“Energy companies have recently found more than 700m barrels of commercially viable oil in the pristine Albertine Graben region, representing the first major petroleum strike in east Africa. Tullow Oil, the FTSE 100 company leading the exploration, believes the exploitable deposits could exceed 1.5bn barrels…” (Guardian)
Was Joseph Kony chased out of Uganda years ago, and more recently out of Congo as well?
”On Tuesday a Congolese general said Kony and other LRA leaders have been chased out of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the neighbouring Central African Republic and no longer pose a threat in his country.” (Globalresearch)
And yet US Special Forces have been sent IN to Uganda, where Kony isn’t, and this bit of agit-prop comes out to legitimize their mission?
“Ugandan and Congolese forces failed to eradicate the guerrillas during a military operation that began in December 2008. The group now flits between CAR, DRC and Southern Sudan.” [NOT Uganda](Guardian)
While Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army is not actually in Uganda, a large reserve of oil apparently is:
“When oil executives announced the discovery of the largest onshore oil reserves in the Lake Albert region of Uganda in July 2009, the landlocked, oft-neglected East African nation of Uganda went from relative obscurity to a key partner for multi-national oil conglomerates.” (Corbett)
Africom continues to train the Ugandan military. Africom also took the “lead” in the illegal assault on Libya last year. US forces are active across Africa, mostly under the radar of US mainstream audiences.
For decades child soldiers and atrocities have been committed across Africa, and the US didn’t care at all. Now that oil has been discovered, it’s time to save the children (even if the problem is two countries away).
Smells rotten. Like all war propaganda.