THIS IS SO HEARTBREAKING! ='(
"kidnapping children, turning the girls into sex slaves, and the boys into child soldiers..he makes them mutilate peoples faces..forces them to kill their own parents..been over 30,000 of them"
When abducting the children, Kony and his army often killed their family and neighbors, thus leaving the children with little choice but to fight for him
they kidnapped 44 girls from the Sacred Heart Secondary and St. Mary's girls schools
Kony was thought among followers and detractors alike to have been possessed by spirits; he has been portrayed as either the Messiah or the Devil. He reportedly made annual trips to the Ato Hills in Uganda. He would allegedly ascend to the highest of the hills and lie down in the hot sun for days. He would be covered by a blanket of red termites that bit deeply into his skin. Oil from the Yao plant was spread over his body. Then he would enter a cave and stay in seclusion for weeks. Kony believes in the literal protection provided by a cross symbol and tells his child soldiers a cross on their chest drawn in oil will protect them from bullets
In October 2011, Obama authorized the deployment of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. troops to central Africa. Their goal is to help regional forces remove Kony and senior LRA leaders from the battlefield. "Although the U.S. forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice, and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense," Obama said in a letter to Congress