Kony is the last name of the Ugandan guerrilla group leader, Joseph Kony. He commands the army– Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA are known for the extreme atrocities they commit against civilians, including murder, mutilations, rape, and in some accounts even cannibalism. Kony2012, a 30-minute film, was created to shed light on the devastation taking place in Central Africa.
Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, said: “I think this viral video that you mentioned is part of that response, raising awareness about the horific activities of the LRA, and consistent with the bipartisan legislation passed by our congress in 2010 the United States continues to pursue a comprehensive multi-faceted strategy to hel;p the governments and people of Central Africa in their efforts to end the threat posed by the LRA and reduce the human consequences of the LRA’s atrocities.”
The campaign, also known as “Invisbile Children” “aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. In this case, notoriety translates to public support. If people know about the crimes that Kony has been committing for 26 years, they will unite to stop him.”
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