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.

Marine Le Pen hails Brexit, calls for French referendum

Marine Le Pen hails Brexit, calls for French referendum

The British have voted to leave the EU and predictably the reaction from many in European politics is to immediately call for their own national independence from the European superstate. Britain leaving may well lead to a domino effect as many other European nations have substantial independence movements and would love to leave the EU […]

BREXIT: Independence or Balkanisation?

BREXIT: Independence or Balkanisation?

Well, I have to hold my hands up and admit that once again, I was wrong. I have been expecting a Remain victory in the EU referendum from day one, my rationale being that the vote would be rigged in favour of the remain campaign because that’s what the government wanted and more importantly, the real power behind the government seemed to want the same thing.

Jihadis resort to Nerve Gas as Syrian Army pounds their way into Eastern Ghouta

Jihadis resort to Nerve Gas as Syrian Army pounds their way into Eastern Ghouta

This report from the 15th of June by Al-Masdar News shows that the Jihadis holding the enclave of Eastern Ghouta, just outside the capital Damascus, are growing ever more desperate as the Syrian forces pound them: Ghouta rebels attack Syrian Army with nerve gas Islamist militants used, yesterday, toxic gas to halt the Syrian Army’s […]

Syria: Terrorists crushed outside Damascus

Syria: Terrorists crushed outside Damascus

East Ghouta is one of the rebel-held enclaves around Damascus; recently, Syrian government forces have been fighting hard to eliminate this pocket. By pulling out the big guns in the form of the Russian OTR-21 “Tochka” short range ballistic missile, they are slowly annihilating the terrorists holding the pocket. The Syrian Arab News Agency made […]

UN report: ‘Islamic State’ is committing genocide against Iraq’s Yazidis

UN report: ‘Islamic State’ is committing genocide against Iraq’s Yazidis

The plight of the Yazidi people, a religious sect that IS consider to be devil worshippers has been going on for over two years; the media have published stories about US airstrikes against the IS forces attacking the Yazidis in northern Iraq but on the ground, there is precious little evidence that anything has been done to help the Yazidis.

Syria: Latest on Raqqah offensive

Stepping up the ante in the battle against ISIS, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has now advanced a total of 60 kilometers on the western Raqqa front, thus striking deep inside ISIS heartland. The Syrian army forces backed by their allied forces have established control over the strategic crossroads at Sfaiyeh leading to the northern city […]

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