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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

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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 – ‘The U.S. did not “invade” Afghanistan’

26 Oct

A letter sent to the NY Times and not published: Paul Theroux [website here] writes (“Pardon the American Taliban”, Oct. 23) that “after Sept. 11, the United States invaded Afghan…

Source: Mark Collins – ‘The U.S. did not “invade” Afghanistan’

Mark Collins – RCMP’s Anti-Terrorism Fight Giving Mob Increasingly Free Pass

24 Oct

Further to this 2015 post before the federal election, Policing Terrorism in Canada: Feds Don’t Match Mouth With Money the Liberal government is now not stepping up to its job properly to fund core…

Source: Mark Collins – RCMP’s Anti-Terrorism Fight Giving Mob Increasingly Free Pass

Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Putin and “transgender bathroom rights” Section

21 Oct

At the end of an opinion piece at the Wall St. Journal: The Vladimir Putin Test The strongman’s appeal reveals a lot about today’s liberal democracies… Under President Obama, Angela Merkel, F…

Source: Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Putin and “transgender bathroom rights” Section

Mark Collins – Increasingly Kinetic US Small Ball Military Engagement in Somalia

17 Oct

POTUS has been considerably expanding the limited American involvement in this splendid little war in accordance with his small ball approach to intervention abroad–excerpts from a major NY T…

Source: Mark Collins – Increasingly Kinetic US Small Ball Military Engagement in Somalia

Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul Update

14 Oct

Further to this post, things could get exceedingly nasty; can Iraq stay united (and how far will the Turks go, both around Mosul and to prevent any independent Kurdistan?). At Defense One’s &…

Source: Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul Update