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Mark Collins – Middle East and Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser: “Ben Rhodes, the asshole”; “profile…is just gross”

9 May

I have seen Mr Rhodes (more here–he tweets @rhodes44) being interviewed on television quite a few times; he invariably struck me as a very jejeune talking point puppet–much like many Ca…

Source: Mark Collins – Middle East and Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser: “Ben Rhodes, the asshole”; “profile…is just gross”

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Mark Collins – Bad Vlad’s Dezinformatsiya in Action in Europe

8 May

A notable American journalist and historian (and the wife of a prominent Polish politician) and a senior editor at The Economist raise the alarm about what one might well call a resurgence of Russi…

Source: Mark Collins – Bad Vlad’s Dezinformatsiya in Action in Europe

Mark Collins – The Donald: It’s All Over Now, or, This Could be the Last Time, Soon–Actually Now

27 Apr

Further to this post from February (see the videos), are two months soon or just soonish? Five for five in the April 26 Republican primaries with real margins. It is what it is. As for videos, this…

Source: Mark Collins – The Donald: It’s All Over Now, or, This Could be the Last Time, Soon–Actually Now

Mark Collins – ‘Canadian Forces training mission in Kabul was not “small”‘

18 Apr

‘Canadian Forces training mission in Kabul was not “small”‘

Source: Mark Collins – ‘Canadian Forces training mission in Kabul was not “small”‘

Mark Collins – “The Irrelevant Diplomat: Do We Need Embassies Anymore?”

21 Mar

Or: “What these days are diplomats good for and good at? The Canadian Case”. Further to this piece (put online by a retired American diplomat) at Foreign Affairs by a member of an Austr…

Source: Mark Collins – “The Irrelevant Diplomat: Do We Need Embassies Anymore?”

Mark Collins – “The First World War Day-by-Day” at Twitter

18 Mar

This is a feed (@fcwm_amcg) from Friends of the Canadian War Museum; my good friend, Michael Dawson–a retired Canadian diplomat and lastly “Canadian Political Advisor to the (US) Comman…

Source: Mark Collins – “The First World War Day-by-Day” at Twitter

Mark Collins – “Opinion: Timeless Insight Into Why Military Programs Go Wrong”

15 Mar

Bill Sweetman of Aviation Week and Space Technology suggests the Pentagon (and others) might learn from a master of science fiction with wartime technology experience: The history of defense progra…

Source: Mark Collins – “Opinion: Timeless Insight Into Why Military Programs Go Wrong”