Archive | October, 2016

Mark Collins – Canada’s Surging Immigration from Asia

31 Oct

A tweet: Lots more at StatsCan. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – Canada’s Surging Immigration from Asia

Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

31 Oct

The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the ultimate successor to the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC), publishes a summary with pictures–one below…

Source: Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

Mark Collins – US Intelligence and Insider Threat: NSA Contractor Maximum “Holy Cow!”

31 Oct

Further to this post, this is manque de sérieux ridiculous–who’s on the security ball (including in Canada?)? The Gray Lady does like understated headlines: N.S.A. Appears to Have Misse…

Source: Mark Collins – US Intelligence and Insider Threat: NSA Contractor Maximum “Holy Cow!”

Mark Collins – ISIS, Islamism and Pakistan’s CT Failure

31 Oct

The very knowledgeable Pakistani author Ahmed Rashid (pieces for the NY Review of Books here) excoriates his country’s government: Viewpoint: Pakistan’s Quetta attack blame game The att…

Source: Mark Collins – ISIS, Islamism and Pakistan’s CT Failure

Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnficent Pushing his Syria/Iraq Turkish Delight

28 Oct

The ever more maximum president is certainly making things difficult for POTUS and many others: Erdogan reasserts Turkey’s role in wars in Syria and Iraq Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said…

Source: Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnficent Pushing his Syria/Iraq Turkish Delight

Mark Collins – F-35 JPO PEO Goes to Ottawa

28 Oct

Lt. Gen. Bogdan pays us a visit: U.S. pitches F-35 jet to Ottawa as Liberals aim to replace fleet The U.S. Air Force made a last-minute pitch [the general actually represents the whole Pentagon] to…

Source: Mark Collins – F-35 JPO PEO Goes to Ottawa

Mark Collins – RFP Finally Issued for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: “eye-watering” Details Wanted

28 Oct

Further to these posts, RCN’s Canadian Surface Combatant Will be Foreign Design [Nov. 2015, matter long settled–post lists competitors then] Irving Halifax Has Lead Evaluating RCN Canadian Su…

Source: Mark Collins – RFP Finally Issued for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: “eye-watering” Details Wanted

Mark Collins – China: Top Dragon Now “Core” Leader

27 Oct

Further to these posts, Xi is Top Dragon to the “Core” China: Top Dragon Really Unfolding His Ascendant Wings the Chicom party leader and country’s president sure is feeling his wontons–…

Source: Mark Collins – China: Top Dragon Now “Core” Leader

Mark Collins – NATO: “Albania, Italy, Poland and Slovenia will contribute to the Canadian-led battalion in Latvia”

27 Oct

Further to this September post, 455 Canadian Troops to Latvia with NATO Spring 2017–Italians Too? the Italians are indeed in along with others–company-sized contingents from Canada and the re…

Source: Mark Collins – NATO: “Albania, Italy, Poland and Slovenia will contribute to the Canadian-led battalion in Latvia”

Mark Collins – CETA, or, Ronnie and the Walloons

26 Oct

Late October 24: CETA deal cannot be signed ‘at this stage,’ Belgian PM says, but EU and Canada still hopeful As Wallonia blows it out: “Wa-wah, Wa, Walloon”: Mark Collins, …

Source: Mark Collins – CETA, or, Ronnie and the Walloons