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seifullaah73

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Kony 2012 Campaign
« on: March 11, 2012, 06:31:31 pm »
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I would like to start a topic regarding this topic regarding the kony 2012 campaign which appeared out of no where, why did it come and for what reason. Hopefully we will find this out.

Since i never heard of kony, the video was touching, it filled me with anger, sympathy, feeling of helplessness just increased the effect of the true purpose of the video, that children were forced to join armies killing their own family ; the same message which are sent to the millions who watched, but for what purpose was this created, not for sake of humanity, but for the achievement of a greater goal and not a good one if you're wondering.

A nice and interesting article i came across.

Good warlords, bad warlords and the #kony2012 campaign


source: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3883140.html

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Re: Kony 2012 Campaign
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 09:04:26 am »
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A SHORT film recounting atrocities by Uganda's brutal rebels has become a huge internet hit, but victims of the ruthless insurgents say it is too little too late.


"What is this going to help? Kony cut off my arm, will the video bring it back?" asked Angella Atim, referring to Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony.

"Where were these groups when we were being killed by Kony?" said Atim, whose left arm was chopped off when she could no longer walk on the second day after being captured by the rebels.

The 30-minute film by the California-based advocacy group Invisible Children has earned praise from celebrities and drawn millions of viewers, but in Uganda, its timing raises questions.

"This is a good initiative, but it should have come at the right time," said Onyango Kakoba, Uganda's representative to the Pan-African parliament.

Ugandan forces drove the rag-tag LRA fighters out of the country in 2006, into the jungles in South Sudan, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they continue to kill, maim and abduct civilians.

Kony, a semi-literate former altar boy, took charge in 1988 of a rebellion among northern Uganda's ethnic Acholi minority, to fight the Kampala government it wanted to replace by a regime based on the Biblical Ten Commandments.

He is accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of the rape, mutilation and murder of civilians as well as forcibly recruiting child soldiers.

Regional armies launched a hunt in 2008 to capture Kony after he repeatedly refused to sign a peace deal with Uganda. The drive has been fruitless and Kony remains at large alongside a clutch of fighters.

Some in northern Uganda, the region worst hit by the LRA brutality, welcome the film "Kony2012", but say they now want to rebuild their lives.

"The video has been overcome by events. The situation has changed from war to peace, and that's what we are currently doing to ensure that people return to normal lives," said Solomon Kigane, an aid worker in northern Uganda.

Former LRA fighter Jackson Okoth said: "This video is like flogging a dead horse. Kony is no longer the same as he was 10 years ago."

"The war in northern Uganda is over and efforts must be made towards settling people in their homes."

Invisible Children said it has been denouncing the atrocities by Kony's fighters since they fled Uganda. It also denied accusations that it oversimplified facts about the conflict.

The group has also been criticised for using funds raised - 70 per cent or more by some accounts - for salaries, travel expenses and filmmaking rather than charitable work.

Ugandan human rights lawyer Moses Sserwanga said the video was an important document that could help in trying Kony, who is sought by the ICC alongside three of his top lieutenants.

"The video is a perfectly legitimate initiative. Recording and documenting Kony's atrocities, if he is captured and taken to ICC or tried by the special division of the Ugandan court system, is very important," said Sserwanga.

New York-based Human Rights Watch has called for a concerted international drive to capture Kony, now believed to be in the Central African Republic.

"Any such action requires stepped-up protection for civilians in the regions where the LRA operates to prevent the inevitable retaliatory attacks," it said in a recent report.

US special forces have set up a base in the Central African Republic as part of their regional hunt for the elusive rebels.

source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/konys-victims-question-value-of-video/story-e6frf7jx-1226297608009
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Re: Kony 2012 Campaign
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 06:13:29 am »
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Re: Kony 2012 Campaign
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 10:24:59 am »
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all i have to say about the kony issue, is:

i don' even care if they have ulterior motives, such as making some money or just becoming famous on some slightly irrelevant campaign.. the thing is, regardless of whether the war is raging on or not, this Kony psychopath is still a disgusting animal who should be brought to justice.. of course he's not the only one that needs to be, and perhaps there are more important fish to fry, but, this campaign brings awareness to the issues of genocide & conflict that happen in that region.... seriously, when high school kids from the USA are supporting or even aware of something like this, it's impressive.. these kids usually have, for the most part, zero interest in geopolitics/what goes on around the world.. so i don't really care about the motives really, as long as the film producers/campaigners aren't chopping off kids limbs i'm cool.

i'd like to see those same kids equally as mad about what's currently going on in syria rigght now too, or become aware to the pathetic future war between iran/usa/israel which is on the brink.

as for the 'bed net' about malaria etc.. africa is *FU$#%#ED*... people can complain all they want, but when 1 in 4 people has HIV/AIDS as a result of not using condoms because of their religious beliefs, in an area just ravaged by disease, there's no helping them, ever, until that kind of thinking disappears. radical islam & radical christian dominate that region... people are being burned alive because they fail to accept jesus.. it's just a wreck.

if only we could modify hiv/aids, malaria, and forms of TB to only infect religious extremists, there's a chance africa could be saved, or for that matter, this planet.

LMFAO.

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Re: Kony 2012 Campaign
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 02:42:49 pm »
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I knew a guy named "Coni" when I was little... he was a prick. His father was with the local mafia so he could do anything he wanted to (including spitting at you, swearing, punching etc).

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Re: Kony 2012 Campaign
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 07:04:25 am »
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I'm wondering why they didn't try this hard to catch when he was doing these things. i agree he needs to be arrested. but why do it once it has kinda died down.

I guess its, because they helped him, then once it stopped they thought lets try get this guy arrested, spread awareness of him, once after they helped giving him refuge, i bet, then they say go find him.

they say that bin laden was hiding in that hideout since 2003, they gave him a place to hide, when bush was in power. Then they started a hunt, telling them  to look where he wasn't.

then they apparently killed him, and placed his body in sea, which people are starting to find out they did not kill him, but he died before of a sickness, how will that look, the army were too late to get to him, as he died due to sickness.  :huh:





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Re: Kony 2012 Campaign
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 07:14:13 am »
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"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

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Re: Kony 2012 Campaign
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 11:29:54 am »
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http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/16/world/africa/uganda-viral-video/index.html

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/jason-russells-breakdown-horny2012

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjdH2LDH5LM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjdH2LDH5LM</a>

ROFLMAO , that's surreal!
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Re: Kony 2012 Campaign
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 09:12:02 pm »
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so the US wants to save the oil before kony or somebody else gets it