On Thursday, Rush Limbaugh declared war on the GOP. He basically put an EIB style “hit” out on Mitt Romney. This is a bit odd, because, back in 2008 he endorsed Romney. It makes you wonder what’s in those cigars he smokes.
The on Friday, he topped it off with something that is just plain incomprehensible. He is furious with Obama for sending troops into Uganda. This is just strange. First, we need to ask why Obama is doing this.
I won’t put the photos of what these monsters have done to people up on my blog. I don’t do that kind of thing. It is sickening. In many ways I don’t have much of an opinion of what is going on with the move to send troops to Uganda. I fear that Limbaugh is allowing the irrational hatred the far right has of Barack Obama into clouding his rational thought process.
The normal, rational Rush Limbaugh would mention the fact that this was the second big even the Obama Administration pulled out of their top hat of tricks, in less than a week. The normal Rush Limbaugh would not rush to put his foot into something he knows nothing about, but rather question why Obama’s Administration announced the Iranian terror arrest earlier in the week, and then this on Friday.
The normal, rational Rush Limbaugh would attempt to link both events to the growing Administration scandals of Fast and Furious and Solyndra. It’s a dark day when The Pink Flamingo is more cynical than El Rushbo.
“…So nothing to worry about here, folks, only gonna be for a few months. Now, up until today, most Americans have never heard of the combat Lord’s Resistance Army. And here we are at war with them. Have you ever heard of Lord’s Resistance Army, Dawn? How about you, Brian? Snerdley, have you? You never heard of Lord’s Resistance Army? Well, proves my contention, most Americans have never heard of it, and here we are at war with them. Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians. It means God. I was only kidding. Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians. They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan. And Obama has sent troops, United States troops to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them. That’s what the lingo means, “to help regional forces remove from the battlefield,” meaning capture or kill.
So that’s a new war, a hundred troops to wipe out Christians in Sudan, Uganda, and — (interruption) no, I’m not kidding. Jacob Tapper just reported it. Now, are we gonna help the Egyptians wipe out the Christians? Wouldn’t you say that we are? I mean the Coptic Christians are being wiped out, but it wasn’t just Obama that supported that. The conservative intelligentsia thought it was an outbreak of democracy. Now they’ve done a 180 on that, but they forgot that they supported it in the first place. Now they’re criticizing it.
Lord’s Resistance Army objectives. I have them here. “To remove dictatorship and stop the oppression of our people.” Now, again Lord’s Resistance Army is who Obama sent troops to help nations wipe out. The objectives of the Lord’s Resistance Army, what they’re trying to accomplish with their military action in these countries is the following: “To remove dictatorship and stop the oppression of our people; to fight for the immediate restoration of the competitive multiparty democracy in Uganda; to see an end to gross violation of human rights and dignity of Ugandans; to ensure the restoration of peace and security in Uganda, to ensure unity, sovereignty, and economic prosperity beneficial to all Ugandans, and to bring to an end the repressive policy of deliberate marginalization of groups of people who may not agree with the LRA ideology.” Those are the objectives of the group that we are fighting, or who are being fought and we are joining in the effort to remove them from the battlefield. …”
He is ignoring James Inhofe, who put out this release:
“...WASHINGTON, D.C. – After years of prodding by Congress that included passing multiple pieces of legislation, the United States Government today took a major step towards ending Joseph Kony’s reign of terror on the continent of Africa. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the driving force behind the legislative efforts against Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), reacted to the announcement that the U.S. will deploy a small number of military advisors to Uganda to assist the Ugandan military and regional forces to pursue the LRA in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.
“I applaud our nation’s military for making this a priority and taking the steps outlined in our legislation that will eventually protect the children and people from Joseph Kony’s reign of terror,” said Inhofe. “I have witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by the LRA, and this will help end Kony’s heinous acts that have created a human rights crisis in Africa. We must work to bring justice to the children and victims in Uganda devastated by Kony and the LRA. I have been fervently involved in trying to prevent further abductions and murders of Ugandan children, and today’s action offers hope that the end of the LRA is in sight.”
“The deployment of military advisers is a huge step forward in the comprehensive effort to see an end to the senseless LRA violence once and for all. This news will be welcomed and applauded by the hundreds of thousands of young Americans who rallied in support of The LRA Disarmament Bill,” said Ben Keesey, Executive Director of Invisible Children.
Today’s announcement is in accordance with the Inhofe-sponsored Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-172). This new effort will address the LRA threat in Central Africa while protecting the civilian population. Military advisors will provide assistance and information, but they will not engage in offensive combat operations.
The Department of Defense and the State Department have been coordinating on this plan for over a year. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates signed the Execute Order prior to leaving office, and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is now putting that plan into action….”
“...The LRA continued to kill, torture, maim, rape, and abduct large numbers of civilians, virtually enslaving numerous children. Although its levels of activity diminished somewhat compared with 1997, the area that the LRA targeted grew. The LRA sought to overthrow the Ugandan Government and inflicted brutal violence on the population in northern Uganda. LRA forces also targeted local government officials and employees. The LRA also targeted international humanitarian convoys and local NGO workers.
The LRA abducted large numbers of civilians for training as guerrillas. Most victims were children and young adults. The LRA abducted young girls as sex and labor slaves. Other children, mainly girls, were reported to have been sold, traded, or given as gifts by the LRA to arms dealers in Sudan. While some later escaped or were rescued, the whereabouts of many children remain unknown.
In particular, the LRA abducted numerous children and, at clandestine bases, terrorized them into virtual slavery as guards, concubines, and soldiers. In addition to being beaten, raped, and forced to march until exhausted, abducted children were forced to participate in the killing of other children who had attempted to escape. Amnesty International reported that without child abductions, the LRA would have few combatants. More than 6,000 children were abducted during 1998, although many of those abducted later escaped or were released. Most human rights NGOs placed the number of abducted children held captive by the LRA at around 3,000, although estimates varied substantially.
Civil strife in the north of Uganda led to the violation of the rights of many members of the Acholi tribe, which was largely resident in the northern districts of Gulu and Kitgum. Both government forces and the LRA rebels, who themselves largely are Acholi, committed violations. LRA fighters in particular were implicated in the killing, maiming, and kidnapping of Acholi tribe members, although the number and severity of their attacks decreased somewhat compared with 1997.
The LRA rebels stated that they fought for the establishment of a government based on the biblical Ten Commandments. They were notorious for kidnapping children and forcing them to become rebel fighters or concubines. More than one-half-million people in Uganda’s Gulu and Kitgum districts had been displaced by the fighting and lived in temporary camps, protected by the army…”
So, let’s put it this way. If Obama was serious about helping rid the world of the LRA, why wait until now? It’s probably a good thing to take out another bad guy. Perhaps he is empowered by Libya. The LRA is made of up of vile and hideous monsters.
The timing is what I question.
My humble opinion about Rush Limbaugh is the same I have of anyone who bows to the tea parties. When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. I swear these people
destroy ruin anyone who associates with them, Rush Limbaugh included.