LRA Fires Back On Viral Kony 2012 Video
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have responded to a documentary Kony 2012 by Invisible Children, describing the video that recently went viral as deceptive and manipulative.
In a 16-page dossier, LRA Peace Team leader Justine Nyeko said: “In effect, “KONY 2012” whose falsehoods have now, boomeranged on one of its authors and purveyors, a Mr. Jason Russel, constitute the biggest ruse and the most sordid ‘open air’ ‘sleight of the hand’ act, that has ever been used to deceive the gullible and the uninformed in the world.”
Nyeko added: “Millions have consequently had their intellect and minds, ‘pocket picked’ and subjected
to the most banal trickery, deception and manipulation.”
He says to take advantage of and use the innocent, but gullible humanity as a step to achieve selfish gains and by making them complicit in the spread of falsehoods is undoubtedly the most iniquitous of sacrileges – for they are the most undefended of God’s people.
“The unscrupulous purveyors of falsehoods, who trick the innocent to bear false testimony – will without doubt yet get their deserving rewards, like Judas Iscariot did,” says Nyeko.
He further states “KONY 2012” has been put up as part of a package of synchronized means with which the US is to shoot down the ongoing plans of the native and indigenous Africans to actualize or realize – a national democratic settlement of the long standing political problem of Uganda in a Sovereign National Conference in which all the peoples, nations and communities of Uganda will without exception be represented.
The video was watched by over 100 million people on Youtube. Shortly after its release, Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi responded by correcting that Joseph Kony and his bandits were defeated and no longer in Uganda.
Below is the verbatim statement.
BEHIND THE “KONY 2012” FAÇADE:
THE FEAR OF THE POLITICAL TRIUMPH OF NATIVE AND
INDIGENOUS AFRICAN PEOPLE
OTHER HIDDEN AND REAL REASONS FOR THE UNITED STATES’
LED “RAMBO” TYPE MILITARY CAMPAIGN IN CENTRAL AFRICA
History is a great teacher.
Humanity ignores its lessons at its own peril.
Perhaps the late United States Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara who provided
political leadership to the US military adventure in South East Asia during the 1960’s
never had the advantage to benefit from Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s
critique of that war.
Had Secretary McNamara so benefited from that civilized critique – millions of lives may
have been saved, and much hate and venom against the USA would have been avoided.
In May 1954, Indian Prime Minister Nehru, aptly warned through a friend who was well
connected to the US leadership:-
“I do not think that there are many examples in history of a succession of wrong policies
being followed by a country as by the United States in the Far East during the past five or
“They have taken one wrong step after another…
“They think they can solve any problem with money and arms.
“They forget the human element.
“They forget the nationalist urges of the people.
“They forget the resentment of the people in Asia against impositions.”2
Later Secretary McNamara had to apologize to the American people for playing a role
that contributed to get them embroiled in the costly and uncalled for destructive and bitter
South Eastern Asian wars.
History has since borne out Prime Minister Nehru’s civilized critique of the US practices
and addiction of using raw military force in world affairs and its foreign relations.
In the contemporary times – the peoples of the world, who share common humanist
ideals with the majority of the good American people, stand the wiser.
And, the people of Uganda, Central Africa and Africa – like most humanity in the USA
are peoples of faith.
Our African people are profound believers in Christian, Islamic and Indigenous African
They take most seriously and highly value for instance, the admonition of Jesus – the
Christ (Prophet Issa in Islam) – whose teaching to all believers was: “Seek ye the truth
and the truth shall set thee free.”
This prophetic and spiritual admonition is relevant to all in the world, particularly those
who exercise vast earthly powers for which one day they will be made to account.
The US African Command and the US special forces-led military adventure and
intervention in Central Africa are best evaluated with the benefit of the Prophetic and
Messianic admonition of Jesus – the Christ – on truth.
What indeed is the truth of the US intervention in Central Africa?
What reality and facts stand behind the “KONY 2012” façade or masquerade?
Within what parameters of interests are these activities taking place?
Whatever may be the answers to the foregoing – “KONY 2012” is a clear act of
malevolent deception and manipulation of world mass consciousness.
But, behind each masquerade or act such as “KONY 2012” lies the real story; of facts
Behind “KONY 2012” lurks the USA which is not a ‘banana republic’ state, but a world
hegemonic power that runs a vast global network of war, intelligence and security
institutions, and a myriad of their humanitarian front and service organizations.3
Unknown to our impoverished people, the Invisible Children is one such front
organization that is embedded deep within this said US worldwide network of
Its recent maximal activation to prepare world opinion to accept as, ‘inevitable and
necessary’ – the military campaign to ‘kill and then capture’ Joseph Kony and the Lord’s
Resistance Army Field Command, is a cheap and banal panic act of mass trickery to
make the unsuspecting peoples of the world complicit in the US rogue and murderous
activities in Central Africa.
