“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)
Part Fact, Part Speculation
Let’s start with some facts:
- Fact 1: The U.S. is weaker militarily than it has been in decades. See “US Military Is Now Less Ready to Defend Our National Interests Than It Has Been for Decades”.
- Fact 2: Barack Obama has used the military to implement his social agenda. See “Obama to transform U.S. military into social workers”.
- Fact: Under orders from President Obama, the U.S. has abandoned its allies. See “Obama Has Abandoned Our Allies in Favor of a State-Sponsor of Terror”.
- Fact 3: President Obama has loaded his administration in the most sensitive positions with Islamists. See “Top general: ‘Islamists embedded in White House?’”.
- Fact 4: Islamists have declared war on the non-Muslim world, particularly the U.S. and Europe. See “No More Hug-A-Terrorist”.
- Fact 5: Obama has done everything he can to make Israel our enemy. See “Obama Declares War on Israel”.
- Fact 6: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are Islamist apologists. See “Cruz: Clinton, Obama ‘apologists’ for radical Islam”.
- Fact 7: For the past 7+ years, President Obama has been making the U.S. over in his image. His return of a bust of Winston Churchill to Great Britain was a sign of things to come. His efforts to humiliate Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sent a clear message to our friends and our enemies.
- Fact 8: We need change and we need it now.
Now Some Speculation
The fact that President Obama has used his time in the Oval Office to reshape America is beyond dispute. So is the fact that he has succeeded to a large extent, but his motives aren’t crystal clear.
Some argue that Obama is evil and that he is trying to destroy America. That may or may not be true, but whether it is true or not is almost irrelevant. His actions have made us much less secure as a nation, and he has abandoned any pretense of morality at the highest levels of government. Stated simply, he has done it whether he intended to do it or not.
Does that make Obama evil? Maybe.
Some argue that Obama is incompetent. I have said that myself from time to time, but is it true? Maybe.
Evil is stronger when it masquerades as incompetence because it gives the perpetrator of evil deeds plausible deniability. I think Obama has done exactly what he planned to do. In my book, that makes him evil, but as I said, that’s almost irrelevant.
- Fact 9: Hillary Clinton plans to extend Obama’s legacy beyond 2016. See “Obama’s true heir is Hillary Clinton. But that is a blessing for Bernie Sanders”.
- Fact 10: Hillary Clinton will be the Democrat nominee for president in 2016.
- Fact 11: Bill Clinton thinks that Obama’s “awful” legacy is a millstone around his wife’s neck that may doom her chances of winning a general election. See “Bill Clinton calls Obama legacy ‘awful,’ potentially dooming wife’s campaign”.
- Fact 12: Hillary Clinton is a bald-faced liar. See “Hillary Makes Bald-Faced Lie About Libya – ‘We Didn’t Lose A Single Person’”.
- Fact 13: Hillary Clinton lies about everything, not just Libya. As first lady, she lied. As senator, she lied. As secretary of state, she lied. As a presidential hopeful, she is lying.
- Fact 14: Hillary’s political supporters must know that she’s a chronic liar, but they don’t care. They will vote for her and campaign for her no matter what.
What about the GOP?
The GOP is in disarray. They wanted Jeb Bush, but he didn’t get any traction. They rejected Ted Cruz, but he is the only real Republican getting any traction.
GOP establishment types are waking up to the reality that either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz will win the GOP nomination, and they are getting behind Cruz. They don’t like Cruz, but they don’t like Trump even more.
Donald Trump is not making it easy for GOP establishment types to get behind him. He insults everyone.
I don’t care why he does it. His wealth can’t buy enough votes to win a general election if he infuriates everyone except diehard Trump supporters. He needs help from the GOP whether he knows it or not.
If Trump wins the GOP nomination and the GOP won’t rally behind him, for all practical purposes he will be a third party candidate. The likelihood of a third party candidate winning a general election isn’t very good.
Trump needs Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and all the other Republicans he has lampooned repeatedly. It’s time for him to grow up.
Trump isn’t stupid, but some of the things he is doing are stupid. That has to stop, right now. It’s time for Trump to be humble, kind, and gracious. If he can’t do that, his good ideas won’t amount to a hill of beans.
The Final and Most Important Fact
Hillary Clinton will win the presidency in 2016 if the GOP doesn’t get its act together. Too much is at stake for the GOP to fail.
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SnyderTalk Comment: Donald Trump knows the truth. We need to help him get elected. We can’t help him if he won’t get his act together.
