Chris Duane is on to something here. Kony 2012 has become an overnight YouTube sensation with over 70,000,000 downloads in a matter of days. The video describes the exploitation of young children by Joseph Kony, a warlord in Uganda. However, it is rumored that Kony is no longer present there. The organization promoting this production has spent big bucks on it. They are known for taking in lots of money for worthy African Child protection efforts, but paying out relatively little for the purpose. Chris believes the purpose of this 30 minute short video may be worse than anyone thinks. There’s lots of oil in Uganda, and the US has 100 troops there for the purpose of pursuing terrorists. Could the video be a means of building further support for greater intervention?
Time will tell.