First I find it important to point out that going after Kony may be unnecessary!
As Michael Wilson from Foreign Policy, who spent time in Uganda points out:
"It would be great to get rid of Kony. He and his forces have left a path of abductions and mass murder in their wake for over 20 years. But Joseph Kony is not in Uganda and hasn’t been for 6 years. First, the facts. Following a successful campaign by the Ugandan military and failed peace talks in 2006, the LRA was pushed out of Uganda and has been operating in extremely remote areas of the DRC, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic — where Kony himself is believed to be now. The Ugandan military has been pursuing the LRA since then but had little success (and several big screw-ups). In October last year, President Obama authorized the deployment of 100 U.S. Army advisors to help the Ugandan military track down Kony, with no results disclosed to date.
Based on United States General (Ret) Jerry Boykin's statements:
“People in Uganda are upset about this, too,” Boykin said. “You know, this guy has been obscure, at best, since 2006.”
Boykin continued, “The question is: What’s the U.S. interest in this? ...AND THAT LEADS US INTO OUR NEXT POINT..."WHAT'S THE U.S. INTEREST IN THIS?"...WHY GO INTO UGANDA AFTER A GUY WHO ISN'T EVEN THERE ANYMORE?...
by Chelsea Schilling - 3/12/2012
A former senior Pentagon official told radio talk-show host Glenn Beck where to find the shocking truth about billionaire George Soros’ influence on President Obama’s decision to deploy U.S. troops to Uganda – as he directed Beck’s listeners to WND.
On the March 9 GBTV show, retired Gen. Jerry Boykin, the former U.S. deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence – who has played a part in nearly every recent major U.S. military operation in the last four decades – said of WND’s Aaron Klein:
“He shows that there’s a more sinister side to this. And that is a George Soros connection to the whole influence on the administration of deploying U.S. military forces in there, certainly under the guise of going after Joseph Kony [leader of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army accused of major human rights atrocities], but I think there is some very good information in that article that shows there is a Soros connection to this whole thing. And, fundamentally, it’s about oil.”
In the Oct. 15, 2011, expose, “Why U.S. military in Uganda? Soros fingerprints all over it,” Klein broke the news of Soros’ ties both to the political pressure behind Obama’s decision and to the African nation’s fledgling oil industry.
He revealed that Soros sits on the executive board of an influential “crisis management organization” known as the International Crisis Group, which recommended deployment of a special advisory military team to Uganda to help with operations and run an intelligence platform, a recommendation Obama’s Uganda action appeared to fulfill. In April 2010, the International Crisis Group released a report sent to the White House and key lawmakers advising the U.S. military run special operations in Uganda to seek Joseph Kony’s capture.
Klein also noted that the president emeritus of the International Crisis Group is also the chief author of “Responsibility to Protect,” the military doctrine used by Obama to justify the U.S.-led NATO campaign in Libya.
“Soros’ own Open Society Institute is one of only three nongovernmental funders of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, a doctrine that has been cited many times by activists urging intervention in Uganda,” Klein wrote. “Several of the doctrine’s main founders also sit on boards with Soros, who is a major proponent of the doctrine.”
Klein also explains that Soros has close ties to oil interests in Uganda, as the billionaire’s organizations spearhead efforts to purportedly facilitate more transparency in Uganda’s oil industry, which is tightly controlled by the country’s leadership.
Read Klein’s exclusive report in its entirety here.
Glenn Beck’s interview with Gen. Boykin can be seen at the link below (WND report referenced at 7:50 mark):