Monday, April 30, 2012
As the world was rapidly becoming aware of Joseph Kony’s atrocities, people were left appalled. Without knowing the region, it is hard to understand why it would be so difficult to capture one man. The New York Times released a story yesterday with updates from the American team helping to track down LRA leadership. The Green Berets, who are only in “an advise and assist role” and do not take part in actual combat, explain the complexity of the situation:
Last Thursday an international tribunal found ex-President Charles Taylor guilty on 11 counts of war crimes in Sierra Leone. It is, undoubtedly, a milestone for international justice as he is the first head of state since the Nuremberg Trials to be indicted for war crimes, and the first ever to be convicted. This verdict comes just weeks after Thomas Lubanga was found guilty by the International Criminal Court for his use of child soldiers in Congo.