Scorched huts and crushed skulls
February 6, 2009 4:46 PM Subscribe
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"The Lord’s Resistance Army is now on the loose, moving from village to village, seemingly unhindered, leaving a wake of scorched huts and crushed skulls. Witnesses say the fighters have kidnapped hundreds of children and marched them off into the bush, the latest conscripts in their slave army
Apparently, Ugandan and Congolese forces failed to seal off rebel escape routes and heavy fog took away the element of surprise in what was to be the death blow for rebel resistance in the ongoing violence
in Uganda. The result was that the Lord's Resistance Army
, a rebel group led by accused war criminal Joseph Kony
, adhered to their standard operating procedure and began slaughtering civilians, many of which had no knowledge of who their attackers were.
No U.S. troops were involved in on the ground fighting, at least according to the Times
article, but by all accounts this operation was botched.
are nothing new
. And there are those
who aim to stop it