July 14, 2015 SnyderTalk: The Bigger Picture—Uniting Islamists is a Harbinger of Very Bad Things to Come

1--Intro Covering Israel and ME

“Therefore wait for Me,” declares Yahweh, “for the day when I rise up as a witness. Indeed, My decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out on them My indignation, all My burning anger; for all the earth will be devoured by the fire of My zeal. For then I will give to the peoples purified lips, that all of them may call on the name of Yahweh, to serve Him shoulder to shoulder.” Zephaniah 3: 8-9


2--SnyderTalk Editorial 4


The Bigger Picture—Uniting Islamists is a Harbinger of Very Bad Things to Come

According to a Reuters article titled “Rouhani: In nuclear talks, Iran has ‘charmed the world, and it’s an art’”,

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that if nuclear talks with major powers succeeded, the world would see that Tehran had solved its biggest political problem by negotiation and logical argument, Nasim news agency reported.

“Even if the nuclear talks fail, our diplomacy showed the world that we are logical. We never left the negotiation table and always provided the best answer,” Nasim quoted him as saying in a meeting with artists.

“Twenty-two months of negotiation means we have managed to charm the world, and it’s an art,” he was quoted as saying.

Separately, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a meeting of students in Tehran on Saturday that the United States is the “true embodiment of global arrogance”, according to remarks posted on his website.

Iran’s resilience is impossible to ignore.  It would be admirable if Iran wasn’t a rogue nation.

The most basic beliefs of Iran’s leaders are easily identifiable: defiance toward the West, particularly the U.S., and never-ending calls for the destruction of Israel.  Throughout the negotiations, they have chided the world for going along with the West and made clear that they have no intention of budging.  And that’s what they say while they are “negotiating” with us, so who knows what will happen once the sanctions are lifted.

According to Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, “The US might arrive at some agreements with us within the framework of the Group 5+1, but we should never hold a positive view over the enemy [the U.S.]…Our enmity with them is over the principles and is rooted because we are after the truth and nations’ freedom, but they seek exploiting nations and putting them in chains.”

Brig. General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said, “‘Erasing Israel off the map’ is ‘nonnegotiable,’…Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region…The Zionists should know that the next war won’t be confined to the present borders and the Mujahedeen will push them back.”

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has complained bitterly about Western powers threatening Iran, but since Day One, he and his fellow Iranian negotiators have not missed an opportunity to threaten the West.  To show that they mean business, to this day Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of global terrorism.

Iran’s proxy in Lebanon and Syria, Hezbollah, is coordinating closely with Iran.  Recently, Hezbollah stepped up its belligerent talk aimed at Israel.  According to their leader, Hassan Nasrallah, “‘Iran’s enemies are the enemies of Jerusalem,’ calling the Islamic Republic and its support for ‘resistance movements’ the ‘only hope left for this region, after [g]od.’”  Nasrallah also said, “The road to Jerusalem passes through Qalamoun, Daraa, Hasakeh and other [Syrian battlefields]” and “If you are an enemy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, then you are an enemy of Palestine.”

And of course, there is Iran’s proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Yemen.  That battle is for supremacy in Islam.  The Saudis represent Sunni Muslims and Iran represents Shia Muslims.  They hate each other even more than Iran hates the West and Israel.  The fighting continues.  Repeated ceasefires haven’t lasted.  Iran is the aggressor.  Their goal is to dominate the Middle East first and then the rest of the world.

Iranian President Rouhani was right about one thing: Iran has “managed to charm the world.”  That’s an astute assessment.

The entire world is in Iran’s crosshairs, but Western leaders are foolishly continuing to negotiate with a bitter enemy who is threatening to destroy us.  Iranian leaders have left no room for doubt.  Since we know exactly what they have in mind, signing a deal with them should be a nonstarter.

But it isn’t.

According to the latest news reports, the negotiators are on the cusp of a deal that may be signed within a few days—maybe today.  But, as Cal Thomas implied strongly, Iran can’t be trusted, so what good is a deal?

