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Mark Collins – Spookery Today, Especially SIGINT and Cyber Stuff

10 Nov

The Economist focuses almost solely on the US and UK amongst Western countries (several graphics): Special report: Espionage Espionage Shaken and stirred Technology Tinker, tailor, hacker, spy Gove…

Source: Mark Collins – Spookery Today, Especially SIGINT and Cyber Stuff

Mark Collins – Syria/Iraq Update: ISIS, Raqqa, Kurds…and Turkey, Plus Mosul

8 Nov

Further to this post, Sublime Erdogan the Magnficent Pushing his Syria/Iraq Turkish Delight the latest on the explosive ex-Ottoman mixture at the invaluable MILNEWS.ca: … “US Expects Anti-Dae…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria/Iraq Update: ISIS, Raqqa, Kurds…and Turkey, Plus Mosul

Mark Collins – The Jews, the Holocaust and Poland, Then and Now (and much more)

7 Nov

First a tweet, plus a post last year: Jedwabne: A Murderous July 1941 Polish Pogrom–and God? Then an article at the NY Times Magazine on Poland today more broadly: The Party That Wants to Make Pola…

Source: Mark Collins – The Jews, the Holocaust and Poland, Then and Now (and much more)

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 – 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 – China: Top Dragon Really Unfolding His Ascendant Wings

24 Oct

Further to these posts, Top Dragon is now C-in-C Top Dragon Now More Powerful than Mao? President Xi continues his relentless consolidation of power (is our prime minister paying any attention?): t…

Source: Mark Collins – China: Top Dragon Really Unfolding His Ascendant Wings

Mark Collins – Boden wenn nicht Blut: Horrible Heidegger, Nazism and Now

24 Oct

Martin Heidegger (more here) truly was a nasty piece of work–with nasty foretastes for today? At the London Review of Books: Great Again Malcolm Bull Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks, 1931-3…

Source: Mark Collins – Boden wenn nicht Blut: Horrible Heidegger, Nazism and Now