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Mutilation Sparks Uganda Outrage Over War
The Washington Post/Reuters ^ | May 2, 2004; 9:35 AM | Daniel Wallis

Posted on 05/02/2004 11:54:14 AM PDT by Condor51

LIRA, Uganda (Reuters) - Sophia Apio dared not utter a sound as Ugandan rebels sliced off her lips and ears with a razor blade. They had threatened to hack her to death with machetes if she cried.

Apio, her husband Ojede and six others were captured by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) while scavenging for food in northern Uganda, where a 17-year-old war has forced about 1.5 million people to flee their homes.

Shadowy LRA rebels led by Joseph Kony, a former altar boy turned self-proclaimed mystic, typically target civilians in their brutal war against the government. snip

"Then he told his boys to take off my blouse and he ordered me to have intercourse with my dead husband," Apio whispers amid the clamour of a busy hospital ward where she is recovering. snip

"A lot of southerners say 'Oh, it's just those savages fighting each other again,' when they talk about things up here," said one Catholic missionary working in northern Uganda.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; invisiblechildren; josephkony; kony; lra; uganda; un
Paging the U.N., paging Kofi Annan - Hellllllo, anyone there? Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Rev Al? Bueller.. Ferris Bueller?

Oh well not to worry, Bush will eventually get the blame anyway.

1 posted on 05/02/2004 11:54:16 AM PDT by Condor51
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To: Condor51
Oh well not to worry, Bush will eventually get the blame anyway.


Why do I have a feeling that you are.....Correct?
2 posted on 05/02/2004 11:58:00 AM PDT by coldpatriot
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To: Condor51
Is anyone having trouble going to the link? I can't seem to get there.
3 posted on 05/02/2004 11:59:16 AM PDT by EggsAckley (........"I looked out and saw rifles everywhere. That's when I felt safe." .........)
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To: coldpatriot; Condor51
Oh yes Bush is surely ignoring Uganda in his oil-driven quest to keep America safe from terrorists. I think deep down the lefties know that the UN couldn't actually protect a lemonaide stand.
4 posted on 05/02/2004 12:01:53 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: EggsAckley
Something finally came up on the link page:

To our Readers: washingtonpost.com is undergoing maintenance and some sections of the site are temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. Of course, the latest news and updates will continue to be available on our home page.

5 posted on 05/02/2004 12:06:41 PM PDT by EggsAckley (........"I looked out and saw rifles everywhere. That's when I felt safe." .........)
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To: Condor51
----Paging the U.N., paging Kofi Annan - Hellllllo, anyone there? Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Rev Al?----

They are shameful. Need I bring up Rwanda...

6 posted on 05/02/2004 12:27:28 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: Condor51
The LRA is a pseudo-Christian Jim Jones type suicide cult rebellion specializing in kidnapping children, paid for by the Muslim government of Sudan. The government of Uganda supports the Christian side in the Sudan war.
7 posted on 05/02/2004 12:31:38 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Rumble Thee Forth...)
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To: Condor51
Ferris Bueller? LOL
8 posted on 05/02/2004 12:32:24 PM PDT by Arpege92 (America and Israel are two countries that were founded on the rejection of Europe. -Dr. M. Azaryahu)
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To: EggsAckley
Something finally came up on the link page:

Something I ignored --- Sign up if you want the news!
9 posted on 05/02/2004 2:11:37 PM PDT by steplock (http://www.gohotsprings.com)
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To: steplock
Arrgghh! I hate when that happens.
10 posted on 05/02/2004 2:17:07 PM PDT by EggsAckley (........"I looked out and saw rifles everywhere. That's when I felt safe." .........)
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To: Condor51; Cindy
* Joseph Kony, the LRA’s messianic leader, has mixed traditional Acholi beliefs with smatterings of Christianity and even Islam to hold his followers in an evil vice. Both children and adult followers believe that he is imbued with spirits that allow him to see into your mind and predict the future. “You take a terrified, traumatised 11-year-old child, you force them to kill and you brainwash them and you have a monster,” Father Carlos said. “This is one the reasons why the LRA are so brutal. There is a reward system and the children want to impress their peers.” Geofrey’s tale bears this out. He says that he was older than the children who have ruined his life, but remembers an older commander in the background.- "‘They tied me up and hacked off my lips’ ; An army of child tyrants is terrorising nothern Uganda," by Jonathan Clayton, The Times (U.K.) 07/19/03