Indeed, this is not the first time the Invisible Children has been used to play such dirty
In Uganda, the Invisible Children has been used to cover up on many occasions for the
vile acts of the US supported military regime of Uganda in its dirty war activities that its
army has carried out against the civil population in Northern, North Eastern, Eastern and
Its continued role is, to help sanitize the murderous regime of the army republic of
Uganda – and maximally demonize the armed guerrillas in Uganda including the LRA –
by working to pile all that is discreditable on the guerrillas, who are only one of the
parties in the wars that the army regime has waged against the people of Uganda – while
exculpating the murderous military machine of the regime of the army republic from any
and all blame.
The principal endeavor of the masters of the Invisible Children is however to divert the
attention of the people of Uganda and world democratic opinion from focusing on the
real problems that face our African people under the army republic of Uganda and the
search for their necessary resolution.
In effect, “KONY 2012” whose falsehoods have now, boomeranged on one of its authors
and purveyors, a Mr. Jason Russel, constitute the biggest ruse and the most sordid ‘open
air’ ‘sleight of the hand’ act, that has ever been used to deceive the gullible and the
uninformed in the world.
Millions have consequently had their intellect and minds, ‘pocket picked’ and subjected
to the most banal trickery, deception and manipulation.
To take advantage of and use the innocent, but gullible humanity as a step to achieve
selfish gains, by making them complicit in the spread of falsehoods is undoubtedly the
most iniquitous of sacrileges – for they are the most undefended of God’s people.
The unscrupulous purveyors of falsehoods, who trick the innocent to bear false testimony
– will without doubt yet get their deserving rewards, like Judas Iscariot did.4
“KONY 2012” has been put up as part of a package of synchronized means with which
the US is to shoot down the ongoing plans of the native and indigenous Africans to
actualize or realize – a national democratic settlement of the long standing political
problem of Uganda in a Sovereign National Conference in which all the peoples, nations
and communities of Uganda will without exception be represented.
The realization of these noble objectives would open up sovereign spaces and
possibilities by which the people of Uganda and her neighboring African peoples would
win lasting peace and justice, realize development, national and regional self becoming
and progress through the prudent and judicious utility of Uganda’s and the region’s vast
natural resource endowments.
These achievements, can however only be made outside or without the constraints of the
current puppet and anti-development army republic of Uganda.
The projected movement of the native and indigenous African people towards these
rightful goals is seriously opposed by the USA. The USA is fearful of the consequences
of such movement given the current strategic and economic intervention of China in
Central Africa – which may indeed create conditions that offer possible developmental
alternatives to the native and indigenous African peoples of Central Africa.
The increasing Chinese presence in the strategic Nile and Congo River valleys and
basins/ lands and in Central Africa has seriously unnerved the US and made it necessary
or compelled the USA to press its panic button.
Consequently all – have been called into active service.
All political, cultural, ideological, psychological, media/ propaganda as well as military
means that can be marshaled in the US global network have now had to be activated to
estop the native and indigenous African peoples’ movement in Central Africa to;
sovereignty and independent developmental paths.
The strategic and economic intervention of China in Central Africa – has consequently to
be nipped in the bud and averted.
Joseph Kony and the LRA whose field strength the US and allied powers now estimate at
250 lightly armed men, provide the most convenient pretext to be used in justifying the
US military intervention in Central Africa.
The Invisible Children is the chosen front organization that must make the global alarm –
to justify the US intervention to crash the LRA and ‘kill and then capture’ Joseph Kony
and the LRA Field Command allegedly so that at last the civil populations of Central
Africa get necessary protection from the LRA by force of the US led military intervention
mounted by the US African Command (AFRICOM), the US special forces and allied
army brigade from Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the
Central African Republic.5
The US Africa Command and the US special forces-led campaign in Central Africa
comes at a time when the USA as a world power is faced with significant internal and
external difficulties and set backs – a situation which in the power practices obtaining in
the American polity often unnerves and panics the country’s political class.
The USA is faced not only with the challenge to extricate its military forces from the
quicksand of Afghanistan/ Pakistan, but has at the same time to stave off the Chinese
challenge in the Asia Pacific region, Latin America and Africa. The US has equally to
further face up to the emergent alternate power axis that stretches from China/ North
Korea, through Russia/Iran – down to the Mediterranean.
These challenges to US world hegemony and power are being faced in the very difficult
condition in which the country has to estop and reverse the evident deep economic
decline that has enveloped it for sometime now. These salvage efforts occur in a context
where little hope exists in re-igniting necessary timely economic revival and, or
rebuilding the necessary scope for the US to overcome and transcend the country’s
unparalleled deep financial indebtedness.
This once most powerful country, now finds itself peering without precedent; into the
abyss of the future.
