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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

19 May 2006

LRA update

That is the Lord's Resistance Army for those not in the know. I did a post on them HERE.

In the latest news Pres. Museveni of Uganda has given them a two month ultimatum to
peacefully end terrorism
or face the combined wrath of the Ugandan military and the military forces of Salva Kiir, the president of southern Sudan. Museveni has previously offered amnesty to rank and file members of the LRA but this time has promised Joseph Kony safety if he got serious about a peaceful settlement. This could pose some problems as Kony has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

Unfortunately ultimatums have been issued before in this 20 odd years long war and Kony is still running about in the woods kidnapping and killing people. Odds are he won't accept a peace deal now and that the joint effort to crush him will fail. But maybe not. He has in the past been able to hide in Sudan when it got to hot in Uganda. If Kiir is serious about helping Museveni end this scourge then maybe, just maybe something good will come about and Kony and his LRA will become nothing but sad chapters in a history book. But I'm not holding my breath.


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