Bottom line: a nuclear deal with Iran won’t be worth the paper that it’s written on.  The world will learn that soon enough, and the cost of the lesson will be very high.

The bigger picture is even more disturbing.  We are witnessing a global effort to unite Islam under a single Islamist umbrella.  ISIS and Iran appear to be likely winners at this point, but eventually, there can be only one winner.  Who it will be remains to be seen.

Making things even more volatile, Islamists don’t like each other.  They fight to the death over the most miniscule differences in their religion.  At end of the day, they will fight each other until one group is left standing, and the winner will be the most barbaric one of them all.

We’ve seen this before.  It’s like watching Nazis fight each other for access to Hitler and the seat of power.

No matter who wins, uniting Islamists is a harbinger of very bad things to come.  We haven’t seen the worst of it yet.  In fact, you could say that things are just getting started.






13--Perspectives 2


Shlomo Cesana: Iran FM, Netanyahu confidant wage op-ed war over nuclear deal— Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif penned an op-ed in the British daily Financial Times last week, in which he called on world powers to clinch a nuclear agreement with Iran in order to join forces and “confront the menace of violent extremism.” In response to Zarif’s sentiments, Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold issued his own op-ed, featured on the British news website The Telegraph, “reminding” Zarif’s readers that the same country urging war against Islamic State “extremists” was actually sponsoring organized terrorism “in some 30 countries and on five continents.” “The only agreement that can withstand the test of time is a balanced one,” Zarif wrote. “Make no mistake: any attempt to gain at the expense of others is bound to be short-lived. Iran is ready to strike a fair and balanced deal and prepared to open new horizons to address the shared challenges of far greater magnitude.

Lee Smith: Has the Obama Administration Become Iran’s Lawyer?— The smart money here in Vienna is on the likelihood of a nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran being finalized at any moment. Maybe it will happen today with the White House showing the good manners to wait until after Americans have returned from their July 4 vacations to announce that they’ve cleared the way for Iran to get a bomb. Or maybe the Iranians will get the bomb in a little more than a decade, as the president of the United States has explained, but it will probably happen much sooner. And when the clerical regime does finally break out, the chances are they’re the Iranians will be the ones who are going to let the American public know because our elected officials seem to be keeping information from us and our allies when it comes to all things Iran. Indeed, it looks like the Obama administration has become Iran’s lawyer. In both making Tehran’s case to U.S. allies (from the White House’s P5+1 negotiating partners, to Middle East friends like Israel and Saudi Arabia), and shaping public perception of Iranian actions, the White House has made itself an indispensable friend to the clerical regime. Iran doesn’t have to worry about justifying its behavior—like its failure to meet obligations under the interim nuclear agreement and its outright lies—because it knows the administration will do all the heavy lifting.

Omer Dostri: Iran plays the West— Negotiations between Iran and six major world powers have been extended repeatedly and gotten only more and more messy. Late last week, the deadline for a final deal was pushed back again, to Monday (July 13), in a move that demonstrated the West’s desperation and its overriding desire to reach a deal at any price. Low oil prices and the effects of international sanctions are hurting Iran. Yet instead of using this as leverage and coming to the negotiating table from a position of power, the representatives of the world powers are being helplessly played by their Iranian counterparts. Persians have always been skilled negotiators, yet Iran’s leaders could not have imagined, even in their wildest dreams, the level of amateurism and naivete put on display by world powers. Solutions to controversial issues (i.e. the lifting of the arms embargo, supervision of military sites and the timing of sanctions relief) keep being pushed off, and the basic fundamental problems remain the same.

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror: Perfect Storm: The Implications of Middle East Chaos—Henry Kissinger wrote that the causes of conflicts in the Middle East are similar to the causes that were operative in Europe in the seventeenth century, and which led to the Thirty Years’ War. In other words, the Middle East behaves in much the same way as Europe did before the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, which ended that conflict. From this it follows that the Middle East lags behind the modern world by more than 350 years with regard to matters of war and peace and the systems of relations between states. The significance of this is not technical, and does not lie in the number of years, but rather is substantive and qualitative. In the Peace of Westphalia, the relevant European states defined the systems of relations between themselves on the basis of the recognition of the sovereignty of states, and on the removal of the religious component from among the factors legitimizing a declaration of war.

