The Kony 2012 Conspiracy?

A few weeks ago, Invisible Children launched its now-famous Kony 2012 video, which has garnered over 84 million hits on YouTube to date. But is there a sinister motive behind this video?

Is the Kony 2012 campaign merely a conspiracy to gain control over Africa's natural resources?

Is the Kony 2012 campaign merely a conspiracy to gain control over Africa’s natural resources?
Description: A twelve year old Vietnamese child soldier, holding a M-79 grenade launcher
Attribution: U.S. Signal Corps (May 7, 1968)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Kony 2012 Conspiracy?

The stated purpose of the Kony 2012 video is to make Joseph Kony, a Ugandan guerrilla leader, a household name for his war crimes against children. A worthy goal, it would appear at first blush. But new evidence suggests a darker conspiracy afoot, driven by powerful U.S. interests connected to Kony 2012. Apparently, these interests wish to gain control over Africa’s incredible wealth of natural resources. Here’s more on the Kony 2012 conspiracy from Global Research:

The hidden agenda in Uganda, Central Africa and the Horn of Africa is the conquest of oil and strategic mineral resources. Going after Joseph Kony and protecting Ugandan children is a cynical smokescreen, a pretext for a “humanitarian intervention” in a region where US sponsored “civil wars” (Sudan, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia) have in the course of the last 20 years resulted in more than eight million deaths:

“Through AFRICOM, the United States is seeking a foothold in the incredibly resource rich central African block in a further maneuver to aggregate regional hegemony over China. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s largest regions without an effectively functioning government. It contains vast deposits of diamonds, cobalt, copper, uranium, magnesium, and tin while producing over $1 billion in gold each year. It is entirely feasible that the US can considerably increase its presence in the DRC under the pretext of capturing Joseph Kony.” (Nile Bowie, Merchandising and Branding Support for US Military Intervention in Central Africa, Global research, March 14, 2012)

(See Global Research for more on the Kony 2012 conspiracy)

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