Don’t Be Fooled By Kony 2012, It’s Tony 2012 We Need To Get Our Own War Criminal Blair

Tony 2012Aaron Kiely writes on Stop The War Coalition:

Over 65 million people have watched the Kony 2012 video. How convenient for distracting attention from our home grown war criminals like Tony Blair.

We need a Tony 2012 campaign to hold Tony Blair to account for the lies he told in taking Britain into an illegal war in Iraq which killed over one million people, made millions more refugees and devasted the country.

Rosebell Kagumire, a Ugandan blogger, responds to the US social media campaign Kony 2012: ‘White Man’s Burden’ for the Facebook generation? The ‘Kony 2012’ campaign is calling for more military intervention into Africa and follows US President Barack Obama’s decision last October to deploy 100 troops to Uganda with the aim of “removing” Joseph Kony from the picture.

As Jody McIntyre has rightly pointed out: “It is clear that the United States of America are intent on re-colonising Africa, directly and militarily, and the ‘Kony 2012’ video is a cleverly produced piece of propaganda to further this aim.” …

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13 Comments on "Don’t Be Fooled By Kony 2012, It’s Tony 2012 We Need To Get Our Own War Criminal Blair"

  1. Liquidself | Mar 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm |

    hm.  and while you re at it,  why don t you go get George Bush Jr.?  Who also lied about his reasons for killing patriotic americans in an unesseccary war..

  2. Hadrian999 | Mar 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm |

    the idea of legal war and illegal war is quite funny. There is no such thing as international law, It’s an Idea that the strongest nations use control weaker ones. the basis of all international relations is force and threat of force. “international law” is only enforced when it is in the interest of powerful nations. take Syria for instance add up all the deaths in the current internal situation  which has the world’s attention and indignation, now compare that to the operations of right wing U.S. sponsored governments in Latin America or the actions of the Shah while he was a U.S. puppet. or Britain’s occupation of Ireland, or the actions of Israel in Palestine. rogue nation status and war crimes are things that happen when you don’t do your work with military aircraft, Professional Mercenaries, or Killer drones.

  3. You’re kidding yourselves … Blair is going to die nice and peacefully in his 2000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets at a very ripe old age. Too many friends in the right places I’m afraid.

  4. Ron Paul has a better chance of becoming president then this ever happening.

  5. The US is just interested in limiting China’s ability to gain excessive control in Africa. US is more interested in locking up Australia’s resources and shifting focus back to South America.
    The US is getting pretty sick of being Israel’s puppet and whipping boy in the Middle East and those US politicians still sucking up Mossad dollars had better be careful how they go about it.
    Africa too readily drifts into anarchy requiring permanent military supervision to maintain control, China of course pays it’s soldier bugger all, so it can do it cheaply. As long as US corporations can profit by this then US lobbyists won’t care and when US lobbyists aren’t paid to care, US politicians wont care.

  6. Kenvallario | Mar 11, 2012 at 11:37 am |

    i wrote a very similar post here, where i make comparisons in the U.S.  at some point, those of us who see the insanity of war, must make our condemnation of it universal, and take the moral stand…why are we all so afraid of the moral stand…only then will we be able to organize successfully…

  7. jeff_davis | Mar 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm |

    Is this about your envy, or your self-absorption?

    The guy who made the Kony2012 video is now famous and going places.  You are not.  He figured out how to make the internet into an effective instrument of global justice.  You did not.  So you respond with envy and criticism? 

    The guy who made the Kony 2012 video had his own life experiences and with them his own interests and priorities.  They happened to be in Africa, so that is the area he chose for his first commitment.  But because you’re all fixated on you, you, you, and on Tony Blair and his crimes, you can only get all pissy and derisive and call this astonishing and innovative effectiveness a distraction from what is important to you, as if what is important to you must be the most important thing to everyone else in the universe.  World class self-absorption, that. 

    If you want to make a difference, get off your whiny ass and do something.  And if you can put your monstrous ego on hold, maybe you can use that very same Kony 2012 technique, and put Tony Blair’s ass in the dock, rather than dissing those people who have figured it out and are actually making a difference.

    • Kenvallario | Mar 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm |

      you have points that are valid, and they can be made into strong and convincing arguments…
      but your lack of restraint in making personal insults takes away from people getting your point.
      you are right to point at the Kony campaign does seem to spring from a very personal connection and an admirable effort on the part of a noble human being.  however, to equate this to fame and ‘going places’ is a bit odd, and to take your argument that appears grounded in concern and make it about some sort of ‘success’ kind of muddles your point.
      the kony campaign does force all of us to look at our domestic war criminals…so i would encourage you to refrain from calling people a ‘piece of crap’ in order to prove your profound humanism.

      • jeff_davis | Mar 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm |

        Point taken.  Ad hominems deleted.

        Also it’s just garden variety humanism, and at 63, believe me, it’s not about proving anything to anyone.

        • Jin The Ninja | Mar 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm |

          well ACTUALLY, garden variety humanism would have entailed a strong opposition of the previous european colonisation of africa which resulted in far ranging pan african civil wars and ethnic cleansings- and in a modern context (which you at 63 would have been alive to oppose) the neo-imperialist agenda and neo colonialist policies of your own politicians in your backyard- the same policies which will inevitably lead to MORE “Kony’s” as a result. The focus on Kony instead of Tony is really just an indirect whitewashing of african history, since it is politicians like Tony (as i mentioned) that allow Kony’s to come into being. something to think about.

  8. hahahahahahaha!  so funny!

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