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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

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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

Mark Collins – How the US Army Went Wrong in Afghanistan

19 Oct

One simple thing: a personnel promotion system for officers that undermined effectiveness locally. Is the Canadian Army any different? Excerpts from a must-read post by a retired US Army officer at…

Source: Mark Collins – How the US Army Went Wrong in Afghanistan

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 – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in Action

11 Oct

You can’t make this stuff up–couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.  A tweet: More on Venezuela. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Insti…

Source: Mark Collins – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in Action

Mark Collins – Oh, Oh! Indian Troops Raid Pakistani Kashmir

29 Sep

Further to this post, The Asian Military Cockpit, Kashmir Section matters are indeed getting pretty hairy: India says hits Pakistan-based militants, escalating tension Indian officials said elite t…

Source: Mark Collins – Oh, Oh! Indian Troops Raid Pakistani Kashmir