“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1: 29)
“For unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (John 8: 24)
“Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham existed, I am.” (John 8: 58)
Obama’s Chickens are Coming Home to Roost
Writing for AP in an article titled “Obama aims to allay concerns about terror-fighting strategy”, Josh Lederman said,
Fears of terrorism are hanging over America’s holiday season, so President Barack Obama is planning a series of events this week aimed at trying to allay concerns about his strategy for stopping the Islamic State group abroad and its sympathizers at home.
Obama’s visits to the Pentagon and the National Counterterrorism Center are part of a push to further explain his terrorism-fighting strategy, White House officials said, after a prime-time Oval Office address last Sunday that critics said failed to do much to reassure the public. Another goal is to draw a contrast with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his inflammatory remarks about Muslims. The Obama administration has warned Trump’s rhetoric emboldens extremists looking to pull the U.S. into a war with Islam.
“Terrorists like ISIL are trying to divide us along lines of religion and background,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address, using an acronym for the extremist group. “That’s how they stoke fear. That’s how they recruit.”
Obama’s quote is eerie because while explaining the ISIS’ strategy, he outlined his own:
“Terrorists like ISIL are trying to divide us along lines of religion and background. That’s how they stoke fear. That’s how they recruit.”
That’s exactly what Obama has been doing for 7 long years. He has stoked fear by dividing us along racial, religious, and social lines. He has done it to win populist support for his programs and policies, and now we are beginning to experience the effects.
Despite anything the president may say in the next few days, we haven’t seen the end of homegrown terrorism in the United States. We have seen only the beginning.
Over the past 7 years, Obama’s programs and policies have flooded this nation with Muslim immigrants. Obama’s Syrian “refugee” plan will result in importing many more during the remaining 13 months of his term as president, and they can’t be vetted.
I say “can’t be vetted” because records on most of them don’t exist. ISIS knows that, and they are taking advantage of the Syrian “refugee” problem to infiltrate Western countries. ISIS even has the ability to produce fake Syrian passports, so they can load up the “refugee” ranks with well-trained, military-age jihadists.
That’s not speculation. Those are facts.
Making matters worse, Obama’s “Justice” Department forbids tracking likely Muslim terrorists who are going to a mosque or inside a mosque. It doesn’t matter in the slightest if he is thought to be a radical Islamist who is ready to strike. ISIS knows it and takes full advantage of it.
Mosques are where one-on-one recruiting takes place. Radical clerics indoctrinate and train wannabe jihadists in Obama-created safe havens right in front of law enforcement personnel. There is nothing they can do about it and keep their jobs. Social media and emails reinforce what they learn in mosques.
That may sound too outlandish to be true, but it is.
On top of that, Obama has done his utmost to weaken our military, and he has turned his back on our allies, Israel in particular. He’s done it while the world is coming unglued politically, religiously, and economically. It will take years to recover, and we don’t have years to spare.
In my SnyderTalk editorial on December 2, 2015, I said that I think we have passed the point of no return. I want to reiterate that statement. It’s time to pay the fiddler.
As a world, we have reached a “Come to Jesus” moment. The Person people call “Jesus” is Yahweh, so it’s actually a “Come to Yahweh” moment. That’s where we are.
I expect that we are about to experience more violence on a global scale than we have seen since World War II ended. This time, the U.S. homeland won’t be insulated.
Don’t let anyone convince you that now is the time to further restrict our 2nd Amendment rights. It’s not. You may need those guns sooner than you think.
In fact, now is the time to buy the guns and ammo you need. When things heat up, they will be hard to come by at any price.
The website is loaded with factual information that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Yahweh is our Savior and that the Messiah is Yahweh.
I hope you will take a few minutes and explore the website. I also hope you will share it with your friends and family.
It’s time for believers to tell the world about our God by His Name—Yahweh.
The Iowa caucuses are seven weeks away. Donald Trump is still the Republican front-runner. Sen. Marco Rubio is, for now, the establishment’s best (only?) hope. And Sen. Ted Cruz is the guy who looks best positioned to win.
Yes, you heard that right.
Cruz (R-Tex.), as of today, has the most direct route to the Republican presidential nomination — assuming that the past history of GOP nomination fights works as a broad predictor of where the 2016 race is headed.
Let me elaborate.
SnyderTalk Comment: I hope Ted Cruz is the Republican nominee. He’s honest; he’s on the correct side of the right issues; and he’s an excellent communicator.
