“Too many times we’ve seen the same child in photographs, year after year, always covered in dust,” says Hersh, adding that the White Helmets “do engage in anti-Assad [activities].”
Seymour Hersh is an American investigative journalist and political writer who has exposed some of the most atrocious war crimes in the past century, such as the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam as well as the mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. We he speaks, we should listen.
Hersh noted that it is very easy to accept this type of propaganda because Assad is hated in the West. He went on to say,
“Also, I think America was indirectly supplying some money [to the White Helmets], certainly the Brits were, and so certainly is was a propaganda organization too.”
Hersh has reported on America’s foreign policy entanglements for decades. And goes on to say,
“We Americans should maybe a little more tolerant about the hatred for Bashar. He had a war and it was an awful war, and he fought it awfully but so do we. Everybody does. That’s the horrible thing about wars and they’re not good.”