Archive | December, 2016

Mark Collins – “The fall of Aleppo shows us exactly what we have become”

28 Dec

Terrible Terry Glavin roars his rage; amongst other things he excoriates feckless and irrelevant Canadian word-mongering at the UN General Assembly–an excerpt: … The truth of it is we’d…

Source: Mark Collins – “The fall of Aleppo shows us exactly what we have become”

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Mark Collins – Christmas/New Year Blogging Break (but not tweeting)

16 Dec

Will not be posting December 19/January 1 but will be tweeting. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – Christmas/New Year Blogging Break (but not tweeting)

Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

15 Dec

A tweet–US$, Canada steady at no. 15 (what do we buy–only part of defence spending–for it?): Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs In…

Source: Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

15 Dec

This should sure get the attention of PEOTUS Trump–the rest of the headline: …as an arms race heats up in Asia. China’s defense spending will balloon to $233 billion in 2020, up f…

Source: Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

Mark Collins – Public Safety Canada’s Emergency Management May Suck

15 Dec

Just read between the bureaucratese at this report, damning stuff. The previous Conservative government cared little for this core federal responsibility; what about the new one? Not a sunny subjec…

Source: Mark Collins – Public Safety Canada’s Emergency Management May Suck

Mark Collins – South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? Part 2

15 Dec

Further to this post in May, the head of US Pacific Command is at it again, note my italics–one would have thought such statements should be for civilian policy makers (in any event President…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? Part 2

Mark Collins – “The fall of Aleppo shows us exactly what we have become”

15 Dec

Terrible Terry Glavin roars his rage; amongst other things he excoriates feckless and irrelevant Canadian word-mongering at the UN General Assembly–an excerpt: … The truth of it is we’d…

Source: Mark Collins – “The fall of Aleppo shows us exactly what we have become”