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U.S. Sends Osprey Aircraft, More Special Forces to Uganda to Hunt Warlord Joseph Kony
The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2014 | Karen DeYoung

Posted on 03/23/2014 7:22:51 PM PDT by kristinn

President Obama has ordered a sharp increase in U.S. Special Forces deployed to Uganda and sent U.S. military aircraft there for the first time in the ongoing effort to hunt down warlord Joseph Kony across a broad swath of central Africa.

At least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft will arrive in Uganda by midweek, along with refueling aircraft and about 150 Air Force Special Forces and other airmen to fly and maintain the planes, according to Amanda Dory, deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs.

SNIP

LRA attacks have decreased significantly and the number of people killed has dropped more than 75 percent since 2010, said Grant Harris, a special assistant to Obama and senior African affairs director for the National Security Council.

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Ensuring justice and accountability for human rights violators like the LRA and protecting” the rights of gay and transgendered persons “are not mutually exclusive,” Harris said.

He said the administration has already moved to shift funding away from partners “whose actions don’t reflect” U.S. values, including $6.4 million that had been designated for the Interreligious Council of Uganda, which has supported the legislation.

A planned survey of key populations at risk for HIV, to be jointly conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Uganda University, has also been suspended because “we think proceeding could cause danger to staff and respondents,” Harris said.

He said that approximately $3 million in tourism and biodiversity promotion programs has been transferred from the Ugandan government to nongovernmental organizations. The Pentagon has also shifted regional military conferences that were to be held in Uganda to other locations.

“We are continuing to look at additional steps we might take,” Harris said, and “continue to urge Uganda to repeal the law.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; josephkony; kony2012
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1 posted on 03/23/2014 7:22:51 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Here’s my question: Why should US taxpayers care about a Ugandan warlord? I read some leftist saying Uganda is “America’s fault” (as usual). Why is anything in Uganda America’s fault? Was Idi Amin America’s fault?


2 posted on 03/23/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: kristinn

Unbelievable.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 7:29:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

So Putin humiliates him, so now Obama wants to capture Kony to get his ratings back up.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 7:30:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn; cripplecreek; Zionist Conspirator; GraceG
Double Deathtrap Combo!


5 posted on 03/23/2014 7:33:05 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn
Ensuring justice and accountability for human rights violators like the LRA and protecting” the rights of gay and transgendered persons “are not mutually exclusive,” Harris said...

He said the administration has already moved to shift funding away from partners “whose actions don’t reflect” U.S. values, including $6.4 million that had been designated for the Interreligious Council of Uganda, which has supported the legislation...

“We are continuing to look at additional steps we might take,” Harris said, and “continue to urge Uganda to repeal the law.”

Uganda would do well to decline 'help' from the Godless and Sodomite abetting US Administration.

6 posted on 03/23/2014 7:33:44 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: kristinn

Good.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 7:34:04 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: kristinn
Kony -2012-, -2013-, 2014
8 posted on 03/23/2014 7:34:11 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ozzymandus

From what I’ve read he’s an aging nutcase with an aging army of around 20 people.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 7:35:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn
the administration has already moved to shift funding away from partners “whose actions don’t reflect” U.S. values U.S. values? Sorry bud. That gay thing is NOT U.S. values.
10 posted on 03/23/2014 7:37:45 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: kristinn
Bizarre

The Internal (in)Consistency of this Presidency
Never ceases to amaze me

If he was a dyed-in-the-wool warmonger...
Ok, maybe he is

The USA military Generals should have a
Come to Jesus meeting with him...

11 posted on 03/23/2014 7:38:15 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: kristinn; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 7:41:26 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: kristinn

I am thrilled to see the US supporting Uganda. Can’t figure out why Obama would do so, but grateful nonetheless.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 7:43:15 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Chode

Kony, the new Emmanuel Goldstein.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 7:44:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

Instead of the ATF raiding the contents of a container of supplies of clothes and shoes belonging to the machine gun preacher, they could have just given him an extra 3 or 4 hundred thousand dollars and let him finish the job.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 7:45:35 PM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: Pan_Yan

Uganda ping.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 7:46:50 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: dfwgator
pretty much... that said, should he be caught, Uganda should skin his azz alive
17 posted on 03/23/2014 7:47:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kristinn

so the mission was to kill more us soldiers...? /osprey


18 posted on 03/23/2014 7:48:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Chode

As if he’s the only bad guy in all of Africa...why did they pick this particular one?


