Barack Obama declares war on Uganda, thrusting the United States into a 3rd War. Should America’s European allies help in this military action to overthrow a genocidal maniac named Joseph Kony?
Two days ago, President Barack Obama declared war on Ugandan forces operating under the banner of the “Lord’s Resistance Army’.
The leader of the army is a man from Uganda named Joseph Kony. Kony is not a Christian and through the horrific acts committed by his troops, the LRA has caught the attention of the Human Rights Watch.
Due to the nature of the crimes, Obama deployed 100 combat-ready troops to performs operations that would ‘remove from the battlefield’ Kony and his troops. Kony’s troops are heavily armed with Soviet-era weapons.
The staging area for this war will include: Uganda, South Sudan, Niger and The Congo.
Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner expressed visible contempt when learning of Obama’s Ugandan war declaration, Obama’s letter to Boehner stating ”Deploying these US Armed Forces furthers US national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contributino toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa .” Boehner could not be reached to comment about the lives that may be saved by the military action.
Boehner was not impressed, only snarling and refusing to comment on the military action. Washington insiders reveal Boehner is stongly opposed to African military operatinos that do not yield direct oil or monetary profit for America.
Obama underlined the need for tihs war, stating that the LRA has ‘murdered, raped and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women and children in central Africa. [The LRA continues] to commit atrocities across the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republican of the Congo and South Sudan that have a disproportionate impact on regional security.’
To date, the US has spent $33 million in training central Africa’s military forces.