Monthly Archives: August 2014

September 2, 2014 SnyderTalk: Islamic State has a Strategy for Dealing with the U.S.


“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you.” Psalm 122: 6



2--SnyderTalk Editorial 4


Islamic State has a Strategy for Dealing with the U.S.

President Obama may not have a strategy for dealing with Islamic State, but Islamic State sure has a strategy for dealing with the U.S.  It wants to seek and destroy Americans by beheading if possible with video documentation for confirmation and entertainment, the kind that cruel and merciless people enjoy so much.

That’s not a sick joke.  It’s deadly serious.  In its third issue, the IS magazine, Dabiq, bragged about killing James Foley and mocked President Obama.

IS isn’t a ragtag group of misfits as one Obama administration official suggested a short while ago.  It means business.  We know it because IS posts videos of beheadings and mass murders on the internet, and its diabolical leaders say it in crystal clear language that even imbeciles can understand.

If you think it’s a joke, the joke’s on you.

The civilized world should be outraged, but instead, IS’ atrocities are treated as an aberration by left-leaning politicians and journalists.  They continue to trumpet their pro-Islam message to the world while they are being called upon to confront the most brutal and sadistic enemy the world has seen since Nazism.

It’s called Islamism.  Its adherents are called Islamists.  They bear a striking resemblance to disciples of the Third Reich.  They are hellish creatures.

I used to consultant with the military.  Our admirals and generals have a plan for every imaginable contingency.  Does it make any sense to believe that some the brightest military minds in the world don’t have a strategy for dealing with Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria?

Last week, when President Obama said that he didn’t have a strategy for dealing with IS, he was really saying that he didn’t like the military strategies.  He prefers his own, but he doesn’t have one.  If there ever was a man who is totally out of his league, Barack Obama is that man.

Notice that I said the military develops “strategies” for contingencies.  That’s plural.  The military doesn’t develop just one.  For each contingency, they develop many strategies that take into account every imaginable scenario.  Military strategists are the best strategists of all.

It’s no wonder that our friends in the Middle East (both Jews and Arabs) are so skeptical about Obama and his intentions.  They would be fools if they weren’t because Obama’s incompetence is threatening their lives—and ours, too.






13--Perspectives 2


Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi: Obama shows amateurism on ISIS—President Barack Obama’s “plan” to forge an international coalition to confront the lethal tentacles of the Islamic State (ISIS), is above all a testament to his amateurism and apathetic posture toward the growing crisis emanating from Iraq and the Levant. Obama admitted that he has yet to devise a comprehensive strategy to meet the challenge posed by ISIS. Despite this jaw-dropping statement, Obama’s incompetence should not have come as a surprise. What could we expect from an administration who has had a passionate love affair with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt all the while turning a blind eye to Hamas extremism? Obama is no Dwight D. Eisenhower, who engaged in meticulous planning before unveiling the Baghdad Pact in 1955. Neither is he President George H. W. Bush, who forged an international coalition in 1990 to fight the Gulf War. Obama’s modus operandi is all about ad-hoc policymaking and band-aid solutions.

Raymond Ibrahim: Raped and Slaughtered: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April, 2014— From one end of the Islamic world to the other, the abduction and rape of Christian girls at the hands of Muslims—both terrorists and laymen—was a dominant theme in April. On Easter Sunday morning, for instance, four Muslim men raped a 7-year-old Christian girl named Sara in a Pakistani village. Last reported, the child was in an intensive care unit in “critical” condition. According to Asia News, “the police, instead of arresting the culprits, helped the local clan to kidnap the girl’s father; Iqbal Masih was taken and hidden in a secret place to ‘force the family not to report the story, to reach an agreement with the criminals and to avoid a dispute of a religious background.'”

Sabbath Truth: How the Sabbath Was Changed— In both Old and New Testament there is not a shadow of variation in the doctrine of the Sabbath. The seventh day, Saturday, is the only day ever designated by the term Sabbath in the entire Bible. Not only was Jesus a perfect example in observing the weekly seventh-day Sabbath, but all His disciples followed the same pattern after Jesus had gone back to heaven. Yet no intimation of any change of the day is made. The apostle Paul, who wrote pages of counsel about lesser issues of Jewish and Gentile conflicts, had not one word to say about any controversy over the day of worship. Circumcision, foods offered to idols, and other Jewish customs were readily challenged by early Gentile Christians in the church, but the weightier matter of weekly worship never was an issue. Why? For the simple reason that no change was made from the historic seventh day of Old Testament times, and from creation itself. Had there been a switch from the Sabbath to the first day of the week, you can be sure the controversy would have been more explosive than any other to those Jewish Christians.

