“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)
People Who Never Knew Can’t Forget
I’ve been publishing SnyderTalk for about 8 years. During that time, I have become convinced that the typical U.S. citizen is dangerously uninformed.
For example, SnyderTalk focuses on Israel and the Middle East because that region of the world is central in Yahweh’s thinking. Of course, He’s concerned about everyone and the whole world, but the Middle East stands out because He made promises about much of that land and the Children of Israel’s place in it. Jerusalem in particular is central in His thinking.
SnyderTalk has 3 companion sites: His Name is Yahweh, His Name is Yahweh Facebook Group, and SnyderTalk Facebook Group. My goal is to get the word out to as many people as I can as quickly as I can. Through the His Name is Yahweh site, I have given away more than 1,000,000 copies of my book His Name is Yahweh, and I’m still giving away tens of thousands of copies each month.
I’m not promoting those sites. I mention them because they have taught me that most people know very little and they don’t care to know very much. Take the His Name is Yahweh Facebook Group, for example. Each day, I post articles and things of importance from SnyderTalk on that site. Meaty articles attract very little attention. Pithy pictures that I post can get tens of thousands of likes and shares.
My niece, Danielle Ward, suggested that I create SnyderTalk. After it had been up for several years, she asked me how it was going. I told her that it was getting lots of hits but that I like to keep things in perspective. A good day for SnyderTalk is 20,000 hits. By contrast, if Taylor Swift posts a video on YouTube, it will get tens of millions of hits in a heartbeat. That’s a sobering fact.
Danielle laughed and said, “She’s a music star.”
“I know,” I said, “and that’s my point. People are giving too much attention to things that don’t matter very much, but they are giving almost no attention to things that matter a lot.”
I don’t have a problem with Taylor Swift. I’m just pointing out that most people’s priorities don’t include Yahweh in any way whatsoever.
A recent article by Khaled Abu Toameh titled “Palestinian Leaders: Who Are They Fooling?” is another example. Below are Toameh’s major points:
- For Abbas and the Palestinian leadership, the death of more than 170 Palestinians and 26 Israelis in the past five months occurred in the context of a “popular and peaceful uprising.” One can only imagine what the uprising would have looked like had it not been “peaceful.”
- Abbas assured his people that those who die defending their holy sites would go straight to heaven. “Every drop of blood that is spilled in Jerusalem is pure blood,” he stressed.
- According to the Palestinian Authority, these youths are acting out of despair — over settlements, checkpoints and lack of progress in the peace process. The attackers are in fact targeting Jews because they have been incited and brainwashed by the same leaders who are now denouncing Israel for protecting itself.
- Not a single senior Palestinian official has condemned the targeting of innocent civilians in this “peaceful” uprising. They are too busy glorifying the assailants and naming streets after them.
- The blood of the Palestinians who are being shot and killed while attacking Jews is on the hands of Abbas and his senior officials.
Toameh’s title is misleading because it implies that Palestinian leaders are fooling no one. In fact, they are fooling almost everyone.
To this day, world leaders are pressuring Israel to commit suicide by giving land to Palestinians in return for peace even though we have more than 20 years of experience with the Oslo Accords.
The Oslo Accords gave birth to the “two-state solution”. Every concession Israel has made to comply with the Accords has been met with more violence against innocent Israeli citizens. Israel can’t give Palestinians enough to make them happy and survive.
Yasser Arafat negotiated the Accords for the Palestinians. On the day he signed the Accords, this is what he told a Jordanian audience:
“Since we cannot defeat Israel in war we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.”
Nothing has changed. Mahmoud Abbas is just as rotten as Arafat. Palestinians won’t be satisfied until Israel is destroyed. Yahweh won’t let that happen.
Even so, Palestinians and their supporters won’t stop trying, but they won’t succeed. Yahweh is going to settle the matter once and for all. Israel’s enemies won’t be happy campers when that day comes.
