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Massacres follow failed U.S.-aided Uganda mission- NYT

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posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 07:36 AM

Source: Reuters
NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. military helped plan and finance a recent attack on a Ugandan rebel group which went awry, with fleeing fighters conducting a series of massacres that killed up to 900 civilians, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

The Uganda-led operation targeted the brutal rebel group called Lord's Resistance Army, which had been hiding in a Congolese national park. The rebel leaders escaped and small group of fighters rampaged through towns in northeastern Congo, hacking, burning, shooting and clubbing civilians to death, the newspaper said.

The U.S. involvement was its first helping plan such a specific military offensive with Uganda, the Times said, citing senior U.S. military officials. The officials said a team of 17 advisers and analysts from the Pentagon's new Africa Command worked with Ugandan officers, providing satellite phones, intelligence and $1 million in fuel.

Oh noes! Not the peaceloving US military. This newsblast goes against the "look no evil-hear no evil" crowd in ATS. Perhaps a lil bit of an eyeopener before the hypocrite mode is turned on for a next time?


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