The Word of Yahweh:
Thus says Yahweh concerning all My wicked neighbors who strike at the inheritance with which I have endowed My people Israel, “Behold I am about to uproot them from their land and will uproot the house of Judah from among them. And it will come about that after I have uprooted them, I will again have compassion on them; and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance and each one to his land. Then if they will really learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, ‘As Yahweh lives,’ even as they taught My people to swear by Baal, they will be built up in the midst of My people. But if they will not listen, then I will uproot that nation, uproot and destroy it,” declares Yahweh. (Jeremiah 12: 14-17)
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Jeremiah 3: 3-5—“Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no spring rain. Yet you had a harlot’s forehead; you refused to be ashamed. Have you not just now called to Me, ‘My Father, You are the friend of my youth? Will He be angry forever? Will He be indignant to the end?’ Behold, you have spoken and have done evil things, and you have had your way.”
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4: 6)
News Items of Interest:
- ‘Israel releases map detailing hundreds of Hezbollah sites in Lebanon’
- ‘Israel believes Iran and Hezbollah aiding Syria crackdown’
- Thousands return to Syria streets after Assad blames unrest on Israeli ‘plot’
- Protests in Syrian city Latakia after Assad speech
- Assad the intimidator
- Syria status quo serves Israelis and Palestinians
- The only thing worse than going to war is losing
- Netanyahu calls allegations of improper funding ‘baseless slander’
- Netanyahu answers questions live in YouTube interview
- U.S. dismisses Assad claim of foreign conspiracy feeding Syria unrest
- Assad: Syria protests aim to enforce an ‘Israeli agenda’
- Why did website linked to Syria regime publish U.S.-Saudi plan to oust Assad?
- British FM: Israel’s right to exist not up for discussion or compromise
- UN chief: Israel’s occupation is ‘morally, politically unsustainable’
- Israeli Arabs decry state ‘regression’ as thousands march on Land Day
- Under fire from Gadhafi forces, Libya rebels beat rapid retreat east
- Russia: Libyan people, not foreign ‘meddling’, should bring about democracy
- Fayyad: Peaceful resistance advancing Palestinian state
- Court asked to intervene after 21 Israeli Arabs laid off without warning
- Ethiopia to defy Egypt and build huge Nile dam
- Egypt government sacks Mubarak-era state media editors
- UN to Israel: Surrender!
- Egypt keep to cozy up to Iran, Hizballah
- Egyptian Foreign Minister Proposes New Ties with Iran
- U.S. Senators Press Clinton on Anti-Israel Incitement
- Netanyahu Calls for Marshall Plan for Egypt and Jordan
- Israel Strikes Palestinian Rocket Cell in Gaza, Kills Terrorist
- IDF Reservists Host Palestinian Children with Cancer at Israeli Ski Resort
- Facebook Removes Page Calling for New Palestinian Intifada Against Israel
- Intifada Facebook Page Relaunched
Israeli Uncensored News
The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
How they vote in the United Nations
I received an email recently that contained some interesting information. I checked it on Snopes, and it’s accurate. The text of the email is below:
Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded in both the US State Department and United Nations records:
- Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time.
- Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time.
- Morocco votes against the United States 70% of the time.
- United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time.
- Jordan votes against the United States 71% of the time.
- Tunisia votes against the United States 71% of the time.
- Saudi Arabia votes against the United States 73% of the time.
- Yemen votes against the United States 74% of the time.
- Algeria votes against the United States 74% of the time.
- Oman votes against the United States 74% of the time.
- Sudan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
- Pakistan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
- Libya votes against the United States 76% of the time.
- Egypt votes against the United States 79% of the time.
- Lebanon votes against the United States 80% of the time.
- India votes against the United States 81% of the time.
- Syria votes against the United States 84% of the time.
- Mauritania votes against the United States 87% of the time.
Egypt, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid. Jordan votes 71% against the United States and receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid. Pakistan votes 75% against the United States and receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid. India votes 81% against the United States and receives $143,699,000 annually.
Keep in mind that this information was collected before the Arab Spring began. Maybe it’s time for us to reconsider our role in the UN and to rethink our foreign aid program. We’re being used and abused by countries that would turn on us in the blink of an eye and not think twice about it.
- Women of Sharia Take: Watch this.
- Losing our sons
- Glenn Beck questions Obama’s agenda in ME
- Sneak Peek of GOP Budget Plan?
