Do We Have Your Attention Now?
In order to deploy a military presence in Africa, the American support is key. How do you get the majority of Americans ok with going to war or at a minimum have a military presence in Africa without anyone questioning motive? Provide the motive.
Let me preface this with saying I’m not intending to be insensitive to the crimes against humanity that have been conducted by Joseph Kony, but please understand that this video was originally filmed in 2006 and didn’t get ANY press coverage. Also keep in mind that social media wasn’t in much existence in 2006 so it was hard to get wide spread coverage. Why am I mentioning this? Because, Joseph Kony hasn’t actually been active in Uganda for years. What is in Uganda? Oil. Lots and lots of black money spewing from the ground.
The LRA is surely guilty of committing kadogo (child soldiers) but so has the Democratic Republic of Congo, and this isn’t mentioned in the video. Especially when Ugandans have been wishing to rid of Yoweri K. Museveni who has been in power for more than 20 years by way of stealing elections and using the same violent tactics as Joseph Kony. Bill Clinton has been a long time supporter of Museveni and his power hold on the region.