Soon after Saleh was deported the inside scoop was out by non other than Saleh's own financiers. In State Department briefing it was stated "White Helmets are wonderful however its leader is suspect." Yet U.S. Government wouldn't disclose Saleh's roots nor explain how an organization can be "wonderful" that's run by a suspect.
The head of White Helmets, Raed Saleh, was denied entry to U.S. in April 2016 when he arrived at Dulles International Airport. He was scheduled to receive a "peace award" at a hotel in Washington DC. Instead he was told to return to Syria-Turkey border where the 'award' would be sent to him without confirming its date. Saleh went to Washington with a letter from USAID but on arrival he was told his visa had been cancelled and soon after he was deported. A vivid example of double standards and crafty manipulation of the US establishment .. conveniently keeping the criminal out of their own soil yet eagerly helping him to subvert and destabilize other lands and also awarding him for his destruction. The American people as usual know nothing of the inside story as they continue to feed on media disinformation, presuming this criminal & sympathizer of #AlQaeda to be a "humanitarian."
Quoting Venessa Beeley: "This is an alleged “non-governmental” that thus far has received funding from at least three major NATO governments, including $23 million from US Gov., 29 million from UK Gov., $4.5 million from Dutch Gov. In addition, it receives material assistance and training funded and run by a variety of other EU Nations. A request has been put into the EU Secretary General to provide all correspondence relating to the funding and training of the White Helmets. By law this information must be made transparent and available to the public. There has been a concerted campaign by a range of investigative journalists to expose the true roots of these Syria Civil Defence operatives, known as the White Helmets. The most damning statement, however, did not come from us, but from their funders and backers in the US State Department who attempted to explain the US deportation of the prominent White Helmet leader, Raed Saleh, from Dulles airport on the 18th April 2016."