August 31, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: Gun Control Legislation: with a million dollars and lots of time, academics can prove the obvious


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Gun Control Legislation: with a million dollars and lots of time, academics can prove the obvious

Faculty at Harvard University—the bastion of liberal academic pursuits— have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that there is no correlation between gun control and violent crime.  Actually, the whole truth is that gun control is counterproductive.

Do facts stop President Obama and his brain-dead sycophants from trumpeting more gun control legislation?

Hardly.  Each day, we get wind of another push to restrict gun ownership.  It makes you wonder if the conspiracy theorists out there are on to something.  Is our affirmative action president really trying to abrogate the Constitution and enslave the American people?  It’s not as farfetched as you might think.  Stranger things have happened.

I’m in Massachusetts as I write this.  At a local gun store that I visited, the owner told me that I live in a “free state” because I live in South Carolina.  That wasn’t just idle chatter.  Gun restrictions in the Bay State are idiotic bordering on insane.  If the people of Massachusetts had any collective sense, they would elect a new breed of politician: those who look to facts for guidance rather than ideology.

It sounds easy, but it’s not.  The people who live in the home of Teddy Kennedy, Barney Frank, and Elizabeth Warren have proven over decades of time that they enter the polling booths and pull the lever for Democrats without regard for their moral and intellectual handicaps.  Don’t expect a big change any time soon.

Be that as it may, gun control legislation is counterproductive, just as the Harvard faculty “discovered”.  Wouldn’t it be great if they awarded common sense along with Ph.D. degrees?

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9--Jerusalem Post


Israel Takes Defensive Precautions Ahead of U.S. Strike on Syria 

White House: US will produce justification for Syria strike ‘on its own’

White House: Response to Syrian chemical weapons will be ‘discreet and limited’

Fifth American destroyer heads to Mediterranean in build-up of possible Syria strike

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas, Fatah unite against Western attack on Syria

US officials to congressman: ‘No doubt’ on Syrian chemical weapons

UN Security Council powers meet again on Syria; no outcome

 UK Prime Minister Cameron loses parliamentary vote on Syria

PM, Gantz stress Syria message: Israel not involved, but will respond severely if necessary

CBS: Settler housing starts up by 141.5% this year



10--Arutz Sheva


Officials: Obama Prepared to Go at Syria Alone

Israel a Top Target for U.S. Spying, Leaked Documents Reveal

Chetboun: Annex Judea and Samaria, Give Arabs Citizenship

 ‘HFC Prepared for Any Scenario’

Israel to Deploy Iron Dome Missile Defense

Report: Israel to ‘Act With Restraint’ if Attacked

PA to Swtich to Israeli Education System

‘Without Blood Palestine Will Not Return’

Security Council Still Can’t Agree on Syria

‘If Assad Falls, Al-Qaeda Rises’





Five Hamas Members Arrested in Sinai over Egyptian Police Massacre

Israeli Compassion amidst Syrian Atrocities

After UK opts out, US readies solo action against Syria

Iran Revolutionary Guards chief: Israel will be destroyed if Syria is attacked

As Damascus readies for war, Assad speaks of victory

Russia, France deploy warships to eastern Mediterranean

Assad moves inmates from prisons to military targets to serve as human shields

Chemical allegations in Syria haunt ally Iran

Egypt’s Brotherhood ramps up calls for protests ‘Post 9/11, US spied on Israel as a priority target’

‘Post 9/11, US spied on Israel as a priority target’



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US ambassador to Israel: There will be a strong and serious response to Syria

Russia to send two warships to Mediterranean

Israel sends stern warning to Assad through Russian intermediaries

US: Syria can’t hide behind Russia at Security Council

U.S. Continuing Preparations to Attack Syria

No UN Approval for Use of Force in Syria, British Lawmakers Balk at Intervention

Syria Evacuates Most Army Buildings in Damascus

Hagel: No U.S. Plans to Cut Off Egypt Military Aid Yet

IAEA: Iran expands nuclear capacity but delays sensitive reactor

Obama: Uphold the International Norm Against Chemical Weapons [See below for SnyderTalk comment.]


Enough said.



