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Uganda: Obama's Next Target

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NDPP
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The Politics of Genocide, White Supremacy and Corporate Control (vid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg6kPY7QC3M&feature=related


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Kony 2012: what's the real story?

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We want, with your help, to investigate this further. Our principle approach is to attempt to gather views from Uganda about whether this film is the right way to go about campaigning on the issue. I'm going to be working with John Vidal, our environment editor, who has travelled extensively in the region and is on the phone now to his contacts there.

Do you have any relevant information? Get in touch below the line, tweet@pollycurtis or email me at polly.curtis@guardian.co.uk.

 


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To quote a friend from facebook  (quote expanded):

 

Kony 2012.

Cameron 2012. Sarkozy 2012.  Obama 2012.  Bush 2012.  Clinton, H. 2012.  Clinton, W.J. 2012.  Kagame 2012. Cheney 2012.  Harper 2012.  Gates 2012.


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Slumberjack wrote:

Good analysis in that post Fidel.

Yes, thank goodness we have men to explain what rape as a tool of war means.


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War ain't pretty. That's why I can't support this call for more military intervention. We're just encouraging what we claim to abhor. There has to be a better way and there is. [sarc]It just needs the same fancy video and social networks with children used as pawns to resonate with the facebook folk.[/sarc] smh This Kony thing is the lowest common denominator of activism and is really starting to bother me. Most of the folk I know latching on to it proudly vote for and espouse the Cons. Never mind the subconscious racial undertones. My sister and I had a long chat as her daughter took the bait. I told her it's likely her school will soon be holding a fundraiser and not bothering to educate the children to think for themselves. Or providing examples in our own country's history. Yet the military can recruit "Cadets" from middle and high schools. Not to the same degree but we have our own child soldiers right here in Canada.

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Rebecca West wrote:

Slumberjack wrote:

Good analysis in that post Fidel.

Yes, thank goodness we have men to explain what rape as a tool of war means.

And sometimes warmongers pay PR firms like Hill & Knowlton to sell fascist aggression to the public. With respect to Africa, though, rape and mass murder of six million human beings is an open secret since the 1990s. Black people in Africa don't count as far as lapdog newz media is concerned. It's why I babble and read other US and Canadian alternative news/current events analysis sites, like Thirdworldtraveler.com and Globalresearch.ca. 


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Lots of sources cited here say there's no Kony or LRA doing anything in Uganda for years. What's the real story?

Outrage grows over "Stop Kony" campaign


laine lowe
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I'm guessing a distraction much like Darfur.

Call me cynical but it's a branding exercise to promote "intervention on humanitarian grounds" as respectable foreign policy.


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laine lowe wrote:

I'm guessing a distraction much like Darfur.

Call me cynical but it's a branding exercise to promote "intervention on humanitarian grounds" as respectable foreign policy.

Word.

 


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RT: Is Kony 2012 A Propaganda Campaign? (vid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO9HL99itSU


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Unionist wrote:

laine lowe wrote:

I'm guessing a distraction much like Darfur.

Call me cynical but it's a branding exercise to promote "intervention on humanitarian grounds" as respectable foreign policy.

Word.

 

NDPP

you mean like this..

"There's also a peacekeeping/peacebuilding role that our military can play. I've been on the ground in places like the Congo where the UN peacekeeping operations lack the kind of leadership that Canada could bring to the field to ensure rights are protected..

If there's ever a place where Canada should step up, the Congo is it..."

Paul Dewar NDP

 


Fidel
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Genocide in the Congo is real, I'm sorry to have to say. The anti-NDP rhetoric as usual can't make it doubleplus untrue.


NDPP
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I am well aware of the genocide in the Congo and our interests there.  I also have no doubt such a mission could be marketed by the ndp here with great success, alas.


Fidel
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NDPP wrote:

I have no doubt such a mission could be marketed by the ndp here with great success, alas

 

Armies of U.S. proxies Uganda and Rwanda continue murdering and raping Congolese at a frenzied pace.

Explain, please. Why would western world war criminals want to act on the NDP's demand for humanitarian intervention at this point? 

Alas, the NDP's calls for humanitarian intervention into a genocide continue to be ignored. This is a modern day holocaust whereby 5 million human beings have been slaughtered during the "civil war" between 1998 and 2003 and an estimated 40,000 slaughtered every month since then.

At what point should Canada's official opposition party stop suggesting that something be done about it? At 7 million? 8, 000, 000? 10M and we'd be vying for the Belgian-CIA colonial championship trophy for being accomplices to a similar holocaust in the Congo.

The Harpers won't be taking instruction from the NDP anytime soon. The Harpers receive their marching orders from Warshington full stop.


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Revenge is a motherfucker; especially if you can get the rest of the world to do it for you.

Just saying...


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Invisible Children founders posing with guns: an interview with the photographer

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Q. Invisible Children has received some criticism that their efforts and this photo seem “colonialist,” or hint at the “white man’s burden.” What do you say to that?  