Abraham H. Foxman: UN Human Rights Report on Gaza: A Moral Travesty—The UN Human Rights Council report on last summer’s war in Gaza never answers one fundamental question: Is there anything serious in the real world that Israel would do to stop the onslaught of rockets against its civilian population that would be deemed legitimate by the international community? If one examines the choices that Israel faces when under rocket attack, it becomes clear that anything Israel would do would be condemned. Israel is therefore supposed to live with a situation where a party committed to its destruction would be able to choose when and where it can attack. Defenders of the report would say: Israel does have the right to self-defense, just not the way it did it. But what does that mean? In any conflict in the world, is there an alternative, perfectly clean approach to these kinds of terrorist threats? What is at stake here is Israel’s right and obligation like all other nations to protect its people. All the years that Hamas was launching rockets into Israel, nothing on the international scene was said or done to stop them. The true message that comes out of these reports is that Israel really does not have the right to self-defense. The UN and other international bodies and institutions claim to be the defenders of the Palestinians but truly are their worst enemies. These reports only serve to reinforce the notion in the minds of the Palestinians that they do not have to give up their hostility to the Jewish state. Every time the world rationalizes Palestinian rejectionism, excuses Hamas, and puts the major blame on Israel, it reinforces the Palestinian fantasy that time is on its side and it just need continue as it has. Accepting the legitimacy of the Jewish state is the only path toward changing the Palestinians’ own lives for the better.

Zalman Shoval: Israel’s Diplomatic Isolation?—“Israel’s diplomatic isolation will increase unless there is a general settlement….Without a fundamental change, Israel then will wind up in an international diplomatic ghetto, with the U.S. as its only friend. Even in the U.S., Israel’s position will not be secure unless she changes her policy….This may be Israel’s last chance to make a peace that won’t be imposed upon her.” These words come from a December 1973 New York Times op-ed by James Reston, who was describing then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s views on Israel’s diplomatic situation at the time.

Yiftah Curiel: If Hamas Is Allowed to Wage Warfare through International Courts, Islamic State Will Be Next—Islamic State has no compunction about accusing the coalition of waging war directly on the Iraqi people. Imagine that IS hired lawyers to produce a report accusing the UK and the coalition of war crimes. Imagine that IS then presented such a report to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This scenario would make a mockery of international institutions, turning them into weapons against democracies trying to defend themselves from terror. But what seems like a ludicrous suggestion is actually happening with regard to Hamas and Israel, with Hamas representatives actively participating in and supporting legal proceedings in The Hague, calling for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes. Any democracy confronting the threat of terrorism should be wary of this campaign. When the instruments of law and justice become weapons in the hands of terrorist groups, the security of the family of nations is at stake.

Mudar Zahran: Arabs Should Be Careful What We Wish For—Since 1948, we Arabs have been taught that all we need to do is get rid of the Jewish state, and everything else will go well after that. We Arabs have given our dictators carte blanche to impoverish, terrorize, oppress and destroy us – all in the name of “the great Arab struggle to end the Zionist entity.” In short, we Arabs have put 70 years of our existence on hold while awaiting that “glorious day” when we defeat Israel and “feed the Jews to the fish.” But that day did not come, nor does it seem to be coming. If Israel were to disappear, Iran would extend its influence into Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain the next day. We also have Islamic State, with clear ambitions to enter Jordan. I regularly visit the West Bank and have interviewed scores of Palestinians there. As much as they hate Israel, they still openly yearn for the days when it administered the West Bank. As one Palestinian told me, “We prayed to God to give us mercy and rid us of Israel; later, we found out that God had given us mercy when Israel was here.” We can hate Israel as much as we like, but we must realize that without it, we would most likely be ruled by Iran or Islamic State.