19 posted on 03/23/2014 7:48:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: eastforker

When this Kony crap first appeared a few years ago I did some digging and found the far left International Crisis Group lobbying for intervention to track this Kony nobody down.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 7:49:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator

“So Putin humiliates him, so now Obama wants to capture Kony to get his ratings back up.”

Only problem with that is people are going to ask “Who”. I’ve never heard of him until now.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 7:52:15 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Believe me, the Press will be ready....they will portray Kony was the worst thing since Hitler, and how great Obama is for killing here.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 7:53:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

Kony is scum of the earth with his children army. Sam Childers did a lot of good over there trying to protect those kids.


23 posted on 03/23/2014 7:53:29 PM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: dfwgator

that should be “Obama is for killing him.”


24 posted on 03/23/2014 7:53:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Go rent the movie machine gun preacher, you might learn something.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 7:54:46 PM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah your right. I never thought of that.


26 posted on 03/23/2014 7:54:58 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: dfwgator
being the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is enough for me/mostly because he's famous for kidnapping children to use as cannon fodder

not that there prolly aren't a dozen others that did/do the same thing, they just don't have the name recognition

27 posted on 03/23/2014 7:55:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: eastforker

I don’t care what Kony is. I know what he isn’t is our problem.


28 posted on 03/23/2014 7:55:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: eastforker
Machine-gun Preacher is an outstanding bio-movie of his fight
29 posted on 03/23/2014 7:57:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: dfwgator
Believe me, the Press will be ready....they will portray Kony was the worst thing since Hitler, and how great Obama is for killing here.

Nobody ever heard of him till a viral marketing campaign made him news in 2012.
30 posted on 03/23/2014 7:57:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

He may not be our problem but the ATF raided and deflected a container of clothes and shoes owned by Sam Childers for relief aid to many of those children. Instead of aircraft and our service men, they should just gave old Sam a few hundred grand and let him finish the job.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 8:01:18 PM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: kristinn

Bite off, more than you can chew...find...funding of lower self...then the reality sets in,,,...


32 posted on 03/23/2014 8:07:49 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: kristinn

China has been moving into Uganda big time in the last 10 years.

The President’s wife is in China right now, discussing all kinds of things with all kinds of high-ranking people.

Who knows what sort of present might have been promised for the Presidential Retirement Fund if we’d take care of this little problem?


33 posted on 03/23/2014 8:07:55 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: kristinn

Can you say, “Blackhawk Down”


34 posted on 03/23/2014 8:11:20 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: kristinn

Yippee, another undeclared war brought to us by the Nobel Peace Prize recipient in chief! probably in reality to support or force into power more IslamoNazis like in the other places he’s invaded, subverted governments in, or bombed


35 posted on 03/23/2014 8:15:52 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: KC_Lion

LMAO.


36 posted on 03/23/2014 8:17:26 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: USAF80

Osprey Down.


37 posted on 03/23/2014 8:18:46 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

They crash all by themselves.


38 posted on 03/23/2014 8:19:26 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: dfwgator

That Red Line has got to stick somewhere.


39 posted on 03/23/2014 8:20:10 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

They will put on a drag show.


40 posted on 03/23/2014 8:21:15 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: TADSLOS

How about going after the Boko Haram in Nigeria, if you want to get involved in Africa.

Of course we know why Obama would never do it.


41 posted on 03/23/2014 8:22:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, he wouldn’t want to harm his peeps.


42 posted on 03/23/2014 8:25:48 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: dfwgator

You know? I don’t care what Obammy does. He is an automativ channel change and a non entity for me.


43 posted on 03/23/2014 8:29:20 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: dfwgator

I thought he was Kenyan.


44 posted on 03/23/2014 8:29:31 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: cripplecreek

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3120950/posts

Plenty of people have heard of him.


45 posted on 03/23/2014 8:30:04 PM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: kristinn

Who? Is he a moslem?


46 posted on 03/23/2014 8:32:47 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: anyone

South Park has ruined by views on Kony...


47 posted on 03/23/2014 8:34:21 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: dfwgator
"As if he’s the only bad guy in all of Africa...why did they pick this particular one?"

According to "The Great (and all knowing) ObamaNation",Kony is weak and already on the run so that even the recently emplaced politically correct command structure should be able to get him without messing in their shorts to much.

48 posted on 03/23/2014 8:38:29 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: kristinn

Good.


49 posted on 03/23/2014 8:43:05 PM PDT by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: ozzymandus
Doesn't matter what it is, it's always America's fault. If we stay out of it, we stood by and allowed to happen. If we go in then we are murdering Muslims even if we are stopping one Muslim from killing another.
50 posted on 03/23/2014 8:48:18 PM PDT by Honcho
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