Gordon: I think all of those things are true. The photo plays into the myth that Invisible Children are very much actively trying to create. They even used the photo on their official response page. I don’t think they think there is a problem with the idea that they are colonial. This photo is the epitome of it, like, we are even going to hold your guns for you.


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Because all the US proxies understand humanitarian intervention is the perfect cover for imperialism and recolonization in Africa. Hence Invisible Children INC's Get Kony bid and Dewar's Canadian 'peacekeepers' pitch. There is no ethical or moral credibility in such suggestions, only an ominous creepiness contemplating it. So in answer to your final question Fidelio - immediately please.


Fidel
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Sorry NDPP. The Gladio gangsters will not be intervening in the Congo anytime soon as a result of the NDP's call for intervention. Things are going just too darned well for corporate interests in the Congo.

Darfur and Libya are high on Murder Inc's agenda, though. As many human beings are raped and slaughtered in the Congo every six months as have been killed in Sudan in total in recent years. But your stoogeaucratic parties and their friends in Warshington will not be concerned about the ongoing holocaust in the Congo anytime soon. You can bet the farm on that.


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Crisis In The Congo (and vid)

http://congojustice.org


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Using the bizarre 'Kony 2012' video to teach our kids about real global justice

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Like Obama's masterful 2008 election rhetoric of "Yes we can, Hope, Audacity, and Change", this arrest Kony campaign grabs hold of people's best humane impulses, and leads them into a dead end that fights a lesser evil (the Republicans in 2008, a marginal war criminal on the run now). Meanwhile we ignore the corrupt system that continues these horrible crimes.

We are shown that the International Criminal Court lists Kony as the world's No. 1 war criminal along with other people, mostly from Africa. However, Western names like George Bush, Dick Cheney, Benjamin Netanyahu, etc. are missing from the list. How can we help a kid understand what that means?

Talking points with our kids who probably have or will watch the video:

What is the difference between a militia kidnapping children for military service, and a nation drafting children?  What does it mean when our society takes away job opportunities for young people, thereby pressuring them to join the military or security forces for a living?

 What would Martin Luther King say about a campaign to send in the US military to Africa? King made a lot of enemies when he denounced the Vietnam war and US militarism, but he didn't back down.

Is it wrong to create another forward operating base for US military domination? Should the US military be dramatically scaled down to just a defensive army? Wouldn't it be better to empower the UN to send armed forces to arrest war criminals and maintain true security for vulnerable populations?

Let's talk about our cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. Why should we demand that the mining of these minerals and the manufacturing of our electronics not contribute to the exploitation or enslavement of African, South American or Asian workers, nor fund human rights abusers who terrorize Africans for their labor? How can we get our computer and cell phone companies to sign onto fair-labor agreements that affect these African, South American and Asian children and their parents?

Do we have the nerve to show how Steve Job's genius in making Apple products so popular was also based on exploiting African and Chinese workers?

What power and responsibilities as consumers do we have to Africans and Asians?

Why do Western nations use the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank's privatization policies to undermine African infrastructure such as health care, education and city/village services? Why should we end "free trade" policies that destroy sustainable African farming and their environment?

Kids, what was it about your parents' anti-globalization movement way back in the old days of the 2000's? Why did they take to the streets and resisted the riot police - demanding our government and our corporations
stop creating African poverty and starvation that breeds violence and wars?

How were Africans affected by the US government's refusal to support the international treaty to ban land mines? Where do the weapons Kony's army use to kill other Africans with come from?

How come an official global war-criminals list doesn't have any of our own notorious leaders who have murdered and terrorized millions and destroyed foreign nations? Would including them make a US-based campaign to capture one African war criminal make it less popular with Congress?

Do you think it is OK that a brilliant campaign like Invisible Children does not show that war criminals are also protected in our countries? Shouldn't upholding human rights be universal?

Finally, before you donate money to a cause, how can you find out if you money is being properly spent? Did you know that most responsible charities should use less than 10% of their money on administration costs?

ETA: I see Rabble has picked this item up.


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Rebecca West wrote:

Slumberjack wrote:

Good analysis in that post Fidel.

Yes, thank goodness we have men to explain what rape as a tool of war means.

Certainly it wasn't an all inclusive explanation, but we're not in school and there's no points to subtract for incompleteness. 


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Fidel wrote:
Alas, the NDP's calls for humanitarian intervention into a genocide continue to be ignored. This is a modern day holocaust whereby 5 million human beings have been slaughtered during the "civil war" between 1998 and 2003 and an estimated 40,000 slaughtered every month since then.

Corporatism and the west are already there, up to their necks in it, and you'd prefer if we send in additional reinforcements with someone like Dewar leading the charge?


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The fact that corporate news is promoting the video means yet another macabre game of sorts is afoot.


Fidel
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Slumberjack wrote:

Fidel wrote:
Alas, the NDP's calls for humanitarian intervention into a genocide continue to be ignored. This is a modern day holocaust whereby 5 million human beings have been slaughtered during the "civil war" between 1998 and 2003 and an estimated 40,000 slaughtered every month since then.