Just as important from my perspective, he has taken on the Republican leaders in the Senate, because they are as much to blame for the mess our country is in as Democrats.
We don’t need a go-along-get-along president in 2016. We need a president who is willing to do what is best for this nation.
Thanks to Obama, the job facing the next president will require strengths that few in public office have. Cruz can stand firm against stiff opposition. He has proven that already.
Egyptian investigators have so far found no evidence of terrorism in October’s deadly crash of a Russian passenger jet in Sinai, authorities said Monday, offering a sharply contrasting view from that of Moscow.
Russian security officials have said they believe a bomb brought down Metrojet Flight 9268, and the Islamic extremist group ISIS has claimed it planted an explosive device in a soda can on the plane.
But Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry issued a statement Monday citing lead investigator Ayman Al-Muqaddam as saying his team has found nothing so far that “indicates illegitimate interference or an act of terrorism.”
From the beginning, Egyptian officials have steadfastly played down terrorism links to the October 31 crash that killed all 224 people aboard the Airbus A321-200.
SnyderTalk Comment: Russians say they have evidence. See “Egypt plane crash: Russia says jet was bombed in terror attack”.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that he may be ready to foster better relations with Israel, saying that “normalization” between the two nations would be beneficial for the entire region, Turkish media reported on Monday.
Turkey and Israel have had strained relations since May 2010, when Israeli forces raided the Mavi Marmara, a Gaza-bound flotilla of Turkish activists, and killed 10 of the people on board.
“This normalization process has a lot to offer to us, to Israel, to Palestine and also to the region,” Erdogan said on his return from a trip to Turkmenistan, in quotes carried by Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet and Turkish news site Daily Sabah. “The region needs this. I don’t believe the Israeli public is pleased with the current state of relations. We need to consider the interests of the people of the region and introduce peace.”
SnyderTalk Comment: All evidence to the contrary. Israel beware.
Erdogan can’t be trusted. He’s a liar.
France’s far-right National Front party has lost its bid to win control of a region for the first time.
The anti-immigration party stunned the French political establishment last week when it claimed the largest share of the national vote in the first round of regional elections.
It also led in six of France’s 13 regions, prompting the governing Socialist Party to yank candidates who were trailing in key regions to avoid splitting the anti-National Front vote.
That approach appeared to have worked Sunday in the second round of voting, according to results from the Interior Ministry.
National Front leader Marine Le Pen, who had appeared to be on the cusp of winning the northern region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, lost out to center-right candidate Xavier Bertrand, who won 56% of the vote to her 44%.
Politico— Angela Merkel defies critics on refugees:
Chancellor Angela Merkel laid to rest any questions about her authority over her conservative base with a sweeping defense of Berlin’s refugee strategy that was received with thunderous applause and standing ovations by her party faithful at their annual congress.
Deflecting criticism from within the Christian Democrats (CDU) of her decision three months ago to open Germany’s borders to refugees from Syria, Merkel said it was “nothing less than a humanitarian imperative,” and added that the country would cope.
Merkel’s “open-doors” policy towards people fleeing war in Syria, while initially popular in September when she offered refuge to thousands of migrants trapped in Budapest’s train station, has met stiff resistance since it became clear that a million refugees or more will arrive in Germany this year — four times the level of 2014.
Some conservatives, in particular the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), are calling for an upper limit on the number of refugees Germany will accept, a proposal that Merkel has rejected so far.
Jerusalem Post— German newsweekly owner compares Israel to National Front, fascists:
Jakob Augstein, a partial owner of and columnist for German newsweekly Der Spiegel, drew parallels last week between the Netanyahu government and historical European fascism, France’s National Front party and the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD).
Volker Beck, the Green Party spokesman for interior affairs and religion, in what appears to be the first public criticism of Augstein on the issue by a Bundestag deputy, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that in the publisher’s eyes, “Israel is to blame for everything – somehow also still for the right-wing populists of the AfD. Mr. Augstein is once again on the wrong track with his Israel obsession.”
In a column subtitled “Fascism is not a phenomenon of the past,” Augstein wrote, “so right-wing like the German right-wing populists is the government of Benjamin Netanyahu.” Augstein discussed Israel’s government within the context of the National Front.
