Letter to Doctors Without Borders

by Ron West

I had supported Doctors Without Borders because they had been apolitical, and largely neutral in conflicts. This neutrality had begun a process of erosion in Syria. Unlike the attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, where there was no question of which belligerent controlled the air power responsible (NATO’s USA), and where the organization called for an independent, third party investigation, those actors responsible for the attacks concerning the MSF aligned clinics in Syria are not as convincing and clear, arguably creating even more pressing demand for impartial, third party investigation.
Following these most recent attacks on clinics aligned with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Syria, Mego Terzian, President of MSF France, immediately blamed Russia and Assad. MSF International President has gone on record also blaming Russian aligned forces, stating “It was probably carried out by the Syrian-government-led coalition that is predominantly active in the region.”
This statement of Dr Liu is disingenuous. Turkey is a major player in its support for jihadi militia in that very area and has a vested interest in information operations intended to undermine the coalition supporting the Assad regime. This is the purpose of false flag attacks.  Recent history demands if the finger of superficial appearance had pointed to the NATO aligned nations, there would be calls for impartial investigation rather than immediate trial and conviction by propaganda operations perpetrated in western media.
Relevant to this preceding, it is a fairly safe presumption all high profile international non-governmental organizations will be targets of intelligence agencies for diverse purpose. However there is a large qualitative difference between that organization and the organization which, on the whole, has been tipped by intelligence to a point of co-option; where the organization itself has become the intelligence agency operations asset. Médecins Sans Frontières would appear to be pointed towards this co-option. Here is my response:

Dear MSF:
A monthly donor of many years, I feel an explanation is in order for my cancellation and further refusal to participate as a MSF “Field Partner.” I am a former military special operations intelligence professional and anti-corruption investigator of many years. Based on my expertise in open source intelligence analysis and closely following several of the ongoing conflicts, including Ukraine and SYRIA, it has become clear MSF is becoming a tool for geopolitical ends. Either you’ve been penetrated by intelligence agencies for this purpose of promoting false flag information operations or your organization is being manipulated to same effect. I cannot, with clear conscious, be a party to this with further contributions.
The several NATO intelligence agencies are in full force pursuing anti-Russian propaganda operations, which likely include the recent attacks on MSF aligned Syrian clinics; purposeful and professional operations intended to smear Russia and President Putin for purposes of generating political capital for pursuit of geopolitical manipulations. Your organization immediately pointing the finger at Assad and/or the Russians, without time taken to properly investigate, is unethical.
NATO aligned intelligence agency false flag examples provided:
NATO’s Turkey suppressing investigation into their intelligence agency, MIT, providing sarin gas to al Nusra (al Qaida) that killed 1,400 Syrians at Ghouta, blamed on the Assad regime, in August, 2013.  Turkish parliamentarians complain of the suppressed facts.
Noteworthy state sponsored crimes committed to demonize Putin include but are not limited to
The Litvinenko report by the British
The Maidan snipers in Kiev trained by the CIA according to a Member of European Parliament, backed by a leaked phone call between the EU foreign policy chief and the Estonian Foreign minister revealing the snipers were aligned with the new regime in Kiev. This crime had been blamed on the Russian aligned preceding government.
The crimes in Syria against MSF aligned facilities serve the same propaganda purposes and the Erdogan government cannot be ruled out as committing them, whereas it is NOT in the Russian interest to perpetrate these attacks. Here is a list of Turkish support for bad actors in Syria compiled by Jihad Watch:
Report: Turkey collaborating with the Islamic State
This damning report on rapidly re-islamizing Turkey’s support for the Islamic State from last year is updated with fresh documentation, corroborating Russian President Vladimir Putin’s charge that Turkey is an “accomplice to terrorists.” Putin and French President Hollande just conducted a meeting in Moscow, indicating Russia and France will cooperate more closely in targeting ISIS’ ( continue reading)
It is sad to see MSF go the route of some other organizations and become a pawn of dirty players in geopolitics. I suggest your organization pursue a professional investigation to determine how, and by who, you’ve become manipulated to both a stooge and minion of evil.
Ron West


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Feb 26, 2016 3:44 PM

I know several people who have volunteered with NGOs and the individuals themselves have the best of intentions and genuinely believe that their actions are a force for good. I don’t take issue with low-level volunteers. The problem with NGOs is that they’re a part of the military-industrial complex and are an agent of US economic and cultural hegemony. For starters, we used to have the apparently old-fashioned concept of charity in our society, giving without expecting rewards in return, but that’s not the way we think anymore. Now you go to a corporate university and pay $30k for a degree in social justice or something, and when you emerge from the ivory tower you start a “non-profit” NGO with yourself as CEO, with an expense account and a nice salary funded by donations. The Kony 2012 thing was a perfect example of the way NGOs do business, and when… Read more »

