Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stop/Kill Joseph Kony

By joining the Kony 2012 campaign I accept that I am pressing for a military solution to end the appalling problem of Kony and the LRA. I accept that people will be killed in the attempt to 'arrest' Kony and that many of these people, due to the nature of the LRA, will be children.

I am not donating any money to the pressure group Invisible Children. There seems to be an amount of controversy over the group's finances "Last year, the organisation spent $8,676,614. Only 32% went to direct services, with much of the rest going to staff salaries, travel and transport, and film production.”

This figure compares very favourably to the charity ONE set up by multi-millionaire Bono "The non-profit organisation set up by the U2 front man received almost £9.6million in donations in 2008 but handed out only £118,000 to good causes (1.2 per cent). The figures published by the New York Post also show that £5.1million went towards paying salaries." - Daily Mail 23 Sept 2010.

Stop Kony - yes, arrest Kony - if we can but its more likely he'll go down fighting in a bloody slaughter. Even Bob Geldof once said that the only solution to Kony was probably to have him killed.

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