Avi Issacharoff: El-Sissi a clear victor, Gaza the loser, after 50 days of bloodshed—The celebrations by thousands of Gaza Strip residents on Wednesday evening appeared genuine. The sense, at least to the outside observer (watching television), was that more than a few Gazans truly wanted to show their feeling that Hamas had been victorious in the 50-day conflict. Nobody was forced to go out into the streets to celebrate at gunpoint. Still, in the age of the Hamas dictatorship, in which dozens of people without any connection with Israel are summarily executed (said by Hamas to be “Zionist agents”), one doesn’t argue with the boss. When Hamas announces a victory celebration, the masses celebrate a victory.

Israel Today: Captured Hamas militants spill the beans on Gaza war crimes— During the summer’s Gaza war, hundreds of Hamas militants surrendered to or were otherwise captured by Israeli forces. In the course of interrogation, many of these prisoners were candid regarding the unlawful tactics of their leaders. A statement released by the Shin Bet, or Israel Security Agency (the local equivalent of the American FBI) noted that the investigation of these prisoners confirmed that “prominent use was made of mosques and hospitals [in Gaza] as meeting points and hideouts. Worse still was the digging of tunnels and launch sites, and the placing of arsenals, near kindergartens.”

SnyderTalk Comment: Confirmation of Hamas’ war crimes keeps pouring in.  Will the world take notice?  I doubt it, because it doesn’t fit with the narrative that the mainstream media and politicians want to sell.

IPT News: Mahmoud Abbas: Blame Hamas for Gaza Casualties— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas may not be fond of Israel and its political leadership, but he’s clear-eyed about one thing: Hamas initiated and prolonged an unnecessary fight with Israel that directly led to Palestinian deaths. Abbas appeared on Palestine TV Friday, saying “it was possible for us to avoid all of that, 2,000 martyrs, 10,000 injured, 50,000 houses (damaged or destroyed).” This criticism comes on the heels of his statement that this week’s open-ended ceasefire was, in essence, the same Egyptian proposal Hamas rejected weeks ago, before Israel’s ground incursion into Gaza which sent casualties dramatically higher and cause massive damage.

Zalman Shoval: Middle Eastern chaos—The word “chaos” has never been more perfect — not only to describe events in the Middle East, but also the West’s policies, with the United States at the forefront, in this part of the world at this time. The latest development in this regard pertains to the air forces of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates bombing the international airport in Tripoli, Libya — without giving the U.S. prior notification — to prevent it falling into the hands of Islamists there. Libya is just another example of the problematic relationship between Washington and its traditional allies in our region. The strained relations stem from their anger at the Obama administration’s policies, beginning with what they perceive as the abandonment of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, to Washington’s criticism of Saudi Arabia for intervening in Bahrain on behalf of the regime there, to their concern that the U.S. lacks the resolve to stymie Iran’s hegemonic and nuclear ambitions.

Dr. Ichak Adizes: Muslim Radical Atrocities: There is a Reason for the World’s Silence—The world’s hypocrisy hurts especially if you are Jewish and even more if you are Israeli.  When Israel bombs Gaza and civilians are killed, there are international demonstrations and calls for the world to punish Israel for “a massacre” although, as Israel points out, civilian deaths are a collateral damage of any war, especially this one where Hamas uses civilian sites from which to fire missiles. While masses all over the world are furious with Israel, they are mostly silent on the fact, which no one denies, that Assad of Syria bombed and killed at least one hundred and ninety THOUSAND civilians, and sent more than a MILLION refugees spilling into neighboring countries. Have you heard of any, I mean ANY, even one large enough to fill a Volkswagen car, demonstration against Syria? Or against Qatar which is openly financing ISIS, the jihadist group that recently publicly beheaded a British journalist? Or a public cry raised against Hamas after it executed eighteen so-called Palestinian collaborators, in an open square, with no court, no investigation, and no trial—nothing? Where are the denunciations of ISIS for uprooting thousands of Yazidis? Or rallies protesting the acts of radical Muslims who have abducted girls from school and hold them hostage as sex slaves? Why the silence?

