Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.

Trump Suggests “Softening” His Hardline Position on Immigration

Trump Suggests “Softening” His Hardline Position on Immigration

It looks like the new campaign team Trump hired last week have told him he needs to tone down the hate speech and the anti-immigrant rhetoric. However, it is precisely the crap that has flowed out of his mouth that has gotten Trump this far for the simple reason that it appeals to the masses of undereducated, underemployed and disenfranchised poor white folk.

Trying to make sense of the Syrian-Kurd fighting around Hasakah

Trying to make sense of the Syrian-Kurd fighting around Hasakah

We thought we understood who was aligned with who, but the latest developments where Syrian got forces have been bombing the PKK/YPG forces in the far NE corner of Syria has thrown a spanner in the works and has us a little mystified to be frank; in the absence of further info, we simply do not know what exactly is going on and what machinations have brought about this state of affairs.

Thatcher held secret Saudi talks to win huge arms deal, archives show

Thatcher held secret Saudi talks to win huge arms deal, archives show

When Thatcher took power in 1979 Britain was only 7th or 8th largest arms exporter in the world. By the time she left office in 1991, we were second only to the US of Arms in arms exports. Thatcher destroyed British industry and replaced it with an arms industry – that is why Britain has been involved in one conflict or another since 1991, that is why we are friends with any rotten, evil regime who will pony up the cash for our cluster bombs, land mines and other ‘goodies’.

Turkey has ‘no clue’ on Gaziantep wedding attack perpetrator: PM Yıldırım

Turkey has ‘no clue’ on Gaziantep wedding attack perpetrator: PM Yıldırım

Turkey claims it has “no clue” about who was behind the attack on a wedding in a town close to the Syrian border that left 54 people dead; this was an attack on the Kurdish population of Gaziantep as a whole designed to spread terror and is just the latest in a very long string of murderous attacks against the Kurds, all of them carried out by Erdogan’s cruel regime.

By 4 To 1 Margin, Business Economists Say Clinton Would Manage Economy Better Than Trump

By 4 To 1 Margin, Business Economists Say Clinton Would Manage Economy Better Than Trump

Trump is a serial failure, behind him is a long string of failed business ventures and failed marriages – both his business and personal lives are litanies of failure. Not once, not twice, but four times the man has been mired in bankruptcy and the key tenets of his business strategy are to borrow huge sums of money while doing everything possible to hide his real wealth (or rather, lack of it) and keep his shady accounting hidden.

Russia Underlines Continued Combat Missions from Hamadan Air Base if Necessary

Russia Underlines Continued Combat Missions from Hamadan Air Base if Necessary

The Russian defense ministry announced on Monday that it has called back its air fleet from Western Iran after accomplishing all planned anti-terrorism missions in Syria, but meantime underlined that similar missions will be conducted from the Hamadan air base in future based on mutual agreement with Tehran.

Serbia and RS commemorate victims of NDH death camps

Serbia and RS commemorate victims of NDH death camps

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of one of the most cruel and ruthless genocides of the 20th century and one that has been largely forgotten. The number of people murdered in the Jasenovac death camp system is unknown. Hundreds of thousands of Serbs perished there, together with Jews, Gypsies, Croat partisans, and other Croat opponents of the Ustasha regime.

US Used Small Nuclear Weapons in Iraq

US Used Small Nuclear Weapons in Iraq

The use of depleted uranium has had immense implications for the health and lives of both veterans and civilians. Hundreds of thousands have died, untold numbers born with birth defects, the true human toll is both deeply shocking and infuriating.

China’s hack-proof quantum satellite leap into space leads the world

China’s hack-proof quantum satellite leap into space leads the world

China launched the world’s first quantum science satellite into space early on Tuesday morning, with the project carrying the hopes of scientists around the world. In ancient times, China was the land of innovation, inventing black powder, paper, printing and the compass. Now, after decades of rapid economic development, it has built up the world’s largest army of scientists and engineers, some armed with cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art hardware, and is ready to reclaim the glory of the past with ambitious projects.

The 16 times mainstream media gave a voice to Anjem Choudary to spout hate

The 16 times mainstream media gave a voice to Anjem Choudary to spout hate

The MI5 operator Anjem Choudhary has obviously served his purpose or has become burned out or otherwise has outlived his usefulness, that is why he has been ‘convicted’ and ‘imprisoned’. In reality, I expect he has shaved his beard, thrown off his Islamic garb, adopted a new name and is sunning himself somewhere far away from the interracial tensions he has done so much to promote and provoke.

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