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This afternoon, I spoke with Governor Malloy and FBI Director Mueller. I offered Governor Malloy my condolences on behalf of the nation, and made it clear he will have every single resource that he needs to investigate this heinous crime, care for the victims, counsel their families.
We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would -- as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there's not a parent in America who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.
The majority of those who died today were children -- beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. Among the fallen were also teachers -- men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.
So our hearts are broken today -- for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the families of the adults who were lost. Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well, for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early, and there are no words that will ease their pain.
As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it's an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago -- these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.
This evening, Michelle and I will do what I know every parent in America will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them, and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. But there are families in Connecticut who cannot do that tonight. And they need all of us right now. In the hard days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as Americans. And I will do everything in my power as President to help.
Because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need -- to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories but also in ours.
May God bless the memory of the victims and, in the words of Scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds.
The President also issued a proclamation honoring the victims of the tragedy, ordering U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on December 18.
It is a sad time in America these days, but James Baldwin told us, "The murder of my child will not make your child safe!" And so the American empire stretches around the world murdering children, men, women and elderly to safeguard the world for White Supremacy. One day she shall get enough of her permanent war strategy, but she just said American shall continue warring and killing in Afghanistan after the 2014 pullout date. Secretary of Defense said America shall have an enduring relationship with Afghanistan, meaning the killing of people by drones and other means shall continue.
And thus what goes around comes around, or as the Bible says, as thou has done so shall it be done to thee! American and European banks were just found guilty of money laundering the trillions in drug profits that have caused 40, 000 deaths in Mexico the last few years, and add to that death toll the thousands killed in America due to drug related violence in the hoods of these United States.
For their role in the "drug war" no banker has gone to jail or prison, the banks were only slapped with a fine equal to a month's money laundering, 1.4 billion dollars, yet their money laundering was tracked over a ten year period. Again, imagine the slaughter of innocent children who were caught in the drug trade so the bankers can live the "high" life.
What a horrible event in Conn. today, innocent babies blown away by a lone gunman, and yet this entire society must share the guilt of the disturbed man, for this is indeed The Crazy House Called America and what we have seen this week in Portland, Ore and Conn. is only the beginning of sorrows Jesus told you are coming.
When America and her allies stop killing innocent children around the world, maybe then and only then shall her children live in peace and security. When she stops financing the American drug culture, especially violence in the hood, only then will America's children be able to live a happy life.
As a parent who has lost a child, we know the pain and suffering now being experienced by the people in Conn. As we grieve for these children, say a prayer for all the children slaughtered at the hands of American imperialism and domestic colonialism.