Are matters coming to a head this October?

I’ve got an amazing array of links, all of which indicate that, with three weeks before the election, America and the Middle East aren’t static.  Instead, there are a lot of things that are suddenly coming to the boil in ways that make me pray very hard that Mitt Romney wins.

A lot of people have been linking to an op-ed piece in the Arab News, a paper that I understand is the English language paper in Saudi Arabia.  That being the case, I have to believe that the Saudi government sent this one up the flag pole to see if anyone salutes.  It would be amazing and wonderful if they did salute, because the column says that Arab countries must stop blaming Israel for their woes, and start examining their own cultures:

[I]f many of the Arab states are in such disarray, then what happened to the Arabs’ sworn enemy (Israel)? Israel now has the most advanced research facilities, top universities and advanced infrastructure. Many Arabs don’t know that the life expectancy of the Palestinians living in Israel is far longer than many Arab states and they enjoy far better political and social freedom than many of their Arab brothers. Even the Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip enjoy more political and social rights than some places in the Arab World. Wasn’t one of the judges who sent a former Israeli president to jail is an Israeli-Palestinian?

The Arab Spring showed the world that the Palestinians are happier and in better situation than their Arab brothers who fought to liberate them from the Israelis. Now, it is time to stop the hatred and wars and start to create better living conditions for the future Arab generations.

These changes can’t happen too soon.  Lara Logan, who was brutally gang raped during Egypt’s “Arab Spring,” could have retreated forever from the public view, or become a scared dhimmi, hiding behind PC platitudes.  She did neither.  Instead, she is speaking openly about the grave threat we face from Al Qaeda and the Taliban, one that hasn’t diminished with the years but that, instead, has been resurgent during Obama’s “reset.”  More than that, Logan directly accuses the current administration of lying about the enemy’s strength in order to justify its failed policies. I salute her.

Not only does Obama deny the reality in the Middle East, he is exceptionally cavalier with those Americans on the front lines fighting this enemy.  In Houston, today, a Marine’s father is livid that he received a generic form condolence letter from Obama following his son’s death.  If you would like to see what a real condolence letter looks like, check out the letter that Obama’s alleged hero, Abraham Lincoln, sent to one grieving mother.

With matters escalating so quickly, we need a Mitt Romney.  Happily, the evidence is that, since the debate, people are eying Mitt Romney more favorably.  The Left, of course, can’t let that happen and they’re doing what the Left does best:  threatening people.  African-American Actress Stacey Dash discovered that Lefties don’t take well to being crossed when she sent out a tweet endorsing Mitt Romney.  Among the nicer things she was called was a “race traitor.”  It went downhill from there, with the usual intimations of rape and violent death.  But Leftists are looking at bigger things.  Dash is just a dot on their radar.  The current idea is to run riot if Romney wins — and I think they mean it.

Please feel free to treat this as an Open Thread, and add to the comments section any interesting things you’ve found today.

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  • DL Sly

    I s’pose I can let it slide that your list of links didn’t include the pure genius that is Iowahawk.

  • BrianE

    Here’s a theory. 
    The Saudis are shopping for a reliable defense partner against the inevitable Persian horde massing near their border, since the US can no longer be relied on.
    Consequently, one must make nice. 

  • JKB

    Just saw this mentioned over at Powerline.  The first place winner of the AEI Moral Case for Free Enterprise contest:


    Go ahead try not to feel it. 

  • Mike Devx

    I’m a Paul Ryan fan, so I’m looking forward to the VP Debate, just to watch him in action.

    Here’s a video of a reporter at the end of an interview with Ryan. During this final minute, the reporter tries several sneak attacks, hoping to unsettle Ryan and catch him in a gaffe.

    It is sneaky and totally underhanded… and Ryan smoothly handles him and goes through him like he’s wet newspaper. Enjoy!

  • JKB

    Here’s a John Stossell story about using government jobs programs to help you get a job.  Turns out the “Jobs Centers” only offer help to enroll for government subsidies.  The ones that do offer “training” don’t really offer training.  The ones that offer “connections” don’t actually connect with employers before sending those seeking help for “scheduled interviews”.  

    Bottom line, help signing up for government subsidy programs – eagerly given
    Help finding a job – bureaucratic maze followed by no actual help.  

    We Fund Dependency by John Stossel on – A Syndicate Of Talent 

    So I have a theory, the unemployment numbers this month are down because the number of people being given assistance enrolling in government food stamps and unemployment benefits is down because they’ve enrolled them all.