Yesterday the twittering universe was alive with the top twitter #STOPKONY. So apparently we need another distraction from our Economic situation here in the U.S. Since the war cries are getting louder, I thought I would do a review of the long forgotten fact that we are already in the Sudan. It is not enough that we have Iran, Syria and the rest of the Middle East on fire. Let us stir up more in Africa. Look, it is time for the rest of the world to give a damn. Not just us. We are flat out of money and blood. So here we go down memory lane.
The forces will deploy beginning with a small group and grow over the next month to 100. They will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries.
Three women who brought us the new long war in Libya earlier describes the R2P plan. “R2P is an effort to create a new international moral standard to prevent violence against civilians. For those unfamiliar, take a stroll over to the earlier post. Now apparently, things are heating up to start us moving more men and armaments to the Sudan. Obama and his blood lust- sends troops to kill in Sudan. Has anyone heard anything about the soldiers and munitions sent to Africa?
Obama Sends U.S. Combat Troops To Uganda To Help Kill Rebel Leader, and only the beginning. He really is starting to get a taste for this apparently. Another war- Kinetic action, more dead. Our earlier post: Obama waives prohibition on child soldiers: While Michelle is worried about our kids and their exercise and caloric intake, her husband dearest signs an Executive Order for Africa to send their kids to war. Typical Progressive logic.
”I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application to Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and Yemen of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA”. So children, it’s off to war you go. Executive Order :
Now on to the twittering yesterday-
Activists launch viral video on Africa atrocities
The group’s new 29-minute video is gaining even more attention, thanks to social media. The work released Monday is part of an effort called KONY 2012 that targets the Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony, a bush fighter wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity
Ben Keesey, Invisible Children’s 28-year-old chief executive officer, said the viral success shows their message resonates and that viewers feel empowered to force change. It was released on the website, http://www.kony2012.com. From WNTP
The President Ok’s continued recruiting of Child Soldiers
This took us totally by surprise and was a complete shock to everyone working in the field - Jesse Eaves policy advisor at World Vision
In order for the Sudan to continue to receive funding from the US there were stipulations. They needed to stop recruiting child soldiers for the Southern Ugandan Army. However, because so much of their forces are made up of the innocent they were not able to comply on time. But no worries, instead of cutting their funding or putting pressure on the southern army, the President has taken it upon himself to waive the sanctions against countries using child soldiers. The Child Soldier Protection Act was originally passed in 2008 under the leadership of the guy that Kanye West said “didn’t care” about black people.(More on this and official State Dept Report Here) For now, the document is available on the White House website here.
“The core message is just to show that there are few times where problems are black and white. There’s lots of complicated stuff in the world, but Joseph Kony and what he’s doing is black and white,” Keesey said Wednesday.