Could Uganda’s Recently Discovered Oil Be The REAL Motivation Behind Kony 2012?
Despite the previous facts that were mentioned in our first article, The Kony 2012 Scam And Why You Should STOP Supporting ‘Invisible Children’, a more sinister game may be at play in Uganda – the country where the Kony 2012 movement is centered around. In recent years, a large deposit of oil was found in the country, years after oilmen had deserted the land that they turned into a desolate place. The founders of the oil, an exploration firm of white men, struck the black gold while drilling near the shores of Lake Albert. Estimates say that there could be 700million barrels worth of the crude, with the potential of billions of barrels with further exploration.
In a country where nearly 40 percent of the population survives on less than $1.25 a day, this was a big find, yet a problem remains. Uganda’s oil lies underneath the forests and lakes lining the border with its troubled neighbor Congo. Oil industry and government officials estimate that Uganda will be able to pump about 200,000 barrels a day…. but Uganda’s oil is waxy, difficult to pump and expensive to refine. As private investors come and go from Uganda, there have been worries from within that country that hundreds of millions of dollars are up for grabs in kickbacks and secret deals. Iran and China have all offered to “help” dig up and transport the oil, oh, yeah – and the United States.
Fast forward to 2011, the US government announced that it will deploy troops to help Uganda fight the rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) who are currently in the Central African Republic. To their credit, they publicly denied that its renewed interest in Uganda is a strategy to get hold of the newly found oil in the country.
Joseph Kony, leader of the LRA who is wanted by the International Criminal Court over crimes against humanity, appears to have dropped any national political agenda and, in 2006, Kony and his troops left the country- after the end of the countries civil war. Kony’s reign of terror in Uganda lasted for 26years before ending in 2006, so why is there so much renewed interests in a threat that is seemingly no longer there?
While I wouldn’t put much weight on his words, Kony himself said that the war against him is propaganda during a RARE interview in 2006. He said that he has never raped or enslaved anyone. He said his fight isn’t for power of Uganda, but rather a fight to rid the country of its president, Yoweri Museveni – who has been in control for nearly 30 years. He says he wants the country to have an elected leader. Could “Kony 2012″ really just be a ploy to get into the country for oil, just like the hunts for Osama Bin Laden got us into the middle-east? Is Kony telling the truth, or is he just trying to save his ass for the atrocities he has committed over the years?
Other reports, which are currently unconfirmed, even suggest that Kony is ill and is near his death. Some rumors speculate that the LRA leader is already dead. The fact is that Joseph Kony hasn’t been seen by anyone in years. His troops, mostly children, still have a very small presence in the region, outside of the country, but are quickly becoming disbanded. There are reportedly 250 troops or less, spread throughout the Congo. The only Ugandan person who has stepped forward to defend Invisible Children is the one who was featured in their video. Other Ugandans have claimed that Kony 2012 is misleading and that Kony is no longer a problem.
Invisible children calls for direct military intervention and the U.S. has already been helping, alongside the Ugandan military – who has been accused of many of the same atrocious allegations that face Kony and his LRA. So we ask again, why the renewed interest in finding & arresting Kony and sending millions (if not billions) of dollars in “aid” to this untapped, oil-rich nation? What is the “need” for U.S. troops to intervene a problem that is seemingly dead? Why do we need to help a dictator catch a man who is accused of the same harsh things Kony is?
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**There is no mistake that Uganda is a war torn country in need of help. The Ugandan military has been accused of the same heinous acts of LRA leader Joseph Kony, so these people have NOT had an easy life. IF you want to donate to the cause, but to a charity where more money goes to the actual people of Uganda than Invisible Children gives, check out the links in our ORIGINAL ARTICLE**
Video is from October 2011 WELL BEFORE this Kony phenomenon started – which was just a couple days ago…