Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

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 – 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 – Bloody Yemen Update: US Not Best Pleased with Saudis, Plus Houthis

22 Aug

Further to this post, Yemen: Saudi Tanks Hammered by Houthis other matters are not helping the Kingdom’s cause: 1) NY Times opinion piece: Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians, the U.S. Looks the Oth…

Source: Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Not Best Pleased with Saudis, Plus Houthis

Mark Collins – Mosques: French Crackdown on Foreign Funding (Canada/Saudis?)

15 Aug

France can be tough: To curb radicalism, France targets foreign funding for mosques After three major terrorist attacks in the last year and a half, public outrage has forced the French government …

Source: Mark Collins – Mosques: French Crackdown on Foreign Funding (Canada/Saudis?)

Mark Collins – Yemen: Saudi Tanks Hammered by Houthis

10 Aug

Interesting stuff from a reporter who read the fine print–at Defense One’s “D-Brief”: … Exposed: Saudi Arabia’s losses from its war in Yemen, thanks to a new U.S. tank…

Source: Mark Collins – Yemen: Saudi Tanks Hammered by Houthis

Mark Collins – Those Jolly Jihadi Saudis Spreading Wahhabism in Kosovo (and Bosnia)

23 May

Further to this post, Those Jolly Jihadi Saudis, Part 3 a major NY Times article looks at what the Kingdom has been up to in a particularly dicey part of the Balkans (PBS on Bosnia at end of the po…

Source: Mark Collins – Those Jolly Jihadi Saudis Spreading Wahhabism in Kosovo (and Bosnia)

Mark Collins – The French Government’s Merchant of Death

29 Apr

Read all about it. France’s salesman: The quiet minister who sold billions in subs and jets France’s salesman: The quiet minister who sold billions in subs and jets © Georges Gobet, AFP…

Source: Mark Collins – The French Government’s Merchant of Death

Mark Collins – The Saudis’ Whopping Defence Spending

6 Apr

One does wonder though how capable their forces really are–and how long can they continue to spend like (non-) drunken sailors? Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military sp…

Source: Mark Collins – The Saudis’ Whopping Defence Spending

Mark Collins – Saudis and Iranians Executing A-Plenty

3 Apr

Lovely regimes, what? Off with their heads or hang ’em high: 1) The Kingdom: Saudi Arabia executions reach record high as beheadings set to double this year Exclusive: British Government urge…

Source: Mark Collins – Saudis and Iranians Executing A-Plenty

Mark Collins – Fissiparous Libya, Bleeding Yemen Updates

28 Mar

West and others covertly into Libya whilst the Yemeni hell-hole burns: 1) SAS deployed in Libya since start of year, says leaked memo [US Congress]: King Abdullah of Jordan indicates US was briefed…

Source: Mark Collins – Fissiparous Libya, Bleeding Yemen Updates