That’s a nice sound byte, Mr. President.

“Obama said Americans should honor the victims of last Monday’s shooting by insisting on a change in gun laws. “It ought to obsess us,” Obama said.”

Meanwhile…”the United States plans to send small arms, ammunition and potentially anti-tank weapons to Syria’s rebels,…small arms can include such items as rocket-propelled grenades, small rockets, mortars and mines as well as guns.”

President Obama would not like to see any more dead Americans. Dead Syrians, on the other hand, well, that’s a different matter. Millions of dollars of taxpayer money, every month, so “rebels” can slaughter Christians, Sunnis, Alawites, men, women and children. And yet we’re told that we don’t have the resources to care for the mentally ill in our own country. But that’s a nice sound byte Mr. President.


“As president, I have now grieved with five American communities ripped apart by mass violence: Fort Hood, Tucson, Aurora, Sandy Hook and now the Washington Navy Yard. These mass shootings occur against a backdrop of daily tragedies as an epidemic of gun violence tears apart communities across America, from the streets of Chicago to neighborhoods not far from here.” Not to mention, Homs, Aleppo, Damascus, Latakia….


About LeilaPiazza

I am a wife and mother. I am an Orthodox Christian. I am a Syrian American with family living in Syria. I am a also a yoga teacher and freelance writer. I recently described myself in a job pitch as "a person who's lived in Portland, Oregon for over 20 years with a passion for writing and a passion for all things Portland. I'm a foodie, knitter, wine and beer lover, bee-keeper (yep, I said it), mead and fruit-liqueur maker, organic gardener, home-canner, hiker, biker, runner, and occasional skinny-dipper. I’ve camped all over the state, I sail a sailboat that’s moored on the Columbia (o.k., I'm the first mate), and I spend a large percentage of my time at our beach house in Seaside." That about sums it up.
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