A regular SnyderTalk reader is a retired federal law enforcement officer. In response to “Israel’s Military Intel Chief Reveals Why Israel Delivers ‘Huge Trucks’ of Goods to Gaza Daily”, he sent me an email in which he said,
“I was heavily involved in investigations regarding Iraq during the first Gulf War. I almost agreed to go to Iraq in 1997 as a UN weapons observer, got my shots, etc. My wife and son protested to me so much that I relented and cancelled my trip. People forget that the first Gulf War did not end in a treaty, but a “cease fire” which required Saddam Hussein to do some things which he did not do, and Clinton didn’t force him to do. 1) allow total access to weapons inspectors anywhere in Iraq 2) stop firing on US war planes in the “no fly zone”. Our fighters using anti-radar missiles fired as soon as Iraqi radar locked on to them, which defeated the threat, but they were attempting to shoot our planes down. Other things people forget was that our troops found around 550 metric tons of yellow cake uranium in Iraq, which was eventually shipped to Canada. Israel bombed and destroyed an Iraqi nuclear facility at Osirak way back on June 7, 1981. Saddam Hussein used nerve gas on the Kurds. Saddam Hussein tried to assassinate a former US. President (George H.W. Bush) when he visited Kuwait. There was plenty of justification for the 2nd Gulf War. GW Bush offered Saddam the opportunity to go into exile to avoid the 2nd Gulf War. But shortly after it was launched the Democrats turned against it for political reasons, and greatly hampered the war effort. Much like they did in Vietnam (where I was in the 1965-66).”
I’ve known him for a long time, and I always enjoy reading his comments. Below is part of my response to his comment:
I differ with one point you made in the email. You said, “People forget…” Most people never knew and still don’t know. They are clueless.
It’s no wonder that pandering politicians can get away with murder.
Examples of people’s ignorance abound. Hillary Clinton should be under federal indictment right now for violations regarding our national security laws while she was secretary of state. Instead, she is on the verge of getting the Democrat Party nomination for president.
How can that be?
The answer is simple: most people don’t know the facts, and most of those who know the facts don’t care.
On Tuesday afternoon, President Obama gave a speech at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting. During questions following his speech, he contrasted Republican and Democrat contenders for the White House by saying that Democrats believe in climate change and that Republicans don’t.
That’s idiotic. Sane people don’t deny that the climate is changing. The issue in question is “what drives climate change?” It’s not man-made CO2 emissions as Obama and other Democrats want us to believe. (See “Global Warming and the Tower of Babel: There is a Connection” for details.)
Obama and people like him have sinister motives. They are taking advantage of the ignorance of the American people to sell their lies.
Democrats are not alone. The “climate change” lie has gotten traction all over the world. Something really big is afoot. Climate change is being used as a vehicle to achieve an objective that global leaders have sought for a very long time—one world government.
That sounds preposterous to people who don’t keep up with what’s going on around them, but it’s not. It’s happening right now.
I used to tell my strategy and leadership students the things that I’m telling you. I concluded with this: “It’s as though people are saying, ‘We’re going to hell, but we’re having a good time.’”
That’s the best explanation I can offer. The Messiah said it differently:
“For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22: 14)
He was making the same point.
To see videos that explain the importance of God’s Name, click here.
1: Yoram Ettinger—America, be wary of a Palestinian state!:
U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry intend to advance recognition of an independent Palestinian state by January 20, 2017 — the end of Obama’s second term — regardless of how adversely it will affect national and homeland security. In light of this, the president turned down a request by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to commit to vetoing any U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an independent Palestinian state. According to Obama and the U.S. foreign policy establishment, a Palestinian state would enhance stability, moderation, peace and democracy.
But how credible and realistic is this expectation?
In 1993, then-Senator Kerry and the U.S. foreign policy establishment were convinced that PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat — a role model for international terrorism — would respond to Israel’s unprecedented Oslo Accords concessions by transforming himself from “outlaw to statesman.” However, their assessment was discredited by an unprecedented wave of Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas-engineered hate-education, incitement and (the resulting) terrorism — which persist even today.
