Islamic State ‘Capital’, Raqqa, Retaken By Syrian Forces

Henry Kincaid With roughly 90% of the Syrian city of Raqqa having been retaken by the nation’s military from Daesh control, the ‘capital’ of the militant group is no more. In an interview with the Associated Press, spokesman for the US-led coalition, Col. Ryan Dillon, has stated that; “This will take some time, to say that … Continue reading Islamic State ‘Capital’, Raqqa, Retaken By Syrian Forces

More Than 500 IS Soldiers Dead And 1000 Captured In Hawija Liberation

Originally published for The Attestor DIBIS, Iraq —  More than a thousand Islamic State fighters have surrendered after losing one of their major strongholds, the city of Hawija. Prisoners, who had previously pledged to fight for the Islamic State, have surrendered en masse to the Iraqi army this Sunday. The men were taken to a military … Continue reading More Than 500 IS Soldiers Dead And 1000 Captured In Hawija Liberation

On Freedom. 

Freedom has its ups & downs. It’s good decades & bad decades. It is what it is, which is to say the best system of governance ever conceived, however; this doesn’t negate the fact that this freedom must be used wisely, lest we forget to avoid becoming the monsters we detest. Our freedom comes at a … Continue reading On Freedom. 

A Revolutionary Idea

Originally published on The Rationalists ( “Revolutionary.” It’s a term thrown around a lot, revolutionary, it simply means “new or innovative, a complete, radical change, or outside of standard practice”; so when someone invents a new type of camera, lightbulb, or phone, and this invention is actually, genuinely new in process, function, and/or result, the product is actually … Continue reading A Revolutionary Idea

Coming Attractions

Originally published on The Rationalists ( People often say that a new year is a new beginning, but the shadow of 2016 appears to have been cast directly over a blissfully unaware 2017. The affairs of the year past will have long running consequences that will surely span decades, but 2017 will bear the brunt … Continue reading Coming Attractions

Blind Contemplation

Back in April, the BBC unveiled its ‘Diversity and Inclusion Strategy’, an initiative designed to represent “everyone” and “all the cultures and diverse voices that make the UK what it is.”, according to Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC. The policy came after the BBC was criticised for not doing enough to tackle the issue of diversity within the company; David … Continue reading Blind Contemplation