1997 - 2000 : (UGANDA : AL QAEDA TRIES TO ESTABLISH TERRORIST CELL WITHIN UGANDA ; SEE ALSO LORD'S RESISTANCE ARMY) Ugandan intelligence is aware that terrorists of the Al-qaeda tried to create a cell in Uganda, between 1997 and 2000. But they failed, partly because of the efforts and intelligence capabilities of Uganda, and secondly, Uganda has no natural suicide bombers. "We are aware that they tried to use local people, but we were able to arrest many of them before they could establish themselves," Mayombo says. The Kenyan al-Qaeda cell was much easier to set up because Kenya has got a sizeable number of people of Arabic origin in its population, compared to Uganda. The Arabs are the natural suicide bombers. Actually, no blacks or Westerners have been reported in suicide bombings. First, they tried to connect up with Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.
(* My note: Hmmm, al Qaeda fundamentalists tried to connect with the mishmash that is the LRA?)
However, Kony had other ideas and turned out to be difficult to deal with. Although, he was given initial funding, and some of his men were trained in al-Qaeda camps. - "Can Uganda Handle Terrorism?," OPINION, by Joshua Kato, Kampala, New Vision (Kampala), May 22, 2003 ,Posted to the web May 23, 2003

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Other trivia about Uganda:

APRIL 2001 : (BEKKAH ABDUL NASIR, 'CHIEF OF DIPLOMACY' OF A UGANDAN GROUP TIED WITH ISLAMIST ORGANIZATIONS KNOWN AS THE 'ALLIED DEMOCRATIC FORCES,' aka ADF, ALLEGEDLY SENT A LETTER TO THE HEAD OF THE IRAQI INTELLIGENCE SERVICE INFORMING THEM OF PROGRESS MADE IN TRYING TO ESTABLISH AN INTERNATIONAL MUJAHADEEN TEAM TO SMUGGLE ARMS TO JIHADISTS WORLDWIDE - LETTER REFERS TO BAGHDAD AS "HEADQUARTERS FOR INTERNATIONAL HOLY WAR NETWORK") In a letter to the head of the Iraqi spy agency, a senior ADF operative outlined his group's efforts to set up an "international mujaheddin team." Its mission, he said, "will be to smuggle arms on a global scale to holy warriors fighting against U.S., British and Israeli influences in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Far East."
The letter, dated April 2001, was signed: "Your Brother, Bekkah Abdul Nassir, Chief of Diplomacy ADF Forces." [Bekkah Abdul] Nassir offered to "vet, recruit and send youth to train for the jihad" at a center in Baghdad, which he described as a "headquarters for international Holy Warrior network." It was not clear whether the center was established. "We should not allow the enemy to focus on Afghanistan and Iraq, but we should attack their international criminal forces inside every base," the letters said. The authenticity of the letters, however, could not be verified. - "Papers connect Iraqi spies to African terrorist group," BY PHILIP SMUCKER AND ADRIAN BLOMFIELD, Chicago Sun-Times, April 18, 2003

11 posted on 05/02/2004 6:16:11 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: lainde
They are shameful. Need I bring up Rwanda...

      Such atrocities and even genocides in Africa have long been ignored by the rest of the world, including the U.S.
12 posted on 05/02/2004 9:07:46 PM PDT by Celtman (It's never right to do wrong to do right.)
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To: Condor51; Quix; All

Here’s the link

http://kony2012.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/

Stop Kony 2012


13 posted on 03/07/2012 10:46:49 PM PST by Joya (http://kony2012.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/)
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