March 27, 2014

Obama's Odd Infatuation with Joseph Kony

Angelo Izama, The Guardian

The Associated Press

If Washington had announced an emergency military effort to help stabilize either the Central African Republic or South Sudan, perhaps America's intentions would be clearer. But according to this latest showing of US force, the ethnically and religiously charged pogroms in either country are not at the front end of the Obama administration's diplomacy; headline-grabbing capture is. It's as if Washington has learned the lessons of a failed viral YouTube video rather than genocide. These are two theaters requiring different responses.

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TAGGED: Lord's Resistance Army, Africa, Southern Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Uganda, Joseph Kony, KONY 2012


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