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The image showed the founders of Invisible Children — Bobby Bailey, Laren Poole, and Jason Russell — posing with guns alongside members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), who have fought against the LRA.
To get the story behind the photograph, we turned to Glenna Gordon. who captured the moment at the Sudan-Congo border during the 2008 Juba Peace Talks while she was on assignment for the Associated Press. Hear her take on the Kony 2012 campaign after the jump.
Originally posted by lacrimaererum
this is just too weird or i am just too paranoid.
first off you shouldn't be telling your cute little kid stories like that. Who does this? Look heres my cute little blonde haired kid and here is the big bad nasty man.
Originally posted by coolpolitealex4
reply to post by seenavv
Yes on the face of it it is to be applauded , that is until you do some checking up on the issues surrounding Kony, he has not been a threat for a long time, and asking for money and soldiers to intervene and bomb the hell out of wherever it is they think they will get the best photo and video footage, we need less and less intervention and bombs going off throughout the world, and certainly not hand over money to rich video companies that put it's cameras in the faces of little black kids and demanded tears from them, I mean really'' for christ's sake Children have been murdered in the Middle East' Palestine actually, and we have never heard much from the rich media industry in America, to stop Netanyahu' and his right wing Zionist's, I'm all for using the media to free the childrens future, all the childrens future, and it's to be done at the UN HEADQUARTERS' to make sure America sign's up to the Geneva convention on "Human Right's" and to hand over her own war criminals to the Hague for a"Fair" trial and not allow the American soldiers to bomb the hell out of whoever, and scream at whoever won't do her bidding , and call them all sort's of names, like "War Criminals" etc' etc.
So people if you really want to use your energy wisely and where it will do the most good' it's in your own backyard' and to scream at her (your) own war criminals, and that is in ' the Good old, US of A, where you lock up your innocent's (for they are innocent , till been given a fair trial) and take away all their right's as "Human Being's", for America has lost her moral High Ground" when she went out and bombed the hell out of''' well who was it again ??
SEC. 9. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON FUNDING
It is the sense of Congress that--
(1) of the total amounts to be appropriated for fiscal year 2011 for the Department of State and foreign operations, up to $10,000,000 should be used to carry out activities under section 5; andCommentsPermalink
(2) of the total amounts to be appropriated for fiscal year 2011 through 2013 for the Department of State and foreign operations, up to $10,000,000 in each such fiscal year should be used to carry out activities under section 7.
Originally posted by Missing Blue Sky
We have a CIA, State Dept and Dept of Defense.
The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been accused of hiding behind the on-going ‘Walk to Work’ protests that have resulted into the beating up of the country’s opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye and the imprisonment of several leading and minor opposition figures.
In a scathing attack on the American secret agency and the methods used by Uganda’s political opposition, Dr David Matsanga, a former spokesman of Ugandan rebel movement, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has written to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni pleading with him to find a way of reaching out to the opposition and not fall into a trap allegedly being set by the CIA in an attempt to bring down the Ugandan government. He said: “My position on the Uganda scenario is that the current acrimony created by foreign instigators under the guise of “walk to work” is a simple CIA mechanism of regime change in Africa.”
(LRA) rampaging around Uganda is nothing more than a US and Mossad-backed guerilla force.
Its task is to destabilize wide areas of Africa rich in minerals like Uganda, ex-French and Belgian Congo, and Sudan.
Joseph Kony, the self-appointed leader of the LRA, ex-choir boy, brilliantly flexible break dancer, the new US terrorist poster boy, has been on the CIA’s books for years.
Apira famously refused to shake Museveni’s hand, claiming it was blood stained, when the Uganda president made a brief appearance in Juba and shook hands with some members of the Kony team.
The compromises meant the composition of the Kony team kept changing.
"That is why David Matsanga and others came in," she added, referring to the LRA’s current delegation leader to the peace negotiations. "The role of Matsanga needs some investigations. Who funded and facilitate him for the talks?
Sometimes he calls himself a CIA agent; other times an ICC expert; a conflict resolution expert and so forth."
SAN DIEGO, California - September 28, 2011 – As totalitarian regimes around the world fall through
revolutions fueled by modern social networks like Twitter and Facebook,
The US military currently has one hundred military officers training and overseeing the Ugandan military in anti-LRA operations. Due to the complete absence of LRA activity in Uganda, it becomes feasible that the US may be planning further operations in the resource rich DRC.
Over six million Congolese nationals have been killed in war since 1996, largely with US complicity. The regimes of Paul Kagame in Rwanda and Yoweri Museveni in Uganda have both received millions in military aid from the United States. Since the abhorrent failure of the 1993 US intervention in Somalia, the US has relied on the militaries of Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia to carry out US interests in proxy.
A senior Pentagon official underscored that the American military personnel would not be operating independently nor carrying out unilateral operations.
The official also said the United States had provided about $33 million in support to regional efforts to battle the Lord’s Resistance Army since 2008, an effort that has not been sufficient to guarantee that local security forces dismantle the group.
One effort has trained a light infantry battalion of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s military, with that unit now deployed in the Dungu region of northeastern Congo, where the Lord’s Resistance Army is operating.
American efforts to combat the group also took place during the administration of President George W. Bush, which authorized the Pentagon to send a team of 17 counterterrorism advisers to train Ugandan troops and provided millions of dollars worth of aid, including fuel trucks, satellite phones and night-vision goggles, to the Ugandan Army. Those efforts scattered segments of the Lord’s Resistance Army in recent years; its remnants dispersed and regrouped in Uganda’s neighbors
Originally posted by NewUser
Anyone else notice that in the video at 1:34 it says "the next 27 minutes are an experiment, but in order for it to work you have to pay attention". Obviously millions of people were't paying attention then.
Originally posted by CosmicConsciousness
There's something completely off about this. I really don't know what to think of this, but something isn't right here. There's something else behind this.
Originally posted by bellagirl
if this campain is sucessful i would like to see this sort of thing get a roll on. next to be targeted could be india with all the "bride burnings", killing of girls as they are considered worthless then onto the middle east and egypt with the bedouins kidnapping african refugees and using them as organ donors.