A couple of days ago I explained why I couldn't work up enough fake outrage to attack Prime Minister Trudeau for holding cabinet meetings in resorts, away from Ottawa. I couldn't even bother to be outraged by the fact that he's less likely to be found in the House of Commons than was Stephen Harper. … Continue reading Still not outraged
Heaven knows, I am no fan of Donald Trump. I have expressed my distaste for the man more than once. I believe a Trump presidency would be a disaster for America and a nightmare for the US led West ... the only thing is: I think a Hillary Clinton might be just as bad, possibly even … Continue reading Moving the goal posts …
Now that John Ridsdel, a Canadian from Calgary, has been murdered and his body further desecrated, it will be, should be "normal" for Canadians to demand that the government "do something." It is, after all, what I have done, twice. But do what and against whom? There is a good article in the Ottawa Citizen, telling … Continue reading What is Abu Sayyaf?
I see, on social media, HUGE amounts of scorn being heaped on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals for having a cabinet meeting at a resort in Alberta. I'm apologize, especially to leaders of the CPC, but I cannot fake enough outrage to join in. First: of course, we (you) did it too. It, … Continue reading Sorry CPC, but I cannot fake enough outrage
Revised (2016-04-25) I have, more than once, expressed my, personal view that American strategic leadership has, since the end of the Eisenhower administration, been somewhere between weak and ineffective to downright counter-productive. I'm not alone. A serving US Army staff officer, who, for obvious reasons wishes to remain anonymous, has written a brief but very good … Continue reading Following the blind leader (2)
I see that the government's "information" machine is trying to set the tenor for the forthcoming defence review ... ... now, that's an important message. Our people are, indeed, our most valuable resource and I have already suggested that we might want to take a 'people centred' look at national defence, telling our government that … Continue reading A further throught (#9, 10, 12?) on the Defence Review
Today is Kap'yong Day. Details of the battle are available online and there is a useful series of 4 videos, too. Suffice it to say that, as first the US divisions and then the South Korean forces weakened and withdrew, only three units remained to hold off a massive Chinese attack: 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment; A … Continue reading Kap’yong Day