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Green Berets on the Hunt for Kony

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It seems the viral horde that spread the message of African warlord Joseph Kony got what it wanted, or maybe just had it all along. For about six months, U.S. Green Berets have been training and supporting soldiers in four nations on the hunt for the Lord’s Resistance Army leader.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Kony 2012 campaign, organized by Invisible Children, deserves credit for the military action: “Officials acknowledge that the campaign nudged the U.S. government to commit troops to train and advise African troops from the four nations most affected by the LRA. But they insist that African troops are leading the effort.”

But on Truthdig Radio, we had two aid workers in Uganda, including a child soldier survivor, tell us military action was misguided—PZS

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By heterochromatic, May 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm Link to this comment

there’s real nothing more to Limbaugh’s support of the LRA beyond that he shares
their penchant for dominating defenseless youngsters

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By Timothy Gilmore, May 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm Link to this comment
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IN RE:  Kony hunting - why not ask Kony’s Bishop and chief cheerleader, Rush Limbaugh, here in the USA where Kony’s hiding?  Rush has stated several times his admiration for The Lord’s Resistance Army - surely they must be in contact with one another.

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By vector56, May 1, 2012 at 6:40 am Link to this comment

Obama claim that he had Osama’s body dumped in the ocean (?) so those dam Muslims would not use his death as a “rallying point” and build any shrines. Ironically, Obama seems to be pulling out all the stops when it comes to “exploiting Osama’s “murder” to get reelected?

When the Palestinians “cheered” when the towers fell most jumped at the chance to point out that they were Muslim monsters! When most of America cheer on the “shock and awe” we delivered to Iraq for “not” attacking us we blow it off as a “mistake”.

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By vector56, May 1, 2012 at 5:51 am Link to this comment

I happen to catch a few minutes of “Melissa Harris-Perry’s TV show on MSNBC. Normal I avoid “Obamabots”, but I was stunned by the callousness of the on going discussion. The subject was Obama as a “hawk”. Harris-Perry and all of her guess gleefully ticked off Obama’s many “Kills” like teenage girls cheering on a football jock! In some cases they were even “giggling”. Ironic isn’t it; Black people cheering on a Black President for killing Brown people without a trial? Odds are the countless Blacks who were “lynched” in the South without a trial are spinning in their graves.

If Obama runs on Killing Osama bin Laden without a trial, then those who support him nullify their own citizenship.

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By PatrickHenry, April 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm Link to this comment

I’d like to see Interpol take over all of this. 

SWAT from all the nations hunting down the worlds troublemakers under the auspicies of the U.N.

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By vector56, April 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm Link to this comment

Any see the new navy commercial yet? It starts out looking down at an aircraft carrier; as the very long ship cruises by the camera the words “the navy, a force for global good” scroll past the screen. Is that pimping empire to the next generation or what?

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By Timothy Gilmore, April 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm Link to this comment
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Both Capitalism and Communism are guilty of forcing poverty on their citizens because there must be a demand for money for it to have value, otherwise no ‘profits’ are possible. A desperate and moneyless class of people is necessary for those with money to sustain capitalism, the ruling elite and the pampered way of life to which the wealthy have grown very accustomed.

        Soviet and Chinese Communists created fascist states which even today brutally suppress dissent and democracy, resulting in huge bureaucracies so corrupt and punitive they make present-day Republicans blush with envy. In America this corruption and brutality is known as “the War on Drugs”. The cold war between America, the USSR and China wasn’t one of ideology; it was simply one totalitarian regime competing with other totalitarian regimes for economic and military superiority. Now that Russia and China have become economic colonies of America, be assured conditions for the vast majority of proletariats will not improve. Running dogs now surf the wave of the future.

        excerpt from, “Ultimate Poverty, Unlimited Wealth”, <antigoldrush.com>

        Fascism:  government by rigid, one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of the opposition (unions, other, especially leftist, parties, minority groups, etc.,) the retention of private ownership of the means of production under centralized government control, belligerent nationalism and racism, glorification of war, etc.  See also Nazism.      (Webster’s New 20th Century Dictionary).

        A sociopath is ‘a psychopathic personality whose behavior is aggressively antisocial’. To be antisocial is to be ‘hostile to the existence of society or the principles on which it is founded; against the welfare of the people generally’. A psychopathic personality is ‘characterized by emotional instability, lack of sound judgment, perverse and impulsive (often criminal) behavior, inability to learn from experience, amoral and asocial feelings, and other serious personality defects,’                  (Webster’s New 20th Century Dictionary)                                     

        These definitions fit Republican politicians and Blue-dog Democrats to a “T’.  Why do we give these fascist, antisocial psychopathic Republican politicians credence?  Why are we allowing them to destroy America?  Americans are suffering, starving, dying and it’s their fault!  Feckless* Democrats such as President Obama are also to blame, allowing this to happen so political capital can be generated and the Democrat re-elected.                     

            excerpt from, “Ultimate Poverty, Unlimited Wealth”, <antigoldrush.com>

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By heterochromatic, April 30, 2012 at 11:08 am Link to this comment

UncaDave—and it’s smart-mouthed remarks such as that keeps you from eating
at the grown-up table when the family gets together.


how can you have any pudding when you won’t stop beating yer meat?

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By OldUncleDave, April 30, 2012 at 9:06 am Link to this comment
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They should just say they found him, killed him, and tossed the body. 

It worked for bin Laden.

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By heterochromatic, April 30, 2012 at 8:54 am Link to this comment

military action to end the predations of the LRA is quite well justified and if
Truthdig Radio and its principals are told otherwise, they’re told tripe.

the Army of Insnity should be shut down forthwith.

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By Blueokie, April 30, 2012 at 7:23 am Link to this comment

Actually Obamafraud has been using the Green Berets to establish the Empires domination of Central African resources, there is no humanitarian motive to his actions whatsoever.  Had Kony not existed one would have been created as a pretext to justify his actions.

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