Tag Archives: Obama

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: Terry Glavin on Trump and Why: “God help us all” or…

10 Nov

…the decline of the old media, especially newspapers, and the arrogant self-content of the greatest and goodest–excerpts: With Trump’s win, the Age of the Gargoyle has arrived In …

Source: Mark Collins: Terry Glavin on Trump and Why: “God help us all” or…

Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Putin and “transgender bathroom rights” Section

21 Oct

At the end of an opinion piece at the Wall St. Journal: The Vladimir Putin Test The strongman’s appeal reveals a lot about today’s liberal democracies… Under President Obama, Angela Merkel, F…

Source: Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Putin and “transgender bathroom rights” Section

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 – Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad

4 Oct

While I have often been sceptical about President Obama’s handling of international matters, and awful as things are in Syria and as great the moral outrage, I not think this is the time to d…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad

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 – 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 – Crimea: Russia Looking for Excuse to Really Go at Ukraine? Part 2

19 Aug

Further to this post (note at end Canadian Forces in western Ukraine), the latest at Foreign Policy–how far will Bad Vlad actually go? SitRep: Russia Massing Forces Near Ukraine as Putin Land…

Source: Mark Collins – Crimea: Russia Looking for Excuse to Really Go at Ukraine? Part 2

Mark Collins – US Allies: “No” to No US Nuke First Use (Obama to Announce?)

15 Aug

Some friends are getting nervous they might be left in the deterrent lurch and lots of leaking is going on (current NATO policy, for its part, on nuclear weapons’ use is not terribly clear): …

Source: Mark Collins – US Allies: “No” to No US Nuke First Use (Obama to Announce?)

Mark Collins – President Obama Issues Cyber Directive

27 Jul

Trying to get the country’s act together–but how well will things work, especially with the private sector? In a major cyber-hack, whom do you call? The White House spells it out. Presi…

Source: Mark Collins – President Obama Issues Cyber Directive