In Vast Jungle, U.S. Troops Aid in Search for Kony

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    I thought we were there for training?:confused:

    In Vast Jungle, U.S. Troops Aid in Search for Kony

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/w...y-us-forces-in-central-africa.html?ref=africa
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    Joseph Kony Hunt: Caesar Acellam, Top LRA Commander, Captured, Says Uganda Official

    Joseph Kony Hunt: Caesar Acellam, Top LRA Commander, Captured, Says Uganda Official
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    Anything which is done to stop Kony is a good thing, and I'm delighted if US troops are taking a more active role.

    Removing him from the face of the map would be a real boost for morale in several countries.
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    Kony should have been hit by a cruise missile decades ago.
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    He should, indeed! It couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

    There's a good book about him, btw, called 'Wizard of the Nile' - well worth a read.
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    Kony's been dead for about 5 years.

    But that's OK, he's the new OBL right? Now America can spend Trillions more chasing his ghost around Africa in the name of "Freedom" when it's really all just for Empire. Just like in the Middle East.

    But then after 5 or 10 years (however long the Military wants to play) a Special Forces raid will kill him and he'll be "buried at sea" in accordance with African custom. There'll be no pictures of course but that won't stop Hollywood from filming the blockbuster, All Star Hollywood cast movie about it.

    And Americans will eat it up, just like they do with everything else.
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    Right. And you know this...how, exactly?
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    How you figure Kony has been dead?
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    Mad Scientist -

    Not 'Ugandans', but a 'Ugandan' are saying it.

    So ONE person says this - and you present it as a solid fact. You KNOW it.
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    Again, Ugandans have been saying it and are saying it:
    Joseph Kony: Ugandans Flay ?Kony 2012? Campaign, Say the Video is ?Totally Wrong? - International Business Times
    See, if Americans were smart, they'd see that this is just a relaunch of the "Saddam Hussein harbors Terrorists" scam that they fell for after 9/11.

    It's an excuse to send even more troops into Africa for more Empire.

    (I'll wait for you to claim there are no US troops in Africa)
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    Mad Scientist -

    Of course there are American troops in Africa - what on earth are you talking about?

    Will you be presenting any real evidence of Kony's death, btw?
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    You lookin' for an autopsy report? A Death Certificate?

    Ugandans say:
    1. He's Dead.
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    2. He hasn't been around for at least 5 years.

    So I can either believe that he's dead or just not around meaning, not effective. So there's no need for US Troops in Africa.


    Please present evidence that he's still alive and conducting operations.
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    Mad S -

    Most Ugandan media don't claim he is dead. We know he isn't in Uganda, and media in CAR still think he is probably alive.

    Certainly, he could be dead - I just see no evidence to suggest that he is.

    It's great US troops are there, and even if he is dead, any pressure placed on the remaining LRA is worthwhile.
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    Most? So Ugandan FoxNews says he's dead, Ugandan MSNBC says he's still alive? You mean like that?

    Either way Ugandan Forces are doing that just fine by themselves:
    Ugandan forces capture Kony's top LRA commander | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Interesting Fact: Uganda is just south of Sudan (which was recently split into Oil Sudan and Non-Oil Sudan). Would make the perfect staging base for US operations into Oil Sudan right?

    Oh, but that's just a "Conspiracy Theory". :lol:
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    Actually no, it wouldn't make the perfect base, because Uganda is separated from the oil fields by miles of swamps and jungle, followed by miles of desert.

    A better base might be Djibouti, or even Ethiopia or Tchad.
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    I for one think we need to be operating on the African continent. We and the Russians abandoned them after the Cold War and now China is extracting African assets for pennies on the yuan. There are plenty of ops that provide good training and a base from which to deploy. I don't know if Kony is dead but there are sources that state he has not been seen in 5 or 6 years. If alive though, his death or capture makes for a worthwhile project.
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    The US Military has been making moves to go into Africa for years, its not talked about but we have bases in Africa that our Military use, don't want to go into too much detail though.
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    U.S. jungle warfare in Africa...
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