In 2011, Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-Senator Kerry believed that the eruption of turbulence on the Arab street was an Arab Spring, a youth revolution, a Facebook revolution that would transition the Arab world into democracy “Through the moral force of nonviolence, the people of the [Middle East] have achieved more change in six months than terrorists have accomplished in decades.”
2: William Booth and Ruth Eglash—Jerusalem’s ancient Damascus Gate is at the heart of a modern wave of violence:
For centuries, the Damascus Gate has stood as the portal to the Old City of Jerusalem, opening onto a packed bazaar of souvenir shops, tea houses and falafel joints – and the holiest places for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
On Tuesday, a watchful Israeli sniper was perched in one of the gate’s stone turrets, swiveling his scoped rifle, as Israeli border police milled about the entrance, warily eyeing the passersby, a mix of Palestinian hipsters in the latest jeans, doing some shopping for their moms, and elderly Jewish rabbis with long gray side curls who were escorted through the gate by private security guards in flak jackets.
The tourists and pilgrims still come, but for locals, Damascus Gate is now a hot zone to be avoided, with squads of Israeli soldiers waiting in nearby buses and Palestinian teens frequently stopped, searched and sometimes led away.
SnyderTalk Comment: The last time I went to the Damascus Gate, it was at night for a light show called “The Festival of Light in Jerusalem” in May of last year. There were lots of Palestinian families in attendance and lots of security. I avoid it like the plague under normal conditions. It’s been that way for years, and things are getting worse.
3: Jerusalem Post—Main German bank closes top BDS-linked account:
There is a growing backlash against BDS in Germany.
4: Richard Kemp and Jasper Reid—Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the Politicized UN:
The United Nations, Amnesty International and other groups have accused the Saudi-led coalition of war crimes in Yemen. A leaked UN report claims the bombing campaign against Iranian-supported Houthi insurgents seeking violently to topple the legitimate government of Yemen has conducted deliberate, widespread and systematic attacks on civilian targets.
If the UN’s assertion is true, and the coalition is deliberately and disproportionately killing thousands of innocent civilians, it is a war crime. But it is unlikely to be true. The UN has produced no actual evidence of war crimes. None of their allegations is based on investigation on the ground. Their experts have not been to Yemen, depending instead on hearsay evidence and analysis of photographs.
The UN has a pattern of unsubstantiated allegations of war crimes against the armed forces of sovereign states. Only last year, without any military expertise, and never having visited Gaza, a UN commission convicted the Israel Defense Force of deliberately targeting innocent Palestinian civilians in the 2014 conflict. It was an assessment roundly rejected by America’s most senior military officer, General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Dempsey’s own findings were confirmed by an independent commission of experienced senior military officers and officials from nine countries. The High Level Military Group found that Israel had not committed war crimes, but had in fact set a bar for avoiding civilian casualties so high that other armed forces would struggle to reach it.
5: Burak Bekdil—Russia’s Trap: Luring Sunnis into War:
After Russia’s increasingly bold military engagement in war-torn Syria in favor of President Bashar al-Assad and the Shiite bloc, the regional Sunni powers — Turkey and its ally, Saudi Arabia — have felt nervous and incapable of influencing the civil war in favor of the many Islamist groups fighting Assad’s forces.
Most recently, the Turks and Saudis, after weeks of negotiations, decided to flex their muscles and join forces to engage a higher-intensity war in the Syrian theater. This is dangerous for the West. It risks provoking further Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria, and sparking a NATO-Russia confrontation.
After Turkey, citing violation of its airspace, shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet on Nov. 24, Russia has used the incident as a pretext to reinforce its military deployments in Syria and bomb the “moderate Islamists.” Those are the Islamists who fight Assad’s forces and are supported by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Russian move included installing the advanced S-400 long-range air and anti-missile defense systems.
Fearing that the new player in the game could vitally damage their plans to install a Sunni regime in Damascus, Turkey and Saudi Arabia now say they are ready to challenge the bloc consisting of Assad’s forces, Russia, and Shiite militants from Iran and Lebanon.
