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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”

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 – “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”

Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnificent vs the Kurds (plus ISIS/Syria)

12 Dec

This murderous terrorism, Istanbul bombing: Terror attack death toll rises to 38 including 30 police as officials accuse PKK PKK blamed for attack which is the latest in an escalating scale of viol…

Source: Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnificent vs the Kurds (plus ISIS/Syria)

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 – 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 World Needs More Canada, Suez Section Part 2

17 Oct

Further to this post, The World Needs More Canada, Suez Section Not in this article by Andrew Bacevich in the London Review of Books on Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis: Suez and the…

Source: Mark Collins – The World Needs More Canada, Suez Section Part 2

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

Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Navy Starts Shooting/Big Saudi Killing

14 Oct

Further to this August post, Bloody Yemen Update: US Not Best Pleased with Saudis, Plus Houthis the latest at Foreign Policy’s “Situation Report”: … Strikes, but not war. Th…

Source: Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Navy Starts Shooting/Big Saudi Killing

Mark Collins – Syria: Russia Threatening Nuclear “De-Escalation”? NATO?

11 Oct

Further to this post, Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad we now see this: Russia’s top spin doctor in nuclear warning Russian state TV host Dmitry Kiselyov [more here] has a reputa…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria: Russia Threatening Nuclear “De-Escalation”? NATO?