Tag Archives: al Qaeda

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’

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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 – 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 – Counter-Terrorism: CSIS’ New C-51 Powers Not So Threatening in Practice

12 Oct

The civil liberties sky has not fallen–and surely will not under the Liberal government: John Ivison: Fear of oppressive surveillance by spy agencies under Tories’ anti-terror legislation unf…

Source: Mark Collins – Counter-Terrorism: CSIS’ New C-51 Powers Not So Threatening in Practice

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