Archive | Terrorism RSS feed for this section

Mark Collins – No Canadian UN Peacekeepers for Colombia–Only Africa?

3 Oct

A parochial observation on an important development–more  excellent reporting at the Globe and Mail: Colombians narrowly reject peace accord to end 52-year war with FARC rebels Stephanie Nole…

Source: Mark Collins – No Canadian UN Peacekeepers for Colombia–Only Africa?

Mark Collins – Afghanistan “Worth It”–Don’t Lose it

3 Oct

And keep in mind the truly nefarious role of miscreant Pakistan–excerpts from a major NY Times article, by a reporter with great Afghan experience, that is a clear message to the next America…

Source: Mark Collins – Afghanistan “Worth It”–Don’t Lose it

Mark Collins – New(ish) Philippines President Takes On US

29 Sep

The fellow is really (foolishly?) feeling his oats–at Foreign Policy’s “Situation Report”: … Manilla turning everything on its head. If Philippine President Rodrigo Du…

Source: Mark Collins – New(ish) Philippines President Takes On US

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

Mark Collins – Poor Lame POTUS: 97-1 Suing Saudi Bill Veto Over-Ride in Senate

29 Sep

How bad does it get? This bad. More POTUS. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – Poor Lame POTUS: 97-1 Suing Saudi Bill Veto Over-Ride in Senate

Mark Collins – NJ/NY Bombings: How a Young Afghan-American Turned to Jihad

26 Sep

Ahmad Rahami’s sad story of a terrible inability to reconcile a clash of cultures–excellent in-depth reporting at the NY Times: Journey From Class Clown to Suspect in Chelsea Bombing If…

Source: Mark Collins – NJ/NY Bombings: How a Young Afghan-American Turned to Jihad

Mark Collins – Islam, Jihads, Caliphates and End Times

22 Sep

Excerpts from a review article at the Times Literary Supplement: Wars of Religion THOMAS SMALL [more here] This piece forms part of a TLS Special Feature, our primer on the complex politics and rel…

Source: Mark Collins – Islam, Jihads, Caliphates and End Times

Mark Collins – “Charting Boko Haram’s Rapid Decline”

22 Sep

The start of a useful piece at War on the Rocks on a subject that has rather retreated into the jungle in terms of public and media concern (see the Canadian angle at the end of the post): After be…

Source: Mark Collins – “Charting Boko Haram’s Rapid Decline”

Mark Collins – US House Committee’s Bipartisan Damning of Edward Snowden

20 Sep

That nerdy self-made martyr (Hollywood version here) was the opposite of snow-white and “No Whistleblower”–read all about it at Milnet.ca. Oddly enough there has been almost zero …

Source: Mark Collins – US House Committee’s Bipartisan Damning of Edward Snowden

Mark Collins – The Asian Military Cockpit, Kashmir Section

20 Sep

Further to this July post, Bloody Weekend in Indian Kashmir (Canadian media ignore) things could get very hairy in a most dangerous part of the (nuclear-armed) world: The Indian Army Just Suffered …

Source: Mark Collins – The Asian Military Cockpit, Kashmir Section