Moving on, Andre Damon has a very good article at WSWS about the whole Kony nonsense:
Nonetheless, the Kony 2012 campaign, launched by the “human rights” organization Invisible Children, has provided a pretext for new military actions in the region. The US-backed Ugandan government announced the formation of a new brigade of 5,000 troops on March 16, ostensibly to hunt for Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
The video broke records to become the fastest-spreading online video in history. It accomplished this through a barrage of media coverage and the support of celebrities who endorsed the campaign over social media, including Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj, George Clooney, Bill Gates and Kim Kardashian.
It also gained explicit support from the Obama administration. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney congratulated the film’s supporters and vowed to escalate the US intervention in Uganda and neighboring countries in response to it.
Aside from the film’s crude falsifications, its promotion in the media and the support it won within ruling circles raise deeper issues of global politics.
The central impulse behind US involvement in Uganda is the drive to dominate the region’s recently discovered oil reserves and its other natural resources, as part of the broader struggle for influence in Africa between the US, China and the former colonial European powers. The Kony 2012 campaign served to advance these imperialist aims.
Why would you trust any of those people? I'm sorry, George Clooney?
A closet case is going to lead?
I don't see it happening.
And the others protested what war?
Oh, right, none.
So you should have known we were dealing with the uninformed and the war mongerers.
This is the Darfur crowd all over again. And, remember, George Clooney and his girlish locks were a part of that cry for US troops as well.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"