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#16 User is offline   IrishMack 

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:32 AM

Obama sent them over in October, that was actually in the 30 minute video. It was supposedly as a result of the acts of invisible children, the troops aren't suppose to directly hunt Kony, but are suppose to aid local authorities in his capture. I don't have a problem with Obama sending a few troops over to aid local authorities, do I want another middle east situation, no. but I don't have a problem with him sending them some aid.


I would like to point out, at least in my case, I knew about "invisible Children" before it was "cool" and had always supported the idea of being anti child soldiers. I think that this sudden spurt of activism is slightly silly. Why suddenly, after all this time it is such a huge deal, annoys me. I think it's a good cause, but I'm annoyed that people just jump on the band wagon.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:46 AM

I absolutely do not support the use of American troops in an area where we are not wanted and will face death from all sides of the equation. Is it a horrible thing that is going on ? Absolutely. Is the United States supposed to be the cops of the world ? Absolutely not. Do the French, the British, the Israeli, The Middle Eastern world, the Europeans aware of this ? Absolutely.

Let them jump in first this time.

Or go book a flight to that area of the world and fight it yourself, if you feel so strongly about it. Don't expect me to send my son over to that godless area and possibly die for a worthless battle that will continue on for an eternity.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

Why are you annoyed? That was the purpose of the heart wrenching video, to get people to jump on the bandwagon.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:48 AM

That was to Mackey

I mostly agree with you Klaatu, mostly
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

I knew about this from 3 years ago or so. They came to our school to show us their first video. Wasn't impressed then either. I don't think all of it would bother me as much if I didn't believe that all of these people are just going to forget about it in a week or two.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Yes, Obama's initiative has been online for a while now hasn't it?

If anyone wants to know more about the whole child soldier thing outside of this latest trend, I'd recommend picking up They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children. A book written on the subject by a former UN general who's witnessed the problem first hand.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:59 PM

@Mobley, mostly just because the majority of the people that are "jumping on the bandwagon" are doing it to look cool, 'cause they want their friends to be impressed with how much they care. A large number of them won't donate at all, and in a few weeks, when the trend dies down, they won't think about the invisible children anymore. If someone is genuinely inspired by the video great, but I know that a large percentage of the people posting it on facebook will do exactly that and nothing more.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:23 PM

Re: The photo of the founders with the guns (the one pirate posted)

A story told by Jason Russell: Let me start by saying that that photo was a bad idea. We were young and we got caught up in the moment. It was never meant to reflect on the organization. The photo of Bobby, Laren and I with the guns was taken in an LRA camp in DRC during the 2008 Juba Peace Talks. We were there to see Joseph Kony come to the table to sign the Final Peace Agreement. The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) was surrounding our camp for protection since Sudan was mediating the peace talks. We wanted to talk to them and film them and get their perspective. And because Bobby, Laren and I are friends and had been doing this for 5 years, we thought it would be funny to bring back to our friends and family a joke photo. You know, "Haha - they have bazookas in their hands but they're actually fighting for peace." The ironic thing about this photo is that I HATE guns. I always have. Back in 2008 I wanted this war to end, like we all did, peacefully, through peace talks. But Kony was not interested in that; he kept killing. And we still don't want war. We don't want him killed and we don't want bombs dropped. We want him alive and captured and brought to justice
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:17 PM

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:43 AM

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

the whole kony issue and this last pee wee herman episode is whack
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:45 PM

What I find funny about the whole thing is that the video preaches that American soldiers need to be sent to Uganda to stop Kony, but then in the SAME video, they state that Joseph Kony is no longer in the country....so then my question is:

Why do we have to send our troops into Uganda to stop a person who is no longer in Uganda?

*cough* http://www.arrforum....=116&Itemid=154 *cough cough*

I guess people just want to spread peace and democracy....
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:05 AM

OK, so now people who were anti-Iraq and Afghanistan are supporting this? That was my thought after doing some research. THe video basically wasted 30 minutes of my life. Yes, its horrible. Child soldiers are used everywhere, not just in the LRA. There are plenty more horrible people that need to be stopped...
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