I'd say I hope we can learn from it, too, but then I realise we have learned ... not to bother saying "Never again" any more because it does happen again and we don't prevent it. I don't hope this ruins everyone's Christmas, but if people could remember it afterwards as having been a terrible time and actually persuade our governments not to ... oh, bomb Iran back to the bronze age because half a dozen Somalians and Libyan working for a group based in Chad blew up Nelson's Column, or something ... that might help, too, in the sense of not creating another situation like this.
Kind of depends on someone being and continuing to be viewed as neutral by all parties, doesn't it? Is that even possible?
Also depends on money, but ...
Premier League Top 10 earners (£ (€) per week before tax, estimated)
Wayne Rooney - £260,000 (€358,861)
Sergio Aguero - £240,000 (€331,359)
Yaya Toure - £240,000 (€331,359)
Eden Hazard - £220,000 (€303,652)
David Silva - £200,000 (€276,063)
Mesut Özil - £190,000 (€262,212)
Raheem Sterling - £180,000 (€248,411)
Cesc Fabregas - £170,000 (€234,611)
Kevin de Bruyne - £170,000 (€234,611)
John Terry - £160,000 (€220,850)
... between them they could give £2M/wk and they'd still each be better paid than anyone I know. That's one eighth of a billion dollars a year, which wouldn't fund مدينة مصدر inside any of their lifetimes, but it's money people were willing to pay for branded rucksacks and t-shirts, season tickets and sports channels on TV.
4.35M outside, 12.8M inside, total 17.15M or thereabouts, so 10p per refugee per week. It doesn't sound like much because it isn't much, but ...
... "not much" is still a pretty big percentage of "not very much."Funding shortages mean that the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon receive just $13.50 per month or less than half a dollar a day for food assistance.
Three years until our next general election campaign kicks off. By then I doubt
I wonder who's getting rich from all this.