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CLINTON HOPES IMPROVED DRONES WILL SUCCEED WHERE NO ONE ELSE HAS TRIED IN FINDING JOSEPH KONY
August 4 2012
Washington, D.C. – A few months back the internet did what the internet does very well, it created a sensation. This time though the sensation wasn’t about some cute Canadian singer or someone’s adorable baby, it was a sensation revolving around a brutal African warlord.
The video that sparked that sensation and brought Joseph Kony into the mainstream consciousness proved the real power of the web and what it can do for causes. Of course now it has also proven the fleeting nature of internet success and fame with most people losing pretty much all of their energy and interest in the cause.
Luckily the people with the power to actually do something about Kony and his people have not forgotten about the warlord and are now actively considering taking action against him. Hillary Clinton, an a visit in Uganda, made it clear that she hoped Kony would be brought to justice and that improved drones, ones capable of seeing below jungle cover, would eventually succeed in bringing him to justice, something no one has really ever tried to do before in any way shape or form aside from liking that video on YouTube and Facebook.
“Now we have to figure out how we can see through thick vegetation to find Joseph Kony,” said Clinton. “We have to figure out how to work with all the countries where he and his criminal bands are perhaps hiding. We have to put our heads together to find out what additional equipment and support you need to lead this effort to rid the world of this terrible man and his criminal behavior.”
It’s not clear if the United States is actually working on a drone to do such a thing or if Clinton was just kind of talking about it.
Joseph Kony is considered one of the worst warlords in Africa, notorious for his use of children as soldiers and sex slaves.
“It would certainly be nice if something like this were to come along and solve this problem. Obviously with everything that’s going on in the world finding Joseph Kony is not a top priority for the United States. Heck, I don’t think it’s even a low priority but I guess if they can create this kind of technology it doesn’t matter whether it’s low or high priority, they can just do it,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “If they do ever develop those kinds of drones, which I guess would need x-ray vision or something, they could very well get Kony and all his cronies and every other warlord in Africa so I guess that technology will never be developed.”
Thus far no x-ray drones are likely even under development because that would be slightly magical, that technology.
“After all, what is it the United States if warlords continue to roam around Africa. Heck, if they got rid of those guys African nations might actually be able to start reforms, to improve their economies and infrastructure and eventually start demanding a fair share of the world’s resources which is not what anyone wants,” continued Hander. “The United States might actually develop that technology just so they can hold onto it and use it to attack any other attempts at tracking down people like Kony. Of course that presumes that there will be other attempts to track him down which really, seriously, is just not going to happen.”
The Ugandan government is apparently not even keen to try to find Kony despite likely knowing exactly where he is.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent