PHOTO, click for larger size without mosaic: Jean-Marie Anigbishe, 45, who was attacked by Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels near Ngalima sits with gaping head wounds at hospital in Ngalima in northeastern Congo February 21, 2009. Anigbishe was fleeing LRA massacres and left for dead on the road after he and his brother were attacked by LRA fighters. His brother in law was shot and killed and Anigbishe was found unconscious five days later with maggots eating away at his gaping head wounds. Thousands of Congolese fled their villages as LRA rebels roaming the bush carried out massacres. Picture taken February 21, 2009. (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly)
At the New York Times Lede blog, Bob Mackey writes about Rush Limbaugh's new position of public support for the Central African warlords known as the LRA, or the Lord's Resistance Army. This is the military entity described by the Times as "a notorious renegade group that has terrorized villagers in at least four countries with marauding bands that kill, rape, maim and kidnap with impunity.”
It seems Limbaugh just likes the "Lord" part, and opposes president Obama's recent decision to get involved militarily. The U.S. recently announced a contribution of 100 Special Forces to deal with LRA. Now, any number of reasonable people might disagree with the administration's decision to send a token show of troops, but supporting the LRA is something only someone as stupid and evil as Limbaugh would do.
Here's an excerpt from a Human Rights Watch report on a recent LRA massacre (link contains "un-mosaiced" version of photo shown above in this blog post, which some may find disturbing):
The vast majority of those killed were adult men, whom LRA combatants first tied up and then hacked to death with machetes or crushed their skulls with axes and heavy wooden sticks. The dead include at least 13 women and 23 children, the youngest a 3-year-old girl who was burned to death. LRA combatants tied some of the victims to trees before crushing their skulls with axes.
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