Archive | February, 2016

Mark Collins – Special US Boots in Iraq Combat vs ISIS (plus Syria)

29 Feb

This POTUS pledge, …President Obama’s oft-repeated insistence that he would put no “boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria. (By “no boots,” Obama explained, he really meant no “Iraq-styl…

Source: Mark Collins – Special US Boots in Iraq Combat vs ISIS (plus Syria)

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Mark Collins – How SecState Clinton Was Instrumental in Creating the Libyan Mess

29 Feb

Further to this post, Libya: Serious Western Intervention Approaching? Canada? one really hopes the Western powers have learned some serious lessons from the course of events described in great and…

Source: Mark Collins – How SecState Clinton Was Instrumental in Creating the Libyan Mess

Mark Collins – The Rising Sun’s Waning People

29 Feb

Moreover the Japanese, with their firm commitment to ethnic homogeneity, do not want immigrants: Japan’s population declines for first time since 1920s – official census Fall of nearly one mi…

Source: Mark Collins – The Rising Sun’s Waning People

Mark Collins – The Birth of the Modern

28 Feb

At The Economist: Hieronymus Bosch Painter of our greatest fears A major new exhibition shows Hieronymus Bosch to be startlingly modern No kidding.  I have very little interest in painting generall…

Source: Mark Collins – The Birth of the Modern

Mark Collins – Canadian Department of National Defence: 2016-17 Main Estimates

28 Feb

They were released on February 23, a month before the actual federal government budget (go figure), which will be released March 22 with a likely substantially larger deficit than pledged during th…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Department of National Defence: 2016-17 Main Estimates

Mark Collins – New Aussie Defence White Paper: The Two Percent Solution

25 Feb

Unlike Canada’s miserable one percent of GDP for defence–but then the Aussies, for a variety of reasons, take their military much more seriously than Canadians do.  And right now they a…

Source: Mark Collins – New Aussie Defence White Paper: The Two Percent Solution

Mark Collins – The Asian Maritime Cockpit: The Dragon, the US Navy and the South China Sea

25 Feb

Further to this post, The Dragon and the South China Sea: Faits Accomplis? (US Navy?) the USN admiral heading US Pacific Command pushes back publicly at a US Senate committee.  What does the White …

Source: Mark Collins – The Asian Maritime Cockpit: The Dragon, the US Navy and the South China Sea