Friday, March 9, 2012

Kony 2012

I first heard about this particular puke some two decades ago and I am sure like many, had thought that he was long dead.  No such luck obviously and this campaign is well worth our support.  The idea is simple.  We will work to make him a household name that everyone knows and make it impossible to hide without every movement triggering reactions.  When his sorry band enters a village, everyone with a cell phone can simply twitter his presence or his ‘armies’ presence.  The point is to make sure he cannot evade ground intelligence unless he totally goes to ground.

We cannot confront an armed quasi governmental force that has ground support in this manner, but we sure can confront outright warlords who utterly lack that ground support.  Curiously, the one national environment that lacks ground support for the powers that be is that of Iran.  What needs to be done there is to run a campaign called ‘track a mullah’.  Whenever a mullah is spotted going about his business, it is enough to tweet his presence at the locale.

In this manner, counter revolutionary forces are able to see the locations of all mullahs all the time.  This should serve to intimidate them and perhaps even make them more paranoid than they are.  Maybe we can even have a daily mullah report broadcast.

My real point is that the majority of Iranians are no longer supporters of the Mullahs at all and they are terribly vulnerable as is Mr Kony hiding in his jungles.

'Kony 2012' Campaign Against Uganda Warlord Takes Over Internet

By Enjoli Francis | ABC News – 19 hrs ago

If you logged onto Facebook at any point today, you may very well have found friends and others sharing "Kony 2012," a 30-minute YouTube film on the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.

The nonprofit charity Invisible Children Inc. uploaded the video Monday to bring attention to Kony and the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army, which has terrorized central Africa for several years. The YouTube video currently has more than 7 million views.

The hashtag #stopkony has been trending worldwide on Twitter.

On its Facebook page, Invisible Children says it "uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony's rebel war and restore LRA-affected communities in Central Africa to peace and prosperity."

The charity came about after three Southern California filmmakers returned from Africa and released a documentary on the children forced to fight under Kony's leadership.

In October, President Obama sent 100 troops to Uganda to help regional forces battle the LRA and capture or kill Kony.

During that announcement, he said that for more than two decades the LRA had been responsible for having "murdered, raped, and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women, and children in central Africa" and continues to "commit atrocities across the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan that have a disproportionate impact on regional security."

On April 20, the group is asking supporters to cover their hometowns with posters calling for Kony to be brought to justice. On its website, supporters can sign a petition and contribute to the cause by buying T-shirts, posters and bracelets.

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