The American Conservative—Naming Our Middle East Enemy:
The real shock of the terrorist mass murders in Paris and San Bernardino is the lack of seriousness in the responses from America’s ruling class, on both the left and right. They let political correctness get in the way of sensible homeland-security policies, and since they misunderstand the relationship between various branches of Islam, our leaders seem unlikely to mount a realistic campaign against the Islamic State.
Last week, in the wake of the attacks, President Obama tried to reassure the nation, but presented no new strategy other than blaming Republican gun-rights activists for refusing to enact tougher national laws, even though the San Bernardino massacre took place in the state with the most gun regulations. He urged that we not “turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam” but asked for those merely under suspicion on the no-fly list to be prohibited from purchasing firearms. Republicans responded with an undefined greater toughness and no additional gun control.
Regarding the Islamic State killing of 130 Parisian innocents, Obama labeled it a“terrible and sickening setback” but then angrily turned the blame to Republicans. “I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that’s coming out of here during the course of this debate.” He accused them of “hysteria,” an “exaggeration of risks” and for creating “fear and panic” among Americans. He labeled it offensive and discriminatory that some conservatives suggested accepting Christian refugees over Muslims.
Washington Post—A nightmare scenario in the Middle East:
The wars in Syria and Iraq and jihadist attacks in the West have obscured yet another Middle East threat: the possibility that slowly escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis will destroy one of the few remaining zones of relative tranquility between Morocco and Iran, along with one of the last secular and moderate Sunni governments.
Attacks on Israelis by Palestinians, which began in Jerusalem in September, have turned into a steady drumbeat. There were five in the first four days of last week alone; 13 Israelis were shot, stabbed or deliberately hit by cars, while three of their Palestinian attackers were shot and killed. The Israeli army reports 90 stabbings, 33 shootings and 15 car rammings between Sept. 13 and Dec. 9. The Associated Press says at least 19 Israelis and 112 Palestinians have been killed, including Arabs killed in clashes with security forces.
The modest scale of this bloodshed compared with that in Syria or even Egypt is magnified by the potentially outsize consequences. For senior U.S. officials, foremost among these is the potential collapse of the West Bank’s Palestinian Authority and its U.S.-trained security forces, which have cooperated closely with Israel against jihadist groups in recent years. In the worst case, that could open the way for the Islamic State to move into the Palestinian territories and launch a direct assault against Israel — a nightmare scenario for Sunni states in the region as well as Israel itself.
If that sounds alarmist, it nevertheless seems to reflect the view of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who on Dec. 5 delivered a stark warning of a possible Palestinian collapse. “There are valid questions as to how long the [Palestinian Authority] will survive if the current situation continues,” he told the Saban Forum, an annual Israeli-U.S. conference I attended. “Nobody can tell you what the alternative is in a world buzzing with Daesh [the Islamic State] and jihad and Hamas.”
Catholic Herald Online—Iraqi patriarch: Survival of Christians in Middle East has reached ‘critical’ point:
The survival of Christianity in the Middle East has reached such a critical point that the chances of dialogue and reconciliation in the region are being threatened, said Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad.
“The situation is very bad, very critical and always violent,” Patriarch Sako told Catholic News Service (CNS) on December 10.
“Last year in August, 120,000 Christian people were expelled from their homes, their villages and now they are living in some camps with nothing, but the Church is helping them.”
Patriarch Sako was among the keynote speakers at a December 10-12 international conference on Christian persecution in the world.
He told CNS that the mass exodus of Christians in the region will only worsen the situation due to growing tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims who “are killing each other.”
Raymond Ibrahim—One Christian Slaughtered Every Five Minutes:
- “I do not understand why the world does not raise its voice against such acts of brutality.” — Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III.
- The White House said it was preparing to accuse the Islamic State of genocide against religious minorities, recognizing various groups, such as the Yazidis, as victims. However, Christians are apparently not going to be included.
- An NGO report states that one Christian is slaughtered every five minutes in Iraq, and that, “Islamic State Militants in Iraq are using Christian churches as torture chambers where they force Christians to either convert to Islam or die.”
- When Pope Francis stood before the world at the UN, his energy was, once again, spent on defending the environment. In his nearly 50-minute speech, only once did Francis make reference to persecuted Christians — and their sufferings were merged in the same sentence with the supposedly equal sufferings of “members of the majority religion,” that is, Sunni Muslims. Sunnis are not being slaughtered, beheaded, and raped for their faith; are not having their mosques bombed and burned; are not being jailed or killed for apostasy, blasphemy, or proselytization.