- Risky Business in Libya
- Marco Rubio on ‘Hannity’
- Sobering information: click here. The inflation information is correct. The information about Warren Buffett’s investment philosophy is also correct. This is an ad, but I’m not including it in SnyderTalk for that reason. I simply want you to see the information about inflation and Buffett’s investment philosophy.
“We have the greatest opportunity the world has ever seen, as long as we remain honest – which will be as long as we can keep the attention of our people alive. If they once become inattentive to public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors would all become wolves.” (Thomas Jefferson)
The Wall Street Journal:
- Why I Won’t Vote to Raise the Debt Limit
- Investment Strategy – All About the Benjamins
- Medical Progress, Please
- The Wal-Mart Watershed
- China’s Arab Winter
- ‘Skin in the Game’
The Washington Post:
- 30 years since Reagan’s shooting
- The Gang of Two
- What we know now
- Preposterous pundits Take: This op-ed piece asks an interesting question – “Why do disgraced public officials still have a forum for their inane ideas?” The answer is that public officials have become as much celebrities as political leaders. I call it the Hollywoodification of Washington. There’s no better way to explain how Senator John Kerry and others like him could attract a crowd. They certainly are lacking in the talent department.
- Africa’s new benefactor
- Bashar al-Assad’s own coup
- John Kerry’s Message to Syria
- Trump’s birther mania
- Who’s afraid of democracy?
- Why liberals love the birthers Take: We’ll see who gets the last laugh when candidates for president have to submit birth certificates if they want their names to appear on presidential ballots in several states – including Texas.
- Hiding racial profiling
- Remap road show
- Retire this pension imbalance
- Blinking lights tell Cabrini’s history
- Jody Weis’ exit interview
- Declaration of independence
The Los Angeles Times:
- CEQA: That ’70s law
- The quest for bandwidth
- Villaraigosa’s transportation innovation
- The soda tax fallacy: Modest price hikes won’t quench consumption
- Day laborers and the law: Redondo Beach’s ordinance goes too far
- Business beats bigotry
- Presidents can’t declare war? Just watch them
- The stuttering didn’t end in The President’s Speech
- Q-poll puts Obama approval at 42%, 48% disapproval
- Gingrich: I’ve been consistent on Libya all along
- A game of Clue: The Obama Doctrine and Libya
- Michael Barone on Wisconsin: Has the tea party given up?
- Oh my: Barbour wooing Huckabee for 2012 endorsement?
- Obama: Qaddafi’s inner circle knows their days are numbered, we expect he’ll ultimately step down
- No surprise: Wisconsin judge expands TRO to block further implementation of collective bargaining law
- Chuck Schumer accidentally admits: Yes, I’ve been robotically programmed to call Republicans “extremists”
- Hillary hints about arming Libyan rebels, NATO commander wonders about peacekeepers Take: As Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Remember Afghanistan? Obviously, Hillary Clinton doesn’t. The weapons we give our enemies today will be used against us and Israel tomorrow. How do I know? It’s because I read and prepare SnyderTalk. If you’re a SnyderTalk reader, you know it too.
- Get ready for … Cash for Clunkers II?
- Dean says he’s rooting for a government shutdown
- Yon: Rolling Stone’s report on “kill teams” is BS Take: Liberal progressives will say and do anything to advance their agenda. If you doubt it, just ask John Kerry or Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi.
- AT&T merger approval looking pretty darned likely
- Wisconsin stops collecting union dues for PEUs
- Department of Injustice
- Obama’s Libyan War
- Wrong Speech at the Wrong Time
- Barack Obama: American Exceptionalist
- America is Burning
- Obama’s a Smooth Talker; I’ll Give Him That
- Money for Moochers
- Obama’s Union-Friendly, Feel-Good Approach to Education
- A So-So Presidential Speech
- Of ‘Trailblazers’ and Just Plain Principled Women
- Obama’s ‘Empty Words’: Our Constitution
- A Culture War Beneath the Radar
- School Choice: A Real Test Awaits
Jewish World Review:
- What Happened to the American Declaration of War?
- Shaking the house that Assad built
- Procedure to shrink prostate shows promise as alternative to surgery
- Students Who Get It!
- Ahead of the Game
- Taking Feminism Overseas
- ‘Disabling’ America, One Lawsuit at a Time
- Congressional Republicans’ gag rule on NPR and PBS Take: Not so. It’s about public funding, not about gagging NPR or PBS.
