Sunday, August 10, 2014
Buff in Gaza: the 6 billion dollar question
Darn it, by the time I got back Clemmie had gone. Shame, she seemed pretty cool in every way.
I ended up playing a game with other journos in which you chose the best way to spend 6 billion dollars from:
1. Rebuild Gaza, spending $5b on housing and use the rest for infrastructure, schools, hospitals, power plants, sewage works and a working sea port
2. Nearly a year's worth of Israeli support for its settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), every one of which is illegal under international law and an obstacle to a just peace
3. Two years worth of the $3b / year US's military support for to Israel to assist it in demolishing Gaza and committing war crimes
4. Sixty America's Cup campaigns at $ 100m a pop
Ok, that last one was my idea, and it didn't get many votes.
Maybe I should have said 30 campaigns at $ 200m a pop to have a chance to win.
Time for Buff to check out that port....
To be continued...