Daniel Pipes: Basting Turkey’s new prime minister—Recep Tayyip Erdogan just ascended to the presidency of Turkey and, his handpicked successor, Ahmet Davutoglu, simultaneously assumed his old job of prime minister. What do these changes portend for Turkey and its foreign policy? In two words: nothing good. In June 2005, when Davutoglu served as chief foreign policy adviser to Erdogan, I spoke with him for an hour in Ankara. Two topics from that conversation remain vivid. He asked me about the neoconservative movement in the United States, then at the height of its fame and supposed influence. I began by expressing doubts that I was a member of this elite group, as Davutoglu assumed, and went on to note that none of the key decision-makers in the George W. Bush administration (the president, vice president, secretaries of state and defense, or the national security adviser) was a neoconservative, a fact that made me skeptical of its vaunted power. Davutoglu responded with a subtle form of anti-Semitism, insisting that neoconservatives were far more powerful than I acknowledged because they worked together in a secret network based on religious ties. (He had the good grace not to mention which religion that might be.)

Burak Bekdil: Sorry to Remind You, but Golda Meir Was Right – Part IV of IV— Finally, Adolf Hitler is a Turkish hero! With the current pace of events, a boulevard in Ankara can be named after him. But the Turks’ newfound Holocaust-fetish is not a euphemism for one of the 20th century’s greatest crimes; nor is their love affair with the funny moustached little man because he did, after all, kill Hitler. The Fuhrer also once said something that might perfectly fit Turkey seven decades later: “I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.” Turks love Hitler because they hate Jews (not Israelis or the Israeli government). Why, otherwise, would Turks be targeting, in every way possible, Turkish Jews — who are full Turkish citizens like themselves? Bulent Yildirim, for instance, one of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s favorite Islamists, said that, “Turkish Jews will pay dearly for Israel’s actions.”

SnyderTalk Comment: About 15 years ago, Turkey was a pleasant place, a beautiful place, and a hospitable place.  My wife and I visited Turkey in the early 2000s thanks to a former student of mine who is Turkish.

We loved it.  The people made us feel welcome and we never once felt a threat of danger.  We strolled around the streets of Istanbul unmolested and enjoyed ancient sites that are everywhere.

They have a saying in Turkey: there are more Roman and Greek ruins in Turkey than there are in Italy and Greece.  That’s not an exaggeration.  Turkey is an amazing place.

The infant Christian church grew up in Turkey.  In Revelation, the churches referred to are in Turkey.  Paul was born in Tarsus.  It’s in Turkey.  Cleopatra of Egypt built a magnificent library in Alexandria.  The only one that compared with it was in Ephesus.  It’s in Turkey.

Modern Turkey started changing when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became prime minister in 2003.  He transformed Turkey into what amounts to an Islamist state.  If Erdoğan could get away with it, Turkey would be an Islamist state.  A few weeks ago, Erdoğan was elected President of Turkey.

In what seems like the blink of an eye, Erdoğan has virtually destroyed the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk—a truly great leader and a farsighted thinker.  One day soon, Turkey may become the Islamist state that Erdoğan wants.  If it does, Turkish people who are not Islamists (that’s most Turks) will suffer more than anyone else.

That’s the nature of Islamism.  Under Islamist rule, Muslims who aren’t radical enough are regarded as being lower than infidels.

During our visit to Turkey, we were told many times by Turks that they were proud of their Jewish population and that Jewish people lived in safety and security.  Not anymore.






9--Jerusalem Post


Liberman: Israel should topple Hamas, not reoccupy Gaza

Liberman: Israel can’t ensure safety of citizens in the South as long as Hamas rules Gaza

Netanyahu: Toppling Hamas remains an option

Report: Gaza cease-fire talks to resume in Cairo mid-week

Sisi compliments Sadat for his peace efforts with Israel

Tibi bill seeks to give Israeli Arabs official national minority status

Haredi protests against arrests of anti-conscription yeshiva students continue

Hamas denies reports that former interior minister is Israel collaborator

Abbas to convene Fatah faction for first time in five years

Demand for Jewish condemnation elicits limited backlash in Turkey

SnyderTalk Comment: Things are getting tense for Jews in Turkey.



