolid sludge that is then used on crops.

New Jersey is another state that ranks highly, and it recently became the first one to create enforceable standards governing PFOA levels in drinking water.

Human studies have linked PFAS exposure with certain types of cancer, along with high cholesterol, thyroid disorders, a weak immune system, low birth weight, and other illnesses.

Why isn’t the EPA doing something about this?

Despite these dangers, the EPA has yet to set strict guidelines for the chemicals in drinking water. Currently, there are non-enforceable advisory guidelines of 70 ppt for the two chemicals combined, which greatly exceeds the amounts found to be safe by studies. Twenty-five senators have formally asked the EPA to declare maximum contaminant levels for PFAS, which would make the chemicals part of the contaminants regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Meanwhile, a handful of states have set or proposed lower levels.

With EPA tests revealing PFAS contamination in public drinking water systems that service 16.1 million people across 33 states, it’s time that something is done about this growing problem before more people become ill. With such widespread contamination, your best bet remains investing in a good water filter to ensure that contaminants and heavy metals don’t make their way into your drinking water and put your health at risk. Read Fluoride.news for more coverage of water fluoridation.

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Just as Witnesses Expose Staged Chemical Attack—US Freezes Funding for White Helmets

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The White Helmets, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated organization that has been painted as a selfless “humanitarian group” by the media, but caught multiple times aiding terrorists, has just reportedly had their funds frozen by the United States. The move comes just after witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma told reporters at The Hague that the White Helmets video used as a pretext for a US-led strike on Syria was, in fact, staged.

On Thursday, CBS reported that the State Department has put the group’s support “under active review.” Prior to freezing the funds, the US has provided approximately one-third of the groups overall funding. This move serves as a significant blow to the alleged humanitarian group.

“This is a very worrisome development,” said an official from the White Helmets. “Ultimately, this will negatively impact the humanitarian workers ability to save lives.”

As CBS reports, an internal State Department document said that its Near East Bureau needed confirmation from the administration to green light funding for the White Helmets in Syria by April 15th or the department would initiate “shut-down procedures on a rolling basis.”

This green light never came.

The timing of the funds freeze is important to note as it comes amid major controversy after witnesses in Douma have allegedly caught the White Helmets in a lie—selling a fake attack to trick the US into striking their enemies in Syria.

As TFTP reported last month, witnesses have come forward and described how they were given free food to participate in the filming of a fake attack. After this report, witnesses were flown to the Hague to testify against the White Helmets at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

In a press conference following the hearing, hospital staff and one of the children who claims to have been given free food to participate in a staged video said there was never an attack.

The video was the only publicly available “evidence” cited by the West which they used to justify launching a coordinated attack on Syria by the UK, France, and the United States.

If the report from CBS is true, and the US actually froze funding to the White Helmets, this could indicate a significant move from inside Washington to halt funds flowing to terrorists and their supporters.

Although the White Helmets and their supporters claim the group is responsible for saving 70,000 lives, to those paying attention to Syria, the truth appears to be quite the opposite.

A Twitter post from last year by user ‘Walid’ appears to show the famed White Helmets taking care of injured Al-Qaeda fighters who were recently wounded on the Syrian battlefront. This is just one of many in a series of videos, which has served as evidence that the White Helmets are not what they appear.

While helping injured people, regardless of what ‘side’ they are fighting for is noble, it is important to point out that the white helmets reportedly never help those injured by ISIS. Countless Syrian citizens have come forward to expose the group’s utter lack of care for injured men, women, and children alike — while helping only those who are friendly to the resistance.

The first such scandalous revelation came about when a video was uploaded to social media demonstrating the WH staging an attack reportedly carried out by Syrian government forces. When the group discovered their video flub, they quickly stated they were simply carrying out a mannequin challenge. Few bought their explanation, yet their documentary later went on to win an Oscar.

The group also came under fire in June of 2017 when video surfaced that showed members of the White Helmets assisting in disposing of the dead bodies of Syrian soldiers. The US-backed “aid workers” were seen celebrating their kill whilst holding the heads of the dead.

As it stands, the White Helmets are also funded by the U.K., as well as many other international entities. That may be the reason they always worked in rebel-held areas of the greater Syrian conflict. The White Helmets serve as a de facto propaganda wing of the West to sway public opinion into supporting regime change in Syria.

As proof, one only has to look to the story of Omran Daqneesh, a Syrian boy reportedly pulled from the rubble of a bombed out building. Just like Dair, Daqneesh’s image was broadcast around the world and used as a propaganda tool against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.

The truth was later revealed by The Free Thought Project and others that it is very likely the opposition itself destroyed the very building in which Daqneesh was residing, then used his image to promote the myth he was attacked by Syrian forces.

As TFTP reported:

“But it was a lie — from mass media’s parroted claims the boy had escaped an airstrike within an inch of his life, to bandages eventually wrapped around Omran’s head — virtually none of the narrative stemming from the starkly persistent image bore the weight of truth.”

According to The New York Times, Mr. Daqneesh told the real story of what happened immediately following the bombing. He never supported the opposition and appeared on Syrian state-run media to proclaim his support for Assad. He described how the White Helmets used his son as a propaganda tool without his permission.

”They took Omran, got him to the ambulance, where they filmed him,” Mr. Daqneesh said. “It was against my will. I was still upstairs in the house.”Mr. Daqneesh said he was pressured by opposition activists after Omran was released from the hospital to “talk against the Syrian regime and the state,” adding that he had been offered money to do so, which he refused.”

When they are not being caught on camera participating in terrorism, the White Helmets are allegedly recruiting support from Hollywood using funding from Saudi Arabia.

Last month, the Free Thought Project reported that Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters stopped a concert in Barcelona to warn the crowd about pro-war propaganda that is coming from a group in Syria known as the White Helmets. After that, Waters published emails showing how the group was attempting to recruit him for PR purposes.

The emails showed that Saudi-British billionaire Hani Farsi invited him to a lavish fundraiser that he was holding on behalf of the White Helmet affiliated group “The Syria Campaign.”

It appears that the White Helmets propaganda campaign is finally beginning to break apart thanks to those who are willing to go to Syria and find the truth. Hopefully, this helps to expose more of the atrocities currently being sold to Americans as “humanitarian aid.”

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As chemical weapons inspectors reach Douma, Syria claims suspected attack was fake

The chemical weapons inspectors reached the city of Douma, now under Russian and Syrian control, two weeks after the suspected attack took place.

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