- If It Is Tuesday, It Must Be Syria
- Project Gunrunner: Obama’s Stimulus-Funded Border Nightmare
- Labor fight in Wisconsin is far from over
- Cut foreign aid budget now Take: And stop giving weapons to our enemies.
- Obama Speech: Full Of Rhetoric, Bereft Of Logic
- Two Libyan States?
- Obama’s Slippery Slope
- President Obama: ‘Mosques Destroyed’
- When Dumb Wars Become Brilliant
- The Discovery and Use of American Exceptionalism
- Barack Obama’s ‘I am not a Crook’ Moment
- Oregon Attorney General’s Uncharitable Legislation
- Progressive Fallacy Number 667: Wealth Redistribution Creates Societal ‘Harmony’
Other Opinion Pieces:
- Message to GOP: Show us the cuts
- If not America, who then should lead, Mr. President?
- High Court tackles biggest-ever discrimination case
- Talk is cheap in federal spending debate
- School reform means new ideas and tools, not just spending cuts
- Government has no place in journalism Take: You can say that again. We need to wean LPs from OPM. OPM is business-speak for “other people’s money”. LPs are so accustomed to spending our money that they can’t distinguish between items bought for public and private use. They think that if they want something, anything, the public should pay for it. Let’s send them a strong message that they are wrong. Congress, cut spending – now, today, pronto. Be focused, but be ruthless. It’s long past the time to get started, and hesitating now will only delay the inevitable spending cut battles because LPs won’t change their stripes simply because you are trying to go along and get along. Forget go along, get along and get the job done.
- Is the Tea Party pooped? It must keep making its case
- Politics at the heart of budget stalemate
- For some, Obama speech raises more questions than it answers
- Pawlenty’s strong showing in the Insiders’ poll
- Rasmussen: Only 16 percent think country would be better off if most incumbents are re-elected Take: I’m surprised the percentage is so high.
- What Barbour’s embrace of Huck tells us about his prez campaign
- Obama’s Libya speech and the royal ‘I’ Take: Good piece.
- Blacks fleeing blue states
- Libya: What A Difference A Day Makes!
- Who Really Made Egypt’s Revolution?: The Story The Media Missed
- Israel and the Occupation Myth
- Israel Is Resilient But Watchful
- Syria: The Sectarian Genie Is Out of the Bottle
- Can Syria’s Dictator Reform?
- U.S. Should Encourage the Syrian Uprising
- Why Has the U.S. Been So Soft on Bashar Assad?
- Israel, Grateful for Border Quiet, Not Cheering for Demise of Assad
- House GOP leaders turn to Dems for deal
- Tax revenues up for states, municipalities
- Richard Cordray takes his place with new consumer-protection agency
- Chemist charged with insider trading
- Banks offer changes ahead of talks
- Housing proposal: 20 percent down for best mortgage rates Take: It beats no money down and cash back at closing.
- Levin: Major changes needed before Colombia trade pact can proceed
- Drop in home prices raises fear
- Fight over whether Wis. union law has taken effect heads to court
- Portugal’s, Greece’s credit ratings downgraded by S&P
Obama’s Slippery Slope
US involvement in the Kosovo War was based on a principle first espoused by Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain – “We have a responsibility to act.” President Bill Clinton wasn’t convinced at first, but after Blair’s unyielding campaign to sell his idea, Clinton went along. It was the world’s first “humanitarian war”, and to this day the guiding principle of Western leaders boils down to a single, undefined phrase – “We have a responsibility to act.”
President Obama had nothing to do with the principle’s creation, but he used it Monday night in a speech at the National Defense University in Washington to explain why the US went to war with Libya. His talk was aimed as much at the peoples of the world as it was at the American people, and he left no doubt in anyone’s mind that nations of the world “have a responsibility to act” to defend suffering humans wherever they may be.
Like socialism, in theory it sounds wonderful – the right thing to do, but in practice, it’s full of holes because it is such an open-ended, nebulous concept. The problem with the principle begins to break down with the first word, “we”. Who is “we”? Is it the UN? Is it NATO? Is it the quartet? No one has yet clarified who “we” are, but if the “we have a responsibility to act” principle is going to be our guiding global principle, someone will have to. In due course, you can bet that someone will.