1: Washington Post—Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds:
This week, representatives of Western-backed Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva told Russian state media that President Bashar al-Assad had a surprising new ally on the Syrian battlefield: militia units from North Korea. “Two North Korean units are there, which are Chalma-1 and Chalma-7,” Asaad az-Zoubi, head of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) to Syrian peace talks in the Swiss city, reportedly told Tass news agency on Tuesday.
In any other context, the presence of soldiers from the internationally isolated and geographically distant country North Korea might seem absurd. However, the civil war in Syria has emerged as a mini-world war over the past five years, with foreign fighters from at least 86 countries believed to be fighting there.
SnyderTalk Comment: People don’t realize it’s a world war until it’s well underway.
As I have said many times, WWIII has started already.
2: Jerusalem Post—Analysis: Face off between Hamas, Cairo:
Hamas failed again last week to convince Cairo that it harbors no hostile intentions toward Egypt; the Islamic resistance movement swore that there is no cooperation with Islamic State in Sinai and vehemently denied any involvement in the assassination of Egyptian attorney-general Hashem Barkat last year. It would be difficult, however, to say which of the two is more distrustful of the other. Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood – and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi came to power after ousting Muhammad Morsi, a member of that organization.
Yet geopolitical considerations make some form of dialogue mandatory. There is the Palestinian issue, with Egypt keen to maintain its position as a go-between. Of late, Saudi Arabia has hinted that too much pressure on Hamas might send it to search for help from Iran, endangering the Sunni consensus against the ayatollahs.
3: Eli Lake—Hillary’s convenient evolution on Israel:
An hour after Hillary Clinton delivered a stem-winder at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference, Republicans issued a statement denouncing her as a phony.
According to the Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus, the speech was a “whitewash” of her anti-Israel record as secretary of state.
It’s easy to understand why Republicans would be so quick to pounce. A large majority of Americans tell pollsters — year after year — that they’re on Israel’s side. So attacking the Democrats as being weak on the Jewish state is good politics.
There’s more to it than just that.
The party must feel compelled to speak out against Clinton on Israel, because at least rhetorically she has been more pro-Israel than the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump. Clinton says she would never be neutral when it comes to Israel’s security. Trump has said he would be neutral in his pursuit of a negotiated settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Clinton has touted her friendship with an Israeli-American donor, Haim Saban. Trump famously told the Republican Jewish Coalition last year that he didn’t need the group’s money.
SnyderTalk Comment: Hillary Clinton can’t be believed no matter what she says. She will say anything to get what she wants, and she will do anything she wants if she is elected.
I think she is a despicable human being. If we elect her, we will get what we deserve.
4: Israel Hayom— ‘Belgium failed to act on intel indicating imminent attack’:
Western intelligence agencies had alerted Belgian authorities to the credible threat of an imminent terrorist attack on a major airport or Metro station in the country just days prior to Tuesday’s deadly attacks on the Zaventem Airport and the Maelbeek Metro station in Brussels, European media reported Wednesday.
Thirty-one people were killed and 270 others were wounded in the coordinated attacks, claimed by the Islamic State group. The attacks prompted heightened security measures across Belgium and France, as well as in all other major European airports. CNN reported Wednesday that security has been beefed up in all major U.S. airports as well, although Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said there was no intelligence pointing to a similar threat to U.S. airports.
The Brussels attacks raise serious questions regarding Belgian authorities’ actions, as despite the warnings it seems they did not take any steps on the ground to prevent the strike.
SnyderTalk Comment: It’s not just Belgium. The whole of Europe is unprepared for what’s coming their way, and the U.S. isn’t far behind.
In early March, Wen Yunchao, a New York-based blogger, spotted something unusual in his email: a letter urging China’s president to resign.
The letter, signed “loyal Communist Party members,” blasts President Xi Jinping for “abandoning the principle of collective leadership,” concentrating power in his own hands and “indulging” flatterers. It claims to be written out of consideration for Xi and his family’s “personal safety.”
Wen, who also uses the name Bei Feng, soon heard the letter was live on the Web. He did a quick search and found the text on Wujie, a government-linked website, he said. He tweeted the link.
That, it seems, was a dangerous move.
On Friday, Wen went public with the news that his brother and parents, who live in Guangdong province, in southern China, were this week “taken away” by Chinese authorities. He heard the news from his sister-in-law, he said, who would not disclose what the security personnel told her, or where they were being held.
SnyderTalk Comment: People who don’t see the storm clouds gathering aren’t paying attention.
“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”.