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 Leila

I am a wife and mother. I am an Orthodox Christian. I am a yoga and fitness instructor and personal trainer. And I am a Syrian American with family living in Syria. My life is defined by my family, and right now, that means chronic worry and fear. Thank God for my faith and the support of my family and friends. I started this blog to talk about all sorts of things, but now I focus on Syria. Until this war is over, I, like all Syrians with a love for their country and their families, am a prisoner of this war, waiting to see what will be left after the dust settles. I pray for the safety of my family and for my country to survive and repair itself in the future. God willing.
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