Color revolutionaries of the world, unite! Hong Kong protest leader pictured with White Helmets boss
Hong Kong protest figurehead Joshua Wong, who has been rocking up to ‘pro-democracy’ meetings with various Western officials in recent weeks, has been spotted hanging out with the chairman of the White Helmets in Berlin.
Wong attended the ‘Bild 100’ summer party in Berlin this week, where he seems to have bumped into White Helmets boss Raed Al Saleh. That’s a tad awkward, since the Syrian first-responders group operates solely in areas controlled by anti-government fighters and has been heavily suspected of links to Al Qaeda and US-sponsored jihadist militias – a fact that did not go unnoticed on Twitter.
To prove that he’s not a pawn of the US intelligence ... Joshua Wong met with Al Qaeda’s medic team, the White Helmets. 😀 My God, what a stupid world we live in#HongKongProtests#StandWithHongKonghttps://t.co/M9DkVgdctc— Economics Geopolitics Tech (@EconGeopolTech) September 10, 2019
The White Helmets is a dead giveaway that this is a Propaganda Construct.— Martin Larner (@MartinLarner) September 10, 2019
There was another familiar face in the snaps, too: Mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko, who was, for a time, himself a Western favorite when Ukraine was in Washington’s regime-change crosshairs.
But Wong has had some questionable high-level meetings, too. He also met German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the event – with that tete-a-tete quickly slammed by Beijing.
These meetings come on the heels of photos showing Wong speaking to Julie Eadeh, an official from the US consulate general in Hong Kong, which raised more suspicions that Washington had a hand in the recent violent anti-China protests.Also on rt.com Hong Kong activist goes on defensive after being photographed with US consulate official
Skip back a little further in time and there are also pictures of Wong with Venezuela coup plotter, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
Light reminder of Hong Kong riot leader Joshua Wong's rendezvous w/chief world coup plotter Marco Rubio.Left: At the Congressional Commission on China, a U.S. body which 'monitors human rights & rule of law in China'Right: Meeting to discuss HK Human Rights & Democracy Act. pic.twitter.com/B65a0sGhQl— Camila (@camilateleSUR) September 9, 2019
But Wong doesn’t discriminate. It seems he’ll meet with any American willing to meet him. He was also pictured with Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi back in 2015, at the ripe old age of 18.
Honored to have met Joshua Wong, a student leader who led a big protest demanding universal suffrage in Hong Kong. pic.twitter.com/sSb46j7zIX— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 18, 2015
If he wants to avoid the appearance of being used as a US regime-change asset, Wong certainly seems to be going about things the wrong way.
By Danielle Ryan, an Irish freelance writer based in Dublin. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Nation, Rethinking Russia, teleSUR, RBTH, The Calvert Journal and others.
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