“The White Helmets, formally known as the Syrian Civil Defense, are a group of 3,000 volunteer rescuers that have saved thousands of lives since the Syrian civil war began in 2011. A makeshift 911, they have run into the collapsing buildings to pull children, men and women out of danger’s way. They say they have saved more than 70,000 lives.” They’ve also been the subject of news segments and documentaries, and they visited the State Department just a couple months ago. So why has the US frozen the organization’s funding?