- “What is happening in Lebanon is an attempt to replace the people with [Muslim] Syrians and Palestinians.” — Gebran Bassil, Foreign Minister of Lebanon.
Tablet Magazine—Thinking the Unthinkable: A Lamentation for the State of Israel:
Nobody wants to say it aloud. Not even whisper it. The possibility that the state of Israel may not survive.
Oh, sure, hundreds of thousands have been chanting “Death to Israel” for decades, and we are accustomed to brush it off, live with it. Background noise. Comes with the territory. Sure it’s been tried, straight up invasions now and then, but the result has been so one-sided, Israel has demonstrated such overwhelming (and ever-increasing) military superiority, a loss hasn’t seemed like a real possibility.
But it’s not an impossibility. Try to imagine a world in which Israel no longer exists. After a heart-stopping moment you move on, thinking: If it hasn’t happened by now … And sure, the entire world has essentially turned on the Jewish state, driven by the false narratives of the hate-Israel types, and it’s clear there will be relatively few mourners internationally if it should happen. Things have become so turned around that hating the Jewish state has been a way for the world to absolve its guilt at allowing the slaughter of the Jews a few decades ago. Just like Hitler did, they will find a way to blame it on the Jews for bringing it on themselves. I guarantee it; the apologists for genocide have prepared the way by slandering the Jewish state for #GenocideinGaza while ignoring the explicit call for genocide in the Hamas charter.
No big deal. You’ll see the sewer of anti-Semitism that runs beneath the surface of social media vomit up the usual haters, who will emerge from said sewers spewing the usual filth.
SnyderTalk Comment: Israel will survive and prosper. Yahweh will make sure of it.
How do I KNOW? Yahweh said so.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares Yahweh, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29: 11)
Yahweh means what He says.
Steve Apfel—South Africa: Dark Clouds of Diaspora Dreams:
If the Jews do one thing well, it’s to imprint their mark on new lands. And if that imprint describes one pattern, it would be some black punishment for their trouble. As dark night follows bright day, this has been the law of exile. Only to deceive, many domiciles appeared to be the land of God’s promise. It would be hard for third or fourth generation Jews in South Africa not to have that kind of feeling about the country their grandparents adopted, warts and all.
“We built this country with heart and soul.” This slogan from South Africa’s 2015 “Annual Jewish Achiever Awards” was not mere trumpet blowing; there are records to support the blare. From the early mining magnates until today, South African businesses and the sciences have been led by Jews. But our community, far from shaping today’s events, finds itself the target.
Perhaps South African Jews were too occupied making their mark to get their hands dirty with government because, unlike American Jewry, they never cared to mix politics with business. The Apartheid era did bring activists out in droves, but more as communist ideologues than as Jews. When majority rule came in 1994, the transition was better than many had been right to fear — for by that time Jews in large numbers had skipped to greener pastures. Only their timing was bad. They skipped too early, and lost out on a golden age. Under the first black President, Nelson Mandela, a Jew could enjoy the old privileged life, now with a clear conscience.
Iran has started to withdraw its elite Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces from Syria, the Saudi-aligned London-based daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Sunday.
Among the reasons for the retreat cited in the report is the heavy losses suffered by Iran during the two months since Russia has begun conducting military operations there.
According to the report, one Free Syrian Army officer claimed that tensions between the Russians and Iranians have been mounting, due to near-daily casualties incurred by the latter, purportedly as a result of the former’s pushing for increased ground operations. The officer said he learned of this while eavesdropping on their communications.
Reports have also been circulating that the commander of the IRGC-Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, was seriously wounded during a battle in Aleppo.
In addition, citing Iranian media sources, Al Arabiya reported recently that four IRGC members were “erroneously” killed in a Russian airstrike this week.
SnyderTalk Comment: Mahmoud Abbas is responsible for this.
SnyderTalk Comment: Palestinian terrorist stabs Israeli soldier repeatedly. Then the terrorist is shot dead. That’s why Israeli citizens need to be armed.
1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” 2 Aaron said to them, “Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” 3 Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. 4 He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.” 5 Now when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to Yahweh.” 6 So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
SnyderTalk Comment: Read His Name is Yahweh.
This passage of Scripture is crucial. If you read His Name is Yahweh, you will understand why.
- 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)
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.
See “His Name is Yahweh”.