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Auch vor Ort in Uganda wächst die Empörung über die gefährliche Kony-Kampagne.

“What that video says is totally wrong, and it can cause us more problems than help us."

"There has not been a single soul from the LRA here since 2006. Now we have peace, people are back in their homes, they are planting their fields, they are starting their businesses. That is what people should help us with.”

“Have they thought of the consequences? Making Kony ‘famous’ could make him stronger. Arguing for more US troops could make him scared, and make him abduct more children, or go on the offensive.”

“It is totally misleading to suggest that the war is still in Uganda. I suspect that if that’s the impression they are making, they are doing it only to garner increasing financial resources for their own agenda.”
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Oddly for the Telegraph, that report failed to mention that the video clearly states that Kony fled Uganda. Their reporting is usually up to better standards than that.

I agree, however, that the solution is not to send weapons. Then again, that's not what the video makers are arguing for - they are arguing for continued financial and political support for the 100 US military trainers who were sent there by Obama last year, so they can train the military in proper procedures, and help them to track down Kony. I'm not even sure that's the right solution either, since the record of Western military intervention in the realm of training African regimes is not good - most of the time those regimes end up being as bad as the people they replace.

I am, however, all for highlighting the atrocities perpetrated by Kony and his band of murderous thugs, and for the capture and serving of the outstanding ICC warrants. He should be captured, taken to the ICC, tried and jailed. I've been banging on about the LRA for years, and I'm always amazed at just how many people had no idea at all what or who I was talking about. Saddening. At least now lots of people know who he is and what the LRA are about, which can only be a good thing.
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