The “we have a responsibility to act” principle becomes even more problematic when the word “responsibility” is introduced. What is “responsibility”? Is it a duty, a task, or a job? If it is, then who gave it to “we”? The UN? In Libya’s case, the answer is yes, but in other instances the answer is no. Take Iraq, for example. The US and its allies were going to take action in Iraq. That was clear from the beginning, but the UN didn’t go along. In the end, a “coalition of the willing” simply assumed responsibility, invaded Iraq, deposed Saddam Hussein, and replaced his dictatorial Baathist regime with a democratic government. We are still enmeshed in that struggle, but the “we have a responsibility to act” principle is no clearer now than it was in the 1990s when it was first introduced.
The final problem with the “we have a responsibility to act” principle lies in the definition of the phrase “to act”. Broadly defined, “to act” can mean anything from invasion to no-fly zones to embargos of various sorts to anything the “we” decides is their “responsibility”. People who have dedicated their professional lives to law enforcement realize how thorny this arrangement is because it violates every principle of jurisprudence that we have come to accept and respect. It’s the global equivalent of vigilante justice, and it can’t and won’t survive.
To become a legitimate guiding principle, the “we have a responsibility act” principle must clearly define “we”, “responsibility”, and “to act”. Absent those definitions, the “we have a responsibility act” principle leads to chaos and potential repression on a global scale by a “coalition of the willing” or the UN or any other group that sees as its duty the responsibility to take any action it chooses to bring about any outcome it desires.
Will the “we” be the UN? Maybe, but it’s doubtful given the UN’s current configuration, its spotty record, and its propensity for manipulation by individuals and groups with dark agendas. Will it be NATO or a similar group? Not likely because NATO and groups like it are simply alliances of nations, subgroups of “the nations of the world”. In the end, defining “we” will challenge the very concept of “sovereign nation” because if the “we” has a “responsibility to act”, then nations by definition can’t be sovereign.
We are in the process of defining what has come to be known as “one world government”. In due course, the questions I’ve posed will have to be answered, and they will be answered. When they’re answered we will have a “one world government” with laws, regulations, taxing authority, and enforcement powers – everything a global government will need to operate.
I’m not telling you this because I think it’s the right thing to do. I’m bringing it up because it’s inevitable, and it’s taking place right now. We’re not waiting for it to happen.
This editorial by Neil Snyder first appeared as an article in American Thinker on May 30, 2011.
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- Gadhafi’s forces adapt to airstrikes, pound rebels
- Libyan rebels flee east from Gaddafi bombardment
- Outgunned Libyan rebels on the run as air strikes resume
- Obama authorizes secret support for Libya rebels Take: Secret? It’s all over the Internet and on the news.
- Tainted seafood fears spread as Japan plant leaks
- Japan urges calm over food export fears
- Assad sees Syria plot, unyielding on emergency law
- Egypt military says presidential election this year
- China economist blasts dollar dominance on eve of G20 Take: Get ready. Payday is coming. We’ve spent like there would be no tomorrow for years, and it’s about to catch up with us.
- Arizona enacts ban on abortions based on gender, race Take: Interesting.
- Yemen’s Saleh makes new offer: opposition snub it
- Yemen’s Crisis: The President Who Cried “Al-Qaeda!”
- Europe is the most connected, but mobile phone use is rising around the world
- Carter leaves Cuba without jailed US contractor
- Nigerian president’s main rivals shun TV debate with him
- US military sees extended help for Japan
- Canada parties woo hard-hit manufacturing region
- President Assad’s defiant speech stuns Syrians who call for more protests
- The Syrian President’s Speech: Surprise! There’s No Surprise
- Pakistan captures accused plotter in 2002 Bali bombings
- AP-GfK Poll: Americans souring more on economy
- Congressional negotiations resume on spending bill
- Ohio House to vote on collective bargaining limits
- Obama sets ambitious goal to reduce US oil imports Take: This isn’t news. It’s opinion presented as news.
- First Mercury images in orbit show lots of craters
- House votes to kill main Obama foreclosure aid
- Private sector adds more than 200,000 jobs
- Wisconsin governor releases bond restructuring bill
- Healthcare workers fired for sexual mistreatment of elderly
- U.S. and Mexico offer rewards over shooting of U.S. agents
- Nine die in Alabama during bacteria outbreak
- Federal funding needed for bridge repairs: study Take: That’s what the gas taxes we’ve been paying all these years are supposed to cover. Where have our gas tax dollars gone?
- FBI probes possible bullet hole in plane
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