10--Arutz Sheva


MK Danon: Time to Put Rogue Arab MK Zoabi in Her Place – Prison

Liberman: Jail MKs Who Attended Hamas Victory Demo

MK Regev: Jews Deserve Security as Much as Arabs

Protective Edge NIS 1.9 Billion Bill Comes Due

Report: Israeli Landlords Cleaning Up, Rents Jump

Defense Ministry Demanding NIS 20 Billion

Explosions and Pipe Bombs in Samaria

Firebomb Attack on Historic J’lem Home Wounds One

UN hosts Historic Counter-Anti-Semitism Confab

Ex-IAF Chief: Concept of ‘Decisive Victory’ Less Relevant Today

SnyderTalk Comment: To whom?  Not to Hamas and other Islamist groups.








Netanyahu: I didn’t want an Israeli Fallujah in Gaza

Hamas: Any attempt to disarm Gaza is ‘worthless’

IDF shoots down drone near Syrian border

Two mortar shells explode on Israeli side of Syrian border

Islamic State said to seek biological weapons

Israelis given post-war all-clear, southern residents urged to come home

Cabinet expected to slash budgets to pay for Gaza conflict

Iranian air defense system ‘fires first shot’

Muslim Brotherhood leader gets life sentence in Egypt

Livni: Resume peace talks or brace for diplomatic intifada

SnyderTalk Comment: Tzipi Livni proves yet again that she is clueless—either that or she’s willing to say and do anything to get ahead politically.



12--Other News


200 Israelis stuck in Italy after flight crew refuses to stay in Israel

New Jihad Recruitment Video Calls For Westerners – ‘Especially [Those In] Minnesota, Great Britain, [And] Germany’ – To Emigrate To Muslim Lands

Catholic, Orthodox Patriarchs Call for Islamic State’s Destruction

Indian Christians To Observe A Day Of “Prayer And Fasting” For Iraqi Christians

IS Prison No Less Than Hell For Captured Women

Don’t mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says

California residents see mysterious lights flash in the sky during earthquake

Alarms sound over “imminent” attacks on U.S.

Tweets Cost a Professor His Tenure, and That’s a Good Thing

Obama turns “prepper” warns for coming “crisis”

SnyderTalk Comment: It’s too bad that he didn’t tell us who is responsible for the crisis that’s coming.  He knows the answer.  I know the answer.  Do you know the answer?






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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Genesis 28: 1-5

1 So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. 2 Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and from there take to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother. 3 May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. 4 May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham.” 5 Then Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.

SnyderTalk Comment: This is where Isaac passes on the promises and blessings that Yahweh made to Abraham to his son Jacob/Israel.

Remember that Isaac wanted to pass on the promises and blessings through Esau, but Yahweh would not allow it.  Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, prevented him from making a tragic mistake.

You should also recall that Abraham wanted to pass on Yahweh’s promises and blessings through is son Ishmael, but Yahweh would not allow that either.

This is the point: Yahweh has intervened in history to make sure that the promises and blessings He made to Abraham would pass on by way of Abraham’s descendants through Isaac and Jacob/Israel.

Do you believe He would have done that if this were an insignificant matter?  Do you believe that those promises and blessings are null and void today, or are they still in effect?  Your answers to those questions should help you determine your positions on many important current issues.

Read His Name is Yahweh.


5--HNIY Print form 3

His Name is Yahweh explains why the Name of God, Yahweh, is so important.  It’s available in eBook format and in paperback.  It’s also available for free in PDF format.

  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “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)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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The Palestinian Charter Still Calls for Israel’s Destruction

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14--Blessings from Revelation 2

Blessings in the Book of Revelation is a book that you need to read, especially now.  There are blessings throughout the Scriptures but Revelation is the only book in the Bible actually containing a specific blessing for reading it. It’s repeated twice, once at the beginning and again at the end. This is the reason that I believe Revelation should be the first step toward studying biblical prophecy. Though not easy to do, Revelation can be broken down and understood by anyone, not just the academic elite. So, Revelation’s blessings are for everyone.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life?  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide.  It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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