Bassam Tawil: Who Endangered the Al-Aqsa Mosque?—The result of this UN report — and all the previous reports — only perpetuates the Palestinian problem. All the UN agencies condemn Israel, but no one ever helps the Palestinians. It is scandal of global proportions that the UN in general and UNRWA in particular — as well as the EU — ignore the hundreds of thousands of killed and maimed and the millions of refugees desperately in need of aid in the neighboring Arab countries. It hurts us because it gives Hamas moral legitimacy at the expense of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas wanted to use the national consensus government as a conduit to transfer funds from Qatar to the Gaza Strip, because the president of Egypt had closed the tunnels Hamas needed to smuggle arms and money into the Gaza Strip. The sad truth is that Hamas started the last war against Israel. The real question is, Why was all this necessary? Why did Hamas not use the billions it had received over the years to build what should have become the Singapore, or the Riviera, of the Middle East? It is no wonder the Israelis feel that if they withdraw from the West Bank, they — and Jordan — will have to contend not only with another Hamas-run state on their eastern border, but with ISIS on their border as well.

Soeren Kern: Europe’s Great Migration Crisis—More than 715,000 people have applied for asylum in the EU during the past twelve months. In 2014, Hungary received more refugees per capita than any other EU country apart from Sweden. Asylum requests for Austria rose nearly 180% in the first five months of 2015, to 20,620, and were on track to reach 70,000 by the end of the year. It recently emerged that three out of four refugees who came to Denmark in the early 2000s are jobless ten years later. “The face of European civilization… will never again be what it is now. There is no way back from a multicultural Europe. Neither to a Christian Europe, nor to the world of national cultures.” — Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary. The European Commission announced a controversial “relocation plan” that would require EU member states to accept 40,000 over the next two years. This is in addition to a separate “resettlement plan” to distribute 20,000 refugees currently living in camps in the Middle East. “The proposal on the table from the European Commission is absurd, bordering on insanity. It is an incentive for human traffickers and will simply tell people: yes, try to cross the Mediterranean at all costs.” — Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary.

Burak Bekdil: Turkey Finds China Too Big To Bite— These days, it is quite dangerous for anyone with Far Eastern facial features to take a stroll on a Turkish street or to enjoy a plate of sushi. To angry Turks, every Far Easterner is a Chinese to attack. In protesting China’s alleged ill treatment of Muslim Uighur Turks, angry Turkish Turks attacked a Chinese restaurant in Istanbul’s Tophane district. Cihan Yavuz, the owner of the (no longer) “Happy China” restaurant, almost in tears, told reporters: “We are Turkish. Our cook is an Uighur Turk … We do not even sell alcohol here … It seems I will close down the restaurant and leave.” In an even more painful incident, also in Istanbul, a group of nationalist Turks attacked a group of Korean tourists, mistaking them for Chinese. One can only cry at this primitive blend of ignorance and fanaticism. The staff at a popular Chinese restaurant in downtown Ankara mentioned they had requested police protection. On the morning of July 5, this otherwise-very-quiet neighbourhood in Ankara was noisy with chants from the same angry protesters. Unluckily, the Chinese Embassy is located just about a hundred yards away. The protesters were waving Turkish and East Turkestan flags (identical except their colors: the Uighurs’ flag features the same white crescent and star against a sky-blue background, as opposed to Turkey’s red.) The group’s entry into the street, where the embassy building is located, was blocked by the police. The group consisted of a strange assortment of Uighurs and nationalist and Islamist Turks, loudly vowing to take revenge on the “the red bastards of China.” Occasionally, they would shout the cliché Islamist slogan “Allah-u aqbar” (In Arabic: “God is the greatest.”) They asked the police to “surrender the consulate to them” probably so that they could lynch the personnel.