Corporatism and the west are already there, up to their necks in it, and you'd prefer if we send in additional reinforcements with someone like Dewar leading the charge?

 

Kony 2012 is promoting the sending of troops to Uganda not Congo. Everything is peachy in the Congo. Congolese continue to be slaughtered at a frenzied pace. 

The U.S.-backed Museveni announced that Uganda has more oil in the north. That's where 100 U.S. special forces were sent a number of months later and allegedly to deal with the LRA. 

So, yes, you are supposed to ignore the Congo and any squawking NDP oratories concerned about the ongoing holocaust there. Forget about the Congo where the LRA are now based and slaughtering willy nilly. Meanwhile there are at least 200 LRA fighters in Uganda. And Uganda is where the oil is.

Pay no attention to Dewar or the NDP's propaganda concerning the Congo. The NDP are merely power hungry and wanting to unseat our corrupt, election-rigging stooges in Ottawa by 2015. Fuck that.

Because this is about Kony 2012. And by some wild coincidence, it's also Obama in 2012. Get it?


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Kony 2012: Phony Story to Whip Up More War in Africa  -  by Keith Harmon Snow

http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2012/03/kony-2012-a-psyop-against-...

"..The US is all over the place, with both covert and overt military programs. France, England, Canada, Belgium, Libya, Israel and China are all involved. All these conflicts are intertwined. Contrary to the proliferation of propaganda always attributing Kony's LRA with child abductions - another example of Western Orientalism that essentializes Africa to serve political purposes - is research showing that many LRA abductions are short term with children returning home from LRA abductions in less than three weeks.

Further, many children who fight with the LRA have joined by choice and they do so willingly. In 'Childhood's End', Christopher Hitchens describes the LRA as a 'grotesque zombie-like militia - that has set a standard of cruelty and ruthlessness.' American troops that have committed atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan, no less brutal or gruesome or masochistic, would never be described this way.

Yoweri Museveni and his business and military partners are responsible for millions of deaths, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Eastern Congo. The US military's invasion of Zaire (now Congo) involved US covert forces, US military, communications, logistical support, and Ugandan and Rwandan forces. Humvees, C130s, and black-skinned US Special Forces entered South Sudan and northwestern Congo through the Gulu and Arua District of Uganda, the heart of Acholiland and the center of atrocities against the Acholi people.."

This is an excellent overview of the region and 'great gaming by Western powers, including Canada


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'Kony 2012' A New Recruiting Tool for US-UK Aggression and Genocide in Africa

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/03/kony-2012-new-recruiting-tool-...

Webster Tarpley interview on Infowars


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Kony screening provokes anger in Uganda: Ugandans, who suffered at hands of Lord's Resistance Army, react in anger at Kony video causing internet waves.


Freedom 55
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The Real News Network's interview with Kambale Musavuli: Kony 2012 Hides US Support for Repressive Ugandan Regime


Fidel
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That's an informative video.

Kambale Musavuli: wrote:
You cannot give military support to an oppressive regime. They're going to use it against the people. This is the battle that's going on in Uganda right now. Ugandans are trying to change the government. They have a dictator who was in power for 26 years. That's what they're fighting about. This is the same government who have caused the death of more than a million, actually, in Northern Uganda, you know, put them in camps. You know, people have dubbed it as death camps. You know, this is the same government who are trying to kill any homosexual. You know, they introduced a law saying that if you're homosexual, either you are arrested-. And that's the government that we are supporting right now.


Then I can move it further. On March 2 of this year it was reported that the Uganda People's Defence Force in Central Africa have been raping Congolese women who are refugees in Central Africa. Not only that, it's been reported that they were extracting, looting diamond and timber in Central Africa. So we are providing the support to this military. They are already in Central Africa chasing Kony. And as they're chasing Kony, they are doing the same exact thing they did in Congo-looting resources and oppressing the people of the region.

The U.S.-backed dictator is in trouble with his own people, and Obama and Hillary want to send more U.S. troops to help Museveni put down popular peoples rebellions against his brutal regime.


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Kony 2012 Promotes US 'Humanitarian Intervention in Africa'  - by Bill Van Auken

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/kony-m14.shtml

"The Kony 2012 campaign represents a cynical attempt to manipulate public opinion to the interests of US intervention. And it proposes the US government and the US military as the solution to human rights abuses, as if the warcrimes from Vietnam to Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya had never happened."

BAR: Top Ten Ways To Tell Kony is Phony - by Bruce Dixon

http://blackagendareport.com/content/social-media-scam-alert-top-ten-way...

"Black Agenda Report is far from the first or the only news source to point out that Kony 2012 is a warmongering hoax, and we certainly won't be the last. As our contribution, we here offer our top ten reasons why Kony is phony..."

Kony 2012 Psy Op Collapsing (and vid)  by Tony Cartalucci

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/03/kony-2012-psy-op-collapsing.html

"Invisible Children disables comments on viral propaganda video + meet the real Joseph Kony. It has been revealed that indeed Invisible Children has been working with USAID, a government agency that helps lay the groundwork for what could best be described as a modern-day imperial administrative network."


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