Senator John Kerry and a group of Senators are vigorously implementing the Tony-Blair-inspired "Right to Protect"-excuse for President Obama to conduct foreign wars without Congressional approval. Kerry and company are calling for a campaign to capture the now insignificant Ugandan anti-government rebel Joseph Kony, as a pretext for implementing the atrocities-prevention policy announced by Obama April 23, a policy designed as a purported humanitarian motivation to avoid having to get approval from Congress for wars, in this case, in Africa. The Kony 2012 video resurrected him from obscurity.
Kerry and a group of senators are using the recent misrepresentation video, Kony 2012, which allegedly portrays past gruesome actions by Kony, described as "mass atrocities," to open the door for military interventions in Africa. The Senators have created their own video endorsing the anti-Kony campaign, as a means to this end.
The Kony 2012 video on which the Senators are basing their initiative, is extensively falsified. It shows child soldiers in Uganda, which is a charge leveled at Kony in the past, but the child soldiers shown were part of Present President Museveni's army when he took over the government in 1986. Gruesome coverage of fighting, which viewers are led to believe were past actions of Kony, were actually taken during the murderous civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in the past. The viewer is not informed of any of this. The Senators are applauding the outrage of targetted young viewers of the video in the U.S.A., who were appalled by what they saw in the video and are calling for a campaign against Kony; the Senators are lying that the reactions of young people who have been brainwashed by this simplistic video, are what is motivating their action in the Senate. Even Ugandans living in the region victimized by Kony found it exaggerated and inaccurate.