Author Archives: Leila

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.

Spreading confusion with facts? Or, hey, isn’t it about time for another war?


From CNN affiliate, Gant Daily: “The White House said Tuesday the Syrian regime and Russia are trying to “confuse the world community about who is responsible for using chemical weapons against the Syrian people in this and earlier attacks.” http://gantdaily.com/2017/04/11/white-house-russia-syrian-regime-trying-to-confuse-the-world-over-chemical-attacks/Continue reading

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An analysis of economic and political problems in Syria before the war


Someone recently asked me, given my clear and unwavering support for the Syrian government in the Syrian war, if there was any single criticism I could make about the Syrian government. (I think they somehow believe I’m so blinded by, … Continue reading

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Life goes on. Thank God.


Talked to my brother and sister in Syria today. Pretty happy to get through to both of them on the same day. Doesn’t happen very often. My sister is at her in-laws right now. There’s not enough heating oil available … Continue reading

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A short update on my family and village.


I haven’t posted here in awhile. I’ve been so upset about the US bombing Northern Syria, which I just see as their entry point into the country to bring down the Syrian government, their only real goal since they started … Continue reading

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War Criminal


Originally posted on Friends of Syria:
It’s time for the American people to speak up. This is our money and this is what they’re doing with it. Friends of Syria View original post

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Congress votes tomorrow to send more weapons to ISIS and other terrorist groups


My recent comments to the President: Does the President realize that the new bill to arm Syrian rebels doesn’t exclude arming people with terrorist links?! From the article: “The bill would not exclude rebels with links to terrorist groups from … Continue reading

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160 – 0. Where are the U.S. government calls for Netanyahu to step down?


“Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets Saturday to include civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties. One strike hit a center for the disabled, killing two patients and wounding four people. In a … Continue reading

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