Coming to an HBO/Netflix outlet near you, the saga of those who so willingly go into deadly places to rescue innocent victims. This is waaay better than the 9/11 firefighters who survived – the white hats apparently never complain about being ‘used’, or developing and work-related illnesses. Aside from the white hard hats and sharp, da-glo rescue vests and, perhaps, the ‘team’ T-shirts – these could be rescuers from anywhere, but they’re not – they’re ‘ours’.
If there is any particular skill that Syrians have developed over the past 4 years, aside from moving themselves away from danger and hopefully into the EU, it is digging the stay-behinds out of the rubble that four years of war fighting and aerial bombardment have spread over much of the country.
Whammo! Some humanitarian, or otherwise, drops some ordinance and faster than one can say ‘open sesame’ they’re hauling kids of every age out of the wreckage. The news and various ‘reportages’ (now there’s a new word) are filled with the stuff. It’s the photo-op, human interest material that we don’t get from dead babies or relaxing tank crews. But until the ‘White Helmets’, it was rarely done professionally, neither the rescue crews, or the videographers who filmed them.
But that’s all changed, thanks to a few bucks from western NGO’s – there are ‘professionals’ – both in the rubble and recording them – in Dolby and HD. Western organizations – usually affiliated with the distaff (ie non-Assad) side of the Syrian struggle – sponsor these guys. And sometimes, it seems, they hold back until a video recorder is in place before they go to work. The photography, too, seems to bear the mark of a ‘professional staging’, sorely-lacking when the world was being ‘sold on’ Assad’s poison gas offensives. Hell, we’ve now got a ‘poster child’ for what Assad’s done to the poor democratic jihadis and ‘their kids’.
(Bana Alabed – a 6 year old girl from, Aleppo made a series of heart tugging videos begging sympathetic westerners to come and bring peace with them. She and her family were evacuated by Assad’s forces and they all a lit in Turkey where Bana has taken again to the appeals for help and money. Interested Syrians identified the ‘sets’ she used outside her parents apartment building and just round the corner shopfront her father used to recondition ISIS weapons. Bana’s safe but going home again is no longer an option for her folks.)
Very soon we’ll have an HBO/Netflix extravaganza to sell America on
everything right and pure being done for America’s interest in seeing Assad off. Up close and personal we’re gong to get to know those great guys who don’t pick sides, who’ll rescue a Christian or a Shiite, or a stray European. But we won’t see them ‘back off’ as they did when some ‘rebels’ were forced to saw the head off a 12-year-old ‘government spy’. But heck, that crap happens, apparently, on all sides. Except when the Assad is using barrel bombs and gassing the Syrian people.
I was watching the trailer last night to the haunting strains of a tune all Syrians would no doubt recognize from American radio: ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’. Maybe they have saints in Islam, the Sufis do, but they aren’t the ‘stoic’ kind of Moslems who want to turn Syria back into a theocracy. But this subject isn’t for Syria, it’s for America and we’ll see the kind of ‘stuff’ a Nobel Prize was designed for.
In a ‘sop’ to the bloodshed they didn’t complain about, the American glitterati universe is a-twinkle with ‘the word’ that the ‘White Helmets’ merit what Obama got for nothing. A campaign is being organized to develop another international coalition to ensure the Nobel panel doesn’t mistakenly award ‘the gong’ to somebody else. But I wouldn’t bet that, if successful, these ‘concerned citizens of Terra’ abiding in the land of Brangelina would want to challenge the conventional wisdom that this war doesn’t need to stop until Assad goes.
The White Hats will last as long as their funding, and continue after the ‘real’ money goes back to whence it came. For White Hats don’t ‘win’ anything, even saving lives – except perhaps a public outcry, in America, for more ‘rescue’ bombardment on other Syrians with no hard hats.
Only yesterday, after mistakenly eradicating some 85 of Assad’s soldiers in an airstrike on a town that had been besieged by ISIS for more than a year, America ambassatrix to the UN, and gender non-specific sorority person, Sam Power, spent 25 minutes railing about the evil that is Assad and comparing the Russians with terrorists. She forgot to mention the evil that is ISIS – the intended targets outside that bombed town, and the other reason President Obama said he needed to start bombing Syria in the second place – other than mentioning that America was ‘all over them’.
This stunning cu*nt is a cunning array of stunts herself. But being serious about Syria? Hah!
America isn’t trying to save Syria from ISIS terror, that’s a made-in-America ‘prawduct’. They’re trying to change the Assad regime. That’s been the truth all along. Even though it took inventing ISIS, it still hasn’t happened. America needs another ‘groundswell of opinion’ calling for war, in order to ‘go in’ and ‘get that job done’. The target has been ‘prepped’ for four long years, but you know what? America will still be fighting an ‘insurgency’ in Syria and Iraq, and Afghanistan and Libya and Yemen as long as America exists there. There are more Moslems, living to-day, who hate what America ‘stands for’ than when Bushco announced they existed. ‘The Long War’ is some really new shit and something Americans have never experienced, or even thought about, or are prepared for. It will hit them someday, at the Mall, and prevent them from being the ‘winners’ Bushco Two told them that shopping would make them.
Ain’t none of this going to end well.
PS At the Mall? I must have been getting the Raelian vibes again – Minnesota