Friday, December 14, 2012

A Tear for Sandy Hook, None for Gaza

Gaza, Palestine; Dec 2012. A bomb landed in an olive grove 100 meters from this child's home. An 8 year-old child living across the road from the grove was killed as well as a teenage boy in the house down the street.

The president shed no tears.

The U.S. Department of Defense stated this week that it will now replenish all of the munitions used by Israel in its recent eight day siege on Gaza, which lead to the deaths of over 180 Palestinians and hundreds of injuries—a large portion being children. Congress is expected to approve the deal this week.

This should be considered as we mourn and listen to politicians and pundits in the coming hours, days, and weeks.

This child lives in Gaza. Her mother was wounded in the last Israeli attack. By replenishing of all the bombs, mortars, and bullets most recently used against Gaza by Israel, we insure another attack at a future date.

President Obama shed a tear today for the children of Sandy Hook. 

i wonder if he has ever shed a tear for the children of Gaza, or Afghanistan, or Iraq, or Somalia, or Syria, or Libya, or Pakistan, or Yemen, or any of the myriad other places we have sold weapons to or bombed ourselves.

One day, maybe one day, we will see our contribution to the mass killings happening in this country with fresh eyes. Only then will our path turn from darkness to light. Only then can we consider peace.