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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:08 PM

13. It may be a small percentage of the budget

but that small chunk of change could go a long way toward graduating thousands in Detroit public schools or provide decent meals for the thousands of kids living in poverty here. Or hell, it could go toward low interest loans for budding young entrepreneurs that could create jobs here at home...

Instead it will likely be funneled to corrupt factional chiefs, Jihadists, or somehow end up in Assad or his crony's pockets. Sorry, I'm so cynical. Don't get me wrong. I know people are suffering over there. I've been following Syria's civil war since it started and it's horrifying. Assad is a brutal thug, on the same level as Saddam or any other tyrant. And Jihadi elements have hijacked parts of the anti-Assad forces.

But I don't know how the hell aid even gets to the suffering in such crisis areas. I really hope the aid makes it to people that need it...

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