|Joseph Kony | Photo: Invisible Children|
The organization said that through the video it aims at making Ugandan guerrilla group leader Joseph Kony a household name, not to celebrate him, but to "to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice."
Kony's group, the Lord's Resistance Army, is reportedly responsible for abducting more than 30,000 children in Uganda to fight for them and displaced over 2,000,000 people since its rebellion began in 1986.
Indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, Kony has terrorized villagers in at least four countries in central Africa for nearly 20 years, killing tens of thousands of people, burning down huts and hacking off lips. He is also accused of brainwashing countless children across northern Uganda, turning the girls into se-x slaves and the boys into prepubescent killers.
"I think this viral video that you mentioned is part of that response, raising awareness about the horific activities of the LRA, and consistent with the bipartisan legislation passed by our congress in 2010 the United States continues to pursue a comprehensive multi-faceted strategy to help the governments and people of Central Africa in their efforts to end the threat posed by the LRA and reduce the human consequences of the LRA's atrocities," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, congratulating the campaign for its success.
Invisible Children, Inc. is nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is committed to exposing atrocities around the world and developing the necessary solutions to ending conflicts that plague the lives of disadvantaged people. Watch its "Kony 2012" video here: http://noypistuff.blogspot.com/2012/03/kony-2012-by-invisble-children-viral.html