Feb 26, 2016 12:39 PM

Western Humanitarian outfits in general–especially the dominant groups like Doctors without Borders, Amnesty International, or Human Rights Watch–ultimately serve the interests of Western Imperialism in general and the American Empire in particular.
It’s not rocket science.
Just look at who is one their board of directors, trustees, etc.–and where they get their funding from.
Indeed, the Imperialist West in general has for centuries attempted to disguise its predatory wars and rapacious capitalism behind some kind of moralistic mask.
That is what they do.
The Western Civilizing Mission.
The White Man’s Burden.
Christianizing the Heathen Savages.
Promoting Human Rights and Humanitarianism.
Defending Freedom and Democracy.
They’re all bullshit.

Feb 25, 2016 10:49 PM
Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Feb 25, 2016 10:41 PM

Yup. Just another fake ‘NGO’ just like the rest. Founded by ‘champagne socialist’ Bernard Kouchner, no less!

Feb 25, 2016 11:33 AM

MSF has been blatantly running field hospitals for the ISIS/CIA Head Choppers !
This is not a charity its a political tool of the US, UK & France.

Feb 25, 2016 10:27 AM

Founded by former French leftist Bernard Kouchner (who ended up being foreign minister under Sarkozy), MSF met the needs of imperialism from the start. First in Cambodia in the late 1970s and then in Afghanistan beginning in 1981, MSF functioned in tandem with the CIA’s National Endowment for Democracy. MSF representatives met with US neo-conservatives and participated in Operation Cyclone, the code name for the CIA operation to arm and finance the Afghan mujahedeen prior to and during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, urging the US to step up the fight against communism. It is little wonder that Kouchner went on to support the 2003 invasion of Iraq stating, infamously, “The No. 1 weapon of mass destruction is Saddam Hussein.” Kouchner also supported the 2011 US-NATO war against Libya, and demanded military intervention in Syria. (Source, Humanitarianism Contested: Where Angels Fear to Tread, Barnett & Weiss 2011) I have friends… Read more »

Feb 25, 2016 7:26 AM

It may be a function of age that the longer one lives the more cynical one becomes.
We have just learned that the UK CEO of Which? earned more than £800,000 last year.
That amount exceeds $1,000,000 very comfortably – for running essentially a charity!
In the public and charitable sector, we are seeing examples of greed and stupidity too.
I can understand why for a capitalist enough is never enough – they are mentally sick.
But people working in the public and charitable sectors should be better than them.
How and why have these corrupting influences become so pervasive in modern society?

James Carless
James Carless
Feb 25, 2016 1:07 AM

It is sad when an organisation one supported ,thought noble and admired for the bravery of it’s volunteers in field of conflict,appears to be infiltrated by those with a political agenda.
Like the polio inoculation teams working in Pakistan,the trust is destroyed and the consequences lethal.
Sadly our monthly standing order to MSF will likely also be cancelled.

Feb 25, 2016 12:33 AM

MSF has played dirty before – during civil wars in Yugoslavia. What do you have to say about that “long time donor” Mr. Ron West? MSF was involved in organ transplants selling – from Serbs murdered in Kosovo. You had nothing to say about that. Let me be very clear to you Mr. Ron West – any western organization has been penetrated by CIA and other western intelligence services and is not to be trusted – including your MSF.
And little advice at the end – keep your genocidal and murderous soldiers and your “charities” away from Eastern Orthodox Russians or Serbs or you will be very sorry. There will be no Geneva Convention for them. Got it?

Feb 25, 2016 12:29 AM

I agree with Ron West’s sentiments. I originally was very impressed by MSF and the work they did but over the last year or so they have become increasingly a political operation rather than solely a medical operation. Their claims that the Russians and/or Syrians had bombed one of their hospitals – which they had failed to notify the Russians about as to its exact location and GPS co-ordinates – were rebutted the day they were made by the Russian air controllers, who pointed out that the only air force conducting operations on that day were the US air forces – not Russian or Syrian.
MSF also seem to think they are acting responsibly by putting their staff and patients deliberately in harms way.
I consider such action on their part reckless and foolish, and certainly not what I associate with a humanitarian group.