Like all past historical powers – the tendency of a hegemon facing up to such a historical
conundrum is to engage in projects of decimation of the weak, perhaps as sacrifices to
appease the gods!
This time – the sacrifices are evidently being made in the impoverished native and
indigenous peoples’ communities in Central Africa.
These sacrifices are unacceptable and have to be condemned and resisted as best as the
native and indigenous Africans can.
Only five months ago, on October 14, 2011, President Barack Obama of the United
States of America, out of the blue and without any provocation or apparent reason,
announced to the world the deployment of 100 United States special forces/ military
advisors to Uganda and the Central Africa region to lead and command a local African
brigade in the eradication of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and in the ‘killing and
then capture’ of Joseph Kony – its leader.
The Lord’s Resistance Army/ Movement (LRA/M) Peace Team had on October 9, 2011 –
on the occasion of Uganda’s 49 th independence anniversary – issued an open
communication to the people of the country, reiterating and underlining the movement’s
commitment to align with the people of Uganda in their struggle for the realization of the
vision of a New Uganda – that they all have to democratically determine and agree upon 6
in a Sovereign National Conference after the current military rule in the country has been
brought to an end. Coming only days after the release of the said Peace Team’s open
communication – the announcement by the US President to deploy troops of the US
African Command and the US special forces in Uganda and Central Africa, was nothing
short of a declaration of war against the idea and vision of a New Uganda. It was
primarily, therefore, a desperate attempt to dam the river of change in Uganda and lend
its tired and faltering puppet regime support at its weakest moment.
Today, five short months down the line, the idea of a New Uganda, which is to be charted
via an all-inclusive Sovereign National Conference as suggested by the LRA/M Peace
Team, has caught the imagination of millions of Ugandans – both inside and outside the
country – and attracted the support of many well-wishers across the world. In sharp
contrast to the ‘Rambo’ type military solution espoused by the US and its African stooges
and allies as a solution to the political problem of Uganda, which is increasingly frowned
upon – the idea of a New Uganda has gathered momentum in Uganda and is fast
becoming seen in our troubled African region as the only viable way forward to peace,
justice and beneficial development.
The alarmist and sensational “KONY 2012” video, released to the world on March 5
2012, by the US based front NGO, the Invisible Children, is meant to provide the
requisite excuse for the US military intervention in Central Africa whose major purposes
include action to stall the maturation of National Democratic Political Settlement in
Uganda and scuttle the spread and due adoption of this democratic idea. “KONY 2012” is
to help shore up support for the US-‘backed’ ‘Rambo’ type military project in Central
Africa, as the means with which to guarantee for the US, access to the region’s rich
natural resources that the US believes is theirs as by right of might.
“KONY 2012” is an open air sleight of the hand project that the US Government, its
Senate, and Congress, and, their allied; media, NGOs, uninformed and gullible US
cultural celebrities, the hapless United Nations Organization, the puppet regime of
Uganda, the Peace and Security Committee of the African Union, etc – have all been
mobilized to give credence and stealthily make the world public complicit in the US led
military campaign to, ‘kill and the capture’ Joseph Kony and the LRA Command.
The US Africa Command and US special forces – are determined to proceed in their
military adventure regardless and despite the protestations of key players on the ground
like General Jean Claude Kifwa of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ground and
area field commander of FARD Congo, who told journalists in Kinshasa on March 14,
2012 that “We have reduced the capacity of LRA. For us it’s no longer an issue of
defence. It’s a public order issue.”
Gen Kifwa further explained to the journalists that day, that much of the insecurity in the
region that has been blamed on the LRA has actually been carried out by local bandits.
He suggested that Uganda may be deliberately seeking to entrap the US in the effort to
help extend the life of its military regime. “Firstly, he’s [Kony is] no longer in Uganda. 7
Also the Americans are supporting Ugandans (against the LRA) and the Ugandans want
to benefit from that support,” concluded General Jean Claude Kifwa.
In short, the Kony hunt is a wild military adventure against the ‘pimpernel’ and certainly
a mere excuse used by the Americans and the Ugandan military regime to dupe the world
to support their self serving and hidden evil purposes and game plan in Central Africa.
Yet in reality, the US and the military regime of Uganda, are not interested in ending the
‘wars’ of intervention, which is their greatest lifeline in Central Africa and the means by
which to in their misplaced imaginations, divert the focus of Ugandans from the requisite
national democratic resolution of the problem of Uganda.
• In 2005, the US through a Pentagon agent of Ugandan origin, knowing that the
LRA was opting for genuine peace talks at a neutral venue outside Uganda
following the collapse of the Betty Bigombe initiative, maneuvered the LRA to
move from Northern Uganda to northeastern DR Congo on the promise that they
would be supplied with armaments in the DR Congo. A
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