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Forum Post: Yes we Kony!

Posted 7 years ago on March 14, 2012, 4:03 p.m. EST by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA
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Is the call for military intervention in central Africa to apprehend Kony and support the government of Uganda just another imperialist land grab to loot the mineral wealth of the region?

Kony 2012 Hides US Support for Repressive Ugandan Regime Kambale Musavuli: Uganda responsible for atrocities in Congo, focus on Kony cover for US militarization and support for dictators

The interview with this guy is pretty good. Reveals that Obama has given a pass to countries that use child soldiers as long as they are allies.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=8075

Rap News 12: Yes We Kony Join your charitable host Robert Foster - and our special guest, General Baxter, direct from AFRICOM - as we delve into the dark heart of the matter.

A humorous take on the subject.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=8066&updaterx=2012-03-13+07%3A12%3A01

Discuss.

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[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 7 years ago

As far as the issue of Kony vs. the Ugandan army is concerned. I honestly don't know; the death of Joseph Kony and the dismantling of his army is one of the best things that could happen in this region right now, and if it takes military intervention to take him out then so be it. On the other hand, this isn't something that I want the Ugandan army handling either, given that they have a tendency to engage in similar behavior (albeit on a somewhat smaller scale).

Military efforts in this sort of situation should be spearheaded by the African Union and/or the UN, with the US and NATO sending in people to assist in the capture and/or assassination of Joseph Kony, and unless he's currently in Uganda right now there's no reason for us to be explicitly supporting the Ugandan Army (which Invisible Children is doing).

I would rather avoid an actual full-scale battle with Kony's army and instead send one or two Special Forces teams in to assassinate him the way we did Osama bin-Laden (assuming such a thing is feasible). You might lose a few children that way, and that's a moral dilemma I really don't know what to do with. At what value of X do we say that X kids getting shot is an acceptable loss because letting Kony live is worse? I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer that question, but it is important to consider. As for Invisible Children being tied to the Ugandan army, I really have no idea what their deal is and I'm not sure if I want to.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 7 years ago

Did you see the part in the interview where the guy accused the Ugandan government of killing a million people in northern Uganda?

[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 7 years ago

Yeah, and honestly most of sub-Saharan Africa is such a mess that I don't really know what to do here or who to believe. The wars down there are brutal and the lines blurred to such a degree that it's basically grey-and-grey and the closest we can come to picking meaningful sides is the guy who slaughtered a bunch of people a year ago rather than the guy who's slaughtering people now. For these countries to heal men like Kony have to die, but half of his opponents are barely any better.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 7 years ago
[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 7 years ago

For myself, I believe that the westerner or the whiteman will never be the savior of Africa. In my opinion this is exactly the pretenses western corporations use to rob the mineral wealth of Africa. Its a sad place Africa but I dont think we can improve it by meddling in thier affairs. If the African Union wants to do something about it good for them but I havent seen the U.S. military involved in anything that they had buissness in since 1941.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

where do the guns come from in Uganda ?

[-] 1 points by Treeofl1 (1) 7 years ago

Help make Kony famous http://josephkony2012.co.za

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 7 years ago

Riiight. Does anybody besides this Troll have anything to say on this?

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