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David Videcette @DavidVidecette
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Trump froze $200 million in aid to Syria a few days ago, this includes money that would have gone to White Helmets.

Funding was for humanitarian work they were doing in East Ghouta, when being bombed, in an area they no longer control, or work in.

Why continue to fund them?
According to this, we’ve been spending £579,000 every single month on the White Helmets.

Rather oddly, the FCO can’t confirm how this money is being spent by them...
In 2011, average Syrian salary was equivalent to $181 a month. Depreciating value of Syrian pound means it was just $41 a month in 2016.

This means British contribution alone, our £579,000 ($785,000) a month, should pay for 19,000 White Helmets?

But there’s only 2700 of them?
Do they pay them 6 times the average salary in Syria?

Why would you do that?

And that’s just based on the British contribution alone - that’s excluding any other funding from any other country. And we know they are getting millions more from the US...
It’s all rather odd.

I just love politicians who spend money, no questions asked though, beautiful. Maybe we could see a little more of that behaviour at home?
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