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Death And Destruction In Uganda-Anyone Care?

During the past decade the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has carved a path of death and destruction through the nation of Uganda including kidnapping thousands of children and making them soldiers in an army that frequently as part of an initiation ceremony compels children to kill their own parents. The Uganda government reports the LRA has murdered 537 people and kidnapped 408 others in their latest violent attacks. About 104,000 people have been forced to flee for their lives. Ron Redmond, the UN Commissioner for Refugees, says, “amy f these internally displaced people are still hiding in the bush” fearing the LRA will either kill them or take their children.

There are no reports of mass demonstrations in any European, Middle Eastern or Asian city over the mass slaughter of Ugandans. One can only assume their deaths don’t rate the 6:00 p.m. news. I wonder why?s

Horror In Uganda!

The world is upset at events in Gaza, but the world is not that interested in the brutal fighting going on in Uganda where the fanatical Lord’s Resistance Army(LRA) continues its murderous attacks on innocent people. On the day after Christmas these fanatical crazed soldiers hacked to death with machetes over 100 people who were in a church. A witness, Abeel Longi said: “I hid in bush near the church and heard people wailing at they were being cut with machetes. The LRA has long been accused of cutting off lips of people or recruiting young children who are forced to kill parents and relatives in order to ensure they will not return home or be sympathetic to the notion of killing.

Rebels are reportedly retaliating for army attacks and since they prefer confronting unarmed adversaries rather than soldiers who are armed, the LRA took out its fears on the nearest available group of civilians. A major problem is desire by the International Criminal Court in the Hague to put on trial Joseph Kony, leader of the LRA, which is a factor in hindering peace.

Joseph Kony Of LRA On Rampage In Congo

For over twenty years the people of Uganda have experienced the horror that is known as the Lord’s Resistance Army which sweeps through villages killing and raping and abducting children who are compelled to kill their own parents or relatives as part of the initiation process to enter the LRA. Joseph Kony, who supposedly promised to end his murderous reign of terror has suddenly switched his attention to the chaos in the Congo and unleashed his murderous army upon innocent villagers. His men crossed the Uganda border and now sweep through villages killing and murdering as they seek to get a share in the riches of the Congo. According to Father Paul who directly experienced their brutality they prefer chopping with machetes which means people are either killed or lose limbs.

There are only about 17,000 poorly equipped UN forces in the Congo while Iraq has the presence of over 130,000 well armed American troops. Over four million have died in the Congo and no one really gives a damn. So much for George Bush’s famous commitment to “democracy.” Apparently, if there is no oil to be gotten, democracy is really not that important to the American leader.