May 14, 2012

The Secret War in Africa & The Truth About Kony 2012

About the Author

is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he is now working towards a degree in Political Science at Columbia University. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, the PROMIS series, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • michaelbdasilva

     @JackMurphyRGR just a question here. I have not watched the video and dont think i will, but what gives with the obviously out of place white chaps so oddly handling those borrowed weapons?  Is it safe to say that these guys are woefully out of place? Does the one realize he is actually holding a RPG and knows which end to point where? If i am way off base here i do apologize as i really dont want to watch an obviously crock pot bull shit video. 

  • SEAN SPOONTS

    @BrandonWebb @Tango9 @KCfromKC Jeez, I've been away for a little while and missed all kinds of things. LCPLX turned into an asshole troll? WTH?

  • SEAN SPOONTS

    After reading the all the comments I thought I'd weigh in myself with a few thoughts. 1) I'm happy the Leftists and hipsters have finally found a bad guy they can actually identify as a bad guy. Generally these people have always been pretty blind to the murderous brutality of Quadaffi, Saddam, Kim Jung Ill and various and sundry other low life killers going all the way back to Stalin and Hitler. If the bad guys aped the slightest ideological bent towards socialism or communism it was enough to get a pass from the American Left. To a certain extent Kony made his problems for himself by calling his outfit the Army of God, because if there is one thing the Left is hostile to, its.....Never mind. Anyway, it's really great they have found this relatively small dragon to slay. It can be done on the cheap, its happening where there are virtually no US interests at stake and Kony is not the ally of China, Russia or any European power that might take offense to our kiling him. It's perfect for the people who think American soldiers should only die in places and for causes that have nothing to do with US interests. 2) That being said, we should kill the guy. I'm in favor of the US generally killing off the worlds bad guys wherever we can find them. Our troops love to do that kind of thing, its good exercise for them and its totally motivating. In the future though we should aim as high as possible in killing bad guys and not just restrict ourselves to taking out the provincial thug in the jungle with a few hundred AKs. 3) As for our long term interests in Africa its mostly oil related. There is a lot of oil in Africa. But it isn't easy to get out of the ground and transport. Africa is a harsh place to work and an even harsher place to live. The entire continent is so politically unstable, so institutionally corrupt and ethnically fractured that doing business there is virtually impossible. An American company could spend billions on exploration, facilities, ports and pipelines and end up seeing it all getting seized by whoever takes over the in the annual Coup and junta festival that Africa seems to hold without announcing the date. No American company can gamble like that with shareholder money without getting crucified at the next stockholders meeting. Which is why the Chinese are willing to gamble on Africa. Oil companies in China have PLA Admirals and Generals on their boards of directors rather than Worton MBA. In the end it probably won't matter, Africa is Africa, China will learn that on their own, the hard way. Sensibly, all we should be doing in Africa is fighting islamist terrorists if we can sort them out from the generic homegrown terrorists like Kony who's ambitions are more local, like within 20 miles of his basecamp. But it will do for now.

  • LauraWalkerKC

     @BrandonWebb  @JackMurphyRGR  @Tango9  @jeffreycarr  @KCfromKC Sorry I missed this one guys. Or not.  Catching up

  • katgirl231

     @Recon6  @Matt2  @BrandonWebb wow - never thought of that, better refine my loadout! :D