This is coolbert:
Thanks to Reuters through the Chicago Tribune from yesterday we have this follow-up story on the hunt for Joseph Kony and those remnants of the Lord's Resistance Army [LRA] hiding in the jungle and mountains of central Africa.
Joseph and his minions in the sights of the American Special Operations troops [about 100 of them] deployed since last October to the region. The object to bring Joseph to justice, marshaling the resources of the international community in the process!
"African Union launches US-backed force to hunt Kony"
"JUBA, March 24 (Reuters) - The African Union (AU), backed by the United States, has put together a 5,000-strong military force to hunt down fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, whose profile
has shot up following a celebrity-backed campaign against him."
My instantaneous and intuitive reaction to this article in the Tribune is NO!
NO and emphatically so! This is the big footprint approach and might very well be doomed to failure from the start!
The big footprint approach says that you gather an enormous military force replete with all sorts of trucks, armor if available, helicopters, drones, other fixed wing aircraft, a major military force sweeping an area in pursuit of Joseph and you are guaranteed success. And the bigger the force the greater the guarantee of success.
NO! Joseph has been forewarned for some time now and presumably has taken remedial measures and is well prepared to evade capture or death. That large force too will make A LOT OF NOISE WHEN APPROACHING AND ONLY ALERT THE MISCREANTS MAKING A SUCCESSFUL ENGAGEMENT THAT MUCH LESS LIKELY!
Also, this producer of Kony 2012 was found recently running down the street of San Diego in what was described as an irrational and erratic state. The man was running down the street naked masturbating! My thought was and I would not preclude the possibility that someone that is in league with Joseph [and Joseph is reputed to have backers in high places!] somehow were able [drugs?] to compromise and discredit this producer in revenge for having made the YouTube video that became viral!
On paper the plans to apprehend or kill Joseph appear to be sound. On the ground the reality is far different! NO ONE wants to see this mission fail but make no mistake, NONE of this is going to be easy!