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James  Le Mesurier
James  Le Mesurier

James Gustaf Le Mesurier

Founder and Director at; Mayday; Rescue

 Dubai;, Dubai;, United; Arab Emirates

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Mayday Rescue


Dubai, Dubai, 

United Arab Emirates

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Locally, nationally and internationally, Mayday Rescue provides hope and help for vulnerable communities in conflict. We provide capacity by training and equipping local groups to prepare for, respond to and recover from the impact of war. More

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Episode 330 - The White Helmets Are A Propaganda Construct : The Corbett Report

The group was in fact founded in March 2013 in Turkey, by James Le Mesurier, a former British military intelligence officer then doing contract work for the US and UK governments. None; of this information is even controversial. This is the story as told by Le Mesurier himself at a conference in Lisbon in 2015. JAMES LE MESURIER: In early 2013 I had a meeting with nine local leaders that had come out from northern Aleppo, and they painted this picture of the frequency and the intensity of the bombing that was taking place. SOURCE: James Le Mesurier, director of Mayday Rescue, Syria Civil Defence But incredibly, Le Mesurier, the former British intel officer who founded the White Helmets in 2013, defended the workers caught in one bloody video from May 2015. The Middle Ground, a Singaporean website, ran a story last year featuring Le Mesurier's take on the incident. "But what about the damning video, from May 6, 2015? the article reads. "White Helmet volunteers were caught on tape running in to clear a body seconds after a gunman executed a man. It turns out that the deceased was tried and sentenced to death in a local Sharia court, said Mr Mesurier. When his father found out about the time of execution, he called the White Helmets to help him conduct a proper burial. We've already seen [White Helmets founder] James Le Mesurier recruiting in Brazil. As James Le Mesurier said very recently, who would you trust more than the fire brigade or a first response NGO?

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How the White Helmets Became International Heroes While Pushing U.S. Military Intervention and Regime Change in Syria | The Grayzone

In March 2013, a former British infantry officer named James Le Mesurier turned up on the Turkish border of Syria. Le; Mesurier was a veteran of NATO interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo who moved into the lucrative private mercenary industry after his army days ended. But running security for the UAE's oil and gas fields left him feeling unfulfilled with his career as a hired gun. He wanted to be a part of something more meaningful. So he became a lead participant in USAID's Syria Regional Option. Le Mesurier's job was to organize a unique band of people who rush into freshly bombed buildings to extract survivors-while filming themselves-in rebel-held areas facing routine bombing by Syrian army aircraft. In 2014, he established Mayday Rescue, a non-profit based in Turkey that grew out of the Dubai-based "research, conflict transformation, and consultancy" firm known as Analysis, Research, and Knowledge, or ARK. That group, which employed Le Mesurier while overseeing the White Helmets' training, has been sustained through grants from Western governments and the British Ministry of Defense. In the Netflix documentary The White Helmets, Mayday Rescue is never identified as the administrator of the group, nor does Le Mesurier ever appear on screen.

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The Crossed Wires of the "Syrian Revolution" |

This is in fact why the British businessman James Le Mesurier, the director of Mayday Rescue, was tasked by the architects of the Syrian war to create the "White Helmets" - a NGO that would serve as a way to control the narrative being broadcasted from the scene of the latest airstrike either by the Syrian or Russian airforce. 

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Adam SebaiCompliance Officer
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