13--Perspectives 2


Simon Plosker: Syria: Israel Between a Rock and a Hard Place—The current news cycle is, unsurprisingly, dominated by Syria and the increasing probability of a US-led military strike in reaction to President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons. HonestReporting will be there monitoring the media to make sure that all angles concerning Israel are covered fairly and accurately and giving you the relevant information and stories. Particularly as Israel may be unable to avoid playing some part in this fluid situation despite her stated wish to stay out of the Syrian imbroglio.

David Makovsky: If Bombs Hit Damascus, Israel Looks to Tehran—While the U.S. debates whether its pending missile strikes on Syria should be designed as a deterrent against further chemical attacks or more broadly, Israel’s government seems focused on the effects for U.S. deterrence throughout the region. In the public mind, the U.S. reluctance to intervene has raised questions about the reliability of American commitments going forward.

Hanin Ghaddar: What Will Iran Do If the West Strikes Assad?—As the international community heads to some sort of strike on Syria, will Iran react by attacking Israel? The answer is probably no: Iran has never engaged militarily against the U.S. or its allies, including Israel. They usually use Hizbullah for that, and Iran’s economy cannot afford a war with the international community right now. Iran’s objective in Syria is not to protect the Assad regime. Iran wants to make sure it does not lose the territorial advantage in Syria, mainly linking Lebanon to Damascus and the coast through Qusayr and Homs.

Dr. Jill Bellamy van Aalst: Are biological weapons next on Assad’s agenda?— Given the evidence that Assad is using chemical weapons, the international community cannot afford to wait and see if his biological weapons will be next.

Aylin Kocaman: Turkey, Israel and the Egyptian problem— Enlightened Muslims must unite with all the good people in the world to confront the scourge of radicalism.

Dr. Reuven Berko: Middle East upheaval has Hamas on the brink— The turmoil sweeping through the region has left Hamas on the verge of bankruptcy and has jeopardized its position in the Palestinian arena.

Archbishop Cranmer: Greenbelt launches anti-Israel ‘Kairos Britain’ – and stifles counter debate—Greenbelt – where faith, arts and justice meet. Unless, of course, you happen to be Israeli or Jewish or sympathetic to Zionism or cognisant of the historical quest for a Jewish homeland. Greenbelt used to be primarily an arts festival: it has become acutely political, and those politics obsessed with demonising Israel – even to the point of getting young children to ‘Embrace the Middle East’ and play an interactive floor game called Occupation! – A Game of Life “to give a glimpse of the challenges faced by ordinary Palestinians living under Israeli occupation… Roll the dice and make your way through checkpoints and challenges, permit denials and poverty”.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper: The Absence of Outrage—Were Americans more shocked by the evil spiraling out of control in the Middle East, or by Lady Gaga’s latest outfit?

Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov: US Military Intervention in Syria: The Broad Strategic Purpose, Beyond Punitive Action—Until the publication of reports that Bashar Assad’s army carried out a large attack using chemical weapons in an eastern suburb of Damascus, Washington had not seriously considered military intervention in Syria. In light of the conclusion by Western intelligence agencies that the Assad regime is responsible for using chemical weapons, the US government is considering a military response. A military response, however, does not stand alone; it obligates the United States to define its strategic purpose in using military force in Syria. An analysis of the relevant options available to President Obama indicates the need for a strategy combining alternatives toward direct, gradual US intervention. This strategy, beyond punishing Assad, would change the rules of the game in Syria and deter the regime from further use of chemical weapons.

Freddy Eytan: Will Syria Standoff Be a Repeat of the 1991 Gulf War?— As the preparations for a US strike against Syria get underway, Israelis plunge into anxiety and prepare themselves for every possible outcome, conjuring up images reminiscent of the 1991 Desert Storm Gulf War and posing serious questions about the situation Israel once again finds itself facing. What to do? Follow the “policy of restraint” Yitzhak Shamir then begrudgingly adopted or conduct an unconstrained full-scale response in the event of a Syrian or a Lebanese attack?



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O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; from Me comes your fruit. Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; [Whoever] is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous will walk in them, but transgressors will stumble in them.


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  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
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