As always, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spoke in a way that forcefully reminded Turkey-watchers of the well-known phrase: Turkey’s bark is worse than its bite. “No one,” he said on Feb. 9, “should forget how the Soviet forces, which were a mighty, super force during the Cold War and entered Afghanistan, then left Afghanistan in a servile situation. Those who entered Syria today will also leave Syria in a servile way.” In other words, Davutoglu was telling the Russians: Get out of Syria; we are coming in. The Russians did not even reply. They just kept on bombing.
6: Times of Israel—Russia said set to deliver advanced fighter jets to Iran:
Arms deal comes following Moscow’s reported agreement to deliver S-300 anti-aircraft batteries to Tehran on Thursday.
SnyderTalk Comment: See “Iran Looks to Spend $8 Billion on Russian Arms”.
7: Washington Post—Why Germany allows certain sex offenders to go unpunished:
When dozens of men allegedly sexually assaulted women at the main train station in Cologne, Germany, on New Year’s Eve, German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded a “tough response” and called the incidents “disgusting.”
But the actual punishments could be rather soft.
Experts say that in the past, legal loopholes have allowed sex offenders to escape punishment in Germany. “So far, the German law governing sexual offenses is far from being modern, and I assume that it will stay like this for the conceivable future,” said Christina Clemm, a German lawyer specializing in sex crimes.
In a December 16, 2015 speech at the second Basij Supreme Assembly in Mashhad, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) deputy commander Hossein Salami reviewed the geopolitical developments in the Middle East in the wake of the Russian intervention in Syria. Emphasizing that Iran has triumphed in the Middle East and that its “offspring,” that is, its emissaries, are in the eastern Mediterranean, he said that Iran has built great capabilities in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. Conversely, he said, Iran’s enemies are floundering: Turkey wished to become a regional power but in reality it cannot make an impact “even 10 meters away” from its borders; Saudi Arabia’s policies are failing in Yemen, Iraq and Syria; and America has lost much of its influence in the Middle East and has become nothing more than a “regular player.” He also noted that the power of Iran and its allies “benefited the Iranian nuclear team at the negotiating table.”
The following are excerpts from his statements:
Salami Criticizes Turkey, Saudi Arabia, And America
“Every time that Islam rose, all the polytheists and enemies of Islam launched a military expedition against God’s religion – but despite all of these obstacles, Islam found its path of jihad, its arena of influence, and its range of impact.”
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fares a bit better than rival Hillary Clinton in head-to-head matchups against Republican presidential contenders, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, and he has pulled within 10 percentage points of her for the Democratic nomination.
The nationwide survey, taken Thursday through Monday, underscores how formidable an opponent the 74-year-old democratic socialist has become against one of the Democratic Party’s most established figures.
Clinton — a former first lady, two-term New York senator and secretary of State — is backed by 50% of likely Democratic primary and caucus voters, down 6 points from December. Over that time, Sanders’ standing has surged 11 points, to 40%.
While Clinton argues that she would be more electable in November, Sanders shows somewhat more strength against four possible Republican opponents, although almost all of the matchups fall within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
SnyderTalk Comment: Sanders’ positions on issues across the board are insane. Clinton is a crook. I’ll say this for them: they are good Democrats.
SnyderTalk Comment: I love Hatikva, The Hope. It’s the music in the background in the video. It’s Israel’s national anthem. The lyrics are below in English:
“As long as deep within the heart a Jewish soul stirs, and forward, to the ends of the East an eye looks out, towards Zion. Our hope is not yet lost, the hope of two thousand years, to be a free people in our land the land of Zion and Jerusalem.”
When I hear those lyrics in Hebrew, I get goose bumps.
It’s because I belong to Yahweh. I am one of His people. That’s the only explanation I have.
Other Books by Neil Snyder
- Stand!: A novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming. Click here to order the eBook. Click here to order the paperback.
- What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life?: A question that every Christian should consider. Click here to order the eBook. Click here to order the paperback.
- Falsely Accused: A true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide. Click here to order the eBook. Click here to order the paperback.
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
See “His Name is Yahweh”.