The fight against Kony, or the struggle to uproot him from wherever his hideout is, should not be a US lead intervention. The cry for Museveni, to have Obama, involved in Museveni’s master plan is one of Kaguta’s antiques of making himself more popular as the regions “saviour”.
If and only iF Museveni, was not equally responsible for the Northern Uganda, atrocities, and If Museveni, had nothing to hide from the twenty six year old evils in the Kony camp, he [Museveni] would have smoked his fellow partner in crime a long time ago. He knows how and he has the capacity to do so without the intervention of the US.
Think about it Mr. Kaguta, it took Only eight years for Museveni, with his FRONANSA, and other Ugandan lead guerilla groups, lead by the Obote front line forces, alongside the TPDF forces, to smoke out Idi Amin, in the struggle of “liberating” Uganda.
It took Museveni, about Five years to oust Obote and the Lutwa, junta, with practically no foreign forces involved apart from some financial and military supplies from one or two countries.
It took Museveni, about the same time as that used to remove the Obote/Lutwa junta, to uproot and completely silence the predominantly Hutu regime lead by Habyalimana.
It took Museveni, less than Five years to logistically and militarily back the Laurent Kabila, forces, in the struggle to oust and uproot the Mobutu, thirty two year old tyranny.
We are talking about the man Kaguta, whose military might and threat once lead him across the borders of the Sudan, in an effort to “hunt” for Kony, with little regard of what his other partner in crime Bashir, would do in return. We are talking about Uganda’s dictator, Y.K.Musevei, who had the audacity of sending Ugandan troops across the borders of the DRC, allegedly, in an effort to “hunt” down “Kony” but instead, ended up killing, maiming, raping, looting and plundering the DRC of her minerals. As a result, to date, Uganda, stands accused and convicted in the International Court, the Hague, for atrocities against humanity committed in the DRC.
After twenty six solid years, we are talking about an individual, whose popularity is now growing by the day, because of what Museveni, chose to make him to be. We are talking about a monster, in the names of Kony, which does not have major foreign sponsors, with no experienced military forces on the ground, with no sophisticated military gear, and one which has been seen or heard of bouncing and leaping from one border to another with FREE access and clearance. From the Sudan, to the DRC and now allegedly in Central Africa!
The last time i checked, before the late Idi Amin, passed away, in Saudi Arabia, he tried to make it back to Uganda, through the DRC via Northern Uganda. Once detected, identified and arrested, Museveni, was quick to ask for his repatriation to Uganda to stand trial for his eight year old murder charges. But the late Mobutu, declined sighting that the former Zaire, now DRC, did not have an Extradition Treaty with Uganda. Amin, was consequently released back to the Saudi’s.
Yes, Africa, has done a lot for itself in the recent years, without the help or intervention of the West. Uprooting Kony, from his trenches, does not need the intervention of the West or the US. I repeat, Museveni, knows how and he has all the neccessary capacity to smoke his fellow partner in crime out of the trenches, which am sure Museveni, also knows the whereabouts.
Secondly, It seems like some people are beginning to wake up from their fantasy dreams about a man they only know about but they need to actually know about Milton Obote(AMO) in comparison with their hero, Museveni, in order to know the truth about some historical facts about the past in order to put the present in perspective.
If AMO chose not to kill his would be assassins, which he could have done so right on spot at the Lugogo grounds, why did he decide to detain them in Luzira? That is an honest question am asking them. But let us also look at the Luzira, we are talking about, for i happened to be in the same area where some Ministers were detained under Obote. My presence there will be a story for another day.
Luzira, by then was composed of about four sections, the Remand section[criminal suspects in the upper prison]and the criminal convicted section, then Murchison Bay, which was also another remand section but also served as host for the convicts with less serving time. Then there was the Upper Prison [Political detainees section] The later section of the prison, was more or less like a “vacation” place compared to the rest of the prison wing. For instance, in the “Political wing” you would find there, real beds, furnished with mattress, blankets ans bed sheets. The suspects would be served three meals a day. [Far much better food compared to the rest of the prisoners] the suspects had their own fenced section with only one main gate locked all the time otherwise the individual cells were never locked except on some rare occasions, hence some loitering “freedom” within jail, with more exercise time. The suspects were allowed to wear their own cloths unless if they chose to wear prison uniform. The suspects were allowed visitation previledges more than the regular suspects and convicts.
Now, that was the kind of treatment Obote, gave his would be assassins until Amin, gave them the freedom to celebrate their failed assassination plot. Tell me, how many Museveni advasaries have you heard having such treatment in Museveni’s Uganda?
How many so called “safe houses” exist in Kampala today? Why have we had many dying mysteriously in those so called “safe houses” Where is the Late Lutakome Kayiira(RIP) and where is the official report about his death?
Why has Dr. KB been the most antagonized and brutally tortured politician in the history of Uganda under Museveni? Why is there no political leverage under your so called “democratic rule”
Reveland Kamugisha Joseph
UAH forumist in USA