Alex Depew

10 Added | 1 Magazine | @AlexDepew | Keep up with Alex Depew on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alex Depew”

Anonymous issues warning to Maldivian Government

Anonymous has released a video to the Maldivian Government and their citizens, cautioning of release of information regarding the Government and …

Internet

Read the Letter That Changed the Way Americans Saw the Vietnam War

It was late April of 1968 when Ronald Ridenhour “first heard of ‘Pinkville’ and what had allegedly happened there.”<p>Thus began the letter that he sent …

AMERICA'S "CRAZY" ENEMIES

<b>THE SOUTH / AMERICAN CIVIL WAR</b><p><i>Confederate President Jefferson Davis / Burning of Atlanta</i><p><b>"I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war,</b> …

Geopolitics

You probably won’t read this piece about Syria

There's something in her eyes. Something more than the bafflement you so often see in the faces of innocents victimised by the wars of others. It's something that haunts. Something that reaches you most powerfully not in your mind, but somewhere more prosaic. In your guts. In your bones.<p>Her …

Middle East

Syria, Iraq, and the Specter of Chemical Warfare

Activists say Assad's army dropped chlorine gas on a northern Syrian town, while Kurdish forces allege ISIS use of the same weapon against them near Mosul.<p>A Syrian opposition group claimed Tuesday that Bashar al-Assad's government carried out a chlorine-gas attack in the northern town of Sarmin, …

Middle East

Seven key questions about the Iran nuclear negotiations

The U.S. and five other world powers have negotiated with Iran almost nonstop for 18 months in an effort to subject that country’s<p>nuclear programto international controls.<p>On Thursday, they reached a tentative agreement and Iran accepted limits on its nuclear efforts. In return, the Middle East …

South Asia

An Iraqi Sunni town celebrates rout of Islamic State

The man fiddled with a padlock securing a gate outside a convenience store. Once it was open, he gingerly stepped toward the entrance, holding his breath as he walked in.<p>He surveyed the room, taking in the shards of glass and upturned boxes littering the floor. The counter was pushed haphazardly to …

Islamic State (ISIS)

America’s $100,000 Deal with a North Korean Defector

And how it went awry.<p>I <i>t was September 21, 1953, just seven weeks after an armistice had ended the Korean War. Joseph Stalin was dead, and the Soviet Union had finally stopped its secret support of the North Koreans in the conflict. President Dwight Eisenhower was desperate to hold together the</i> …

North Korea

Syrian government attacks on Islamic State base may amount to war crimes, Amnesty International says

A leading international rights group has criticized Syrian government bombings last November that targeted the de-facto capital of the Islamic State group, saying the airstrikes killed dozens of civilians and may amount to war crimes.<p>Amnesty International said in a statement released on Tuesday …