U.S. Support For Uganda's Tyrant Helps Boost Joseph Kony

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Would any American allow someone to be U.S. President for 26 years? So why do we support the Ugandan tyrant?


[Black Star News Editorial] 
 
Ever wondered why warlord Joseph Kony fought in Uganda for 26 years --before moving into the Central African Republic? 
 
His nemesis, U.S.-backed Gen. Yoweri K. Museveni, the Ugandan president, has also been in power for 26 years.


By supporting and subsidizing tyranny in Uganda, the U.S. actually helps to prolong the repressive conditions that nurture individuals like Kony.

Gen.
Museveni won power, primarily by using child soldiers during his
insurgency from 1980 to 1986. Joseph Kony, who is almost 20 years
younger than Gen. Museveni, learned how to recruit children into an
armed force from Museveni. The Ugandan president was the first to enroll
children under arms. 
Kony's crimes in Uganda are well known: mutilations, killing civilians, kidnappings. He was indicted by the
International Criminal Court (ICC) after a deal between Gen. Museveni
and ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo that was meant to spare the
Ugandan president himself from possible indicted for crimes by his own
army.
Uganda's military, under commander-in-chief Yoweri
Museveni, committed war crimes during its fight with Kony's LRA, in
Uganda's Acholi region. Additionally, the government confined 2 million
Acholis in squalid concentration camps where about half the population
perished from hunger and diseases over a 20-year period.
When
Uganda's army occupied parts of Congo from 1997 to 2003, it committed
war crimes --massacres, mass rapes of men and women and looting of
Congo's resources. The atrocities were documented by Human Rights Watch
and Amnesty International. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) found
Uganda  liable for the war crimes in 2005 and awarded Congo $10 billion.  
 
The
International Criminal Court also launched its own investigation;   The Wall Street Journal reported on June 8, 2006, that Gen. Museveni
contacted then U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and asked him to block
that investigation.  
 

So the only difference between Kony and
Museveni is that the LRA chief is an indicted war criminal; the Ugandan
president is an unindicted war criminal. The U.S. has partnered with the
Ugandan regime, and the regime's PR company and sometimes spy, San Diego-based Invisible Children This means that only one of the two war criminals will be pursued and Ugandans will be left to the mercy of one. But
can you imagine one man being president of a country for 26 years?
Would anyone in the United States allow Barack Obama, George W. Bush,
Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, or any president for that matter to be
in office for 26 years? Might that type of political perversion
also not create a terroristic organization led by a person such as
Joseph Kony right here in the United States as well? We have already seen all the armed lunatic groups that emerged just because they oppose Obama, because of his race.
Mind you, Obama was actually elected and in order to serve for more than four years, he will have to get elected again. 
 
So
if we wouldn't  tolerate the perversion of someone being a U.S.
president for 26 years, why should we accept it in Uganda, an African
country? Why would the U.S. continues to support such a corrupt
tyranny

 
Don't  Africans deserve to have leaders of their own
choice? Do we still subscribe to the old colonial notion that Africans
don't know what's good for them? So we've  replaced a European potentate
with a U.S.-backed African despot? 
 
Clearly, Kony and Museveni are two sides of the same coin. 
 
 
"Speaking Truth To Empower."

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