9--Jerusalem Post


Tehran prepares for celebrations in the streets over anticipated nuclear deal

Iran declares ‘good news’ as nuclear deal appears imminent

Senators warn Kerry of ‘hard sell’ at home over Iran nuclear deal

In Iran we trust? Illegal purchases of nuclear weapons technology continued to June ‘15

IDF ‘heavily involved’ in Israeli efforts to reach long-term arrangement with Hamas

Hate mail won’t stop Mayim Bialik: ‘Coming to Israel is a political act’

Hamas preparing negotiation team to swap prisoners for soldiers’ bodies

France jails Islamic group leader after raids reveal plans targeting Jews

Kosovo cuts off water to thousands after police arrest three in ISIS poison ‘plot’

Nobel winner Malala opens school for Syrian refugees



10--Arutz Sheva


Prisoner Swaps? ‘Israel Must Change the Rules of the Game’

Security Official: Don’t Count on Congress to Dump Iran Deal

Arab Parties Threaten ‘Unrest’ Over Bedouin Land Plan

‘We Could Have Prevented the Disengagement’

Anger at Netanyahu’s Burying of Death Penalty Bill

Chief Rabbinate ‘Fighting for its Very Survival’ 

Jerusalem Car Terrorist Sentenced to 25 Years

Suspects Arrested over Church Arson

Israel Releases Hunger-Striking Terrorist

For Hamas, Civilians, Soldiers Two Separate Issues

Cleric Laments Egyptian Army Not Conquering Israel

ISIS Releases Grisly Footage of Tikrit Massacre

Tony Blair Working for Israeli Captives’ Release?








Diplomats say Iran nuclear deal expected Sunday

Khamenei: Iran will fight against US arrogance regardless of nuke deal

An unlikely alliance between Hamas and Islamic State

Kerry ‘hopeful’ that Iran nuclear deal is near

Nuke deal will encourage Iranian terror, Foreign Ministry chief says

Iran trade with Gulf neighbors set to grow, but oil spat looms

Why I love Israel’s daft new Iran ‘Stop the Bomb’ ad

Risking jail, two Orthodox rabbis admit to performing non-rabbinate marriages

The ‘Sherlock Holmes’ of Nazi-looted art

Israel frees Palestinian detainee after hunger strike

Israel opens first investigation of senior officer over Gaza war

Netanyahu shelves death penalty bill for convicted terrorists

Egypt ramps up security after Italian consulate blast



12a--Other News


Statue paying homage to Satan to be unveiled in Detroit

From Greece talks, a less united Europe emerges

Europe divided as Greece’s fate still up in the air

Euro zone leaders: Greece must do more to earn rescue

Goldman Sachs could face lawsuit for helping hide Greek debt

U.S. Seeks UN Action on Chemical Weapon Attacks in Syria

Over 11,000 “Honor Crime” Cases Recorded in UK in Five Years 

Egypt, Facing Terrorism, Wants High-Tech American Border Security System 

FBI: More than 200 Americans Have Tried to Fight for ISIS

Suspects arrested in torching of Church of Loaves and Fishes








Iran Talks: World Powers May Be Closing In on Nuke Deal

‘Israel will not accept a reality dictated by Iran’ 

Graham: Obama’s interim deal with Iran should be kept in place

Iran, powers near to historic deal; US says tough issues remain

Diplomats: Iran announcement planned Monday

China accuses Turkey of aiding Uighurs

Chinese Muslims ‘plotting to join ISIS in Syria’ are deported from Thailand

Repatriated Uighurs ‘on way to jihad’

Yemen’s vice president, Egyptian officials talk security

Turkey arrests 45 IS recruits in southeast: report

Iranian App Has Players Compete in Launching Missiles on Israel



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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Exodus 14

19 The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20 So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night. 21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Yahweh swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. 22 The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea. 24 At the morning watch, Yahweh looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25 He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from Israel, for Yahweh is fighting for them against the Egyptians.”

SnyderTalk Comment: Read His Name is Yahweh.


5--HNIY Print form

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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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.

15--Concentric Circles 5


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