Bospherus Bridge
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Turkey 2012 – 2014

David vs. David:  Turkey in the crosshairs: David Kilgour: Kurds from Iraq, Syria and Turkey should unite to fight ISIS on the ground vs David Jones: The U.S. must mobilize and strike regardless of Turkey’s stance […]

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Ukraine 2014

The Guardian Ukraine BBC World News Ukraine crisis Reuters World News Russia CIA World Factbook: Ukraine See also Russia in 2014 David (Jones): Crisis in Ukraine: Splitting Ukraine could prove the best solution vs David Kilgour: […]

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Europe & EU 2014

The European EU Observer New School of Athens (NSoA) Ukraine Watch as 1000 years of European borders change Swedish ‘Cold War’ thriller exposes Baltic Sea nerves over Russia (Reuters) Growing tensions since the Ukraine crisis have […]

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 //   //  October 19, 2014  //  2 Comments

Canada 2013-14: Politics

L. Ian MacDonald: Parties ready to spend Flaherty’s billions (iPolitics) What to do with the surplus? It’s the question everyone’s asking in Ottawa. On Radio-Canada’s Les coulisses du pouvoir Sunday, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said “this […]

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Nigeria and Boko Haram ‘agree ceasefire and girls’ release’ “If it turns out to be true, this will be one of the biggest breakthroughs in Nigeria for decades… but many Nigerians are sceptical”, says the BBC’s […]

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Canada in 2014 – Attack on Parliament Hill
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H.A. HELLYER: Dear Ottawa, from London (Globe & Mail) Canada can either make its Muslim community suffer twice for ...
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Wednesday Night #1703
October 22, 2014  //  No Comments
Only some (very) random notes in no particular order for this Wednesday Night. The reason being that Diana is  currentl ...
Canada Economy 2014
October 23, 2014  //  1 Comment
The Budget The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be cur ...
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Climate Change and Security
October 13, 2014  //  1 Comment
Mark Carney: most fossil fuel reserves can’t be burned Bank of England governor lends his support to ‘carbon bub ...