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    You already know what I think about the Invisible Children organization that runs the KONY 2012 campaign.

    The question that kept nagging me was why the Know Kony guys went after an exiled warlord but paid no attention to the resident dictator who is ruining Uganda?

    We now know the answer, thanks to WikiLeaks. Invisible Children is a spy asset for the Ugandan government!

    Well…at minimum, the Know Konyites helped the Ugandan government locate and capture Patrick Komakech, a member of a relatively new Ugandan government resistance group called the People’s Patriotic Front (PPF).

    You may call the Invisible Children’s actions “mission-creep,” but I call that mess acting like a government spook.

    Big up to Black Star News for breaking the story and to Foreign Policy for picking it up…

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  2. He walks freely…I know where he eats dinner every night.

    An apparently incredulous Laura Seay, Moorehouse College professor, on Bosco Ntaganda, a Rwandan warlord wanted for arrest by the International Criminal Court [PDF] since 2006 for enlisting and conscripting child soldiers while he was head of the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP). Ntaganda was never arrested and is currently affiliated with the Congolese national army, where he continues to forcibly recruit child soldiers and has been linked to mass murders and disappearances in the region.

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    Unlike warlord and Internet superstar Joseph Kony, Ntaganda – nicknamed “The Terminator” – can be easily located for arrest since he is a social regular in the Congolese city of Goma, where he hangs out at high-end restaurants and owns a few local businesses. Speaking of businesses, rumor has it that Ntaganda is illegally mining gold for sale overseas.

    And you thought your “People to Know” list would be restricted to Kony(!) Be sure to add Ntaganda as well, okay?

    (Source: trust.org)



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    As much as I understand how Americans require brilliant Hollywood-styled devices like those used by the KONY 2012 campaign to gain partial awareness of the situation in Uganda, that doesn’t stop the campaign from pissing me off.

    Sure, Joseph Kony is a rotten human being who deserves a date in front of an ICC judge followed by a lifelong stay in a jail cell shared with a horny guy named Big-D**k Afaf, but Americans are once again getting sucked into a myopic solution that’s dressed up and positioned as a cure-all.

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    Why are we ignoring Yoweri Museveni, another rotten human being who is destroying Uganda and is serving the second year of his fourth five-year term as President?  Why don’t we talk about how Museveni’s security forces shot, beat, arrested and killed protesters concerned about rising food and energy prices? How about the loot Museveni is personally positioned to make from production-sharing agreements with Western oil companies while 37 percent of Ugandans live in poverty? How about Uganda’s huge oil discovery being a significant reason for why many Westerners turn a blind eye to Museveni’s actions? And how about the alleged 2011 election thuggery exhibited by Museveni and his peeps? I could write a book about how Museveni’s forces invaded and occupied the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he presided over the mass murder of DRC civilians while seizing DRC’s resources. While you’re at it, ask journalists how they feel about their ability to freely report on Uganda’s shizzle. Okay, your turn to tell me how Kony is behind all of this… 

    Still, the amount of attention KONY 2012 is getting tells me Team Obama can score a major victory with young people in an election year if Kony is captured at the right time. Weird, huh?

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