In the wake of the Charleston church shooting where nine were murdered by Dylan Roof with a handgun, Obama said this:
OBAMA: "We as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries."
Had he attended the rally of world leaders in Paris last January to show solidary in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo and related attacks he might have recalled that 17 people were killed by gunmen. Now, this latest attack in Tunisia reminds us that gun crime isn't just a U.S. problem and neither is terrorism.
Obama left it to his Press Secretary to put out a statement decrying the Tunisia attack as well as other attacks in France and Kuwait. He was too busy to do the job himself. Spiking the football over the Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare and fanning the flames of racial division at a funeral for one of the deceased in Charleston was more important.
The story of the Tunisia attacks where beach goers were mowed down by a lone gunmen doesn't seem noteworthy to Obama or to much of the U.S. media. No way to score cheap points about gun control or racism with this one. They are all to happy to ignore the human tragedy that occurred.
Here's just one of the stories:
|Owen Richards (left), 16, from Great Britain survived the attack with a minor gunshoot wound.|
His uncle, grandfather and brother did not. Heroically, Owen
From the Daily Mail:
A British schoolboy heroically comforted a victim of the Tunisian beach massacre despite losing three family members – and being wounded himself.
Owen Richards, 16, was grazed on the shoulder by the bullet that killed one of his relatives, believed to be his uncle Adrian Evans, when it struck him in the side of the head. Nearby, his 19-year-old brother Joel and his 78-year-old grandfather Patrick Evans lay slumped in the sand, already dead.
In all, the atrocity claimed the lives of 15 Britons, although that figure may well rise. Another five remain critically ill in hospital.
Astonishingly, after fleeing the beach in the resort of El Kantaoui near Sousse, Owen went to the aid of a wounded woman outside a hotel.
When Owen was later found by a medic he was ‘shaking and crying’ and he said simply: ‘I have to call my mum.’
Doctors spoke of their admiration for the heroic way that, despite his own massive loss, he risked his life to comfort the woman.
Yesterday Owen’s mother, Suzanne Richards, who had remained at their home in Wednesbury, West Midlands, flew to Tunisia for a reunion with her son. ‘She’s gone out there to bring Owen home,’ a neighbour told The Mail on Sunday last night.
|More information at the Daily Mail.|
UPDATE: U.S. Terrorist Threat Explodes During Obama Years!
From the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee: