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U.S. Freezes Funding For "White Helmets"
CBS ^ | May 3, 2018

Posted on 05/03/2018 10:33:50 PM PDT by Helicondelta

Less than two months ago the State Department hosted members of the White Helmets at Foggy Bottom. At the time, the humanitarian group was showered with praise for saving lives in Syria.

"Our meetings in March were very positive. There were even remarks from senior officials about long-term commitments even into 2020. There were no suggestions whatsoever about stopping support," Raed Saleh, the group's leader, told CBS News.

Now they are not getting any U.S funding as the State Department says the support is "under active review." The U.S had accounted for about a third of the group's overall funding.

President Trump put a freeze on the $200 million in U.S. funding for recovery efforts in Syria in late March.

U.S. officials are working to see if there is a way to adjust existing funding to cover the costs for these projects. They are also trying to get other countries, such as Germany, to cover some of the costs.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria
KEYWORDS: erdogan; germany; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; iran; jihad; kurdistan; lebanon; raedsaleh; receptayyiperdogan; russia; soros; syria; turkey; whitehelmets
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1 posted on 05/03/2018 10:33:50 PM PDT by Helicondelta
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To: Helicondelta

President Trump put a freeze on the $200 million in U.S. funding for recovery efforts in Syria in late March.


2 posted on 05/03/2018 10:34:59 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true)
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Whose idea was it to fund those characters in the first place?


3 posted on 05/03/2018 10:35:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Helicondelta

$600 million (total funding) for terrorist support group? I thought they were volunteers?


4 posted on 05/03/2018 10:50:37 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: Helicondelta

Genuine humanitarian groups are one thing. Muslim terrorist operatives or facilitators are another. We need to KNOW which this outfit really is. We also need to eliminate hezballah and their bombs and missiles now. It’s quite possible this outfit may be taking our money and channeling it to the hezballah terrorist murder gang. We also MUST stop all funding of plo- pa - Hamas terror murder gangs By.usa Europe Arabia Iran. Now. Shot down the Muslim killers. Stoq funding them


5 posted on 05/03/2018 11:00:18 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Cowboy Bob

why would you fund ISIS/AQ’s paramedics?


6 posted on 05/03/2018 11:01:05 PM PDT by MAGAthon
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To: Helicondelta

Perhaps the gov finally caught up with what we little folk realized. The White Helmets staged events and are most likely responsible for chemical attacks. The most recent one was quite sloppy. It was disillusioning that President Trump fell for it. Soon after, McMaster and Tillerson were gone. Any dots to be connected here?


7 posted on 05/03/2018 11:03:22 PM PDT by grania (President Trump, stop believing the Masters of War!)
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DEFUND socialist/totalitarian collectives, foreign and domestic.


8 posted on 05/03/2018 11:06:27 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: faithhopecharity

“Genuine humanitarian groups are one thing. Muslim terrorist operatives or facilitators are another.”

They should all be defunded.


9 posted on 05/03/2018 11:10:28 PM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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Meanwhile Sorros uses non profits to undermine private business worldwide and influence policies of fining banks and corporations with Obama funneling the proceeds back in the “non profits”.

It is the circle drain of liberal “life”.


10 posted on 05/03/2018 11:11:51 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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I wouldn’t...but it seems that our State Department did.


11 posted on 05/03/2018 11:12:54 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: BenLurkin

These are the folks who helped to spread the lies about “chemical attacks” repeated with some passion by President Trump and even more passion by Nikki Haley.


12 posted on 05/03/2018 11:17:09 PM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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To: Helicondelta

This group should not be funded. Let the British and the Saudis do the dirty work since they are also funders of this jihadist ‘humanitarian’ group.

President Trump needs to stay out of the Syrian Civil War and not be suckered in by jihadist propaganda about ‘atrocities’.

Keep your word Mr. President about Syria being only about ISIS and nothing else.


13 posted on 05/03/2018 11:27:38 PM PDT by Spiridon
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The first of many allowances that need to be cut off.


14 posted on 05/04/2018 12:42:11 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: MAGAthon

why would you fund ISIS/AQ’s paramedics?

Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Good job on first step

Put tne axe to all soros NGOs next

Quit funding our enemies


15 posted on 05/04/2018 12:55:46 AM PDT by thinden
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To: Helicondelta

So it was really the US White Helmets, not the UN, since it apparently can’t operate without our dollars. I wish Trump would turn the UN building into a Casino and give it native American tribes. The UN is a joke.


16 posted on 05/04/2018 1:28:22 AM PDT by TonyM (UPS)
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To: grania
The White Helmets staged events and are most likely responsible for chemical attacks.

My thoughts exactly.

The real info finally hit PDJT and this news more than likely came from the visit with BB that just occurred.

17 posted on 05/04/2018 1:30:18 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it, but ready to go again)
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To: Helicondelta

The chlorinate pools in every hotel they stay in. It’s the least they can do. //sarc.


18 posted on 05/04/2018 2:18:47 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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This is total madness. These lieing bastards staged thes non existent “gas attack in Syria!!! We bombed a sovereiign country on a hoax. I had no idea we funded the hoax!!!


19 posted on 05/04/2018 2:21:17 AM PDT by raiderboy (" we’ll close down the country because we need border" DJT NOW !!)
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But who will stage all the false flag attacks now?


20 posted on 05/04/2018 2:51:54 AM PDT by McGruff (Bring our troops home. Defend our border.)
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