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.

The next stage of international terrorism

The next stage of international terrorism

Days before New York and New Jersey were targeted by a jihadi bomber, a group of world experts on counter-terrorism sat on a stage in a large conference room in Herzliya and simulated an incident that could, in the future, represent the next stage of international terrorism: a chemical terrorist attack on a European city.

Pentagon release statement on Deir Ezzor massacre

Pentagon release statement on Deir Ezzor massacre

__________ Al-Masdar News Pentagon release statement on Deir Ezzor massacre Following initial reports that at least 80 of the Syrian army had been massacred in Deir Ezzor by US airstrikes, preliminary reports are now suggesting it is at least 100 dead and 100 injured. The Pentagon Press Release states absolutely nothing on the massacre with […]

In First, Israel’s Iron Dome Intercepts Mortar Shell Fired From Syria

In First, Israel’s Iron Dome Intercepts Mortar Shell Fired From Syria

This story is a tissue of lies, no part of it is true. Firstly, there are no armed groups within striking distance of Israel’s borders that are not under Israeli control and that includes Hamas. Secondly, a mortar shell is a small, cheap item weighing a handful of pounds, not something you would waste a Patriot missile costing tens of thousands of dollars trying to intercept.

Leaked Report Blows Lid Off Bellingcat’s Systematic Lying in MH17 Investigation

Leaked Report Blows Lid Off Bellingcat’s Systematic Lying in MH17 Investigation

Later this month, Dutch prosecutors will publish the second part of their probe investigating the July 2014 destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in east Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russian media have gotten ahold of a separate report breaking down the lies and half-truths used by the Bellingcat group to blame Russia for the catastrophe.

Elon Musk: ‘We Have Not Ruled Out’ That UFO Caused Space X Explosion

Elon Musk: ‘We Have Not Ruled Out’ That UFO Caused Space X Explosion

The frenzied excitement for alien hunters hit new heights on Friday when the innovative wunderkind Elon Musk wrote to a commenter on Twitter that “We have not ruled that [a UFO hitting the Space X Falcon 9 rocket] out” with theories ranging from an attack by foreign defense forces to a laser attack by an alien ship quickly cascading through social media.

15 years after 9/11: Emergency responders and civilians turning up with record rates of cancer

15 years after 9/11: Emergency responders and civilians turning up with record rates of cancer

After 9/11 New Yorkers were assured the air was safe by the EPA. The federal government was slow to respond with health programs to help survivors despite recognizing the worst health effects wouldn’t be seen for 10-15 years. But 15 years later cancer rates doubled.

Germany to pour cash into mass surveillance

Germany to pour cash into mass surveillance

Germany’s spies will be working with significantly increased resources next year, if a budget report leaked to three media outlets is approved. The federal domestic intelligence agency, the Verfassungsschutz (BfV) is bidding for an 18-percent budget boost in 2017, up to 307 million euros ($345 million), while the foreign intelligence agency BND will get a 12-percent rise to 808 million euros, according to a report released Thursday by the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” along with public broadcasters NDR and WDR.

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