INVISIBLE CHILDREN has made a First Class propaganda film that will help pave the way for U.S. imposition of AFRICOM (the U.S. Africa Military Command
By Milton Allimadi
This is Classic propaganda. Look at the way the exploit U.S. children and then transplant the audience to Uganda, where again they take advantage of Ugandan children, who are the victims of both the LRA and the Ugandan government. Dr. Joseph Goebbels' would have been proud of this piece by Invisible Children; and he would have made something similar himself had he lived in our dot.com era of the 21st Century.
If Invisible Children was serious, the outfit would show that the first person who needs to be arrested is Uganda's and East Africa's biggest nightmare Dictator Yoweri Museveni, the biggest U.S. ally in Africa since Ronald Reagan's days. (And a first class racist African who told Atlantic Monthly Magazine, in September 1994: “I have never blamed the whites for colonizing Africa: I have never blamed these whites for taking slaves. If you are stupid, you should be taken a slave” But ironically, these are the kind of perverted minds that some White folk like. That's why Invisible Children only goes after Kony and leaves Museveni alone when in fact they are two sides of the same coin).
These young folks of Invisible Children are really super dangerous. They don't understand the conflict in Uganda, yet they have made themselves the spokesperson. It's like a bunch of White boys coming to Harlem and saying let me tell you what the solution to you woes are. Who would accept that. They would be run out of Harlem, right? Does anyone really think it would work? And who really believes it's a GOOD thing for the United States to be sending troops to Uganda or anywhere in Africa? Why would they act any differently than in Iraq and Afghanistan? The U.S. government and Invisible Children (which are allies of the U.S. and Uganda governments) are using the brutal Joseph Kony as a bogeyman to justify the U.S. long-term plan to impose AFRICOM on Africa. The U.S. knows all African countries oppose AFRICOM. So what does the U.S. do? Pick a "devil" and in this case Kony and say we are really going to Uganda to help them get rid of a "devil." And since everyone knows about Kony's atrocities, who would object if the U.S. sends 100 U.S. "advisors" to help Uganda (then 200 troops, then 300, then 1,000 troops...Then we suddenly have the AFRICOM command in Africa). IF THE US GOAL WAS TO GET JOSEPH KONY don't you think they could just use one or two PREDATOR DRONES? I don't for a minute believe Invisible Children is an independent do-good outfit. They are paving the way (with Kony, brutal as he is, as the bogeyman) for AFRICOM which would then make it easier for U.S. to control the rich oil fields in the northern part of Uganda, in South Sudan, in Congo's lake Albert region, and in Central Africa). The U.S. only needs ONE PREDATOR DRONE to take out Kony. Invisible Children have either been duped or are being manipulated by clever grown ups. Kony is a nightmare, but Museveni, who is a DISASTER and a friend of Invisible Children and the U.S. government has caused the deaths of millions of people in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. In 2005 the International Court of Justice found Uganda liable for what amounts to war crimes in Congo (which lost 6 million people after Uganda's occupation of Congo) and awarded Congo $10 billion; not a dime has been paid. Congo then referred the same crimes to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague for war crimes charges. On June 8, 2006, The Wall Street Journal reported that Gen. Museveni personally contacted Kofi Anan, then UN Secretary General and asked him to block the criminal investigation. It's clear that the U.S. and ICC Prosecutor Moreno Ocampo have indeed blocked that investigation and shielded Museveni from war crimes indictment.
I will make some time to do a rebuttal piece on Not-so-Invisible Children's clever propaganda. A apologia for U.S. military imperialism in Africa and an apologia for the U.S. to side with one of Africa's worst dictators. In the meantime, please also watch the following short documentary. And, as you share Invisible Children's propaganda please also share the following short documentary.
But better, don't take my word for it. Google "Yoweri Museveni and genocide" and "Museveni and Congo genocide" and "U.S. support for dictator Museveni" and become better informed so you'll be able to withstand clever, slick propaganda such as Invisible Children's....